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WITH ENTIRE REGIONS RECOVERING from the floods that swept from the
Indus river in July, Muslims from around Queensland have been scrambling to provide
relief to their beleaguered brothers and sisters in Pakistan. The relief efforts have come
not only from Pakistanis, but from people of all backgrounds. In fact the real theme of
the flood relief efforts has been the cooperation among organisations.
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Mufti Zeeyad Ravat of Brisbane who recently went to Pakistan for relief work on behalf
of Muslim Charitable Foundation said that “ as a Muslim aid helper I realised how                                                                                                                    Youth of Qld
many non Muslims dedicated their time and efforts for this noble course from around
the world. It amazed me how we all can unite in the face of adversities. As an Imam               STALKERBLOCK IS AN APPLICATION for
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and religious leader I always encourage my community to be charitable beyond creed                GPS mobile phones that stops stalkers tracking
race or religion.”
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Imam Hamadullah Bhutto and Dr. Fuzzy Moola also from Brisbane spent almost a
month in and around the Sindh province setting up medical camps and seeing to the
needs of the sick and injured. “We provided full medical assistance to the needy people,
mainly focusing on malnutrition in children and women; distributing a large amount
of baby formula. We also used plenty of antibiotics, multi vitamins and skin lotions to
treat scabies.” Dr Moola and Imam Bhutto also helped install water pumps, hire trucks
for delivery, and admit a number of patients who needed hospital treatment for heart
problems, infections and operations.
Two major fundraisers were held in Brisbane in the month of October, with the first
one being held 6th of October at the Islamic College of Brisbane (Karawatha). It was
a resounding success thanks to the sterling work of Zaffar Khan and the teachers and
parents of the school. Zaffar Khan said that “ It was a great and successful night for
all of us and I am proud to say with the help of our communities (Muslim and non
Muslim), and with the help of my dedicated team, we were able to achieve around
$60,000 and attendees were over 750, and I am still getting wonderful responses which
will give benefits to the next charity functions, insha’Allah.”
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                                                                       As Muslims we have religious as well as            Allouche from Siitra Fashion to our meeting         detainees are then allowed to select the
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The Relationship between Qur’an and Science
                                                                                                                                                                           Written by Sheikh Aslam Abu Ismaeel*
Note: The second last paragraph of this article       'Yes, they did'. The Qur'an merely described the        character in Arabic, 'is the internal make-up of     Our knowledge of science is based on
has been revised & altered from the initial           earth as a vast expanse stretched out for all to        a person that brings forth actions naturally and     experimental method and extrapolating a
article; Revised in early 2004                        live stably and comfortably on it. Some scholars        without any difficulty.' Thus the Qur'an and         theory of the 'reality' and this is coloured by
                                                      extrapolated from it that the earth was a flat          the Messenger have been sent to complete and         the philosophical beliefs of the scientists who
AN INTERESTING ISSUE HAS BEEN                         sheet (as opposed to a sphere). But herein lays                                                              are postulating that theory. A lot of what many
                                                                                                              perfect our character; firstly in our relationship
RAISED. Some Muslim scholars of Tafsir in             a further proof that the Qur'an is the word of                                                               call science is facts explained by the scientist's
                                                                                                              with our Creator and then in our dealings with
the past did speculate that the earth is flat and                                                                                                                  beliefs and philosophy.
                                                      God and not of any man, as we will see shortly          our fellow human beings as well as animals and
not spherical. Yet the Qur'an does not postulate
                                                      inshaAllah.                                             the inanimate objects created by God.                However, since technology is concerned with the
that. This leads to a discussion of the role of the
Qur'an. No doubt it is primarily a divine book        First we will examine the relationship of Qur'an        This, the Qur'an sets out to do as did the           means and not the end, the Qur'an -which is the
of guidance from the Creator to Jinn and Man          to Science and Technology. From this the place          Messenger of our Creator, Muhammad                   exact word of God - makes no direct attempt at
to draw a step closer to the pleasure of Allah        of the above mentioned saying of some Muslim            (s.a.w), in his life time and for after his death    raising the level of man in it and that is a steady
through His Worship by leading a balanced             scholars will become clear. Allah refers to the         left behind for us his Hadith (a record of his       ongoing process. It merely encourages them to
life in every walk of life. But, in the field of      Qur'an as containing arguments that serve as eye        sayings and actions); and they both fulfilled        use it for good.
science and technology, is the Qur'an intended        openers to the reality of this life, the knowledge      their task in an impeccable manner. With this,       But, as for the Prophet Muhammad whose
to be its text book, and if not, then, why not?       of its Creator, His Messenger and purpose               it starts to become clearer that the Qur'an is not   words (recorded in Hadith collection)
Furthermore, an exploration of this issue leads       of life. He says therein, (the translation of it        and was not meant to be a textbook on science        were human and not divine, he never even
to a few amazing realities of the fact that the       means) "This (contains) Basaa'ir (deep insights,        and technology. Nowhere in it does it claim this,    attempted to postulate a scientific theory as that
Qur'an is indeed the unadulterated Word of God.       arguments and eye openers) for mankind." [Sura          nor did the Messenger of God, Muhammad.              was not his mission. The most he ever referred to
                                                      Jaathiya45: 20] He also says, "O people, there          It did not even set out to make one scientific       scientific concepts was no more than as passing
Bismillahi-Rahmani-Rahim                              has indeed come to you an admonition from               theory or serve as a manual for a technological      references while making another religious point
Wa bihi nasta'een. In the name                        your Lord, a healing for what is in the chests;         breakthrough. Science and technology are             in the broad sense. His knowledge of technology
of God, Most Merciful, Most                           and a guidance and mercy for the Believers."            merely a means to the end that the Qur'an came       and science (as with his companions who were
Beneficient; and from Him we                          [Sura Yunus10: 57] So the Qur'an serves as an           to guide us to. The knowledge of science and         all humans and not divine, it) was to a large
seek help.                                            admonition persuading the people and appealing          technology are a common human heritage and           extent a reflection of the scientific awareness
                                                      to their better judgment to cure and heal the           aspects of them are constantly revised, discarded    of the people of that time -but without the
All Praise is for the One and only God Who
                                                      unhealthy thoughts, feelings and beliefs that           or developed. Something we believe to be true        superstitious beliefs which Islam purified
created all that we see around us so perfectly,
                                                      they may harbour in their chests about life,                                                                 them from. As for the knowledge of religious
with immense knowledge, deep insight and                                                                      today may be disproved a few years later. An
                                                      toward their Creator and fellow human beings.                                                                guidance that the Prophet was sent with, it
unparalleled mastery. The more one discovers                                                                  example of that is the age of the earth. The
                                                      Moreover, it provides guidance in every walk of                                                              was of divine accuracy since it was revealed
these the more he appreciates. Likewise, all                                                                  Medieval Christians (during their 'Dark Ages'
                                                      life to lift their character and reap the benefits as                                                        to him from God. As Muslim scholars pointed
Praise is for the One and Only God who sent                                                                   specified it within a certain range. Scientists at
                                                      a mercy for those who believe in it and follow                                                               out, if ever the Prophet exercised his judgment
Messengers and Books of Guidance to His                                                                       the onset of Christian European Renaissance
                                                      its guidance.                                                                                                (ijtihad) in verdicts to do with matters of
Creation from time to time. He sent the Qur'an,                                                               revised that figure using more developed means       religious guidance (be it in economics, politics
the last of them, and perfected it with guidance      So the Qur'an is a book of guidance to                  to determine its age and increased the number        or social life), then Allah ensured that his
based on His immense knowledge, deep insight          open people's eyes to the reality of this life,         by more than ten times. Then the scientists with     judgment was never left unchecked if he ever
and unparalleled wisdom in its guidance and           its Creator and to live in harmony with His             the advancement of technology used radioactive       erred as a human (as pointed out in books of
eloquence. The more we increase in wisdom the         creation. In other words the Qur'an and the             means and determined its age to be far higher        Usool-ul-Fiqh and Tafseer).
more we appreciate it.                                Messenger of God, who conveyed the Book                 in the order of millions of years. They realized
                                                      to us from our Creator, said about the whole                                                                 We see a clear example of the nature of the
                                                                                                              that the earlier thermal means were in fact
What is the relationship                              purpose behind his being sent as a Messenger                                                                 knowledge of the Prophet in the two fields from
                                                                                                              incorrect due to climatic influences on the
of Qur'an to Science and                              with the Qur'an, "Verily, I have merely been sent                                                            the following incident and he himself makes the
                                                                                                              thermal mode of assessment! This is an example
Technology?                                           to complete the noble characteristics." (Innama                                                              point very clearly.
