EST. 2004


Sunday 30 August 2020 | Issue 0825



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PRIME MINISTER: On indulgence, Mr Speaker.


Justice today was delivered to the terrorist and murderer for his cowardly and horrific crimes in Christchurch. It is right that we will never see or hear from him ever again.


All Australians were horrified and devastated by his despicable act.


New Zealand is family to us. Today, we send our love across ‘the ditch’ and I had the opportunity to pass on those wishes earlier today to New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern.


Out of the horror of this event there also emerged the incredible grace and beauty of Farid Ahmed, who I met with Jenny at the memorial service in Christchurch and again in Sydney when he came to visit me in March this year.


Farid lost his wife that day and his message is one of hope and love. Inspirational.


I pay tribute to the Muslim community of New Zealand and in Australia who have supported each other and reflected the goodness of faith. You have been a light answering the darkness.


God Bless our New Zealand whanau this day – and may it be another day of healing for everyone affected by this terrible atrocity.

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison met with Farid Ahmed in Sydney earlier this year.


Read about Farid Ahmed's book, Husna's Story, in this week's CCN Book Club below.

















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'Abdelfattah Qasem. Remember that name'

The daughter of a man murdered at the Al Noor mosque has delivered a powerful message to the Australian terrorist behind the Christchurch attack.






"We are not broken" Christchurch mosque victims deliver victim impact statements

WATCH: These are the heartbreaking victim impact statements delivered by Christchurch mosque victims. Read more here:

Posted by The Australian on Wednesday, August 26, 2020


"We are not broken"
















Hamimah Tuyan, the widow of the 51st and final victim of 2019's Christchurch shooting, addresses the gunman, Brenton Tarrant, in court, telling him his death elevated him from hero to martyr. Zekeriya Tuyan battled for 48 days after 18 surgeries before succumbing to his injuries. Tuyan's statements come after three days of family members of victims addressing Tarrant and the court


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The Global Muslim Women’s Conference is a series of virtual events focused on showcasing and celebrating Muslim women from all walks of life. It provides an opportunity to listen and speak to one another on a local, national and international level.

The virtual conference provides a space to connect and focus on significant topics affecting the Muslim woman. Its aim is to create meaningful dialogue by sharing unique skills, knowledge, by unlocking strengths and talents to create collective progress.
















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Aussie STEM Stars






Aussie STEM Stars is a new series of biographies about some of Australia's brightest stars.


Dr Munjed Al Muderis is part of the AUSSIE Stem Stars inspiring children series along with fellow Australian experts in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, world leader in Osseointegration, human rights activist, international speaker and published author.






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After many inquiries regarding the Islamic position on a coronavirus vaccine and recent debate surrounding it, the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) makes this statement:

In principle, The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) is in support of the production of a legally approved, ethical, appropriately tested vaccine and Islamicly permissible that will prevent the spread of the virus. Islam promotes the importance of preserving life and humanity in general and the progression of science and medicine.

As for the Islamic position on a specific vaccine for coronavirus and the recent debate on whether or not it should be accepted as a preventative treatment is a matter to be researched and explored by the Australian Fatwa Council in consultation with the experts once the vaccine is tested, approved and legalised for human use in Australia once relevant specific immunological medical information emerges.

Meanwhile the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) will continue to be observant of any developments and we shall endeavour to keep the community informed accordingly



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Greetings on 1442 Hijri New Year

Assalamu alaikum.

Greetings of Hijri New Year 1442 on the first day of the first Islamic Month, Muharram which coincided with 20 August 2020.

The Hijri (Islamic) year is related to the migration of Prophet Muhammad (SWS) from oppression (in Makkah) to freedom (in Medina) - moving to light leaving behind darkness. Islamic month is not named after any person, rather it marks migration (hijrat), an event that changed the history of the world. In the spirit of Muhammad SWS’ migration from darkness, the Muslims all over the world now migrate from (give up) sins and evil to embrace goodness and piety.

Fasting on the 10th of Muharram is highly recommended and adopted by Muhammad (SWS) from the practice of Moses (AS), may Allah be pleased with both of them, but differentiated from the practice of Jews by fasting a day before and after the Ashura.

May Allah keep everyone safe (including covid-19), healthy and happy, and bless with peace and prosperity in this year and beyond.

Professor Shahjahan Khan, PhD
President, Islamic Society of Toowoomba

Council Approves Application to extend Work Permit for Toowoomba Mosque

The current approval of Operational Work Permit of Toowoomba Mosque will expire at the end of August 2020. An application was lodged to extend the currency period for an operational works plan related to the Toowoomba Mosque to the Toowoomba Regional Council early August 2020.

The applicant argued the COVID-19 pandemic had delayed progress on the works by three to four months, while fundraising efforts had also struggled, and requested for three year extension in view of the uncertainty about fundraising during the pandemic.


The Council approved an extension by two years.



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ABC: The Drum






ICQ spokesperson and recently appointed CEO of the Islamic College of Brisbane, Ali Kadri, and founder of Muslim Collective – "a grassroots faith-based organisation that promotes human rights and dignity for all", Reem Sweid, appear in this week's program on The Drum.



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A time for connection during times of Isolation. Queensland Tour 2020

YEEE BEAUTY! After makin' memories travelling around Australia, the time has finally come …. 🐨⏰🦘 To pack the bags and prepare North Queensland and experience the true-blue outback of Australia and STREWTH, are we excited! You bet we are. 🚐💨 You too can be part of our journey step by step, city by city building a connection with our regional communities around Australia.

Posted by Academy Alive on Friday, August 28, 2020


Only 4 weeks to go before take-off, the time has finally come…. Its time to take on the great outdoors, the true-blue outback build connections, and relationships with our regional communities around Australia.

And STREWTH, are we excited! You bet we are!

