EST. 2004


Sunday 19 May 2019 | Issue 0758



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Ifthaars around the town The CCN's "We'll take that as a comment" Column Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column
"A splendid effort to start the holy month" CCNTube The CCN Chuckle
Islamic College of Brisbane Captains Visit Parliament House Back to the Future with CCN The CCN Food for Thought
Toowoomba Mosque – Rebuilding from Ashes Births, Marriages, New Migrants and Condolences

An Ayaat-a-Week

NCWQ Bursary Program 

Jumma (Friday) Khutbas (Lectures)


AIIC Vacancies

 The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor


A donation for every Islamophobic remark

 The CCN Classifieds

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Around the Muslim World & Muslims Around the World


Arab women in AU linked to more aggressive breast cancers

CCN Readers' Book Club

The CCN Date Claimer

Outburst after three found guilty of mosque attack

KB's Culinary Corner

CCN on Facebook

Broncos adjusting training for Haas in Ramadan

Keeping Fit with Kareema

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The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2019 shortlist 

1400 OMG: What happened in the last two centuries 




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Australian International Islamic College


Over a thousand pupils, parents, community leaders and well-wishers attended the Friday ifthaar.














A women's only ifthaar was sponsored by the Queensland Police Service and hosted at the Islamic Women's Association of Australia function hall.


Dr Nora Amath reflected on the event:

Jalaludin Rumi once stated: “Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love”

And tonight's iftar embodied all that. I had the honour of MCing the Queensland Police Services and IWAA women's only iftar. While there are many iftars around town, this one was different because it focused specifically on sharing and listening.

Female police officers, including the Commissioner Katarina Carroll, and Muslim sisters sat together to break fast, to share stories, ask simple and tough questions of each other and strengthened their connections.

What we learnt from these exchanges is that we all have the same struggles as women juggling life, family, work, and friends in a world that may demand so much of themselves at times. We also shared a vision of what we want the world to be like: safe, peaceful, compassionate, just and kind.

Laughter and tears abound throughout the night and those who came nervously as strangers, left not just as friends but as sisters, committed to building stronger, more inclusive communities together.

Handshakes turned to embrace and eventually to kisses because we took that step to leave our comfort zone, to push aside the fear of the 'other' so that, ultimately, we "may know one another" (Quran 49:13).
















Queensland Intercultural Society, Dialogue Institute of Australia & Griffith University


A Diversity & Dialogue Dinner was set out at Griffith University's Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue.


Imam Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh of Wisdom College called the Azaan and read a verse from the Qu'ran.


Recently appointed Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Carolyn Evans, welcomed the diverse group of attendees.


Author and interfaith expert, Dave Andrews, was the keynote speaker. He offered up his interpretation of Sura Al-Hujurat (see a short clip below) and spoke of his experiences as an interfaith initiator.


The Shanasheel Quartet entertained the audience during the evening, State Director QLD of the Dialogue Institute of Australia, Sukan Alkin, was the Master of Ceremonies and Mr John Graham delivered the acknowledgement of country.













Society of Bangladeshi Doctors QLD










Max Solutions


The Beenleigh Events Centre was the venue for the inaugural ifthaar hosted by international employment company, Max Solutions.


Business and Performance Analyst for the company,  Adnan Zakir, was the Master of Ceremonies. He praised his company for supporting his religious obligations with flexible arrangements at work.


President of the Islamic Council of QLD (ICQ), Habib Jamal, spoke of the significance of Ramadan and the five pillars of Islam.


Yusuf Khatree, president of Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF), gave the audience a brief run down of the activities of his organization.


At the end of the event, Max Solution MD, Deborah Homewood, handed MCF a cheque for $3000 as a donation to help them in their work.













Bangladesh Association in Brisbane Inc. (BAB)


The Bangladesh Association in Brisbane Inc. (BAB) hosted a community ifthaar at the AIIC function hall last Sunday.

BAB is a 26 years old organization with a vibrant Bangladeshi Community with over 3000 community members and nearly 1000 financial members living across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, and surroundings.


BAB supports and organizes various inclusive events to uphold Bangladeshi Heritage as well as contributes to various Multicultural proceedings collaboratively.










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This Ramadan, the Hurricane Stars Club has two ongoing weekly programs, Ramadan activities for kids in Underwood Marketplace and Special Iftars for Sisters.

Inspired by the amazing achievements of Laaiqah Ally in Westfield Garden City, the Hurricane Stars Club was approached by Muslim Aid Queensland to run kids colouring and craft activities at their stall in Underwood Marketplace on weekends. The activities started last week and were a great success, with the tables constantly full of children. Our first week’s activity was a Ramadan Lantern with a LED tea candle inside and every week kids can have fun enjoying a different Ramadan-themed craft activity. Activities continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm.

The Hurricane Stars Club also hosted their first iftar last Saturday at their Centre in Logan Central. The Hurricane Stars Club is very grateful to the Muslim Charitable Foundation for sponsoring the iftars. The iftar was a success with 20 women and children attending the iftar. The iftars were organized to support those sisters in the community who do not have family to share iftar with and would like to enjoy the support of other sisters in Ramadan. Due to feedback we heard from sisters who are tired of eating curries everywhere, we arranged a local Muslim Uighur family to cater for the iftars with delicious traditional Uighur food. Our iftars continue every Sunday in Ramadan at our centre in shaa Allah. All sisters and children are welcome but RSVP is essential for catering purposes.





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By Imam M. Sharif – Head of Islamic Department



The Australian International Islamic College conducted its 17th annual Quran recitation competition at its Durack campus on 30th April and 1st May 2019.


The two day program was attended by students, teachers, parents and many members from the wider community. The students’ reading was judged by the qualified Huffaz (those who have memorised and are trained in Quran) Dr Irshad, Hafiz Said Seedat and Hafiz Adam.


Altogether 235 students competed from different primary and secondary classes. Class winners were given medals and the overall winners in four categories were presented with trophies. Each participant received a participation certificate and the lower primary students received a gift bag as well.