                                                                                                              of what was once believed to be scientific facts
Did Muslim scholars of Qur'an and Islam believe       bu'ithtu li utammima makaarimal-aklaaq). As             being proven wrong and revised with more             The Prophet (May the peace and blessings
the earth was flat? The answer unashamedly is,        the Scholars have pointed out, the aklaaq or            technological advancement.                           of Allah be on him) along with some of his

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companions migrated from Mecca to Medina.             author of the Qur'an was not a contemporary             to in the Qur'an are not from a human from the            said in the Qur'an, (the translation reads) "Do
The Meccans were merchants and traders while          to the time of its Revelation – not the Prophet         time of revelation but rather from God Whose              they not then reflect on the Qur'an, had it been
the Medinians were people of agriculture. One         nor any human being – rather the author was             knowledge is eternal and complete.                        from any other than God, they would have found
day, in Medina, the Prophet was passing by a few      someone with knowledge of timeless accuracy?            Sheikh Muhammad ibn Salih al-Utheimeen, a                 therein many discrepancies" [Sura Nisa 4:82]
Medinan farmers who were climbing high up on          I mentioned that the Qur'an makes no more               leading scholar of Islam who died only a few              It is an individual’s shortcoming for not accepting
date palms to enhance pollination of seeds. They      than 'passing references' to matters of science         years ago, made a very interesting point that shows       the Qur'an despite its truth being so manifest. It
would manually put male with the female instead       as the Qur'an was not meant to be a text book           the difference between Islam, and other religions.        even challenged them to produce a short chapter
of leaving it to the wind to do it. The Prophet,      teaching science nor did it concern itself with that.   He said, (from what I relate from memory)                 like it in its eloquence, lofty guidance with
who was not a farmer without realizing the            The role of these passing references whenever           "From the apparent (Dh-aahir) understanding of            penetrating insight and wisdom. This challenge
importance of this manual process said to them,       made in a moral lesson can be understood by the         the verses of the Qur'an I understand that the sun        is very appropriate as a human can match the
"Perhaps it may be better for you not to do this."    following example.                                      goes around the earth - at least from our reference       work of another or even surpass it; but not one
The Medinians, hearing this from the Messenger        Imagine when you see a person being extremely           point here on earth. If knowledge comes to us             that is from God, Man’s Creator. The Qur'an was
of God left what they were doing. The produce         haughty and arrogant, you rebuke him saying,            with certainty that it in fact is the opposite, then      revealed at a Golden Era in history of Arabic
came out scarcely as it was merely by the wind.       "Why are you behaving so arrogantly while you           I would realise that these verses were merely             language. Works of poetic mastery captivated the
The Prophet clarified his role and nature as a        were made from just two tiny cells, the sperm and       pointing out the movement of the sun as seen              tribes across the Arabian deserts; the best were
Messenger of God to the people in very clear          the ovum in a tiny droplet of liquid that no one        by an onlooker on earth (as the moral lesson is           inscribed in Gold and hung on Kaba in Mecca
terms, "If I order you to do something that is        even likes to touch!" You are imparting a moral         being made about them sitting in the cave on earth        for local and international pilgrims to marvel.
to do with your religion then take it (and do it)     lesson and making passing references only to            with the sun above them as in Sura Kahf). Both            To bring home a point, God, having revealed the
but if I order you to do something from my own        scientific facts to make the moral point and no         concepts can be understood from those verses in           Qur'an in this Era, challenged the masters then or
opinion then verily I am merely a human being;"       more. In fact had Allah used scientific concepts        isolation." In fact those expressions are along the       in future to parallel it if it could be conceived to
and he added, "You are more knowledgeable of          that could not have been understood at all at that      lines of what we still say today in our expressions       be from a human like them. None came forth in
the matters of your world." This is an authentic      point in time or thereafter, then the point would       and fully understand what we mean when we say             over fourteen centuries. Some of Shakespeare’s
hadith, collected in Sahih Muslim. Thus we see        not have been understood and the people would           'Sunrise, sun has risen or the sun has set!' The          work is debated in literary circles whether it is his
in the hadith literature when the Prophet and         have been left confused. That is why the only           Sheikh did not concern himself with these matters.        or of someone else due to a difference despite the
the companions happened to mention anything           references are of a nature such that the moral          As for the moral and spiritual development (in all        closeness in literary style and quality. This shows
of scientific nature, as the Prophet pointed out      lesson can still be made. It is these that even         walks of life including economics, political, social      another human could parallel his human effort.
earlier, it reflects their contemporary human level   leading non-Muslim scientists have discovered in        interactions etc), this sheikh like others, learnt it     As for Qur'an, no being to this day has even
of knowledge in those matters of technology.          the Qur'an.                                             from the Qur'an which is what the Qur'an was              approached its quality! Even Orientalists such as
                                                      Keith Moore is a leading Canadian                       sent for, and his knowledge and excellence in             Nicholson conceded that Qur'an is unique in its
  “ the Qur’an                                   Embryologist and two of his books have been             these aspects was proverbial.                             excellence and unsurpassed over the history! The
                                                      used as Embryology text books in Medical                Had the Qur'an been sent by God for teaching              difference between the craftsmanship of a created
      any passing                                     faculties at universities around the world. He is       science instead of moral development it                   being and the work of the Creator is clear - in the
                                                      an example of one who researched into these             would have done it with the same class and                natural world all around us; and in the Qur'an.
references made to                                    scientific references in the Qur'an and realized that   expertise. Yet, as the Qur'an points out, many            Our Creator says in Qur'an, His Book of Guidance
                                                      the author of the Qur'an is One Whose knowledge         among mankind do not accept and submit to
a matter of science,                                  is of timeless accuracy and not a human being.          God's guidance. At times it is because of racial
                                                                                                                                                                        sent for us, He says about this book itself, "Alif,
                                                                                                                                                                        Lam, Mim, That is the Book there is no doubt in
                                                      He accepted Islam and became a Muslim. He               pride and arrogance while with others it is simply
   it is of timeless                                  even published the third addition of one of these       indulgence in the temporal pleasures of this life to
                                                                                                                                                                        it is a guidance for the God-conscious." [Sura
                                                                                                                                                                        Baqarah 2:1-2]
                                                      text books with correlations between Qur'an and         an extent where they do not contemplate enough
       accuracy.“                                     embryological facts. However, the publishers            and are not willing to give up these immediate            *Born in India, Sheikh Aslam AbuIsmaeel was raised in
Yet when we see in the Qur'an any passing             soon brought out a fourth edition and left only a       pleasures for the eternal ones that they cannot see       Melbourne. He completed an 6 year Alim and Mufti Study
references made to a matter of science, it is         paragraph of that in the section on history! Just       even if they knew and realised. Moreover, had the         in 2001 at Islamic University of Medina Munawara. He
of timeless accuracy - some of those facts that       as the leading magicians in the Court of Pharaoh        Qur'an been from a human or any other than God            then further studied extensively with some of the leading
                                                      realized that the staff of Moses was no magic but       there would have been internal inconsistencies and        scholars of our time from different countries, including
have only been discovered thirteen hundred years
                                                                                                                                                                        brief but intensive study with the eminent Scholar and
later with modern advanced scientific equipment.      from a non human, super natural source, God;            discrepancies - as is characteristic of a mortal in his   Mufti, Sheikh Muhammed ibn Salih al-Utheimeen. He has
An example of this is references to embryological     likewise these scientists who were humble, open-        authorship - but the Qur'an is amazingly coherent         been involved in Islamic community work for the last two
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The Kaaba: Its
                                                                                                           - put a small window close to the roof of the
                                                                                                              Kaba to allow for light.
                                                                                                           - moved the door of the Kaaba to ground level
                                                                                                              and added a second door to the Kaaba.

Size and History
                                                                                                           - added nine cubits to the height of the Kaaba,
                                                                                                              making it twenty cubits high.
                                                                                                           - its walls were two cubits wide.
                                                                                                           - reduced the pillars inside the House to three
THE SMALL, CUBED BUILDING known as                  "This is Muhammad". He came to them and they              instead of six as were earlier built by Quraish.
the Kaaba may not rival skyscrapers in height or    asked him to decide on the matter. He agreed.          For reconstruction, ibn az-Zubayr put up four
mansions in width, but its impact on history and    Prophet Muhammad proposed a solution that all          pillars around Kaaba and hung cloth over them
human beings is unmatched.                          agreed to-putting the Black Stone on a cloak, the      until the building was completed. People began
                                                    elders of each of the clans held on to one edge of     to do Tawaf around these pillars at all times, so
The Kaaba is the building towards which             the cloak and carried the stone to its place. The
Muslims face five times a day, everyday, in                                                                Tawaf of the Kaba was never abandoned, even
                                                    Prophet then picked up the stone and placed it on      during reconstruction.
prayer. This has been the case since the time       the wall of the Kaaba. Since the tribe of Quraish
of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be         did not have sufficient funds, this reconstruction     During Abdul Malik bin
upon him) over 1400 years ago.                      did not include the entire foundation of the           Marwan's time
The Size of the Kaaba:                              Kaaba as built by Prophet Ibrahim. This is the         In 74 Hijri (or 693 according to the Gregorian         Reconstruction during Sultan
The current height of the Kaaba is 39 feet, 6       first time the Kaaba acquired the cubical shape it     calendar), Al-Hajjaj bin Yusuf al-Thaqafi, the         Murad Khan's time
inches and total size comes to 627 square feet.     has now unlike the rectangle shape which it had        known tyrant of that time, with the approval of        In the year 1039 Hijri, because of heavy rain, flood
                                                    earlier. The portion of the Kaaba left out is called   Umayyad Khalifa Abdul Malik bin Marwan,                and hail, two of the Kaaba's walls fell down.