Travelling and connecting with our regional communities is a monumental moment for an Academy Alive team member. And you too can be part of our journey step by step, city by city.

Follow our journey and be part of a tour which builds connections during times of isolation.

Be part of something great this Queensland Tour!

Queensland Tour 2020.



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CORONAVIRUS (by Ruheena Shah)



Tell you what, about coronavirus
It has given the whole world, stress

From north to south, east to west
Everyone is eager and cannot rest

A tiny micro which you cannot even see
Has spun and steered the world you see

Everybody is forced to distance them selves
The supermarkets now have empty shelves

Panic buying and hoarding as well
What is it all about no one can tell

Everything has come to a stand still
No work and business but huge bills

Isolate ourselves from all, so we are told
Don’t know when this pandemic will unfold

So folks do not panic and be relaxed
Take all precautions as this is your task

God only knows how this suddenly came about
Will disappear the same way, without a doubt

But I know, I will die when my death’s destined
This is what I believe in and this is my instinct





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The Christchurch mosque survivors have to find a way to move on - but New Zealand must not 
By Mohamed Hassan

The country is now part of a global conversation and has a role in combating a hateful ideology that feeds on complacency

Grief is a messy and fragile thing. It invades a person’s life without warning and consumes everything, an uninvited guest demanding attention. We seek assurance and grounding from those around us, our communities, our families, but for the most part, it is a solitary ordeal. Most grieving happens in the quietest of moments, when we are alone.

What we witnessed as a country this week has been the opposite. It has been a public grief. A tumultuous and heartbreaking showcase of a most vulnerable humanity. A tiny insight behind the curtain of unspeakable loss.

Survivors, family members, fathers, daughters, best friends bared their wounds for the country, and the world, to see. One after another, they read searingly honest accounts of what they had lived through, both on the Friday of 15 March, but in every moment since. Each story deserved its own space, its own courtroom, its own country to mourn alongside. Every name deserved to be known, etched into the consciousness of our present moment, heralded for unimaginable bravery and eloquence.

But none of this could happen. The limitations of a sincere justice system meant this insurmountable anguish had to be confined to three days, allocated speaking slots on a daily schedule. Carefully prepared statements read to silence. The density of terror weighing on everyone’s shoulders. What a superhuman feat it is to mould a personal tragedy into a statement for a judge.

As a journalist covering an event I too am still grieving. I interrogated my role as a professional witness. Why was I watching these families navigate such irreparable pain? What value could I possibly offer through words or video that could ease suffering or calm an inflamed heart?

The truth was little I could offer seemed adequate, and many times I feel a kind of guilt by omission, like a bystander at an accident that doesn’t call the ambulance in time. I felt this guilt when I arrived in Christchurch in the days following the attack. I felt torn between wanting to grieve with my community, to cry with them and volunteer my body, and my obligations to my employer who expected interviews and articles. An intruder on my own people.

I recognised this type of guilt, because I saw it in others around me. I found it waiting at the airport when I returned to New Zealand one year on. The country I expected to find transformed by adversity, one that had learned how to grieve and heal, wasn’t there. Conversations about Christchurch felt leaden, uncomfortable. Whenever I mentioned it, I was met with silence.

There is a tendency to reject this chapter as something foreign, an unwanted stain on our national story that can be wiped away, or ignored through omission and forgotten. It is how we sometimes deal with our heaviest burdens, be it social issues or historical trauma. We are a country afraid of looking under its own bed for monsters.

The families of those taken in Al Noor and Linwood do not get to do that. They will continue now a quiet and painful journey forward into an uncertain future punctured by an irreplaceable loss. More than 100 others will struggle with their sense of safety, the memories and trauma reigniting in painful moments alone. It is a burden none of us can share or lift.

But that does not let us off the hook. We do not get to praise the victims and then walk away. We have work to do.

That work was started in the weeks following 15 March, when conversations had begun about the roots of racism and xenophobia, about the narratives we accepted about Muslims and other communities, and the history of white supremacy in New Zealand. Let’s roll up our sleeves and pick up where we left off, do the ugly but necessary work we have avoided for too long.

It would be a grave mistake to see the horrific acts of terror perpetrated by Brenton Tarrant as isolated and unique. We have already seen a spike in far-right attacks around the world, from the deadly Hanau shooting of a Shisha cafe in Germany, to the Bærum mosque shooting in Norway. Both the UK and the US have reported record highs in far-right activity, fuelled by an international network of groups trying to legitimise their imagined grievances.

We cannot be done talking about Christchurch. We cannot remain unchanged by it. The luxury of thinking ourselves innocent of the trends we saw overseas was shattered the moment a gunman trained at a range in Dunedin opened fire into the backs of worshippers. The breadcrumb trail of warning signs that preceded it for years and was ignored. The blades of hate sharpening with every confrontation in the street, every misguided news report and every reaction that aimed to intimidate and scare our smallest communities.

We are now a part of a global conversation and we cannot shirk the role we must all play in combating a hateful ideology that feeds on complacency. The conversation that began on 16 March has not ended. We still have a lot of ground to tread, and soul-searching long overdue.

Beyond this, we must also figure out how to grieve openly and loudly, and take the lead from those who should never have had to do it on their own. We are a country that needs to heal but that first needs to admit to the pain.

On the third day of sentencing, Sara Qasem read a devastatingly beautiful statement at the Christchurch high court, metres away from the man who had taken her father’s life. She described a generation of community leaders who had perished and the hollow they left behind.

“We have given so much to society. We added value to this nation. My dad added value to this nation. This should not have happened.”

Abdelfattah Qasem. Atta Alayan. Haji-Daoud Nabi. Linda Armstrong. Husna Ahmed. Ali Elmadani. The 45 others whose names and faces deserve to be etched into our memories, and our history books, forever. The survivors still struggling with surgeries, trauma and upended careers. The families who carried their grief in and out of police stations, media interviews and courts of justice to ensure a man who is a danger to all of us remains behind bars for good.