The Quran competition was a huge success and created a greater interest in students to read and memorise Quran more vigorously. Both judges and the viewers expressed their satisfaction in the skills of the students in reading and memorising the Suras. Alhamdulilah.

Our students at AIIC practised enthusiastically for the Quraan competition. Imams informed all students in the first term itself to prepare a portion or surah from the Noble Quran and students had the choice of individual preference. Thereafter, each student was tested and assessed on the basis of tajweed, fluency and memorisation as these are the criterion used for testing students by external judges during the competition. This proved fruitful in preparing students to recite and practice rigorously.


In high school, there is a separate competition for boys and girls, a unique method of building student confidence for recitation on stage has been used by Imams, whereby chosen participants recite their surah or portion of preference from the Quran in front of the entire class. Naturally some students were hesitant at first but after some encouragement and coaxing, most of the students took the courage and recited in front of their peers. This is the stepping stone to further endeavors inshallah.

One of the College’s main objectives is to inculcate in the children the love of Qur'an through understanding and learning its rules. Therefore, we have been teaching in our classes the rules of Tajweed in detail using reliable books of Tajweed. These books have been taught universally and develop a comprehensive understanding of the authentic recitation practices, they apply these vital rules while reciting the holy Qur'an. These books have been helping students immensely to build their foundation in the science of Tajweed studies, Alhmadulillah.

For students who have the potential to memorise more chapters from the Quran, we have created an extended intense Hifd plan. It has been extremely rewarding to see the level of keen interest and enthusiasm in Quran reading and memorisation among the students.





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Recently, Islamic College of Brisbane school captains Aban Shaffie, Ma-azah Shah, Uzair Shuaib and Zainab Ali and Assistant Principal Ian Martineau joined Duncan Pegg, Member for Stretton and Education Minister Hon. Grace Grace for a visit to Parliament House.

The ICB captains enjoyed a guided tour from the Member for Stretton Duncan Pegg around this premier heritage building originally built in in 1868. It is located on the corner of George and Alice Streets and is one of Queensland’s best known landmarks.

The students visited the Legislative Assembly (the Lower House) and viewed parliamentary debate from the viewing gallery and were also recognised by the Deputy Speaker in official Hansard record of their visit. They also visited the old Legislative Council Chamber, known as
the ‘Red Chamber’. Members of the Legislative Council used to be appointed for life, until it was abolished in March 1922. This makes Queensland Parliament unique in Australia in that it is a unicameral parliament, consisting of only a Lower House, made up of 93 Members who are directly elected.

During the visit, Duncan Pegg MP introduced the students to the Hon. Grace Grace, Minister for Education and they got to speak with her about their plans for the future after they graduate at the end of 2019. Minister Grace enjoyed speaking with the students and encouraged them to consider taking up a career in Education as Queensland is always in need of great teachers.

Duncan Pegg, Member for Stretton said, ‘It was fantastic to have the Islamic College of Brisbane school captains visit Parliament House. It was great to hear about their plans for the future and I wish them all the best for their final year of high school.’


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Two arson attacks on Toowoomba Mosque in early 2015, one year after its inception, caused serious damage to the Mosque building. Since then, with the support from Muslims across Australia, especially with those in the greater Brisbane area and Gold Coast, the determination and resilience of Muslims in Toowoomba to rebuild the only Mosque in the city and region have been always undeterred.

After going through the pain stricken and unknown journey of settling with insurance claim/assessment for more than one year, the Islamic Society of Toowoomba worked with the surveyor, acoustic assessor, architect, town planner, structural and traffic engineer another six months to prepare the paperwork for the development application to extend the burned building to make it a proper Mosque with all facilities under one roof.

In late 2016, on receiving conditional approval of the proposed extension from the Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC), the Society had to appeal against two unacceptable conditions – limiting operational hours from 6am-9pm and number of worshippers to 150 in Fridays and 50 on other five times prayers. In two different DAP meetings of the Council our appeals were successful and those conditions were removed in 2017.

The approval required the Mosque to have 42 sealed car parking spaces, 18 of those were on the same level as the Mosque building blocking all grass land on the block leaving no break up or green areas. To attend this problem, the Society purchased another neighbouring property to fit in the required number of car parking spaces in 2017.
Later in 2017, on getting operational work permit (another approval of detailed drawings) from the Council we started looking for builders to start the construction work. It was not until July 2018, we received a proper and detailed quotation from a Gold Cost based builder. This quote was only to complete the lock up stage of the building project at a cost of nearly $700,000.

Part of the condition of the contract was to provide evidence of guaranteed finance for the completion of the whole contracted job before signing the contract. Due to lack of enough available fundraising at this stage, in August 2018, we had to borrow $400,000 from MCCA Income Fund with personal Guarantee from two key members of the community to finalise the contract before starting the work.

The work for the lock up stage of the project started in October 2018 and has been completed in April 2019. In the meantime, we have received approval of our modified revised development application (mainly to move 18 car park from Mosque’s front yard to the new property) from TRC that will make the traffic management much safer.

On completion of the project, 500 Muslims, including 100 women at the mezzanine level, will be able to pray in the Mosque at any time. To get Occupation Certificate from the Council we still need to complete the following tasks:

Electrical fittings, Toilet fittings, Air-conditioning, Sound system, Plaster and paint, Fencing and gates Carpeting, Car-parking with two driveways, Retaining wall and earthwork, Acoustic walls, Camera and Security system, Landscaping, Rainwater tank, Disable access, Infrastructure fee to Council, surveying and amalgamation charges etc.

To cover the rebuilding cost of the Mosque, Muslims in Toowoomba have organized successful fundraising dinners in Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and Toowoomba along with collections from many Mosques in Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, New Castle and Wollongong on Fridays. We still need around $350,000 to complete the above unfinished tasks of the project as per the revised plan (with some added cost).