The inside room of the Kaaba is 13X9 meters.        Hateem now.                                            demolished what Ibn az-Zubayr had added to it          The flood during which this occurred took
The Kaaba's walls are one meter wide. The floor
                                                                                                           from the older foundation of Prophet Ibrahim,          place on the 19th of Shaban 1039 Hijri which
inside is 2.2 meters higher than the place where    Construction After the Prophet's                       restore its old structure as the Quraish had had it.   continued constantly, so the water in the Kaaba
people perform Tawaf. The ceiling and roof          Time-Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr
are two levels made out of wood. They were                                                                 Some of the changes he made were the following:        became almost close to half of its walls, about 10
                                                    The Syrian army destroyed the Kaaba in                                                                        feet from the ground level.
reconstructed with teak which is capped with        Muharram 64 (Hijri date) and before the next           - he rebuilt it in the smaller shape which is
stainless steel. The walls are all made of stone.                                                             found today                                         On Thursday the 20th of Shaban 1039 Hijri, the
                                                    Hajj Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr, may Allah be                                                                     eastern and western walls fell down.
The stones inside are unpolished, while the ones    pleased with him, reconstructed the Kaba from          - took out the Hateem
outside are polished. This small building has       the ground up. Ibn az-Zubayr wanted to make            - walled up the we stern door (whose signs are         When flood receded on Friday the 21st of
been constructed and reconstructed by Prophets      the Kaba how the Prophet Muhammad wanted                  still visible today) and left the rest as it was    Shaban, the cleanup started. Again, a curtain,
Adam, Ibrahim, Ismail and Muhammad (peace           it, on the foundation of the Prophet Ibrahim.                                                                 the way Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr established
                                                                                                           - pulled down the wall in the Hateem area
be upon them all). No other building has had this   Ibn az-Zubayr said, "I heard Aisha (may Allah                                                                 on 4 pillars, was put up, and the reconstruction
                                                                                                           - removed the wooden ladder Ibn az-Zubayr              started on the 26th of Ramadan. The rest of the
honor.                                              be pleased with her) say, 'The Prophet said: "If          had put inside the Kaaba.                           walls except for the one near the Black Stone,
Yet, not very much is known about the details of    your people had not quite recently abandoned           -reduced the door's height by five cubits
this small but significant building.                                                                                                                              were demolished. By the 2nd of Zul-Hijjah 1040
                                                    the Ignorance (Unbelief), and if I had sufficient
                                                                                                           When Abdul Malik bin Marwan came for                   the construction was taking place under the
Did you know the Kaba was reconstructed as          provisions to rebuild it [the Kaaba], I would
                                                                                                           Umra and heard the Hadith that it was wish of          guidance of Sultan Murad Khan, the Ottoman
recently as close to four years ago?                have added five cubits to it from the Hijr. Also,                                                             Khalifa. From the point of the Black stone and
                                                                                                           Prophet for the Kaaba to be constructed the way
                                                    I would make two doors; one for people to enter                                                               below, the current construction is the same
Did you know that the Kaba has been subjected                                                              Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr had built it, he regretted
                                                    therein and the other to exit." (Bukhari). Ibn                                                                as that done by Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr. The
to danger by natural disasters like flooding, as                                                           his actions.
                                                    az-Zubayr said, "Today, I can afford to do it and                                                             construction which was done under the auspices
well as human attacks?
                                                    I do not fear the people.                              Imam Malik's advice to the                             of Murad Khan was exactly the one done at the
If keep reading. You'll find some rarely heard of
                                                    Ibn az-Zubayr built the Kaaba on Prophet               Khalifa Harun al Rasheed                               time of Abdul Malik ibn Marwan which is the
information discussed below and discover facts
                                                    Ibrahim's foundation. He put the roof on three         Abbasi Khalifa Harun al Rasheed wanted                 way the Quraysh had built it before Prophethood.
about the Kaba many are unaware of.
                                                    pillars with the wood of Aoud (a perfumed wood         to rebuild the Kaaba the way the Prophet               On Rajab 28 1377, One historian counted the
The other names of the Kaaba                        with aroma which is traditionally burned to get a      Muhammad wanted and the way Abdullah                   total stones of the Kaaba and they were 1,614.
Literally, Kaaba in Arabic means a high place       good smell out of it in Arabia).                       ibn az-Zubayr built it. But when he consulted          These stones are of different shapes. But the
with respect and prestige. The word Kaaba may       In his construction he put two doors, one facing       Imam Malik, the Imam asked the Khalifa to              stones which are inside the outer wall which is
also be derivative of a word meaning a cube.        the east the other facing the west, as the Prophet     change his mind because constant demolition            visible are not counted in there.
Some of these other names include:                  wanted but did not do in his lifetime. He rebuilt      and rebuilding is not respectful and would             Reconstruction of the Kaaba in
Bait ul Ateeq-which means, according to one         the Kaaba on the Prophet Ibrahim's foundation,         become a toy in the hands of kings. Each one
                                                                                                           would want to demolish and rebuild the Kaaba.
meaning, the earliest and ancient. According to     which meant that the Hateem area was included.
                                                                                                           Based on this advice, Harun al Rasheed did not         A major reconstruction of the Kaba took place
the second meaning, it means independent and        The Hateem is the area adjacent to the Kaaba
                                                                                                           reconstruct the Kaaba. The structure remained in       between May 1996 and October 1996.
liberating. Both meanings could be taken            enclosed by a low semi-circular wall.
                                                                                                           the same construction for 966 years, with minor        This was after a period of about 400 years (since
Bait ul Haram-the honorable house                   Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr also made the following                                                                Sultan Murad Khan's time).
                                                    additions and modifications:                           repairs here and there.
The Kaaba has been reconstructed up to 12 times                                                                                                                   During this reconstruction the only original thing
Scholars and historians say that the Kaaba has                                                                                                                    left from the Kaaba are the stones. All other
been reconstructed between five to 12 times.                                                                                                                      material has been replaced including the ceiling
                                                                                                                                                                  and the roof and its wood.
The very first construction of the Kaaba was
done by Prophet Adam (peace be upon him).                                                                                                                         What is inside the Kaaba?
Allah says in the Quran that this was the first                                                                                                                   There are three pillars inside
house that was built for humanity to worship                                                                                                                      There is a small table on the side to put items
Allah.                                                                                                                                                            like perfume and incense burners.
After this, Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (peace be                                                                                                                  There are two lantern-type lamps hanging
upon them) rebuilt the Kaba. The measurements                                                                                                                     from a cross beam near the ceiling.
of the Kaaba's Ibrahimic foundation are as                                                                                                                        There are no electric lights inside.
follows:                                                                                                                                                          The interior walls are clad with marble
- the eastern wall was 48 feet and 6 inches                                                                                                                       half-way to the roof.
- the Hateem side wall was 33 feet                                                                                                                                The entire floor is of marble except for a small
- the side between the black stone and the                                                                                                                        portion which is called “Rukhamat Humra”.
   Yemeni corner was 30 feet                                                                                                                                      Tablets with Qur’anic inscriptions are inset in
                                                                                                                                                                  the marble.
- the Western side was 46.5 feet
                                                                                                                                                                  The top part of the walls is covered with a
Following this, there were several constructions                                                                                                                  green cloth decorated with gold embroidered
before the Prophet Muhammad (peace and                                                                                                                            Qur’anic verses.
blessings be uponj him) 's time.                                                                                                                                  There are no windows inside.
Reconstruction of Kaaba by                                                                                                                                        There is only one door.
Quraish                                                                                                                                                           The space can accommodate about 50 people.
Prophet Muhammad participated in one of its                                                                                                                                               Sourced from
reconstructions before he became a Prophet.
After a flash flood, the Kaaba was damaged and
its walls cracked. It needed rebuilding.                                                                                                                                            WINNER
This responsibility was divided among the                                                                                                                                              3 Outstanding
Quraish's four tribes. Prophet Muhammad helped
with this reconstruction.
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Once the walls were erected, it was time to place                                                                                                                                 1. Select Group Achiever
the Black Stone, (the Hajar ul Aswad) on the                                                                                                                                         – one of the top 5 agents
eastern wall of the Kaba.
Arguments erupted about who would have the                                                                                                                                        2. Multi-cultural Award
honor of putting the Black Stone in its place.                                                                                                                                       from The Brisbane
A fight was about to break out over the issue,                                                                                                                                       Indian Times
when Abu Umayyah, Makkah's oldest man,
proposed that the first man to enter the gate of
                                                                                                                                                                                  3. From Southern Cross
the mosque the following morning would decide                                                                                                                                        Galilee for the Most
the matter. That man was the Prophet. The                                                                                                                                            Improved Business
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Jungle, Water, Mosques,
                                                                                                                                                            the villages were in fact furnished with modern
                                                                                                                                                            amenities yet preserved the traditional way
                                                                                                                                                            of life. The speedboat then zipped down the
                                                                                                                                                            river outside of the city centre to an area less
                                                                                                                                                            developed and surrounded by jungle. Here,

and Palaces                                                                                                                          By Kawthar Girach
                                                                                                                                                            once the speedboat motor was turned off so
                                                                                                                                                            as not to frighten them away, we witnessed a
                                                                                                                                                            group of Proboscis monkeys at play, dangling
                                                                                                                                                            and jumping from tree to tree. This endangered
                                                                                                                                                            monkey is prevalent specifically on the island
My Journey into Brunei Darussalam, the Abode of Peace                                                                                                       of Borneo, and is recognisable through its long
                                                                                                                                                            protruding nose that the female of the species
I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO be a host on                                                                        during this mundane act of driving to your        apparently find highly attractive on their males.