They don’t deserve only our sympathy, but our gratitude. They have done the unimaginable, and now they must be allowed to continue their healing in peace, knowing that a team of 5 million is holding space for them always, in our hearts, in our history, in our story. Their job is now done. Ours is only beginning.

The Guardian





Mohamed Hassan is an award-winning journalist and poet from Cairo and Auckland. His podcast series on Islamophobia, Public Enemy, was awarded the Gold Trophy at the 2017 New York Radio Awards. His upcoming collection of poetry, National Anthem, will be published in 2020

The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Crescents Community News (CCN) or any organizations the author may be associated with.




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UK's Muslim News readers nominated illustrious men, women, children and initiatives deemed worthy of short-listing for a Muslim News Award for Excellence. The nominees were short-listed by an independent panel of judges who reviewed, deliberated and mused over the list.


Over the next weeks, CCN presents a shortlisted candidate who will be treated to a gala evening in the presence of their peers and other renowned guests, when the finalists are announced for the [15] coveted Awards for Excellence.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unprecedented uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic, The Muslim News has postponed its prestigious annual awards ceremony until late UK summer.




Mohammed Roziur Rahman works for the NHS as a Muslim chaplain and was previously the Muslim chaplain for Newcastle and Northumbria universities.


He is a Director of Newcastle’s Council of Faiths and a regular adviser to local organizations.


He is a 2015 recipient of the British Imams and Scholars Awards for community engagement and a finalist at the British Muslim Awards 2017 in the category of religious advocacy.


His community initiatives include convening interfaith Eid meals for disadvantaged people and holding vigils in support of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.


Roziur Rahman is a hafidh [memoriser of the Qur’an] who has taught Islamic subjects in Newcastle for many years.


He is regularly approached by the BBC and ITV for his views on current affairs.




Serialized - to be continued in next week's CCN.





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The 2020 Muslim 500






Timothy Winter



Prof Timothy Winter, also known as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is an academic who has been actively involved in numerous initiatives in the UK over the past three decades.

Academic: He is currently the Aziz Foundation Prof of Islamic Studies for the Cambridge Muslim College and Ebrahim College, two leading seminaries training faith leaders and Imams for the British community. He is also Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College. He has published and contributed to numerous academic works on Islam and among his best known works are translations from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya and his own series of aphorisms (Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions). He is a much sought after speaker and contributes regularly to the media (fluent in several languages). Hundreds of YouTube videos of his lectures and talks form an important source of knowledge for English-speaking Muslims.

Cambridge Mosque: Prof Winter has been the main force behind the decade long project to build the Cambridge Central Mosque. The mosque represents an authentic Islamic design contextualised to its location and times. It is Europe’s first eco-mosque, having been designed with a high degree of environment sustainability. It also incorporates a café, and meeting rooms for use by the whole community. The mosque opened in April 2019 and looks set to take its place as an iconic standard for all places of worship in the country.





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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs




Modi laying foundation of grand temple on Babri Mosque site ‘changed India into Hindu nation’

By Sajeda Haider



Indian PM Narendra Modi (L) performs worship ritual at the foundation laying of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on August 5.

On August 5, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of a grand temple dedicated to the birthplace of the mythical character Ram whom Hindus worship as ‘maryada purushottam’ (a man who is supreme in virtue and righteousness).

The new massive temple will be constructed on the very spot where the 450-year-old Babri Mosque stood in the small north Indian town of Ayodhya, which was torn down by Hindu nationalist mobs on December 6, 1992.

However, many in India believe that Modi, while performing the rituals has laid the foundation of not only a temple but also a Hindu Nation. “Today is a victory of majoritarianism over liberty and equality,” said Asaduddin Owaisi, Member of Parliament and President of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on August 5.

“By attending the ‘bhoomi pujan’ (Hindu religious ceremony) the Prime Minister has laid the foundation of a Hindu Rashtra (nation), of making this country a theological country which goes against the basic structure of the Constitution,” added Owaisi.

What started off as a civil dispute over who owned the 2.77 acres of land on which the Babri Mosque stood was turned into a symbol of cultural subjugation of Hindus by Muslim invaders of the 16th century by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1989, using it as a vehicle to achieve political power in modern India.

During a national executive meeting of the BJP in 1989, when the party only had two MPs in the Indian Parliament, the leaders adopted a resolution to ‘liberate’ the birthplace of Lord Ram and build a grand temple there, never mind the fact that Ayodhya already had more than 6,000 temples all dedicated to the worship of Ram or that there was a temple called Ram Janmasthan (literally means birthplace of Ram) next to the Babri Mosque.

In 1990 the then President of the BJP, L K Advani, took out a road trip across northern India to ‘educate’ Hindus about the movement and mobilise religious sentiments that inculcated a sense of victimhood in the majority community.

The Ram Temple movement polarised the politics of northern India along religious lines that eventually led to the destruction of the Babri Mosque, increased BJP’s tally in Parliament and allowed them to form state governments in what is called the Hindi heartland.

For Muslims, the Babri Mosque became a symbol of their status as equal citizens in a secular republic, even as the sectarian riots that followed the demolition of the mosque became the reality that was regularly repeated in state after state.

In the decades since 1992, Muslims reposed their faith in the Supreme Court of India for justice, hoping that the civil suit would be decided in their favour, and those guilty of destroying the mosque would be punished, thereby restoring their equal position in society.

In the meantime, the BJP having tasted blood continued to polarise society with each passing election and went from strength to strength. Modi successfully used Hindu politics that came to be known as ‘Hindutva’, in the western state of Gujarat from 2002 after the anti-Muslim pogrom that claimed thousands of lives and left hundreds of thousands of Muslims homeless.