Please donate at Bank Account: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Toowoomba Plaza Branch, A/C Name: Toowoomba Islamic Charitable Organisation, BSB: 064459 A/C Number: 1034 1586. Swift Code: CTBAAU25XXX


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NCWQ Bursary Program







Established in 1905, the National Council of Women of Queensland Inc. (NCWQ) continues to represent the voice of thousands of women through its affiliated organisations and individual membership.

The bursary program, since its commencement in 2009, indicates the strong commitment of NCWQ to equality of opportunity for all women, especially in offering some assistance to female students as they pursue their chosen pathway of study.

The 2019 bursary program, through NCWQ and its sponsors, offers a range of bursaries to Queensland women to assist with their educational expenses.

For information about the bursary program, go to the website or email
Closing date for bursary applications is 20 May 2019.

This is one of the bursaries on offer this year along with 33 others:


The committed, compassionate and empowering Saalihah Seedat, who inspired the Emerging Female Leader Bursary has dedicated this bursary in honour of her late mother-in-law, Hajera Bibi Seedat.


As a highly skilled social innovator of change, entrepreneur and a busy mother of three, Saalihah aims for a work-life balance, combining her established career as a Consultant Clinical Pharmacist with her coaching, mentoring and leadership skills as a Personal Development Specialist.


In its inaugural year, this bursary has been created to focus on the merit and credibility of an emerging female leader, and encourage her to grow, lead and inspire.


Documented examples of leadership through empowering others, your personal growth and maximising mentoring opportunity.

The value of this bursary is $1,000.00 in addition to 4 x one-on-one mentoring sessions with Saalihah Seedat (to the value of $1000)

To be eligible to apply for this bursary, you must meet each of the Eligibility Criteria.

• A female aged between 18 – 28 years old from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) background
• Able to demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities
• Have made a difference, whether at a large-scale or grass-roots level
• An Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia

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This was a message sent to Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) on social media by a non-Muslim Australian.

“This election every time I hear an Islamophobic remark from a candidate, I'm going to donate $10 to this amazing charity. The Muslim Charitable Foundation, they are the same charity who donated three truckloads of hay to drought affected farmers. I've chosen this charity as they're in my backyard right here in Brisbane, if you'd like to join me in this show of support during a mucky election please do. Today's $10 was thanks to Fraser Anning. This is just my way of showing support to the Islamic community during this election.”


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Women from Arabic-speaking countries who live in Australia are being diagnosed with more aggressive, further developed breast cancers - and experts fear it's because they're less likely to get checked.

Carol Fadel was just 42 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Western Sydney woman found the lump by chance one day, while inspecting herself in the mirror.

But Ms Fadel is one of the lucky ones.

“Within a couple of days I was seen by my doctor and we were talking about the next stage - which was surgery - and I opted for a mastectomy on the left side," she told SBS News.

“It was early enough I didn’t need radiation or chemo.”

It was a relief for Ms Fadel who said discussing cancer was “pretty much taboo”.

“In our household we never talked about it,” she said.

“We’d never say, ‘I did a check in the shower today', we just didn't talk about it.”

It’s an attitude Ms Fadel - who was born in Australia and is of Lebanese heritage - says is held by many families from Arabic-speaking backgrounds.

New research conducted by Dr Ghaith Helat, a breast oncoplastic surgeon from Westmead Hospital, has found women born in Arabic-speaking countries and now living in Australia are being diagnosed with more aggressive forms of breast cancer, and at later stages than those born in Australia.





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Payne Haas


The Broncos have adjusted the training program of forward Payne Haas so his NRL commitments don't interfere with his Ramadan fasting month, as part of his Islamic faith.

Ramadan finishes on June 4, or another two rounds away, although the Broncos have a bye in round 12.

Of course you wouldn't know the 119kg front-rower is not eating between sunrise and sunset. He knocked out 223 metres in the 15-10 win over the Roosters at Suncorp Stadium including 89 post-contact metres from 20 hit-ups, with eight tackle breaks and a try.

"He was very good Payne, particularly carrying the footy early. He caused the Roosters lots of troubles and created a fair bit of momentum for us," coach Anthony Seibold said.

"He really led the way, plays long minutes, and been really consistent for us. He doesn't say too much – just goes about his business – but I like what he does and what he brings.

"I put him straight in there a few weeks ago because I believe in him."

And as for Ramadan, Seibold acknowledges the importance of that as well.

"His beliefs – and we're very supportive of it – so we made some modifications during the week in and around his training programs," he said.

"Payno makes a lot of sacrifices and we're 100 per cent behind him."

NSW coach Brad Fittler said earlier in the week that he was looking at Haas as he assembles an Origin team to try to retain the Holden State of Origin shield in 2019.

"If Freddy picked Payno I'm sure he'd do the job. He's done a really good job for us in the last six games for us so I can see why Freddy would be looking at him," Seibold said.

Haas says he is not finding the fasting a burden.

"I don't find it too hard. It's my belief and I'm just happy to do it. Sometimes it does get tough," the 19-year-old said.

"But I've got some good people around me with good input. They told me I should do it and I took it on and it's working wonders for me at the moment."



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By Suraya Daly


Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji, Chief Executive Officer of FECCA.


In today’s modern Australia, multiculturalism is prevalent in all aspects of our society. We’re either grabbing a quick Vietnamese to-go Banh Mi baguette for lunch during busy days of back-to-back meetings or shopping for matching colourful accessories for our outfits at the Indian-inspired chain of female fashion stores Tree of Life, or we’re buying Turkish bread to make delicious toasted sandwiches.

It is now a definitive part of us as a society, and as such, it is important that we embrace this unique asset of our nation and allow multiculturalism to thrive in every way possible. Thus, we as a nation need to ensure that Australians from multicultural backgrounds are provided with proper representation at large.

The establishment of non-for-profit organisations like FECCA, The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia, is integral in our nation to ensure that the needs and aspirations of Australians from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are given proper recognition in public policy.