‘Getaway’. Ever since I was young, I would                                                                destination, you are reminded about the purpose   On returning to the city we stopped amidst a
sit with my eyes glued to the television on                                                               and meaning of life.                              large group of speedboats that seemed to be
Thursday nights, watching with a tinge of                                                                 The main attraction of Brunei for many, and       clustered into two groups. These speedboats had
jealousy as Catriona and the other presenters                                                             what the nation is famous for, is its immensely   been painted with slogans, such as ‘Never give
of the show, explored and experienced the far-                                                            opulent mosques reflective of the Sultanate’s     up’ and the like, and were being lovingly cared
reaches of the globe, bringing its breathtaking                                                           unimaginable wealth. The Sultan of Brunei, as     for by their young male owners. Speedboats,
natural wonder and the diverse customs of its                                                             many might know, is the wealthiest monarch in     for them, could be likened to the often male
people to my lounge room.                                                                                 the world, with palaces both in Brunei and many   obsession with ‘doing up’ cars. Instead of
During my time in Singapore, I was able to                                                                major cities across the globe. Within Brunei,     mag wheels and subwoofers, they were restoring
fulfil my dream somewhat through being able                                                               the Sultanate has commissioned the Jame           the look and power of their speedboats, and
to travel and explore the neighbouring countries                                                          Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, a magnificent        revving their engines for what we then realised
on a whim. I shall describe the highlights of my                                                          intricately-created golden structure situated     was the late afternoon river race between two
journey into Brunei Darussalam in this article.                                                           amidst water fountains and landscaped greenery,   rival groups.
Having living in Singapore for a few months                                                               as well as Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque,     The day ended with the a picturesque sunset,
already with many Malay friends, I was already                                                            an elaborate white mosque topped with a dome      the glittering golden mosque shining and
becoming acquainted with some aspects of                                                                  of pure gold that is reflected in the water at    reflecting on the serene water of the river, with
Malay culture. I was already eating mie goreng                                                            its base. Within this mosque is an elevator,      the Adhaan soon after calling Muslims for
on a regular basis, and not just the ‘Indomie’                                                            specifically for the Sultan where he ascends to   Maghrib prayer; simply breathtaking tranquillity
instant noodle type that we get here in Australia.                                                        his own private room for prayer, something that   in the ‘Abode of Peace’.
I had learnt that it was never polite to point                                                            was highly criticised by a friend of
using the index finger; the pointing of the thumb                                                         mine who emphasised that in Islam
in the desired direction using a closed fist was                                                          we are all equal in Allah’s eyes and
instead the acceptable way to refer to something      are quite used to the quick, perhaps even           that the Sultan should join prayer
or someone of interest. I was becoming more           subconscious, reading of road signs as you drive    with his fellow men. Perhaps he is
and more exposed to the language, Bahasa              along the motorway. You perhaps don’t even          a man that enjoys his privacy.
Melayu, with the learning of this language            pay attention to it; you just look out the window   We were escorted to a speedboat
becoming invaluable in later travels yet also         on your journey and read those big green signs      just behind this mosque to explore
being of assistance when attempting to act like       without even noticing. Well, in Brunei they have    Kampong Ayer, or the water village.
a local for haggling purposes. I also discovered      accounted for this effect, and have used it for     This represents a cluster of villages
that Bollywood had well and truly made its way        Islamic purposes. In Brunei, when you drive         on stilts in the Brunei River where
to this part of the world as, in some areas, once     along and are confronted with those big green       about 10% of Brunei’s population
it was realised that I am of Indian heritage, I was   signs, and when you look up and read them, you      live. It has been dubbed the ‘Venice
always asked whether I knew Shahrukh Khan.            may come across a consecutive group of them         of the East’ with small wooden
On arriving in Brunei Darussalam one of the           in Arabic script, the first reading SubhaanAllah,   speedboats being the transport of
first things that got me well and truly excited,      the second reading Alhumdulillah, and the           choice for villagers, and, although
was surprisingly, road signs. I am sure you           final one reading Allahu Akbar. Alhumdulillah,      it may seem somewhat like a slum,

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PLANET ARK IS TARGETING household                   cabinets and desk drawers and recycle redundant     modern age they may not be as discerning or
batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones     paperwork and old documents.                        choosy when it comes to accepting friend
this National Recycling Week (November 8            “The Friday File Fling is a great opportunity       requests from strangers. And with these new
-14) after receiving a surge in the number of       to de-clutter your cabinets of files that you no    sites, strangers who they carelessly accept friend
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  New Halal Butcher                                                                                     these social networking sites. I don’t know
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With the Muslim population growing on the Gold                                                          them – to show where they are. This alerts their       prompts. People can register for only $45 for an
Coast there is no surprise that a new halal butcher                                                     location to other people who are also registered       individual or $50 for the whole family and take
opened its door attracting customers from all over the                                                  to these sites. And they could be anyone.”             off their mobile phone’s location by blocking the
Gold Coast area.                                                                                        Most new phones on the market have internet            GPS tracking system.
Labrador Halal Quality Meats is located in Brown                                                        capabilities, with web browsers, email,                Phone Facts:
Street in Labrador, only a few blocks away from the                                                     locationbased applications and in-built GPS’s,
                                                                                                                                                               Mobile Phones can still be traced even
Gold Coast mosque. Owner and manager, Saajid                                                            making the internet very mobile. And giving
                                                                                                                                                               when they turned off
Khan is a fourth-generation butcher with a wealth                                                       parents less opportunity to manage how their
of knowledge that was passed down from his great                                                        kids use it.                                           43 % of Australians own a internet
grandfather who owned and ran several butchers                                                                                                                 capable smartphone
                                                                                                        “In this world parents feel like they are losing
in South Africa. The Khan butchers were famously                                                        control. Our kids have a much better grip on           23 % of children aged six to 13 own a
known for small goods and products which Saajid                                                         mobile phones, the internet and these networking       mobile phone
says he will be introducing to his customers in the                                                     sites. We are always one step behind,” Mrs             14% of young children have been bullied
coming months. In addition, the customers will be                                                       Searle said.                                           through their mobile
able to enjoy the pre marinated ready to cook meats,
french polonies and hot dogs and boerewors all at
very competitive prices.                               Saajid Khan
Labrador Halal Quality Meats prouds itself on
service offering customers exactly what they want. Pakiza Naaz Khan and
Nawaaz Movin Khan, originally from Fiji relocated to Surfers Paradise a
year ago and have become regular customers of Labrador Halal Quality
Meats after extended family recommended the halal butcher to them. “We
are very happy with the quality and they have the best value,” said Pakiza.
Her husband Nawaaz added that after trying other butchers they found this
was the best one.
Labrador Halal Quality Meats also caters for functions, weddings and
supply meats to local halal restaurants. They also have regular deliveries
to Brisbane on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
For any more information visit Labrador Halal Quality Meats at 7-7
Brown Street in Labrador or phone Saajid or Zubair on 07 5571 0010 or

Zubair Khan
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The IT Corner                                                                                            Two South Africans
How to                                                                                                   pedal their way
  Dispose of Ink Cartridgesby Shoaib Dedhi
MOST OF US WOULD throw away our old
cartridge when finished – however reusing or
                                                      this service, so call around to office supply
                                                      stores in the area and ask if they can refill an
                                                                                                         to Haj                                                                                            By K.S. Ramkumar

recycling is the better option, not just for the      ink cartridge for you.                             TWO YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS have                                       decided to pick up Arabic, especially while
pocket but also for the environment.                  Recycle empty ink cartridges if you’ve             pedaled their way to Saudi Arabia to perform this                   traveling through Syria and Jordan. This suited
                                                      already refilled it several times and have         year’s Haj. Nathim Cairncross, 28, and Imtiyaz                      us well when we reached the Saudi border
A few tips to keep the cartridge                                                                         Ahmad Haron, 25, both from Cape Town, said                          where the security officials were very friendly
Prior to using recycled ink cartridges,               worn it out or if the cartridge is not available
                                                      for refill. Rather than placing the cartridge      on arrival at the Saudi border before reaching                      and welcomed and greeted us. They were also
especially if your printer is new, check                                                                 Tabuk that they felt happy they were fulfilling                     happy to know that we have undertaken this
the manufacturer’s note of your printer to            directly into your home recycling bin for
                                                      weekly pick-up, it’s better to participate in a    their dream of performing Haj. “Pedaling our                        arduous journey to fulfill our Haj dream,”
determine if using a recycled ink cartridge can                                                          way to the Kingdom from Cape Town was a
                                                      recycle program specifically for the recycling                                                                         Cairncross said. “We came with a very small
void warranty of your machine.                                                                           grueling experience. We wanted to travel this
                                                      of ink cartridges such as cartridge refilling                                                                          budget and we found to our delight there were
Refill empty ink cartridges before the ink                                                               way so that we are prepared to experience the                       people readily prepared to offer us the local cash
runs out. This significantly cuts the cost of         places. In some cases you can do a cartridge
                                                      trade in just like gas and go bottles for          rigors of performing the pilgrimage,” Cairncross,                   and meet our needs.”