He became the new face of Hindutva politics as his Government subjugated Muslims in Gujarat to second-class citizens. This endeared him even more to Hindu nationalists, particularly when he promised to bring the ‘Gujarat model’ to the rest of India if he was elected prime minister.

In May 2014, he did exactly that. The BJP was elected as the single largest party and along with its allies; it formed a government in Delhi with Modi as the Prime Minister. In the six years since then, Indian Muslims have seen the worst attacks on their lives, rights and position in society. They have been pummeled into the ground and pushed to the margins on all fronts.

On November 9, 2019, the Supreme Court gave its final verdict on Babri Masjid (Mosque). While describing the destruction of the Babri Masjid as ‘criminal’ and an ‘egregious violation of the law’, it gave the entire land to a Hindu trust to be formed by the Government which would monitor the construction of a Ram temple.

Even as trust was formed, it was packed with BJP loyalists who have effectively taken over temple construction. In his victory speech after performing the religious rituals, Modi drew parallels between August 5 and August 15 — the day India won independence from the British — and placed the idea of liberation from ‘cultural subjugation’ on the same pedestal as political independence.

Critics including left-wing political parties like the Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxists) hit out at the Prime Minister for making the remarks and attending the event saying it marked a “dark day for democracy and secularism in India.” D Raja, General Secretary of the CPI said that the Prime Minister has “given de facto official status to one religion.

This will have far-reaching implications on our Republic and its future.” BJP’s ideological fountainhead, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has dreamt of turning India into a Hindu nation where Hinduism would be the national religion and only Hindus would enjoy full citizenship rights, while all other religious minorities would be second-class citizens from even before 1947 when India became a sovereign nation-state. That dream is fast turning into a reality.



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Judge makes the wrong call in favour of your average neighbour from hell                            

By Pierre De Vos



Background to the verdict


SOUTH AFRICA: Last week the KwaZulu-Natal High Court ordered a madrasah in Durban to ensure that its calls to prayer are not audible in the building of a neighbour’s house across the street. The judgment is badly argued and clearly wrong in law as the law requires neighbours to ‘live and let live’. But it also has the unfortunate effect of indirectly endorsing religious prejudice against the Islamic faith.

If you live in a town or city, you are going to encounter noise. Lots of it. Traffic noise, dogs barking, drunken fighting, church bells, loud music, cheering sports fans, and – in some cases – the call to prayer. Your neighbours may also disturb your peace in other ways. Golf balls landing in your backyard (more about that later), the leaves from the neighbour’s tree clogging up your Kreepy Krauly, the pong of your neighbour’s home-brewed pineapple beer souring the air, cars parked on your front lawn; all things that get busybodies writing angry letters to the Atlantic Sun or the Sandton Chronicle or Merle from Fish Hoek calling in to John Maytham’s show on Cape Talk to complain.

Most of us would not dream of approaching the court for an interdict to stop these kinds of “nuisance”. (Admittedly, at the height of the lockdown I briefly considered getting an interdict against the body corporate WhatsApp group to stop the spread of fake news.) Most of us won’t do so, because there are far more important things to worry about, and because we understand that these small inconveniences – if they are inconveniences at all – are a small price to pay to get all the other benefits of living in a city as part of some kind of community.

There are also very few judges who will entertain the granting of such an interdict – unless the disturbance goes beyond what could be reasonably expected. Yet, last week Mngadi J, in Ellaurie v Madrasah Taleemuddeen Islamic Institute and Another, granted an interdict against a madrasah to ensure that its calls to prayer are not audible in the building of a neighbour’s house across the street. This is despite the fact that the calls to prayer are not amplified in any way, and that the “disturbance” (I am using the term loosely here) was clearly of a minor nature.

Mr Ellaurie lives across the road from the Madrasah Taleemuddeen Islamic Institute in Isipingo Beach. He holds extremely negative views of Islam, and claims the religion “lacks commitment to truth and the pursuit of truth”. From reading the court judgment I get the impression that Ellaurie is your average neighbour from hell. He has been complaining about the calls to prayer from the Madrassah since 2003. According to him:

“The Call to Prayer is a foreign sound, which invades his private space. It bears down over to him. It deprives him of the enjoyment of his property and interrupts his peace and quiet. It further disrupts his sleep, listening to music and meditation. … [T]he Call to Prayer gives the suburb a distinctly Muslim atmosphere. It attracts those of the Islamic faith and keeps non-Muslims away. The Muslim community in the area has increased by 30 percent in the past 15 years. The dominance of one group has resulted in arrogance and domination by the dominant group.”

The High Court granted the interdict in favour of Ellaurie, based on the alleged infringement of Ellaurie’s property rights. Mngadi J explained the court’s reasoning as follows:

“The applicant is entitled to enjoy the use of his residential property. It is part of his private space. Others are obliged to respect the applicant’s right to the use and enjoyment of his property… The Madrasah does not contend that it is essential, in order to practice its religion, that the Call to Prayer be made in such a way that it interferes with the applicant’s use and enjoyment of his private space, or that the current interference interferes least with the applicant’s private space.”

The court provided no analysis of the extent to which the law protects one’s undisturbed enjoyment of property. Neither did it seriously consider the freedom of religion of those worshipping at the madrasah.

While the High Court briefly mentioned the right to freedom of religion – which includes the right to entertain religious beliefs, the right to declare religious beliefs openly and without fear of hindrance or reprisal, and the right to manifest religious belief by worship and practice or by teaching and dissemination – it completely failed to consider how this right may limit Ellaurie’s property rights. Instead, the freedom of religion concern is dismissed with the nonsensical statement that the call to prayer “is a manifestation of the Islam religion, it is not Islam itself”. (It is nonsensical because, as the court itself explained, freedom of religion includes the right to manifest religious beliefs.)