FECCA is the peak national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, FECCA’s role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community. It works to promote fairness and responsiveness to our constituency in the delivery and design of government policies and programs. FECCA can help our nation continue to be the successful and harmonious multicultural society that we are.

A significant organisation like FECCA must be led by a leader of a high calibre, and after an insightful conversation with the man himself, I was honoured to be able to have fruitful discussions with the Chief Executive Officer of FECCA, Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji.

His is an inspiring story from when he and his family first moved to Australia. As a fellow overseas-born myself, Mr Al-Khafaji’s story of welcoming and appreciating a new country with bountiful opportunities is one which resonates with me.

Among Mr Al-Khafaji’s duties in the organisation are to ensure its operations and finances are well-managed. He ensures that FECCA’s policy work is strong, policy papers and parliamentary submissions are responded to, and essentially, to advocate on behalf of communities.

“If there is an issue to be addressed, we (FECCA) make sure that we raise it,” Mr Al-Khafaji said.

Importantly, Mr Al-Khafaji’s role consists of stakeholder engagement where those in leadership speaks to their members to address the members’ concerns and issues so that the conversations can be escalated at a higher level.

At its core, FECCA works towards ensuring political leaders understand that our cultural diversity is an asset to us, which we need to embrace and nurture. It wants to ensure the policies that are in place moves this concept into the future.

FECCA also wants to ensure that political candidates, governments, and oppositions acknowledge that the multiculturalism of all communities, in all its diversities, requires government policy to be adapted and to ensure it addresses the unique needs of different communities. As Mr Al-Khafaji explains:

“[FECCA’s work] is to make sure that we move away from politicising race and religion when it comes to winning votes because that’s when the dangers of us slipping as a successful multicultural nation could happen,” he said.

Mr Al-Khafaji’s journey to his role as CEO today is an inspiring and interesting story. He first came to Australia at 13 in 2003, and the sense of social justice was present in Mr Al-Khafaji since the very beginning.

He stresses that he owes a lot of his successes to his mentors from a young age, from the high school teachers that saw potential in him to the various mentors that have helped him through the journey. Teachers in high school would encourage young Mr Al-Khafaji to do extra-curricular activities including being involved in University councils and debating opportunities.

“I think it’s really important to make sure that our communities have strong mentors to encourage young people to do extra-curricular activities – to get out there and involved, and not just sit back and expect things to happen for them,” he said.

Mr Al-Khafaji highlights that to achieve success, one must have “passion, hard work, and a lot of helping hands.”

Speaking on the journey to CEO of FECCA itself, Mr Al-Khafaji highlights his work with ‘Welcome to Australia’, one of the few community organisations in existence at the time, as an integral point in his career with community organisations as it greatly helped share the story of his refugee journey through Australia.

A notable period of the journey was Mr Al-Khafaji’s move from his role as a Business Analyst in the private sector to enter the multicultural sector which he says was a ‘brave jump’. As Mr Al-Khafaji describes, however, the risks have paid off as the organisation grew tremendously in two-and-a-half years nationally, also with the generosity of the community and highlighting the message of ‘Welcome to Australia’.

Mr Al-Khafaji then volunteered for FECCA as an elected board member, then moved to being the Honorary Secretary, then progressed to Directory of Strategy and Engagement. Soon after, Mr Al-Khafaji was appointed the Acting Chief Executive Officer in November 2018, which led to his recent success as the official Chief Executive Officer of FECCA in April 2019.






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The arsonists daubed the Islamic centre with the words "Islamic State".


One of three men found guilty of terrorism charges for torching a Melbourne mosque in the name of Islamic State has lashed out in a fiery court outburst, calling police "dogs" and the jury who convicted him "nobodies".

In the Supreme Court on Thursday, Abdullah Chaarani, 28, Ahmed Mohamed, 26, and Hatim Moukhaiber, 30, were found guilty of engaging in a terrorist act for their roles in burning down the Imam Ali Islamic Centre in Fawkner on December 11, 2016.

Chaarani and Mohamed were also found guilty of a single charge each of attempting to engage in a terrorist attack, over an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the mosque 16 days earlier.

Moments after the jury delivered its verdicts, Moukhaiber’s mother started calling out to the jury, and then her son yelled out to anti-terrorism police.

‘‘You are f---ing dogs,’’ he yelled as he slammed his fist into the desk in front of him in the dock.

Asked to be quiet by Justice Andrew Tinney, Moukhaiber gestured to the jury and called out: ‘‘She has just lost her son because of these nobodies here.’’

During a trial lasting more than five weeks, prosecutors argued Mohamed, Chaarani and Moukhaiber were followers of an extreme interpretation of Sunni Islam and wanted to advance their cause by destroying the Shiite mosque, in what was a sectarian terror act.

Their trial was told that as Moukhaiber and Mohamed forced their way into the mosque and poured fuel throughout, Chaarani spray-painted the words ‘‘Islamic State’’, in English and Arabic, on an outside wall.




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During the month of Ramadan, MAA is making it easier for you to donate and earn rewards!

We've set up a stall at Underwood Marketplace from Mon-Sat for the entire month of Ramadan.

MAA and Hurricanes Star Club will also be hosting a FREE Kids Ramadan Activities workshop every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-1pm for the entire month of Ramadan.

Come down and make an IMPACT this Ramadan and help millions in over 25 countries around the world.

Just a few of the items for Sale:

  • Prophetic Health Packs (Honey and Blackseed Oil)

  • Eid Decorations

  • Eid Envelopes

  • MAA Water Bottles

  • Arabic Learning Boards

  • Magnets

  • Umbrellas

  • Ramadan Lanterns
    and much more

You can also donate your ZAKAH, FITRAH, and SADAQAH to over 25 countries around the world, including Syria, Palestine, Myanmar, Somalia, and Yemen.