new cartridges. Refill kits are available in                                                             a town planner by profession, told Arab News
all office supply stores. They come with all          your BBQ.                                                                                                              Both did not encounter any serious problem on
                                                                                                         over the telephone on Monday night.                                 their way through nine countries in the course
of the equipment, ink and instructions. Do-it-        Remember, when you recycle ink cartridges,
yourself refilling means you pay a fraction of        you don’t only save on money, you will also        Both set out on their journey for the annual                        of their nine-month journey. “All we did was to
the cost of a new cartridge.                          minimize the quantity of non-biodegradable         pilgrimage on Feb. 7 on their bicycles. They                        change tires and tubes, and fix the pedal chain
                                                      materials that are harmful to the environment      pedaled through Botswana, Zimbabwe,                                 from time to time.
Take the cartridge to an office supply that has                                                          Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey,
an on-site refill service. Not all stores provide     if allowed to remain as junk in landfills.                                                                             Asked why they chose to ride bicycles,
                                                                                                         Syria and Jordan before reaching the Saudi
                                                                                                                                                                             Cairncross said: “This gives us a lot of
                                                                                                         border. “This is our first Haj. We could have
                                                                                                                                                                             opportunity to meet and interact with different
               Postnatal Depression                                                                      come for Haj by plane, but it was our cherished
                                                                                                         desire to travel differently, so we chose to use
                                                                                                                                                                             people in different countries. Additionally, we
                                                                                                                                                                             continued with our Dawa work wherever we
                                                                                                         our bicycles, as cycling is what we both love the
           Awareness Week – 14-20 November 2010                                                          most,” Cairncross said.
                                                                                                                                                                             stopped for our overnight stays.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Both Cairncross and Haron are students of
   Depression affects one in 11 women during pregnancy and one in seven after                            Both pedaled 80 to 100 km daily and took
                                                                                                                                                                             Islamic law and have studied Shariah. “I
       birth.Help is available and with the righttreatment, you can recover.                             rest in mosques or tents after dusk and set out
                                                                                                         again after dawn. “People have been very                            joined a university and completed a course in
                                                                                                         cooperative and courteous. At every place that                      town planning and am working in the field of
                       Postnatal Depression: the facts                                                                                                                       construction,” Cairncross said.
                                                                                                         we passed through, they welcomed us and were
  •    One in 11 mums will experience depression during pregnancy.                                                                                                           Both of them are single and love sports.
                                                                                                         happy to know that we were going for Haj. Food
  •    One in seven mums will experience depression in the year following the birth of their child.      was never a problem as people took delight in                       While Cairncross is interested in wind surfing
  •    Postnatal Depression is not the ‘baby blues’ – it does not go away on its own.                    offering us the choicest dishes. Of course, it                      along beaches and seas, Haron, an economics
  •    Having depression and anxiety is not a normal part of having a baby.                              was tiresome to pedal throughout the journey,                       graduate, excels in kickboxing and mountain
  •    It’s important to get help early                                                                  especially when negotiating mountainous                             climbing. After the pilgrimage, both propose to
                                                                                                         regions,” Cairncross added.                                         return home via West Africa.
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                                                                                                         Language was a big problem for both of them.                        This story was first published on www.arabnews.
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From A to Z: A story of my trip
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                                                                                                                                                                 Fundraisers for Pakistan Unite Community
                                                                                                                                                                 they just need quilts, as you know one quilt is for
from Australia to Zimbabwe                                                                                                             by Ismail Mohamed
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                                                                                                                                                                 account please mention the word QUILT,” Zaffar
                                                                                                                                                                 Khan requested.
I AM TRULY THANKFUL TO ALLAH,                          Nevertheless, the people of Zimbabwe are               The Majlisul Ulama have served the                 On 31st of October The Islamic Council of
Who allowed me to travel to my birth place,            patient and resilient, and it seems that they          Muslim community of Zimbabwe for                   Queensland (ICQ), together with a number of
all the way across the Indian ocean, to the            have managed to weather the worst part of              decades, establishing schools, masjids,            Muslim and non-Muslim organisations, staged a
heart of Southern Africa – Zimbabwe. It had            the storm.                                             orphanages, halal certification, youth             fete to raise funds for the victims of the floods at
been about two and a half years since I last           Islam can be traced in Zimbabwe since the              activities and many beneficial projects.           the Islamic College of Brisbane. The 2000 people
went to Zimbabwe, so I was really looking              sixteenth century as being established strongly        On my last trip, I was privileged to visit         who attended had a wide range of foods and rides to
forward to the trip back.                              among the northern and eastern tribes.                 them and share my experiences in Australia         choose from and helped raise some $40 000 through
                                                                                                              with them.                                         the stalls and the auctions. The monies will be
The journey westwards is always eventful,              However, successive colonisation by first,
                                                                                                                                                                 distributed through a number of charities including,
and this time was no different with the FIFA           the Portuguese in the late 1500s and second,           Of special mention is the head and founder         Dr Rubina Gillani who is heavily involved with
World Cup being held for the first time in             the British from 1890 eroded most of Islamic           of Majlisul Ulama, Shaikh Musa Menk, a             several charitable organisations (including the Fred
Africa. After the short transit in the newly           presence in the area.                                  senior and wise scholar of many years of           Hollows Foundation) providing aid to those in
refurbished      Johannesburg       International      With the second influx of British ‘pioneers’           experience. He enquired about the Muslim           need in Pakistan, the Imran Khan Foundation, Red
Airport (officially known as Oliver Tambo              came a fresh wave of migrants, some to work            community in Brisbane and sent salaams             Crescent and Rotary and Lions.
International), I hop on the fully booked flight       on the fertile lands and rich mineral fields           (greetings of peace) to all.                       President of ICQ, Mohammed Yusuf said that this
north to Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.                   and mines, and some seeking a better life by           World Cup euphoria this year spread                was an opportunity for the people of Queensland to
The flight is just over an hour, but the               trade. Among these migrants were Muslims –                                                                show their support for a very worthy cause.
                                                                                                              contagiously through the whole of Africa
terrain thousands of feet below is amazingly           Malawians and Indians.                                 – from Cape to Cairo! Zimbabwe was                  The UN estimates twenty-one million people have
diverse. From the vast savannah plains to                                                                                                                        lost their homes—it is hard to believe, but this
                                                       During the years of British rule in Zimbabwe           also caught in the midst of it. I would
                                                                                                                                                                 figure is statistically more than the combined total
great mountain ranges, from wonderful river            (then Rhodesia) various ethnicities were               always hear the loud trumpeting sound              of individuals made homeless by the 2004 Tsunami,
ecosystems to fertile farming acreages –               grouped together and segregated from each              of vuvuzelas as excited kids in my                 the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, and the 2010 Haiti
Zimbabwe, like Australia, is one of the signs          other. In these difficult times, Indians stuck         neighbourhood played soccer. Friends and           earthquake. Structural damages are estimated to
and gifts of Allah to His creatures.                   together, as did Europeans and Africans.               relatives made special trips up and down           exceed $4 billion, and wheat crop damages are
Arriving into Harare, one can see the shimmer          However it was in this atmosphere that the             to South Africa for the “once in a lifetime”       estimated at half a billion dollars. Estimates of
of lights below – nowhere near as bright               early Muslims developed a strong community             event. The way things were going, it               the total damage to the Pakistan economy are $43
as Brisbane – but still full of promise and            and established various Islamic institutions           seemed as if people were going for Hajj!           billion. Without adequate shelter or reliable supplies
                                                       and centres of learning – institutions that still                                                         of food and clean water, people are also at risk of
opportunity. Leaving the airport, we drive                                                                    Looking back at my recent trip, I can              severe malnutrition and disease. Since the onset
past one of the most famous parts of Harare            run till today, by the Grace of Allah.                 say that things are looking positive for           of the floods there have been 99 reported cases
known as Mbare.                                        Since independence in 1980, till today Islam           Zimbabwe. A lot of rebuilding needs to             of cholera, and in October there were 78 reported
It is a real eye-opener – thousands of people,         has grown in Zimbabwe in leaps and bounds.             be done, but with Allah’s help and a bit of        cases of polio – a 26 percent jump from last year.
most of them poor, live and work here –                More of the local population have now been             patience and hard work everything will fit         This is a dramatic increase for a disease that’s been
trading, buying, selling – trying to earn their        exposed to Islam and have chosen it as their           into place.                                        nearly wiped out worldwide.