In layperson’s terms, the law does not reward the overzealousness or hypersensitivity of people who are easily disturbed by noise or other types of nuisance, the kind of noise or nuisance that is to be expected if one lives in a city or a town. Moreover, the law definitely should not reward such overzealousness and hypersensitivity if it appears to be animated by religious bigotry.

If the court had done more than pay lip service to the right to freedom of religion, it could not possibly have granted the interdict. But in this case, it was not even necessary to rely primarily on the right to freedom of religion. This is because in terms of the common law, the owner of a property does not have the kind of absolute right to undisturbed enjoyment of their property as assumed by the judge.

In terms of the common law of private nuisance, property owners are required to tolerate a degree of nuisance from their neighbours. (Bad news, I know, but there is little you can do to stop your neighbour from loudly repeating what he believes are Gareth Cliff’s latest bon mots.) This is common sense, but while reading the madrasah judgment, I also vaguely recall from my LLB studies that there is a case of Gien v Gien which explained this principle. So, as one is supposed to do when one engages with the law, I did a quick search on Saflii, which produced the 2007 Western Cape High Court judgment of Allaclas Investments (Pty) Ltd and Another v Milnerton Golf Club and Others.

The Allaclas case dealt with the owner of a property situated next to the Milnerton Golf Course, who approached the court for relief against the golf course because his property “has on several occasions been struck by golf balls hit by players playing the 6th hole”. I know what you are thinking. First, you are wondering how many of these petty cases end up in court and what percentage of these litigants write angry letters to the Milnerton TygerBurger or phone in to John Maytham. Third, you are torn about who should win this case, because in principle one should never be on the side of a golf course.

But such musings do not help us to understand why the KwaZulu-Natal High Court made a serious mistake in granting the interdict against the madrasah. Which means I now need to explain the legal principles (used by the court in the Allaclas Investments judgment) that sets out what kinds of nuisance one is legally required to tolerate.

The starting point for this enquiry is whether the neighbour whose conduct is being complained of exceeded their powers of ownership. In short, we ask what would be reasonable and fair in the circumstances. In this case, we would ask whether it is reasonable and fair for the madrasah to conduct – unamplified – calls to prayer as a manifestation of religious beliefs as guaranteed by section 15 of the Constitution.

The court in Allaclas Investments explained that the actions of a neighbour whose conduct is being complained of will become unreasonable when it ceases to be “expected in the circumstances” or when it becomes such that a neighbour need not tolerate it under the principle of “give and take” or “live and let live”. The powers of ownership extend only as far as there is a duty on his neighbour to endure the exercise of those powers. If a neighbour exceeds these powers he or she infringes the right of their neighbour. Only then would it constitute wrongful conduct that could be interdicted.

In layperson’s terms, the law does not reward the overzealousness or hypersensitivity of people who are easily disturbed by noise or other types of nuisance, the kind of noise or nuisance that is to be expected if one lives in a city or a town. Moreover, the law definitely should not reward such overzealousness and hypersensitivity if it appears to be animated by religious bigotry.

Based on these principles, the court held in the Allaclas Investments case that the complainants had to accept that they bought a house which borders on a fairway of a golf course, and that their right to free and undisturbed use of their property would be interfered with to some extent. The mere fact that a golf ball entered their property or was found there did not in itself constitute a nuisance. (For the same reason, you are not going to get the court to order the municipality to close the main road in front of your flat for through traffic because you are disturbed by the traffic.)

The same principle should have applied in the madrasah case. The calls to prayer are a normal part of the sights and sounds of any community where there is a mosque or other Islamic religious institution. It forms part of the rich diversity of that neighbourhood, and if you are intolerant of these sounds, your intolerance is not supported by the law. Any reasonable neighbour would expect to hear such calls to prayer in their neighbourhood, and will accept that this is part of the “give and take” that allows us to live together as a community.

Sadly, the High Court rewarded Ellaurie’s intransigence. But maybe it is time for the madrasah to start teaching the pupils how to play golf? DM.




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Jacob Blake's father: 'My son matters'



Jacob Blake Sr., the father of an unarmed Black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said on Tuesday that the shooting was a "senseless attempted murder."








Esra Bilgic tries out the top Pakistani dishes'


Esra Bilgic Tries Pakistani Food with Jazz - #PakistansNo1

Nothing screams Pakistani culture like our wonderful food! Watch Esra Bilgic as she tries out the top Pakistani dishes with us and also picks her No. 1 dish! Hint: It's OUR favourite too! Watch the full video for her verdict on Pakistani food! #PakistansNo1 #JazzSuper4G #DunyaKoBataaDo #esrabilgic

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World’s major religions from 1945-2019



From 2010-2019, the global population grew by 11.6 percent. In the same period, Islam grew by 21.7 percent, followed by Christianity with 13.33 percent and Hinduism with 17.6 percent.








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Police told to drop ‘jihadi’ terminology    



Despite being described as “post-modernist crusader” by experts the faith of Brenton Tarrant, the killer of 50 Muslims in New Zealand was not represented in headlines compared to the Muslim peperators of terrorism.

Counter Terrorism Police in the UK have been urged to stop using terms such as “jihadist” and “Islamist” when describing terror attacks by perpetrators claiming Islam as their motive.

The reform was requested by the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) that blamed the official use of “Islamist” and “jihadi” for negative perceptions and stereotypes, discrimination and Islamophobia.

They also argued the terminologies were catering to groups such as the self-styled Islamic State who prefer to label themselves according to their religion rather than a political movement. The problem was discussed at an online Counter Terrorism Advisory Network event on June 18.

The virtual meeting was addressed by Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the National Police Chiefs Council lead for counter terrorism policing, and attended by more than 70 attack survivors, victims’ relatives, academics, experts and advocacy groups.

