EST. 2004


Sunday 25 October 2020 | Issue 0833



CCN - a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us ....


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An eventful journey of some 12 years for the Muslim Ummah of Brisbane reached another milestone with the turning of the soil at the Brisbane Islamic Centre (BIC) in Underwood Road, Eight Mile Plains last Sunday morning (18 October 2020).

The ceremony began with a special dua for the commencement of this stage of the project. and was attended by several eminent Imams, President of the Islamic Council Queensland and community leaders.

Dr Iqbal Sultan, the vice president of the BIC, gave a brief summary of the progress made thus far.

Mr Faisal Hatia, president of the BIC, described the hardships the committee faced in the commencement stages of the project and expressed gratitude to Allah SWT for bringing the project this far. He added, “With Allah SWT’s help, the project will be a very successful one.” Mr Hatia made special mention of Br Kemal Omar, who was unable to attend the ceremony, but was instrumental in this process from first day.

Ml Abdul Quddous Azhari prayed for the success of the project reminding everyone that it was the duty of every Muslim to use his or her skills for the benefit of Islam, and made specific mention of how Br Faisal Hatia was using his skills to develop a centre that would benefit the generations that will come after.

Habib Jamal, president of the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) pledged his support, as well as that of ICQ, for the building of the BIC. Mr Hussin Goss of the Gold Coast Mosque thanked brothers for their all their efforts to get the project to this stage and reminded everyone of the need to work hard to fund the project to completion.

Ml Yusuf Peer concluded the proceeding with a humble plea to Allah SWT to “reward all those who donate their time, money and effort to this noble project.”

The event ended with all the brothers present turning a spade of sand symbolising the start of the next phase of the project, the construction of the Centre,


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Coming soon....







A huge announcement!

Stay tuned for Academy Alive’s debut documentary, There's No Place Like Home.

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Share in the secrets and the wisdoms of living a fulfilled life, being the best of your potential, and leading impactful and meaningful contributions.

Travelling from Brisbane to Mareeba, meeting the community, speaking to the elders, the youth, hearing their stories feeling concerns. We are excited to announce the Premiere date over the coming weeks.

You too can be part of a documentary celebrating the success of generations which have laid the foundations of Islam in Australia. Follow this space for weekly updates!

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US Based Muslim Advocates and the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism released Complicit: The Human Cost of Facebook’s Disregard for Muslim Life. This new report documents Facebook’s instrumental role in anti-Muslim violence and threats in nine nations around the world. Please review and share this report.

AMAN continues to do important work behind the scenes in regards to Facebook and Twitter, as well with the research sector. We acknowledge the ongoing assistance of Birchgrove Legal. We will endeavour to update you soon.





Commentary from AMAN on the sentencing of Stipe Lozina:



Opinion piece, Rana's story a wake up call to Australia

AMAN media release, 2 Oct 2020, Sentencing of Islamophobic attacker shows laws are woefully unfit



AMAN has received a response from the AFP confirming it will not prosecute the individual referred by us under the federal offence of using a carriage service to harass, menace or cause offence. In light of this response, we are considering law reform options (criminal and civil injunction). This comes up top of confirmation that the federal criminal offence of urging violence against a racial, ethnic, or religious minority has never been used. The good news is that there are a growing number of communities that are coming together to work on this issue.




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by Faseeha Hashmi




With a unique slogan that advocates for access, representation and good governance, Mehak Sheikh hopes to #SheikhThingsUp! by asking her local community to vote for her in the Wyndham City Council election in Melbourne on 23 October.

It is rare to meet a young 24 year old with such an impressive resume in our community. But Mehak Sheikh is one of those unique individuals with plenty of years of experience under her belt.

Having worked in the community for 8 years, Mehak has facilitated projects for children, youth, seniors, cross-cultural events and small business networks. She also has experience dealing with countless advisory committees across Western suburbs, state and federal levels.

Describing herself as a “lifelong learner” with a psychology background; Mehak is a fourth-generation Kenyan and Punjabi Pakistani. Having moved to Australia from the UAE and Kenya in 2012, she has experienced a vibrant cultural upbringing rooted in sound Islamic values.

“My parents and religious upbringing always encouraged philanthropy,” said Mehak.

She is also the youngest candidate running for council in her ward. What inspired her to run for council was a campaign titled “Women Leading Change” which aimed at targeting youth participation in local government.


“I became an advocate for cultural diversity and intercultural engagement (where I facilitate and support)…spaces where …(community can) bridge the gaps between cultures for meaningful integration.”