                                                       way of life. After the help of Allah, this                                                                                                 Info sourced from CCN
livelihood. In the past few years, it was a
real struggle for survival as Zimbabwe’s               has been through the effort of many Muslim
economy went through turmoil. This is most             scholars and callers, at the head of them the
noticeable in the infrastructure, such as roads        Majlisul Ulama (Council of Islamic Scholars)
and buildings.                                         of Zimbabwe.

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                                                                                                MYQ Launch                                                                     By Emane Elmezin

        Bonus Bros                                                                              Collaboration, Networking & Unity
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                                                                                                youth and various members of the Muslim
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                                                                                                                                                    and through youth workers experience were
                                                                                                                                                    highlighted. These issues were:
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                                                                                                MYQ's main aim is to engage the Muslim
                                                                                                youth and youth organisations in networking
                                                                                                and collaborating, thereby creating a body
                                                                                                                                                    3. Prejudice
                                                                                                                                                    4. Social out casting & peer pressure
 and meat-loving needs, main meals, pastas and lunches alongwith other regular specials.        that will be strong enough to be recognised         5. Wearing the hijab
 The ambience and decor inside are most inviting and pleasant, whilst those sitting outdoors    by all Muslims, youth groups, non-youth             MYQ’s associate partner, the Council of
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 supplying fantastic foods to the communities of Brisbane and the Gold Coast for numerous       the future vision to attract all the other states   willingness of the Imams to work closely with
 years, and are well worth a visit anytime your tummy rumbles!                                  in Australia.                                       the youth of QLD.
                                                                                                Anas Abdalla kicked off the launch as MC            MYQ currently consist of five youth
                                                                                                for the day, with his passionate perspective        organistions, Alnisa, Australian Muslim
                                                                                                on MYQ being a mechanism for the youth to           Youth Network (AMYN), The Federation
                                                                                                synergise and network.                              of Australian Muslim Students and Youth
                                                                                                Guest speaker, Dr. Mohammad Abdalla                 (FAMSY), Gold Coast Youth and United
                                                                                                highlighted the significance of the launch          Muslims Brisbane (UMB). All five groups
                                                                                                marking the day as a historic day in the history    gave a short synopsis of who they are, what
                                                                                                of Muslims in Australia. He touched on the          they do, how you could join them and why
                                                                                                importance of the youth and the importance on       they are a part of MYQ.
                                                                                                focusing on long term goals. He further stated      Allhumdulilah, by the grace of the almighty,
                                                                                                that any objective should be done with good         the concept and ideas presented on the day
                                                                                                intentions and for the sake of Allah SWT. Dr.       were very well received by the audience.
                                                                                                Abdalla also made a passionate appeal for the       Some great suggestions were made during
                                                                                                youth of Australia to value Australia as ‘our’      question time and after the program by various
                                                                                                country, where we can contribute positively         individuals prompting the idea of a possible
                                                                                                whilst still remaining faithful to our core         community consultation session for MYQ.
                                                                                                Islamic values and principles.                      MYQ is open to all Muslim youth and youth
                                                                                                Members from MYQ then followed with                 organisations of Queensland. If you would like
                                                                                                a concise presentation on MYQ’s: aims,              to get in touch with MYQ, please contact the
                                                                                                objectives,     guidelines,     database     and    secretary, Emane Elmezin on emane.elmezin@
                                                                                                administration. Five Muslim youth issues that

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Enigmatic Stragers; Secret Dangers
                                                                                                                                                                the niqab, Muslim women are exercising their
                                                                                                                                                                full right to reserve their sexuality to where
                                                                                                                                                                they believe it belongs. Not towards (other
                                                                                                                                                                women’s) husbands and partners but solely
                                                                                                                                                                towards their own.”
                                                                                                                                           by Khadija Hurst     Dr Mohamad Abdalla, part-time Imam and
                                                                                                                                                                Associate Professor at Griffith University,
THE DEEP FOREST-GREEN of the wrought-                 are afraid of modernity” and victims of “a            Council for the second time in June this year. In   was first on the scene at the Kuraby Mosque
iron globe, crescent moon and star are silhouetted    war against women” by Canberra ABC news               his speech he quoted almost 500 words from an       blaze on 22 September 2001. He found a lone,
against the blue and white of a cloudy sky atop       presenter Virginia Haussegger. Tanveer Ahmed,         opinion piece in The Age by Virginia Haussegger     unburnt excerpt from a narration of the Prophet
the single minaret of Masjid Al-Farooq in the         psychiatry registrar and Sydney Morning Herald        entitled ‘The burqa is a war on women’. His         Muhammad which said: ‘The strong is not the
Brisbane suburb of Kuraby. The sky moves              columnist, attributes wearing the niqab to an         admiration for her position is obvious; whether     one who overcomes the people by his strength,
behind it, sailing slowly by. The minaret stands      assertion of ‘individual identity’ and ‘protest.’     she returns that admiration remains to be seen.     but the strong is the one who controls himself
tall, detached from the main building except for      The call to ban the niqab and the surrounding         Elizabeth Farrelly, however, writing in the         while in anger.’
the first-floor balcony which reaches out and         media furore, has prompted niqab-wearing              Sydney Morning Herald recently, said that it is
                                                                                                                                                                Bayaan, mother of six and coordinator of the
wraps around its middle, securing the mast to         Muslim women of Australia, including myself,          “alarming to find one self agreeing with Fred       Muslim Women’s Convert Support Group
the ship.                                             who are not usually given to public expression,       Nile, especially on gender issues”.                 website says to those who are offended by
The sky is greying but sun still glints off the       to convey their dismay at the present tide of         Ironically, while these feminist writers who want   the niqab, “I understand that I am a highly
shiny cars that line the street outside the mosque.   public discontent which assaults them whenever        to ‘ban the burqa’ abhor the fact that they hold    visible symbol for that which you fear… but
A light breeze lifts the leaves of a mango tree       they leave the house, turn on a television, or        anything in common with Fred Nile, I discover       I cover myself not to annoy or provoke you.
in the yard next door. The tree was witness to        open a newspaper.                                     that I could have many things in common with        It’s between me and my Creator, the Creator
the fire that consumed all but the front steps and    These women are mostly well-mannered,                 the man who is synonymous with the Christian        of all of us. When you oppress me with your
some roof tin of the previous mosque building         well-educated, world-aware, and tech-                 right-wing in Australia and whose name I have       verbal abuse, I choose not to retaliate with
here where it stood when the twin towers fell         savvy wives and mothers. The principle                known since childhood. He currently has 19          an equally ignorant reply. I will not pour
in New York City, half a world away. The              motivation that the women I know and have             Bills before the NSW Legislative Council on         petrol on your fire, instead I will pour water.
fires that burned there provoked retaliation and      spoken to on the subject have professed for           issues such as alcohol advertising, abortion        I will smile and wish you a good day.”
destruction that singed and suffocated this fruit-    wearing the face-cover is love for God and            information, child protection, banning X18+         On the niqab, Dr Abdalla says that ‘as the
bearing tree and the community of the Mosque.         belief that wearing niqab will bring her              movies, prostitution, the age of consent and        Shar’iah (Muslim law) allows the covering
The call to prayer emanates from the interior as      closer to Him..                                       drinking age and prohibiting public nudity.         of the face, and the Australian constitution
the Friday Prayers begin.                             “I put the niqab on in a time in my life where I      In a press release before the planned ‘Burn a       protects freedom of religion, the choice
The women’s entrance is unseen from the street.       wanted to do more to please Allah,” says Andree       Quran Day’ in Florida, he expressed his ‘total      belongs to women’. He does think a ban could
Long flowing multi-colored dresses and scarves,       who became Muslim while working as a diving           opposition and condemnation’ of the event and       be brought about here though “if the hate and
the Indian salwa-kameez (loose pants with a           instructor in an Egyptian tourist resort. “At the     said that the pastor who had initiated it was       ignorance dominates.” Sheikh Aslam Hussain,
dress and scarf), as well as demure black gowns       time, I was increasing my worship in a number         ‘obviously a strange and unbalanced person.’        of Sunnah Inspirations Inc, says the media
or abayas move in from the car park. We listen;       of ways, taking Qur`an lessons and paying             In her original call for a ban on the ‘burka’       often misportrays Islam and Muslims and it
we stand; we worship; we exchange the Salam,          particular attention to my prayers.” Iman, who        in her Canberra Times column in June 2009,          is the media that “tends to drive public and
or greeting of peace; we part, armed with prayer,     works in childcare says, “I wear niqab for myself     Virginia Haussegger wrote that a burka-             parliamentary opinion in a Democratic society”.
to steer a straight course back out into the world.   and for God. It doesn’t mean you’re better, it just   wearing woman is “relinquishing the right to        “People,” he says, “quite often are too busy in
I tie my niqab (Islamic face-cover) over my           means you’re devoting more to Islam.”                 express herself as a female’ and ‘is agreeing to    pursuit of personal enjoyment to spend time
scarf and step out into the afternoon.                                                                      suppress her own sexuality”.                        to verify the false claims of the media against
                                                      Fred Nile, the longest serving member of the
                                                                                                                                                                the innocent.”