Chief Superintendent Nik Adams, the national co-ordinator for the controversial deradicalisation programme Prevent, said that the Counter Terrorism Advisory Network had met because Muslim officers were “concerned that terminology may contribute to the stigmatising of innocent Muslims in the UK”.

“[Mr] Basu encouraged honest and open discussion from all sides and did not at any point suggest that terminology was definitely going to change, simply that it was right that we have an evidence-based discussion about it. We have no plans to change the terminology we use at present but welcomed the debate and contributions.

“It’s vital we get our terminology right to define the threat accurately and succinctly but also to avoid alienating communities crucial to our efforts,” added Adams.

The police emphasised to The Times that the reform was not certain to go ahead. “Islamist extremism” is one of the terms alongside “extreme right-wing” and “Northern Ireland-related” used by counterterrorism experts to label attackers according to their ideology.

Atrocities from the London bombings of 2005 to the Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester Arena attacks, all in 2017, have been formally attributed to “Islamist terrorism”.

The Chair of 3,000-strong NAMP, Alexander Gent, who addressed the meeting, told The Muslim News, “The relationship between policing and Muslims is so often defined by the Counter Terrorism narrative, and we therefore believe it is imperative to have meaningful dialogue between the two to improve community trust and reassurance.

Ultimately, NAMP would like to see a cultural change in the way we talk about terrorism, and for us all to use language which does not unfairly stigmatise a whole community of people.”

Far-right terrorists such as Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, had adopted Christian symbolism such as the crusades “yet terms such as ‘Christianist’ or ‘crusaderist’ are not used to describe them”, it added.

Speaking to The Muslim News a spokesman for human rights group CAGE said, “The arguments put forward by counter-terrorism ‘experts’ are incorrect.

Statistics produced by Europol over the years have shown that the majority of acts of violence such as these are committed for secular causes. Yet, in the media, the perpetrators are never classified in the way Muslims are, nor are their race or beliefs demonised.”

“It’s long been recognised that associating Islam or Islamic concepts such as Jihad with terrorism is not only inaccurate but has fuelled Islamophobia on the ground, while allowing politicians and ‘think-tanks’ to campaign and facilitate unnecessary securitisation of society,” added CAGE.





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Police Mocked Black Man’s Muslim Faith As They Killed Him, New Footage Shows    


Muhammad Muhayin Jr., pictured with his son, was killed by police in 2017. They had been called after he tried to enter a public restroom with his service dog.


US: “Allah? He’s not going to help you right now,” an officer told Muhammad Muhaymin Jr. as he was being pinned down with a knee on his neck.

Newly revealed body camera footage released on Wednesday captured the final moments of Muhammad Muhaymin Jr., a Black Muslim man, before he was killed by Phoenix police in 2017.

The graphic nine-minute video shows 43-year-old Muhaymin pinned down by several Phoenix police officers, with at least one officer placing his knee on Muhaymin’s back and neck. Although the transcript was previously reported, this is the first time the public is seeing raw footage of an officer mocking Muhaymin’s faith.




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Bombay HC slams Govt: Tablighis a scapegoat to warn Muslims; fix damage




Pointing out that the Tablighis had been holding such gatherings for years, the court said, “The activity was going on for more than 50 years and it is (held) throughout the year.”


THE Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court on Friday quashed FIRs filed against 29 foreign nationals and six Indians in connection with a Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi amidst the coronavirus restrictions in end March, saying they had been made “scapegoat”, and that the action against them was an “indirect warning to Indian Muslims” after the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

“A political government tries to find a scapegoat when there is a pandemic or calamity and the circumstances show that there is a probability that these foreigners were chosen to make them a scapegoat,” the court said, in its order on three separate petitions by the 29 foreigners, charged with violating their visa terms and Epidemic Act guidelines, and the six Indians accused of granting them shelter in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.

“The material discussed shows that no such nuisance was created by the foreigners or Indian Muslims and only an attempt was made by others to create such (an) atmosphere against them,” the court said, blaming “big”, “unwarranted” “media propaganda”. “An attempt was made to create a picture that these foreigners were responsible for spreading Covid-19 virus in India.”

Asking the authorities concerned to “repent” and “repair the damage done by such action”, the Bench said, “The government cannot give different treatment to citizens of different religions of different countries… Social and religious tolerance is a practical necessity for unity and integrity of India and it is made compulsory by the Indian Constitution.”

Under a paragraph marked ‘Background of Malice’, the court said it considered what could have prompted the authorities to issue such directions. “There were protests… at many places in India from at least prior to January 2020. Most of the persons (who) participated in the protests were Muslims. It is their contention that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, is discriminatory against Muslims… They were protesting against the NRC (National Register of Citizens)… It can be said that due to the action taken, fear was created in the minds of those Muslims. This action indirectly gave warning to Indian Muslims that action in any form and for anything can be taken against Muslims. It was indicated that even for keeping contact with Muslims of other countries, action will be taken against them… Similar action was not taken against other foreigners belonging to other religions,” the court said.

On the cases filed against the Tablighi members for violating the Epidemics Act, Disaster Management Act and Foreigners Act, the Division Bench of Justices T V Nalawade and M G Sewlikar noted that there was no restriction against foreigners visiting religious places, or participating in normal religious activities or discourses. It said the Maharashtra Police had acted “mechanically” and chargesheets had been filed without prima facie evidence and indicated “non-application of mind”.

“It appears that the state government acted under political compulsion and police also did not dare to exercise powers given to them under provisions of procedural law like the Criminal Procedure Code and substantive laws,” the judges said.

The petitioners, belonging to countries such as Iran, Ivory Coast, Indonesia and Djibouti, who are currently out on bail and in Ahmednagar according to their lawyer Mazhar Jahagirder, had pointed out to the court that they had come to India on valid visas, to experience Indian culture, tradition, hospitality and food, and had declared attending the Tablighi gathering as the purpose of their visit. Several of them submitted in the court that they had arrived in February or before March 10, when there was no lockdown, and had been screened for the coronavirus at airport. They refuted police claims of violating their visa terms and said they had come only to participate in a religious tour and not to propagate Islam.