Stall Hours:
Mon-Saturday - 9:30am to 4pm

or call 1800 100 786 or 0434 984 520

Donations to MAA are 100% Tax Deductible















Every Saturday night after TARAWEEH


ALL WELCOME FROM 8.00PM until late


Great specials available this year.


Plenty of parking and plenty of room for all.








• An online written Islamic quiz Competition to increase our youth knowledge and awareness about Islam, symbols of Ramadan, Siyaam and Quran.

• Valuable prizes for the top winners to be distributed on the 27th night of Ramadan

REMEMBER, The submission cut off time is the 26th of May at 11.59 pm.











Taraweeh Salaah will be performed at 101 Franquin Crescent, Eight Mile Plains

Esha Jamaat will be 7:00pm

Separate Facilities for ladies provided






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The brand new podcast series with Professor Saeed Khan - the millennial Muslim’s guide to what the “hell” happened in Islamic history. 1400 OMG is your guide to what the heck happened in Muslim History. Muslim lands are currently wrought with war. The Caliphate formally ended. Sectarianism rampant. Terror in the name of Islam. Barely any theological progress. This series will reflect on the last 1400 years in the Muslim world and dig deep into some of the root causes of the situation many Muslims find themselves in today. The series is inquisitive and reflective.



S1E2 – Muslims During WW1 Pt2. – 1400 OMG Podcast





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Muslim News UK readers nominated the following illustrious men, women, children and projects deemed worthy of short-listing for a Muslim News Award for Excellence. These exemplars of good practice, excellence – future role models – will be treated to a Gala Evening in the presence of their peers and other renowned guests in April, when the finalists are announced for the 15 coveted Awards for Excellence



Malcolm X YOUNG PERSON’S Award for Excellence

Imran Sanaullah is an inspirational young Muslim leader who has spent over six years promoting and encouraging the positive engagement of underrepresented, deprived and minority communities into British democratic and civil society. With the Foreign Commonwealth Office, and under the direction of the then Permanent Secretary, Sir Simon Fraser CMG, Imran founded the Youth Inspiration Group (YIG) in 2013. The group raised issues and presented policy ideas from young people across the country to ambassadors and high commissioners from across the world. Imran has helped to empower over 300 young people across the country. His impact has been international, as the work of the group has been replicated in Canada, New Zealand, Algeria and Croatia. He is currently the CEO of the Patchwork Foundation in London, which has engaged over 40,000 young people from deprived and underrepresented communities to engage in the democratic system.

Arqam Al Hadeed was recently elected as the youth member of the UK’s Parliament for Leeds, after a successful campaign that involved interacting with thousands of young people across Leeds. His manifesto included erasing religious discrimination, especially against Muslims. In November 2018, Arqam spoke very passionately in the House Of Commons to end knife crime and got a standing ovation from the full House including the Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn; Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott; and head of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom. Arqam’s remarks from the Parliament were aired live on Parliament TV, aired on BBC Parliament and quoted by many newspapers. He also awarded one of the top 5 champions of the “Make Your Mark” – the world’s biggest voting consultation for young people.

At 17 years old,
Mohammad Mahdi Karim is a decorated Model UN delegate. He has won six awards from six conferences, including two at international level. Mohammad has also established an award-winning Model United Nations society at his school, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham. Here he has coached peers in research on topics of international concern, drafting resolutions, giving speeches, raising points of concern, lobbying, building consensus and debate at conferences. His work has been recognised by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow and the Minister for Children and Families, Robert Goodwill. He has set up his own public speaking and political engagement consultancies, where he trains young children to improve their public speaking whilst also embedding knowledge of current affairs with them. He volunteers at his previous primary school and leads sessions on political awareness with the children. His other volunteering schemes involve tutoring GCSE chemistry and math at SICM Tuition.     






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Salih Yucel and Abu Bakr Sirajuddin Cook, editors Australian Journal of Islamic Studies




Editors' Introduction (Vol 3 No 3 2018): The history of Islam within Australia is an important, yet often overlooked, part of Australian history. Muslim presence in Australia has helped shape multicultural experience facilitating intercultural dialogue as well as contributing significantly to the development of the Australian nation. However, to date, it has received minimal scholarly attention. There have been significant studies on the engagements of the Maccasans, Muslim fishermen from Indonesia, with the Indigenous peoples of northern Australia. These studies have detailed the cultural interactions and trade between them and the lasting impacts of the inclusion of language foreign to Australian soil. There is also an increasing awareness of Australia’s cameleers, many of whom were Muslims, and the contribution they made to maintaining trade routes and assisting early Australian explorers. Despite the growing interest in the field, the history of Islam in Australia remains an understudied area of research. This rich history dates back further than we thought and has possibly had a greater impact than what is recognised. Given the current political and social climate surrounding Islam globally, it is timely that this volume of the Australian Journal of Islamic Studies is published. This volume brings to light the depth and richness of Australia’s Islamic heritage, challenging some of the prevalent assumptions on the topic, and calls for further studies in this field. Australia has proclaimed itself as being a successful example of a multicultural society. It is a society that has been shaped, and continues to be shaped, by a diverse range of cultural inputs. With this being the case, it is justifiable to ask how and why the contributions of Muslims to Australia have been largely overlooked.

Over the weeks, CCN highlights extracts from the Australian Journal of Islamic Studies which is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the scholarly study of Islam.









In his study, Germain highlights the critical relationship between the diasporic communities from the British Empire, in South Africa and Australia, and the growing international influence of the Liverpool Muslim Institute in Britain.


Prior to the official establishment of the institute, the Australian print media was conscious and somewhat cautious of this link. In “Our City Letter” published in the Victorian Express in 1879, reference was made to the “heads of a Mahommedan Mission” who sought:

to make converts to Allah and the Prophet among Christian communities. Such a mission, lately established in London has it is said, added many names to the roll of the faithful, among whom the fair sex appear in considerable force. What if we should have Mosque and Minaret in Perth. Who can tell? Let us wait.