Niqab-wearers are portrayed in the                    New South Wales parliament, introduced his            Responding to Ms Haussegger’s article, Nada,
Australian media as “feeble women who                 Full Face Covering Bill to the Legislative            a Brisbane naturopath, said that “by wearing                                         Continued Page 19



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Tanveer Ahmed, psychiatry registrar and opinion       At a recent Sydney protest against Fred Nile’s
columnist in The Sydney Morning Herald,                                                                   This flaky pastry dish makes an excellent treat for Eid
                                                      proposed Bill, niqab-wearing women were
mentioned on SBS’s ‘Banning the Burqa’                quoted as saying that hijab (literally meaning
Insight program on 21st September, his ‘protest’                                                          Ingredients
                                                      barrier) isn’t a matter of free choice, but of
theory as to why women wear niqab. “There             Islamic obligation. Fatumeh Ardati said ”to use     2 cups white sugar                1 1/2 pounds chopped almonds
is (sic),’ he said, ‘more elements of political       freedom of choice as a justification, then we are   2 cups water                      2 tablespoons white sugar
protestors, they link their own grievances to that    also accepting of women who undress… and we         1 cup honey                       1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
of Palestine or Iraq and… a religiosity and they      can never do this as Muslim women. We dress
are more likely to express their observance by                                                            1 cinnamon stick                  1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
                                                      like this because it is the command of Allah”.
outward symbols.”                                                                                         1/4 lemon                         1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted
                                                      At the same rally Umm Jamaal ud-Din said
If wearing niqab is a protest, it is more likely      “What this bill has effectively done is open the    1 teaspoon vanilla extract        1 (16 ounce) package frozen filo pastry, thawed
to be against Australian and western society’s        door to the racist element in Australian society,
preoccupation with the female body. Nada says         whereby some people think they have free rein       Directions
that “A woman has a million commercial and            to vilify, abuse and even physically assault
male pressures telling her that her physical                                                              Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a saucepan over medium heat,
                                                      women who wear the veil.” Whatever the cause,
appearance is what makes her who she is. In           niqab-wearing women are regularly targeted for
                                                                                                          combine 2 cups sugar, water, honey, cinnamon stick, lemon and vanilla. Bring to a
2001 I took a stand and made the choice to be         abuse; from verbal insults in the supermarket       boil, then simmer for 15 minutes, skimming any foam that is formed. Set side.
judged for my intellect… what I have to offer         to worse. One sister revealed that she had been
the world.” She says the niqab is “the strongest                                                          In a small bowl, combine chopped almonds, 2 tablespoons sugar, ground cinnamon
                                                      walking along a main road with her five children    and cloves; set aside. Brush butter on bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Each sheet of filo
stance a woman can ever take in declining to          several years ago when two men in a passing
partake in society’s judgment based on looks.”        car screamed “Go back to your own country,          dough is twice as big as the pan, so cut each in half, making 2 sheets. Place a sheet
Tanveer Ahmed comes to an interesting                 you terrorist!” and threw a beer bottle narrowly    of filo on bottom of pan, and brush with melted butter. Repeat process for a total of
analytical point regarding the wearing of             missing her child’s head. “That day I made the      8 sheets, buttering each. Sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of nut mixture evenly over the
‘outward symbols’ of Islam. He says the veil is       choice that I couldn’t continue,” she said. She     filo, and cover with 4 more sheets, buttering each. Continue sprinkling nuts after every
“increasingly an assertion of individual identity”    stopped wearing the niqab.
which is a “very western thing”. This is true                                                             4 sheets of filo, until all but 8 sheets (4 full sheets) are used.
                                                      I would like to ask media commentators whether
but it does not necessarily follow that it is not     they feel any responsibility for giving licence     Use remaining 8 sheets for the top layer, buttering each sheet of filo. Before buttering
religious or Islamic, as is implied. As Muslims       to those who feel justified in abusing Muslim       the last sheet, tuck in any loose edges. Press down layers with palms of your hands.
in a predominantly non-Muslim country, we             women due to her widely expressed views on
find ourselves in a similar situation to the                                                              Pour remaining butter over
                                                      niqab. I presume not.
earliest Muslims, being the Prophet Mohammad                                                              the top. With a large knife,
and his companions, albeit a much less brutal         Many people say they feel threatened by women       cut 5 strips lengthwise about
experience, at least in Australia. All Muslims        in niqab. They fear for their safety. They call
                                                      us terrorists. Statistics on crime committed        1/2 inch deep, then cut
were converts at that time and were seen as
deserting their families and customs, threatening     by niqab-wearing women in Australia do not          diagonally to form diamond
the very fabric of their society. They were           exist. I could quote statistics on death and        shapes.
persecuted, tortured and murdered. To outwardly       disease caused by alcohol, tobacco and drugs
                                                      in Australia. The numbers on child abuse and        Bake in preheated oven for
profess one’s identity in the face of adversity can
be seen as Islamic in a historical context.           sexual assault every year are appalling. And yet    50 to 60 minutes, or until
Freedom of choice is the common argument              face-covering by perhaps 200 Australian women       golden brown. Remove
against a face-covering ban in Australia.             catches the headlines. Feminist author Naomi        from oven, and immediately
                                                      Wolf wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald in
Common also is the ‘when in Rome’ argument
                                                      2008 that “Ideological battles are often waged
                                                                                                          pour syrup over baklava.
for a ban, exemplified by a comment on the                                                                Allow to cool thoroughly.
online chat forum of the Insight program,             with women’s bodies as their emblems, and
“imagine a western world female walking               Western Islamophobia is no exception.”              Cut diamonds to go all the
around in a mini skirt in teheran or any islamic      The Prophet Muhammad said over 1400 years           way through, and serve.
country it wouldnt go down too well either ! talk     ago, “Islam began as something strange, and
about freedom of choice”. This argument seeks         it shall return to being something strange,
to override freedom of choice here as there is        so give glad tidings to the strangers.”
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  Results - Muslims                                                         Teachers needed                                                                        Women’s
  Australia Schools                                                         IN THE CURRENT CLIMATE of an increasing need for Muslims to be
                                                                            involved in inter-faith dialogue to remove misconceptions about Islam, clarify         Arts Project
                                                                            issues related to Muslims, and inform others about Islam, there is a need to educate
  Score above the                                                           both Muslims and non-Muslims about issues related to Islam and Muslims.
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                                                                            Many schools in Queensland have a growing population of Muslims. Many
                                                                            of these Muslim students (primary and secondary) are deprived from learning
                                                                                                                                                                   proposals from Muslim women artists and
                                                                                                                                                                   artisans for its new national project. 8 to 10 artists
  IN       AN        PRESS                                                  about their faith or getting the opportunity to pray congregational prayers at         will be commissioned to develop a project over
  RELEASE, the President                                                    school. Many of the Muslim students have expressed the desire to learn more            the next twelve months. The resulting artworks
  of Muslims Australia –                                                    about their faith.                                                                     will be exhibited at Casula Powerhouse Arts
  AFIC, Mr Ikebal Patel                                                     Following this emerging need in schools around Queensland, CIQ is looking              Centre NSW in February 2012.
  announced       that    all                                               for committed Muslims who are interested in teaching Religious Education               The Australian Muslim Women’s Arts project
  of Muslims Australia                                                      classes, once a week, at schools around Queensland. Full training and manuals          offers the following resources to successful
  schools, namely Malek                                                     for Religious Education classes will be provided to the volunteers by CIQ,             applicants:
  Fahd Islamic School                                                       including the necessary paperwork to undertake this task Insha Allah. CIQ is
  in    Sydney,      Islamic                                                                                                                                       • Up to $15,000 cash support to create your
                                                                            also looking for people to lead congregational Jummah prayers at the schools.
  School of Brisbane,                                                                                                                                                 work;
                                                                            2) Religious studies talks on Islam at Non-Muslim                                      • Dialogue with project Producer and Curator
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  national and state averages.                                              colleges for their Grade 11 and Grade 12 religious studies class assignments.             professionals and/or organisations to support
  Mr Patel stated, “the NAPLAN mean marks of our students at Malek          These religious studies classes study Islam as part of their curriculum and are           your project’s development;
                                                                            required to interview a Muslim person to get an insight about the influence of
  Fahd Islamic School in all the tests are higher than the New South
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Message from the Chairman – AIIC
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful
May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon
our beloved Nabi Rasulloolah. Sallalahu Alaayhi
This time of the year is considered to be important          • I have placed felicity and great pleasure in
to summarise all events and activities which have                paradise, but people seek it in this world.
occurred during the year. It is an opportunity to                How will they ever find it?
present the wider range of activities undertaken             • I have placed prosperity in contentment, but
by staff, students, volunteers and community                     people seek it in greed. How will they ever
members. We are pleased to report that AIIC                      find it?
students continued to achieve great outcomes in all
                                                             • I have placed the honour and dignity in
KLAs (Key Learning Areas) in 2010.
