Islamic Circle of Australia & New Zealand (iCAN) was established in response to the growing need to support the Muslim community in Australia and New Zealand in terms of their religious education and practicing Islam. The organization is determined to positively contribute to Australa and New Zealand's Muslim population in particular and the broader community in general while fully abiding the law of the land.
iCAN is determined to become an inclusive and diverse organization with English as its official language so that the broader community can benefit from its activities and educational opportunities. iCAN’s currently operates with the following wings:
Young Muslims Network
Personal development department
Media & IT wing
More branches and wings, including iCAN Relief, Why Islam, Muslim Artwork, Muslim Saving & Investment organization, and many more, are being planned to be formed in the coming years to cater the needs of the Australian & New Zealand Muslim community.
In the past decade, iCAN’s members were working individually and collectively while maintaining an active presence in local communities, however, without an umbrella organization . Collective efforts started when like minded people worked together at different events and started to develop the idea of making the Islamic Circle of Australia & New Zealand (iCAN).
iCAN aspires to work to establish connections between Islam and the general public, collaborating with other Muslim organizations in order to achieve this objective. iCAN also aspires to work closely with many national interfaith organizations for the betterment of broader society. By focusing on self-development, education, outreach and social services, iCAN has cemented its place as a leading grassroots organization in the Australian & New Zealand Muslim community.
In order to develop its members in terms of their religious education, spirituality, organizational skills, and leadership abilities, iCAN has stipulated a nisab (recommended reading). This page presents the nisab for membership, post-membership and associate membership. Other relevant resources have also been included.
NISAB FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:
Al-Fatiha plus any 5 surahs (A useful reference: Last 20 surahs of Quran: Download)
Debacha and Muqadimah of Tafheem ul Quran by Maulana Syed Abul Aala Maududi (Tafheem ul Quran can be read from Australian Islamic Library in 9 languages) Preface of Tafheem ul Quran can also be accessed from below: Urdu: Read / Download / Listen English: Read / Download
Tafseer Surah Fatiha Surah Fatiha from Tafheem ul Quran Urdu: Download; English: Download; (For further reference, Tafseer bookshelf of Australian Islamic Library can be consulted which is a house to more than 100 titles on the subject)
The Secrets of Surah Al Kahf (Noman Ali Khan) Watch / Listen (or download as audio) Hadith:
Note: There is a mistake in translation of a dua (based on a hadith from Sunan Ibn Majah) on page 15 of the book. The hadith and its correct translation is as follows: اللهم إنا اسئلك الجنة وما قرب إليها من قول وعمل، و اعوذبک من النار اے اللہ میں تجھ سے جنت کا سوال کرتا ہوں اور اس (چیز) کا جو تجھ سے قریب کر دے، اسے قول اور ایسے عمل اور میں تیری پناہ چاہتا ہوں آگ سے
Other Resources and suggestions for optional further reading:
Literature: Khasan Khuda Ka Khauf Akhrat (Part 1) - Sheikh Abu Muhammad Imamuddin - Download (Alternate version: Read / Download) - (The author of the above mentioned book also wrote the part 2 of this book as well as a book on a closely related topic, titled 'Khasan e Khuda ki Namaz')
Bachay Aur Islam - Maulana Syed jalauddin Umri - Download