Eager to contribute to her community, Mehak has worked with various groups to support young people and newly arrived migrants to develop life skills and civic participation skills, thereby enhancing well-being through the social enterprise, U-Learn.

Last year, the city of Wyndham experienced the largest and fastest population growth in Victoria and was the second largest and fastest expanding in Australia. To cater to these increasing needs, she hopes to see a collaborative and progressive council which considers innovation and sustainable development practices on social and environmental issues.

“My vision is to see local jobs and opportunities, a safe community inside and outside our homes, a transformed waste management system and sustainable infrastructure that bring value for rates,” expressed Mehak.

She is also a highly accomplished candidate with a long list of achievements. In 2018, Mehak was an esteemed guest invited to Government House in Melbourne to meet with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.




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This year’s Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Roger Penrose, Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel for their research on black holes. Dr. Penrose, a mathematician, proved the existence of black holes from Einstein’s theory of relativity; Dr. Ghez and Dr. Genzel spent decades gathering evidence of a black hole in our own galaxy.

Dr. Penrose also discovered “non-periodic tiling” in 1974, known as Penrose tiling.

The tiling stood as a unique mathematical breakthrough – until 2005, when Harvard graduate student Peter Lu discovered variations of the same non-periodic tiling patterns on a 17th-century madrassah in Uzbekistan. With his keen mathematical eye, Dr. Lu was able to distinguish between this unique non-periodic tiling, and the equally breathtaking periodic tiling patterns found in Islamic architecture and artwork throughout history. In the latter, simple circles and squares were transformed into stars and overlapping lattices to form intricate symmetric patterns. The 13th century Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, provides many beautiful examples of these geometric lattices.




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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed more Australians than ever are shying away from religion.

Christianity has dropped more than 30 percentage points since 1966, while the number of people who identify as having no religion has surged.



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Topic: “How to train yourself to answer the 3 questions that Angels will ask you in your grave”

In this episode, we are pleased to have SHEIKH AHMED TALAAT as our guest.
Sheikh Talaat hails from Egypt and he is now based in Gold Coast, Australia.

Send your questions to



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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.





Arqam Al-Hadeed has been recognised nationally for his tireless efforts to unite all races, religions and cultures.


In 2018, he received the Leeds Young Person’s Award for his work in uniting the city’s communities.


In 2019, he was the youngest recipient of the British Muslim Award.


He has been elected to represent his city as a youth member of the UK Parliament and is one of the top five champions of Make Your Mark, the UK’s largest consultation of young people.


Arqam has worked to establish the Grand Muslim Youth Council, an organization operating in Leeds, led by young people and for young people.


Within one month of the organization’s launch, it convened the Kashmir Solidarity Youth Conference, the largest of its kind ever to have been held in the UK.


The conference was attended by MPs, MEPs, and councillors from Manchester, Leeds, and Bradford and was concluded with remarks from the President of Kashmir.


This conference was aired internationally and watched by millions. The Grand Muslim Youth Council has raised over £3,000 for homeless people in Leeds and £12,000 for other good causes.




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





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Op-Eds; Commentaries & Blogs





The beheading in France: An act of blasphemy in itself

by Dr Aslam Abdullah




The beheading of the French teacher by a young man because he disapproved of showing a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad (s) was not only a crime in French law but also a crime as well as a sin in Islam. Life is sacred, and no one can deprive fellow human beings of their right to live.

The gruesome murder was more than an emotional act. It has its roots in the rulings by several medieval Muslim scholars who have defined insults to God and Prophet Muhammad (s) as blasphemy subject to punishment.

Qadhi Iyad ibn Musa (1083–1149), a judge in the Emirate of Granada, summarised scholars’ consensus in the following words. “Certainly, a blasphemer against Allah, Exalted be He, from among Muslims shall be deemed a disbeliever, and killing him shall be declared lawful.”

The Quran, the divine book, Muslims consider their major source of guidance, speaks contrary to what many scholars have argued. It tells the believers: “But do not revile those [beings] whom they invoke instead of God, lest they revile God out of spite, and in ignorance: for, goodly indeed have We made their doings appear unto every community In time, [however,] unto their Sustainer people must return: and then He will make them [truly] understand all that they were doing.” (8: 106)

There is no punishment suggested against those who ridicule or revile God or His messenger.

People may control their emotions, but when a questionable theology incites them to defend their faith and justifies violence, not many care for a due process for getting their grievances redressed.