This link, as Germain argues and as evidence in Australian print media clearly suggests, was direct and somewhat empowering for the struggling early Muslim settlers who were shunned as ‘coloured aliens’.


A number of the letters written by Musa Khan to the Australian papers referred to earlier, coincided with his election as an honorary vice president during the annual meeting of the Liverpool Muslim Institute held in 1895.


His active communication with Australian newspapers also coincided with the plans that were being made to build a mosque in Perth and the visit by Mulla Mirza Khan. Musa Khan, a bookseller in Perth, would become the founder, treasurer and secretary of the Perth Mosque and the representative of the ‘camel men’ at royal functions.


The pamphlet style book, History of Islamism in Australia from 1863-1932, which he compiled, points to a man who was eloquent and heavily involved in community affairs.


He was also the initial distributor of the weekly journal The Crescent and the monthly magazine The Islamic World, both of which were produced by the Liverpool Muslim Institute.


Although there is no way of knowing how many and how often they were sent to the colony, these magazines appear to have been the first Islamic publications in the English language for Muslims in Australia.







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Ramadan Nights in Lakemba




Communities come together at Ramadan night markets but feel left out of politics

Western Sydney's Muslim community comes together to break fast at the Ramadan night markets. But as the election looms many feel they're being left out of politics.









Ramadan poem





"From the moment I depart until the moment I appear, people are waiting for me for almost the entire year."

Poem by Akhi Abu









Stephen Colbert interview With Rep. Ilhan Omar

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Ramadan Mubarak from around the world










The Šarena Mosque in Macedonia is a work of art











Boxer Julian Williams on Ramadan




"First of all I just wanna say Alhamdulillah... Alhamdulillah it's the month of Ramadan. I just wanna say Ramadan Mubarak to all the Muslims out there".

Julian Williams was homeless when he was 13. Now he has won a world title.







Fanning fanning flames outside Holland Park Mosque




Paul Taylor QLD Senate candidate and Fraser Anning "highlight the dangers of Islam" in front of the Holland Park Mosque.







Ramadan Mubarak: London Mayor



Ramadan Mubarak to more than a million Muslim Londoners - many of whom will begin fasting today for an entire month. Ramadan is a time for charity, reflection and community - qualities that benefit all of us, across the capital and around the world.










25 Football Stars who are going to observe Ramadan


















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 DATE: 17 May 2019

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TOPIC: "Understanding the Qur'an"

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TOPIC: "Those who will not be forgiven"

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TOPIC: "The Prophet (pbuh) said Ameen on three curses of Jibrail (AS)"

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TOPIC: "Benefits of Istighfaar" 
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It Took Only 15 Minutes   




US: CAIR's Civil Rights Department received a call from a Muslim woman who was being denied a driver's license photo by the Washington, D.C., Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) unless she agreed to push back her hijab to show her ears. The DMV employee told the woman that other Muslim women have complied with their instructions and she should as well.

But knowing her First Amendment rights, and CAIR's defense of those rights, she contacted one of CAIR's attorneys who then took immediate action. Our Civil Rights Department called the D.C. DMV's Office of General Counsel. The DMV's deputy general counsel immediately called the local facility and instructed them to take the Muslim driver's photograph.

This case was resolved in just 15 minutes, but most civil rights cases take much more time and effort to resolve.

CAIR has hired qualified attorneys, and because of their reputation, they were able to resolve this complaint. If the Muslim driver had to call a private attorney, it would cost her hundreds or even thousands of dollars in legal fees. All CAIR legal services are free of charge.   .       



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Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty after international backlash   



BRUNEI: Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month.

In a televised speech on Sunday, the country's ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, said he would extend a moratorium on capital punishment and ratify the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

The announcement follows a global backlash to the country's announcement in April that it would impose draconian new punishments, including death by stoning, for those convicted of gay sex, adultery and rape.

In a high profile campaign, celebrities, including George Clooney and Elton John, joined rights groups in seeking to boycott hotels owned by the sultan, while large companies including JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank told their staff to avoid using Brunei-owned hotels in the wake of new laws.

The tiny oil-rich Asian kingdom became the first East Asian country to introduce Sharia law at a national level in 2014, introducing the legislation and associated penalties in stages.

The country initially defended its new legal code, claiming it focused "more on prevention and punishment," but the growing backlash appears to have forced the kingdom's hand.
In his speech on Sunday, the sultan said there had been a number of "misconceptions" about the laws which he acknowledged may have caused "apprehension."

"However, we believe that once these have been cleared, the merit of the law will be evident," he said.

The sultan announced the kingdom's long-term moratorium on the death penalty would also extend to the new penal code, although he didn't elaborate whether this was a new decision.

"For more than two decades, we have practiced a de facto moratorium on the execution of death penalty for cases under the common law. This will also be applied to cases under the Syariah Penal Code Order (SPCO)," the sultan said.

Despite his announcement on the death penalty, Brunei's leader said Sunday he stood by his new penal code overall.

"Both the common law and the Syariah law aim to ensure peace and harmony of the country. They are also crucial in protecting the morality and decency of the public as well as respecting the privacy of individuals," he said.




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Faces of Muhammad:

Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today



 John Tolan


Heretic and impostor or reformer and statesman? The contradictory Western visions of Muhammad

In European culture, Muhammad has been vilified as a heretic, an impostor, and a pagan idol. But these aren't the only images of the Prophet of Islam that emerge from Western history. Commentators have also portrayed Muhammad as a visionary reformer and an inspirational leader, statesman, and lawgiver.


In Faces of Muhammad, John Tolan provides a comprehensive history of these changing, complex, and contradictory visions. Starting from the earliest calls to the faithful to join the Crusades against the "Saracens," he traces the evolution of Western conceptions of Muhammad through the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and up to the present day.

Faces of Muhammad reveals a lengthy tradition of positive portrayals of Muhammad that many will find surprising. To Reformation polemicists, the spread of Islam attested to the corruption of the established Church, and prompted them to depict Muhammad as a champion of reform.