Opposing the pleas, the police argued that following the lockdown, several public announcements had been made asking people who had attended the Tablighi event to come forward for testing, but the petitioners had not done so, thus putting others at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

The six Indians who moved court included trustees of Ahmednagar mosques who had given the foreigners shelter after the Tablighi gathering, as the lockdown started and they couldn’t leave due to flight cancellations.

Pointing out that the Tablighis had been holding such gatherings for years, the court said, “The activity was going on for more than 50 years and it is (held) throughout the year.”

It said the fact that mosques had given them shelter “could not have been treated as (an) offence”, and that gurdwaras too had opened doors for migrant workers during the lockdown. The court said the authorities had submitted no material to indicate mosques had been opened for general public to offer prayers, in violation of the district authority orders.

It refused to grant a stay for filing of an appeal, saying the process of granting the Tablighis permission to go home and arrangement of flights would take time anyway.

At the end of the judgment, Justice Sewlikar said that while he agreed with the part of the order quashing the FIRs, he had differing views on a few observations made by Justice Nalawade. Justice Sewlikar’s separate judgment, with his reasons, is yet to be made available.   




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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!








Husna's story : my wife, the Christchurch massacre & my journey to forgiveness



Farid Ahmed, Kimberley Davis



Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed.


They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack.


This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in all of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life.


As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others.


Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety.


Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer.


His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.





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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

CCN's favourite books »


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KB's Culinary Corner





[KB SAYS] Comfort food yet healthy at its best.

Kebab & Vegetable Bake


  1. 3 to 4 baby marrows thickly sliced

  2. 2 to 3 yellow patty pans quartered

  3. 2 medium carrots sliced

  4. 1 red pepper cut into strips

  5. 3 to 4 baby potatoes quartered

  6. 1 tsp dried mixed herbs

  7. 1 tsp chilli powder

  8. ½ tsp crushed red chillies

  9. ½ tsp crushed black pepper

  10. ½ tsp cumin powder

  11. Salt to taste

  12. 1 can tomatoes liquidized

  13. 2 tblsp tomato paste

  1. Mix ingredients together

  2. Empty in oven proof dish

  3. Cover with foil and bake for about 40 mins on 190 deg

  4. Remove foil and bake for further 15 mins

  5. 1 doz Kebabs (your favourite recipe)

  6. Place onto a tray and bake at 190 deg for about 25 mins or till

  7. Place kebabs over the baked vegetables

  8. Garnish with chopped parsley

  9. Serve with tawa naan or garlic bread

    Note : if there is a lot of water from the tomatoes, make a slurry with cornflour add little water. Add to vegetables

    Place on stove on medium to high heat till slightly thick



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The CCN Chuckle




The story is told of two brothers who were rich but very wicked.


Both lived a very wild life, using their wealth to cover up the dark side of their lives.


They attended the same Mosque and gave large sums to various Mosque related projects.


Suddenly one of the brothers died and the Imam was asked to say a few words at his funeral.


The surviving brother gave the Imam an envelope and said here is a cheque that will pay for the entire amount needed for the new Mosque extensions and I only ask one favour:


Tell the people at the funeral that my brother was a very good man.


The Imam wanted the money but he didn't see how he could make a statement like this.


Then he had an idea, so he gave the brother his word that he would do it, deposited the cheque in the bank and the next day at the funeral said, “This man was an ungodly sinner, wicked to the core but compared to his brother he was a very good man.”


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An Ayaat-a-Week







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......continued from last week's CCN



The Prophet’s flight from Mecca was known as the hijra, meaning “the emigration”.

It marked a turning point in early Islamic history and is used to this day as the beginning of the Islamic calendar.

No longer was the Muslim community a marginalized group and Muhammad a social outcast.

The Muslim community would now turn Medina into the first Muslim state, and Muhammad into its leader.

The example set by the Prophet in his ten years in Medina would inspire hundreds of years of Muslim politics, social order, and economics.

But life in Medina was certainly not without challenges.

Chief among them was the new mix of emigrants from Mecca, known as the Muhajirun, and the original residents of Medina, the Ansar.

The Muhajirun were not a single cohesive unit.

None of the clans of Mecca converted entirely, so the community of emigrants represented a diverse group of people, on their own without the protection of a clan or tribe.

In contrast, the Ansar belonged to either Aws or Khazraj, the two embattled tribes of the oasis.

Furthermore, there were numerous individuals who belonged to neither group, immigrants from lands as far away as Africa, Persia, and the Byzantine Empire. For many Muslims, where their loyalties should lie was a major question. In response, the Prophet made clear that the old pre-Islamic
ideas of loyalty were outdated.

Instead, they were superseded by loyalty to the Umma, the Muslim nation. In the eyes of Muhammad, it did not matter if a Muslim hailed from Quraysh, Aws, Khazraj, or even the Jewish tribes.

Once they accepted Islam, they were part of a new community of brotherhood based on shared belief, not shared ancestry.



To be continued in next week's CCN....



Source: Lost Islamic History by Firas Alkhateeb



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Lessons From My Life: Ahmad Totonji (serialized)







Faith is not something theoretical, but a conviction one must live by, marked by a perseverance that understands the potential of that faith and seeks to realize it in all action for the pleasure of God. We are beings of purpose, and this book is an extraordinary account of a man who understood that purpose.

Here Dr. Ahmad Totonji shares the lessons he has learned over the course of sixty years in dawah work. The book outlines the principles and methodologies that he based his life and work on. By applying these principles in our own lives and work, we can live more meaningful and productive lives in which our actions are aligned with our goals, our voluntary work is more effective, and our modus operandi is fairness, transparency and kindness.