They act on their self, approving their action to defend God and his messengers. Muslims are not the only people in this violent reaction. Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and even atheists have often resorted to individual violence to defend their beliefs and practices.

The mob that lynches an unarmed Muslim or Christian under the suspicion of slaughtering a cow is no different than the French Muslim beheading a French man insulting the Prophet.

The Jewish settler shooting a native living in his home while defending it is no different from Muslims putting a bounty on Salman Rushdie’s head to write an insulting book about Prophet Muhammad (s).

People often use religious interpretation to defend their nefarious acts against the basic creed of their faith.

God is not sectarian, ethnic-centred, or racist. Every faith defines him as universal embarrassing everything that exists, and does not need humans killing humans or other creations to please him.

He did not appoint some humans his deputy on earth. He is powerful to defend himself. He does not take revenge from his creation for their deviation because he understands their limitation.

The argument that believers in God must avenge every act against Him has no connection with his divinity. Criminals and Mafias indulge in such acts. Glorifying violence and murder goes against the essence of God in almost all religions.

The Muslim theology has to clean itself from the violence that scholars have tried to justify and promote in the name of God. Muslim scholars of the 21st century must challenge the theology of blasphemy and ensure that violence is not a solution to any problem.

Violence against fellow human beings is, in reality, violence against God and a flagrant act of blasphemy.




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Terror time bomb: the race to defuse Australia's far-right threat

by Mostafa Rachwani
The Christchurch attack only emboldened Australia’s white supremacy movement, and experts warn the government’s refusal to take extremists seriously may have deadly consequences


Australia watched in horror as an avowed white supremacist mowed down innocent worshippers at a Christchurch mosque in March 2019. That shock only heightened when it was discovered the terrorist was Australian, pointing to a previously unacknowledged potential for violent far-right extremism in the country.

Suddenly, the threats were no longer empty. The toxicity of white supremacist and far-right groups that festered on social platforms had spilled out into violence.

It was a moment that should have snapped authorities out of any delusions that white supremacists don’t pose a threat. Instead, Christchurch has only emboldened the movement, and some observers say Australian government agencies have been too slow to take steps that might prevent future violence.

Matthew Quinn is the founder and chief executive of the far-right disengagement group Exit Australia.

“I think they’re still stuck on the idea that extremism is an Islamic problem,” he says. “I think they’re going to be up for a surprise.

“They seem to think white guys are just hooligans, they don’t feel like white guys are out there planning attacks.”

Quinn’s organisation works to walk potential far-right extremists back from the steps of violence, providing support to individuals who have become submerged in white supremacist groups and are looking for a way out. It’s one of the very few organisations in Australia offering any kind of preventive or community-based intervention programs. .

Right-wing extremism now constitutes up to 40% of Asio’s counter-terrorism caseload. Warnings have also come from the Australian federal police, with commissioner Reece Kershaw warning in July of the growing threat.

In June, an Asio threat assessment sent to security professionals said far-right groups were capitalising on the pandemic to bolster recruitment and spread their beliefs.

In September, Labor’s shadow home affairs minister, Kristina Keneally, warned that Australia has not had a “serious national conversation” about far-right violence, and called for some far-right groups to be proscribed as terrorist organisations. Australia is still the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence network – which also comprises the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand – yet to add far-right groups to its terrorism watchlist.

But for all the talk of increased threats and necessary conversations, little has changed for those working on the ground, with few efforts to deradicalise young men who have veered towards violence.

“I think it’s unconscious bias, where they don’t think it can come from one of them, and I think the federal government just doesn’t see it as a problem,” Quinn says. Exit, which Quinn helped establish in 2015, claims on its website that it has “prevented more attacks than years involved across Australia”.

At times, Quinn feels like a lone battler in the fight against extremism in Australia, telling the Guardian he holds little confidence in law enforcement’s ability to understand and deal with the problem.

“It’s a bit concerning that people in those positions are actually catching up, that they are that far back. Law enforcement looked at it [Christchurch] and thought it was just one nut job. They don’t realise that one nutjob was radicalised by some extreme people.”

The Guardian



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The First Niqabi in European Politics?


(ft. Sahar Al-Faifi)










It is the usual policy of CCN to include notices of events, video links and articles that some readers may find interesting or relevant. Such notices are often posted as received. Including such messages/links or providing the details of such events does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by CCN of the contents therein.


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Man denied German citizenship for refusing to shake woman's hand at naturalisation ceremony    



Lebanese doctor says he promised wife he would avoid greeting with opposite sex.