In revolutionary England, writers on both sides of the conflict drew parallels between Muhammad and Oliver Cromwell, asking whether the prophet was a rebel against legitimate authority or the bringer of a new and just order.


Voltaire first saw Muhammad as an archetypal religious fanatic but later claimed him as an enemy of superstition. To Napoleon, he was simply a role model: a brilliant general, orator, and leader.

The book shows that Muhammad wears so many faces in the West because he has always acted as a mirror for its writers, their portrayals revealing more about their own concerns than the historical realities of the founder of Islam.




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CCN's Bookshelf

Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate
No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison
The Baghdad Clock
Saïd the Fisherman
Through The Peacock Gate
English Translation of the Qur'an
Home Fire
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism
Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious And Ideological Foundations
Islam in Europe
Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World
From My Sisters' Lips
A Long Jihad: My Quest for the Middle Way
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
Step Up: Embrace the Leader Within
The Lebs
British Mosques
From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life
I, Migrant: A comedian's journey from Karachi to the outback

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KB's Culinary Corner





KB says: A perfect accompaniment to your soups or haleem.




Recipe: Nazrina Joosub

Photo: Julie Hatia




Step 1
4 cups flour (sifted)
4 Tab. Klim or any creamy milk powder
1 pkt yeast-10 grams
1 tsp salt
Mix the above.

Step 2
Beat the following ingredients together and add to the flour:
½ tin condensed milk
1 egg
1 cup cold milk
1 cup boiling water
1 cup oil

Dough will be very soft so work with oiled hands.
Leave in a warm place to allow it to rise.

Working with oiled hands, form into small rolls and place in a greased tray and bake in a pre-heated oven on 180 until light brown.



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Keeping Fit with Kareema






Q: Dear Kareema, quick question. Does night time eating really make you put on weight? My work colleagues and I often debate this issue which tends to come up during Ramadan months.

What we do know is that too many calories will cause weight gain, so steer away from high-calorie foods, especially at night time.


Fried foods and high sugar-content foods are not good at the best of times, so limit your intake.

Eat a well-balanced diet, drink lots of water, and try not to eat too close to bedtime.


Late night snacking and heavy meals can also lead to heartburn and indigestion which will disrupt sleep patterns and may add to weight-gain.





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Self-Care and Clarity of Mind...a weekly column by Princess Lakshman (Sister Iqra )





Princess Lakshman


Writer, Clarity Coach, Founder and Facilitator of Healing Words Therapy - Writing for Wellbeing




















Welcome to my weekly column on Self-Care and Clarity of Mind. If you’re taking time out to read this, pat yourself on the back because you have shown commitment to taking care of your mind and body.

Today, In Shaa ALLAH, we will explore the topic:
Accept, Release, Receive

Pause for a few minutes and reflect on your past few months. There may be something challenging in your life that keeps happening over and over. You may find you’re making duaa for it to subside and for ALLAH to give you ease and yet you may feel that it keeps lingering on. Perhaps it briefly subsides only to recur in a few days or weeks.

If you feel you are being tested in the same thing over and over again, perhaps it is time you realised that you have not yet learned the lesson that is coming from that test.

The lesson of SURRENDER.

Surrendering to ALLAH’s plans for us requires us to accept without judgement and expectation all that is happening in the moment of now and all that has happened in the past. When you accept what is and has been, you will no longer anticipate fearful outcomes.

Acceptance enables you to shift from fear to faith. It is fear that keeps you trapped in the anxiety of false, imagined outcomes. It is fear that perpetuates your inability to surrender completely to ALLAH. It is fear that makes you doubt yourself and dismiss your intuitive voice. When you accept life as it is happening in the now, you start living with complete faith. Faith that shifts you from a restrictive, fearful and doubtful mindset to one where you begin to believe in the positive possibilities of life, where you know that no matter what is happening in your life right now it is only through the mercy of ALLAH that you are learning a lesson so that you may serve HIM better.
In acceptance lies freedom. When you oppose the natural flow of life by unacceptance, you live from a mindset of lack, restriction and limitations. This restrictive, opposing vibration leads to ailments in the body such as anger, anxiety, digestive disorders, to name only a few.

Accepting and surrendering enables you to release toxins from your mind and body. Releasing toxicity brings about clarity and clears the space in your life to receive love, light, peace and joy. It is when we do not accept the moment of now that we create energy blockages in ourselves and bring about stagnation in our lives. This, in turn, brings about repetitive, negative thought patterns that do not serve us to connect with ALLAH. In fact, these negative thought patterns only serve the shaitaan.

How To Accept, Release And Receive
Use the table below to help you understand, accept and release the recurring incidents in your life. Be sure to refer to the Holy Quran to find the ayats that will reconfirm that whatever incident/ event/ experience you may be having, it is temporary. Understanding this will enable you to accept and release. Once you accept and release, you create space in your life to receive love, light, peace and joy. In Shaa ALLAH.


Makes a list of all the things that you feel are happening over and over in your life

What lesson do you think this incident/event/experience is teaching you?




Find an ayat from the Holy Quran that confirms to you that this incident/ event/ experience is temporary.





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The CCN Chuckle





Imam Mula Nasruddin asks Jallalludin Jnr if he was afraid to meet Shaytaan (the Devil).


Jallalludin Jnr replies: "You are the one who should be scared, I'm not the one who talks bad about him everyday!"

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An Ayaat-a-Week






...."Those whose lives the angels take in a state of wrong-doing to their own souls." Then would they offer submission (with the pretence), "We did no evil(knowingly)."


(The angels will reply), "Nay, but verily Allah knows all that you did; so enter the gates of Hell, to dwell therein. Thus evil indeed is the abode of the arrogant."


~ Surah An-Nur 24:21


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Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.