Some key principles that steer the advice given are cooperation, inclusiveness, respect, fairness, patience, organization, transparency, diligence, persistent striving, positivity, and a focus on improvement. These support the fundamental objective of promoting peace, understanding, and good relations.


Born in Iraq Dr. Ahmad Totonji holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in the United States and a BSc from Birmingham University in the UK. He has devoted much of his life and energy to international volunteer work focusing on community and youth development to become an important leader in the field holding many professional posts. His extensive international activities and experiences have seen him found, along with colleagues, key organizations including the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) in Kuwait, the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) in the UK, and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of the United States and Canada.


to be continued in next week's CCN......



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“Your task is not to seek for love,


but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself


that you have built against it.”



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Brave the Storm: Faith in times of Crisis
Never before, join us with 15 of the world’s most influential speakers! FREE Live Online Conference, Registration Compulsory below!

Throughout history, Muslims have been tested in countless ways. However, whatever the challenge may be: individual struggles, pandemic or wars, Islam has given us tools to courageously face each and every test.

Join us with some of the world’s most respected Muslim speakers as they share their words of wisdom and clarity. This awesome lineup has never come together before. Secure your FREE seat by booking below now!

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Shaykh Omar Kiswani (President/Imam of Masjid al Aqsa)
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Imam Suhaib Webb (USA)
Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed (USA)
Ustadha Dalia Mogahed (USA)
Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi (UK)
Shaykh Hasan Ali (UK)
Shaykh Sulaiman Moola (South Africa)
Shaykh Ibraheem Menk (Zimbabwe)
Ustadha Youssra Kamel Kandil (USA)
Ustadha Maryam Lemu (Nigeria)
Shaykh Sa’ad Numani (Saudi Arabia)
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The Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) encourages Muslims to participate in activities that benefit charitable causes.


One such activity in September is Tour de Kids, a cycling event that raises funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation which helps children with leukaemia.

We are already aware of some Muslims participating in the event in September and it would be great if more Muslims joined the effort.

More information is available here including registration.












The Academy Alive annual Queensland tour is only 5 WEEKS AWAY!!

Our team is working hard on bringing you the BEST tour yet, and we are counting down until we get to meet all our beautiful brothers and sisters around the state.

We are also excited to share that our production crew will be travelling with us, and putting together some amazing Live events, to showcase the Muslim communities in regional areas of Queensland.

We will be starting our journey on the 24th of September, making our way north all the way up to Cairns. A timetable for the full tour will be released soon.

If there is anything you’d like to see us do during our tour, please reach out to Academy Alive and let us know!




The Academy Alive scholars are getting ready for their annual Queensland Tour!

With the intention of connecting with our Muslim brothers and sisters in regional Queensland, Sheikh Ikraam Buksh and Sheikh Luqman Najib will be driving from Brisbane, through to North Queensland with several stops along the way.

We are so excited for this tour! To keep up to date with the tour schedule and details, please sign up here.

Please share this information with anyone you know in regional Queensland, as we would love to meet them and connect with our brothers and sisters all around Queensland.

The Academy Alive crew has been so excited for the upcoming Queensland tour; they have been camping in their garages.

Do you want to be part of the Academy Alive Journey? Be there with us every step of the way as we connect with our Muslim community living in regional areas of Australia.





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As restrictions ease, the Hurricane Stars Club Inc is restarting it's programs in August inshallah. We want to ensure we are providing effective services for the community to support and engage men, women and children with the programs they need.


Please assist us in this process by completing two short surveys that will only take 5 minutes. Have your say and help us to provide the most beneficial programs for the community. 










World Wellness Group are pleased to announce the launch of Multicultural Connect Line. A culturally tailored service to help link community members to supports to help with stress, worry and practical issues that the covid-19 pandemic has brought to our lives. 

This initiative is funded through the Queensland Health covid-19 Immediate Support Measures. 

Please give the helpline a ring on 1300 079 020 or visit our website (new site launching soon!) to find out more about the suite of services offered at World Wellness Group.  












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Know someone wanting to find out more about Islam?


Point them to this site

Alhamdulillah, over many years I have worked with many non-Muslims who have always asked me about Muslims & Islam, and I have shared as much and as best as I could within my understanding and knowledge.

Alhamdulillah I have watch them develop a beautiful understanding of our practices, to the extent I have seen them explain and clarify misconceptions to others.

Once again during this past Ramadan, much was discussed over our staff iftar dinner meeting.

So I decided to document some of this basic Islamic information in a simple to read and understand website and share with my staff and colleagues.

It’s intended to be as simple as can be, whilst still providing a good overview, including some multi-faith interviews which I found very valuable even to me as a Muslim.

Feel free to use and share if you feel appropriate.

I have also shared some of the beautiful Quran recitations and supplications with English translation.













Muslim Funeral Services guidelines adopted on dealing with Janazas during this pandemic.


This includes the Covid and non-Covid Janazas, for burials in South East Queensland.
































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Southport Mosque Gold Coast





This is the Southport Masjid in the heart of the Gold Coast Australia where Muslims make up less than 5%.


Southport Masjid is the second masjid on the Gold Coast. It was established to accommodate the growing Muslim community. It is situated less than 10 minutes from Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, making it a prime location to also serve the needs of Muslim tourists. There is ample parking and easy access.


Because of COVID we cannot fundraise traditionally putting the masjid in grave risk of immediate foreclosure.


Help us pay for the masjid before it is forced to close.


We are in desperate and urgent need of the masjid to save our community.


From protest to piety, from hate to love, from loneliness to community, from ignorance to guidance, from church to masjid, from dunya to akhira.


With your help, our desperation will turn to hope. Fight alongside us to save the masjid!


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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)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH) : Masjid Taqwa

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

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

Hurricane Stars Club Get Active & Have Fun, Confidently!

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