GERMANY: A man who aced his German naturalisation test has been refused citizenship after he refused to shake hands with the female official responsible for handing over his award.

The 40-year-old doctor, who left Lebanon for Germany in 2002, said he had promised his wife he would not shake another woman’s hand, and that he was prevented from doing so for religious reasons.

But a court in the southwestern state of Baden-Wurttemberg ruled that rejecting handshakes with women due to a “fundamentalist conception of culture and values” was a rejection of “integration into German living conditions”, German newspaper Deutsche Welle (DW) reported.

The doctor, a practicing senior physician, applied for citizenship in 2012, signing a declaration denouncing extremism and expressing loyalty to the German constitution.

He passed the naturalisation exam with a perfect score, according to DW.

But when in 2015 he refused to shake hands with the official at the naturalisation ceremony, she withheld his certificate and rejected his application.

The doctor’s initial appeal against the ruling was rejected by the Stuttgart Administrative Court, before the Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg did the same. However the judge said he could still appeal in federal court due to the significance of the case.

In its ruling, the court said anyone who refuses a handshake on grounds of gender is in breach of the country’s constitution and that handshakes, “deeply rooted in social, cultural and legal life”, symbolised the conclusion of a contract.

It made no difference, the judge said, that the doctor had since announced he would also refuse to shake hands with men.

The ruling ironically came amid warnings from health officials for citizens to avoid shaking hands during the coronavirus pandemic. The judge, however, said he was convinced the practice would continue once the crisis was over.

The case comes two years after a Muslim couple were denied Swiss citizenship for refusing to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. Switzerland also in 2016 rejected citizenship requests from two Muslim girls who refused to take part in swimming lessons with boys at school.




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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 23 October 2020

TITLE: What are the criteria of advancement?

IMAM: Maulana Nizamul Haq Thanvi






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Friday lecture (sermon)

DATE: 23 October 2020
TITLE: Dreams and their Interpretations

IMAM: Mufti Zeeyad Ravat








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








Heart Therapy: Forty Hadiths in Tazkiyah and Soul Purification



Ali Albarghouthi



Depression, anxiety and loneliness are common problems today.


Envy, greed and materialism invade our hearts and poison our relationships and lives.


Racism, warfare and economic deprivation the symptoms of a greater spiritual weakness are destroying our world.


What is the solution to all of these problems? We need a spiritual awakening, a healing of the hearts that can heal the world.

We need to rediscover our iman.


This book attempts to revive authentic Islamic spirituality based on the Quran and Sunnah by collecting and explaining forty hadiths of the diseases of the heart and the purification of the soul.


It is a book of tazkiyah, a self-help book, and a project of changing your life and increasing your iman. In it, you will find practical advice on how to cleanse your heart and bring change into your life. If we fix our hearts, we can fix the rest of our lives.



Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

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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] A delicious source of fibre! and a great healthy muffins! You may substitute the dates for raisins if you wish.

Bran Muffins






½ cup flour

1 cup bran

1 cup wholemeal flour

Pinch salt

1 and a half cups yoghurt

1 and a ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ cup raisins

250 g dates chopped

1 egg

¾ cup soft brown sugar

¾ cup oil



Mix all ingredients in a bowl

Drop spoonful into greased muffin pan or in muffin cases

Top with a mixture of chopped walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flaked almonds

Bake at 180 deg for about 15 - 20 mins or until light brown



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Females do not bulk-up like their male counterparts, so get out and get lifting!



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The CCN Chuckle




A homeless man fainted outside Sultan's Kebab takeaway.


As the man recovered, Jallalludin rushed over to gave him an apple and said: "Shame you must be very hungry."


The man said: "Brother, if I wanted an apple, I would fainted outside Fruit 'n Veg!"


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An Ayaat-a-Week







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Did you know........









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


The End of the Prophethood


By the time of the Conquest of Mecca, Muhammad was about sixty years old, an old man by the standards of his time.

Through his sayings and the continuing revelations of the Quran, the tenets of Islam had been formalized, covering everything from articles of belief, to instructions for worship, to guidelines for Islamic governance.

A new social order had been inaugurated, one that left behind tribalism and nationalism in favor of Islamic unity under divine laws.

Muhammad codified this in his last sermon, where he declared that “You all descended from Adam and Adam was created from dirt.

The most noble in the sight of God is the most pious.

No Arab is superior to a non-Arab except by their God-consciousness.”

His religious and social message was intertwined with a political one that forged a united Muslim empire that spanned the entire Arabian Peninsula, the first time in history that all the Arabs had been united.