~ Eleanor Roosevelt



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  • This Ramadan we are aiming to deliver 2,000 bags of rice and other food supplies to Afghan families who need it most.

  • A single bag will provide enough food for a medium sized family for a couple of months. Providing food is an important way of alleviating the financial stress felt by many widows in Afghanistan, whilst also ensuring young children are receiving nutritious meals.

  • Look into your hearts this Ramadan and give to Afghanistan’s most vulnerable. Help us reach over 2,000 Widows.





















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IT IS that time of the year again once again, alhamdulillah  our NZF EID TOY DRIVE 2019. 


We will be collecting brand new toys for the less fortunate and the children at the qld children's hospital in sha Allah 


So make this Ramadan the most rewarding by earning the pleasure of Allah swt and making a child happy on EID al Fitr. 


For more info and toy requirements contact Amra 0430589383 (NZF Toy drive coordinator) 




































MAA Preparing to Distribute Your Donations in Ramadan


For over 30 years, Muslim Aid Australia has been delivering your donations to the poorest communities around the world including in Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Burma and across Africa. 

This Ramadan, donate your Zakah & Sadaqah or opt for some of our special 'Donate & Elevate' packages that focus on Food, Sadaqah Jaariyah, the Environment, Women's Empowerment and more. 

Don't wait - help change the lives of your brothers and sisters today to ensure they can benefit this Ramadan and beyond. 


Donate online or find out more at or call 1800 100 786. 







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EID AT THE PARK IS BACK on the 5th OR 6th June Rocklea Showgrounds with bigger and better things planned than ever before!

With a large variety of cuisines to choose from, a petting farm, plenty of stalls and thrilling rides for children and adults, the largest Eid Day Festival in Brisbane is an experience not to be missed!

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The Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) is hosting its annual Eid Down Under festival on Saturday 8 June. More than 15,000 people attend for hours of fun, food, rides, entertainment, competitions, cultural performances and more. Brisbane City Council considers this a major event in Brisbane. It provides a chance for the Muslim community to connect with other groups and communities in Queensland, promoting an inclusive and harmonious Australian society.

Many companies and organisations host stalls at the event to sell products and showcases their services. The promotion opportunity is huge as the event brings together people from all walks of life, and many different communities from across Queensland.

Follow the Eid Down Under page on Facebook for updates.



Stall applications are now closed. We will no longer be accepting any requests for stalls. If you have sent your stall application form to us, we will be reviewing and responding to you within two weeks with the outcome of the review. Please remain patient as we aim to ensure this year's event has an attractive range of stalls, rides and stage events. 4 weeks to go!













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At Sisters Suppprt Services Inc we have qualified volunteers who help women in their darkest moments & time of need to empower them to make the right choices for better outcomes for their own lives.

Here are some examples of our cases over the past few months. ALL names have been changed to protect client identities.

1. Aisha, a victim of Domestic Violence came to us for assistance. We assisted her by giving her money to buy clothing and personal items as she left her home quickly and with very little. Aisha has also needed ongoing counselling which she has been receiving from us for the past few months. She was taken to appointments and connected with the right people who helped her start a new life in a safe environment.

“Thank you so much for your help. I am so very grateful. Thank you to Sister Services. Allah bless you all.”

2. Katie, a revert sister with young kids needed ongoing counselling and support as she had not been coping well at home and was not able to look after herself and her family. Sisters Support Services was there for her;
“I can’t tell you enough in words how grateful I am, just by listening to me when I was feeling so low. Life is not looking so dark anymore !”

3. Sarah also a revert sister recently divorced with a young child arrived in Brisbane with virtually nothing. We have helped her with everyday essentials, food supplies & assisted her to find suitable accommodation. Sarah has some health issues & needed financial support with purchasing medications & by being driven to medical appointments by our volunteers.

"So happy with the help I've received from Sisters Support Services."







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(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1440


5 June 2019





(end of the month of fasting)

 1st Shawal 1440


8 June



Eid Down Under



ICB, 45 Acacia Road, Karawatha


10AM to 9PM

30 June



Safe Gaming Workshop


Hurricane Stars Club


0432 026 375

from 10.30AM

27 July



Winter Ball


Susan Al-Maani

Hillstone, Hillstone St Lucia



11 August





(Night of Power)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1440


12 August





10th Zil-Hijjah 1440


17 August



Eidfest @ Dreamworld




0418 722 353

from 6PM

1 September 2019





(Islamic New Year)

1st Muharram 1441


16 November



Annual Milad-un-Nabi


Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane


0422 433 074

from 3.30PM to Maghrib




1. All Islamic Event dates given above are supplied by the Council of Imams QLD (CIQ) and are provided as a guide and are tentative and subject to the sighting of the moon.


2. The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib. Therefore, except for Lailatul Mehraj, Lailatul Bhahraat and Lailatul Qadr – these dates refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.



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39 Bushmills Court, Hillcrest Qld 4118


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Masjid As Sunnah



Every Sunday Quran Tafsir or Islamic Lesson or Arabic Class.
After Magrib
Conducting by Imam Yahia Baej

Children Arabic/Quran Class every Tue-Wed-Thursday after Magrib




Nuria Khataam
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month
Time: After Esha Salaat
Venue: Algester Mosque
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HikmahWay Institute HikmahWay offers online and in-person Islamic courses to equip Muslims of today with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to lead balanced, wholesome and beneficial lives.

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque

Al-Nisa Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW) (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD) (Islamic College of South Australia, SA) (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA) (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)

Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions Articles and Audio recordings

Islamic Relief Australia

National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

MCCA Islamic Finance  & Investments

Gold Coast Mosque  Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG) Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  Always with you on the road to goodness

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

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Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

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Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine

Lockyer Valley Islamic Association

iCare QLD (formerly AYIA Foundation) - Charity

Slacks Creek Mosque Mosque and Community Centre

Al Tadhkirah Institute Madressa, Hifz and other Islamic courses

Centre for Islamic Thought & Education University of South Australia

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