                                                                 obedience to me, but people seek it at the
There are two main areas of achievement at AIIC                  portals of kings. How will they ever find it?
during 2010. Our students demonstrated excellent             • I have placed knowledge, vision and wisdom
behaviour and attitude, and have also demonstrated               in hunger and hard work, but people seek it
a high level of academic achievement in all                      in satiety (over indulgence) and easy going.
areas. The year began with challenges to improve                 How will they ever find it? (Hadith of Qudsi)
academic standards and finished with outstanding
                                                         2. "There is to be no envy except with regard to
results in both the internal and external assessments.
                                                            two kinds of individuals: one to whom Allah
                                                            has given wealth, which he strives to spend
In ICAS academic performance, our students                  righteously, and one to whom Allah has given
have received 4 High Distinctions, 23 Distinctions          the wisdom of the Qur’an upon which he models
and 42 Credits. In the 2010 NAPLAN tests                    his behaviour and which he teaches to others".
conducted by the Commonwealth Government,                   (Hadith of Bukhari)
our students performance was at 93%, this is             3. "When you travel fertile land, give the camels
well above the National Minimum Standard in                 their share of the vegetation of the land, and
literacy and numeracy.                                      when you travel through barren land, hasten your
Alongside these great results, we have also                 pace and thus conserve their energy. When you
commenced teaching at our Gold Coast Campus                 halt for the night, leave the track unoccupied, for
and have completed two new buildings at                     it is also a passage for the beasts and a haunt of
Durack giving us 8 new classrooms and our new               insects and reptiles during the night" (Hadith of
multipurpose hall. Alhamdulillah. Both our new              Bukhari)
buildings are of the highest standard and we will        At the end I would urge the parents, teachers,
Insha Allah commence using them in January 2011.         volunteers and community members to continue to
2011 is going to be very important for us because        play a key role in
we will be restarting our City Campus and will be        our children’s learning and tarbiyah development in
constructing additional facilities at the Gold Coast     order that we can achieve our aims and objectives
along with upgrading 200 car car-park to ensure          where every
that it meets our community’s expectations Insha
                                                         child can contribute meaningfully in Australia and
                                                         in the global society.
I would like to share with you the following three
                                                         I would like to take this opportunity once again to
                                                         thank the parents, the teachers, the school board
1. Allah says in Hadith Qudsi, "I have placed            members,
    five things in five others, but people seek them
                                                         the trustees and the Whole Community at large for
    elsewhere, how will they ever find them"?
                                                         their guidance, cooperation and continuous support.
    • I have placed my pleasure in self denial, but
       people seek it in self delight and in luxury.          Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu.
       How will they ever find it?                                               Imam Abdul Quddoos Azhari

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                                               Our college is a K-12 school situated at Durack and P to 7 at
                                               Buranda and Carrara Campuses with a proven record of
                                               academic excellence along with Arabic and Islamic Studies.

                                                  ICAS COMPETITIONS PERFORMANCE
               AIIC Durack Campus                      English (3 High Distinctions, 4 Distinctions and 8 Credits)
                                                       Spelling (1 High Distinction, 8 Distinctions and 4 Credits)
                                                       Computer Skills (8 Distinctions and 6 Credits)
                                                       Mathematics (2 Distinctions and 12 Credits)
                                                       Science (1 Distinction and 6 Credits)
                                                       Writing (6 Credits)

              AIIC Durack Campus                  2010 NAPLAN PERFORMANCE (YEARS 3, 5, 7)
             New Multipurpose Hall             SCHOOL                                      SUBURB            % ABOVE *NMS
                                          1    Southside Christian College                 Salisbury              98%
                                          2    Brisbane Adventist College                  Mansfield              96%
                                          3    Australian International Islamic College    Durack                 93%
                                          4    Oxley State School                          Oxley                      90%
                                          5    Darra State School                          Darra                      88%
             AIIC Gold Coast Campus       6    Kuraby State School                         Kuraby                     87%
                                          7    Seville Road State School                   Holland Park               81%
                                          8    Richlands East State School                 Richlands                  81%
                                          9    Inala State School                          Inala                      77%
                                          10   Mabel Park State School                     Slacks Creek               73%
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Breast Cancer Awareness:
Be Breast Aware                                                                                                                                 - By Hanan Batchelor

GROWING UP IN AN ARAB community, the                           Early detection through self                          whilst dressing, but is important to discuss any
word is never mentioned, instead when talking                                                                        changes or concerns that you may have found to
about it, it’s referred to as ‘that illness’. I am                                                                   your local doctor.
                                                               Being breast aware starts with knowing your
talking about breast cancer, a subject that no                 body well and getting to know what is normal
body wants to talk about, despite that we all
                                                                                                                     What can increase our risk of
                                                               for your breasts. Women of all ages, even though      developing breast cancer?
know someone who has been diagnosed with                       you may be healthy and fit, should be regularly
cancer or currently has cancer. Trends suggest                                                                       • getting older; about 13% of new cases are
                                                               checking their breasts for signs of changes or
that 1 in 11 women will be diagnosed with                                                                              among women aged 20-44, 61% in women
                                                               abnormality. The more aware of the normality’s
breast cancer before the age of 75, however,                                                                           aged 45-69 and 26% among women over 70.
                                                               of your breasts you are, the better aware you will
according to the cancer council Australia, 1 in 3              be at the slightest changes.                          • having a family history of breast cancer
cancer cases can be preventable                                So get yourself in front of the mirror (which         The following can slightly increase
It is important to note that all women are at risk of          shouldn’t be so hard for the majority of us, with     the risk:
developing breast cancer, so instead of avoiding               your shirt and bra off (okay, a little awkward)                                                            nutrition, changes to diet and exercise habits on
                                                                                                                     • if you have had breast cancer in the past
the realities of life, preparing ourselves with the            and be comfortable (breathe!). Place your                                                                  their website.
                                                                                                                     • starting menstruation prior to 12 years old or
awareness and knowledge in cancer detection,                   hands beside you body and just observe your
                                                               breast size and shape- noting if there are any          starting menopause at later age after 55 years     Breast screening:
causes and prevention is most beneficial.                                                                            • not breastfeeding- the more months spend           If you have noticed a change to your breasts,
                                                               differences between the breasts.
                                                                                                                       breastfeeding, the lower risk of developing        your local doctor may advise you to have
So what is breast cancer?                                      Look for any changes to the appearance of
                                                                                                                       breast cancer                                      a mammogram. A mammogram is an x-ray
Cells in our body make up the foundation of                    your breasts, any swelling or discoloration to a
                                                               particular area; dimpling/puckering- resembling       • not having children, or having the first child     of the breast used to look for signs of breast
tissues and organs, including the breasts. Breast                                                                      after 35 years of age                              cancer. BreastScreen Queensland provides
cancer occurs when cells in a woman’s breast                   the skin of an orange. Look at your nipples
                                                               and its position and note whether there are any       • putting on a lot of weight in adulthood,           free screening mammograms for all women
start growing or moving in ways that they                                                                                                                                 aged over 40 years. It is most advisable for
                                                               changes or discharge from them, or whether they         especially after menopause
shouldn’t;                                                                                                                                                                women aged between 50 and 69 years to have
                                                               are inverted (pulled in) or if there is any rash on   • taking combined hormone replacement
the cells in the body divide without control or                the nipple or surrounding area. Now lift one arm        therapy (HRT) after menopause, especially          a screening mammogram every two years as a
order. If these cells keep dividing uncontrollably,            up in the air and with the opposite hand to breast      when taken for 5 years or longer                   mammogram can detect early breast changes
a mass of tissue forms. This is called a growth                (i.e. use right hand to examine left breast), feel    • drinking alcohol                                   before a woman is feeling any symptoms.
or tumor. The term cancer refers to malignant                  your breasts for lumps, lumpiness or thickened                                                             Mammography for women under the age of
tumors. They can invade nearby tissue and                      areas that feel different to the rest of the breast   So how can we reduce the risk of                     40 is less effective in detecting changes as
spread to other parts of the body. Unfortunately,              tissue. It is important to also note any changes to   breast cancer?                                       breast tissue is often too dense for the x-rays
what causes these cells to start dividing out of               your armpit and collarbone region and pain from       The cancer council of Queensland states that         to recognise breast changes. Never the less,
control is still unknown.                                      your breasts. This can be done in the shower or       the first step in reducing your risk of developing   women who have a family history of breast
                                                                                                                     cancer is healthy eating habits, as unhealthy        cancer should discuss screening options with
                                                                                                                     eating habits lead to weight gain and then obesity   their health professional/local doctor.
    LIFE SPAN SPECIALISTS Pty Ltd                                                                                    increasing your risk to cancers. Furthermore,
                                                                                                                     the Cancer Council of Queensland states that         Useful websites for more information:
                                                                                                                     being physically inactive is a common risk           Cancer Council Queensland:
                           Dr. Mohammed A. Khateeb                                                                   factor for developing bowel and breast cancer,
                                                                                                                     and possibly prostate, uterine and lung cancer,      National Breast Cancer Foundation:
                        Consultant Physician (Gen. Medicine)                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                     for much of the same reasons as keeping a
                                    Geriatrician                                                                     nutritious diet. The Cancer council Queensland       Breast Cancer Australia:
                                                                                                                     has a lot of really useful information regarding
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