He even managed to make some inroads among the tribes living on the southern edges of the Byzantine and Persian Empires, an accomplishment that would not go unnoticed by those two great empires, who would soon take the rapid spread of Islam very seriously.

After his conquest of Mecca, Muhammad returned to his adopted hometown of Medina.

He had, after all, promised to lead the Muslim Umma from that oasis eight years earlier when Aws and Khazraj invited him.

Here, he began to make preparations for a Muslim community that would continue long after his death.

He spoke increasingly about the obligations of a true believer, the preservation of the Quran and his example.

In early 632, he journeyed to Mecca for a final pilgrimage, the hajj.

He spoke to thousands of his followers, all equally dressed in simple white robes regardless of their financial status, reminding them of the equality of all people.

He cautioned his followers to avoid oppression, treat women with respect and love, and leave behind the old tribal rivalries that had been the bane of Arab civilization for centuries.

His Farewell Sermon summarized his prophethood: it was a complete revolution in every sense.

In the eyes of his followers, a new order was dawning upon the world, one that would be based upon God’s law and inspired by the example of Muhammad.

After the pilgrimage, Muhammad returned to Medina, where the foundation was laid for the continued expansion of Islam.

Learned men were sent to distant provinces such as Yemen and the eastern edge of Arabia to teach the recently converted the basics of Islam.

Medina, the community in closest contact with the Prophet, would operate as a hub of knowledge about Islam, serving to educate the rest of the Muslim world, even after the Prophet.

A military expedition was prepared to trek north against the Byzantines.

The Islamic ethics of war, which would guide hundreds of years of Muslim armies, were reiterated.


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)







Ahmad Totonji’s 35 Principles for Success in Life and Work



3 Agreement and Disagreement


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

We must deal with differences of opinion in a civilized manner; we must come together based upon what we already agree upon; and we must develop our shared qualities and promote reform within ourselves and within our societies.

We must forgive each other whatever we may disagree upon, for this is the proper etiquette of disagreement.

Disagreement is natural, and when we criticize it should be constructive, not destructive and hurtful.

We should avoid criticizing areas of weakness in others’ ideas, or belittling what they are doing.

There are proper ways of criticizing that we must follow, and we must not cross the line into disrespecting and demeaning others.

Since disagreements are a part of life and natural in volunteer work, we must find ways of avoiding the pitfalls of disagreements and mitigating their harm.

In this way we can build a foundation for agreement based on our shared ideas and avoid looking for what tears us apart.

At the same time, we must achieve understanding and complementarity between the volunteers and the voluntary organizations they work for.

This means continuously following a methodology that brings people together, working on what is shared, and putting aside disputes (as long as we are not dealing with the fundamentals of faith).

The believer is required to harness the efforts of all other believers and build upon them.

The society of believers must reflect the notion of the unified body, meaning a society full of love and brotherhood.


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



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To be able to look back on one's



life in satisfaction,



is to live twice.


~ Khalil Gibran



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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.



















Islamic Society of Qld Inc.




ISQ has planned their annual Milad Un Nabi Jalsa program on the Saturday 28th of November at the Rochedale Mosque, Eight Mile Plain from 3.00pm.


The program will conclude at Magrib (around 7.00pm) with a dinner - this will be a strictly RSVP function due to the capacity of the venue.


More details about the function will be published later. Insha'Allah.




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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.

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


















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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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12 March '21 (tentative)




(Ascension night)

27th Rajab 1442

29 March '21 (tentative)




(Lailatul Bahrat)

15th Sha'baan 1442


14 April '21 (tentative)




(Start of the month of fasting)

1st Ramadaan 1442


10 May '21 (tentative)




(Night of Power)

27th Ramadaan 1442


14 May '21 (tentative)




(End of the month of fasting)

1st Shawal 1442


20 July '21 (tentative)




(Day of Arafah)

9th Zil-Hijjah 1442


21 July '21 (tentative)




10th Zil-Hijja 1442


11 August '21 (tentative)




(Islamic New Year)

1st Muharram 1443


18/19 August '21 (tentative)




9th/10th Muharram 1443


19 October '21 (tentative)




(Birth of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)

12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1443




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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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)

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

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

Islamic Society of Queensland Inc. Contact the President, Br.Saiyad Pasha 0432593810 or Snr VP, Hj.Shamim Khan 0403541012

Sisters Support Services Programs and activities for women in need ( and 0404 921 620)

Australasian Muslim Times




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)

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)

 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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