Kuraby Mosque

Stage Number: MBSH.04.06.09

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Eight Mile Plains-Kuraby

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 1408 Beenleigh Rd, Kurbay QLD 4113

Latitude & Longitude: -27.60576111,153.09341389

Time Link: 1981

Map Link: 1981

Image Time Point: 1981

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Following 9/11, the Islamic community mosque in Kuraby was set alight by vandals in the early hours of the 22nd September 2001. The mosque was an Anglican church that was built in 1924, which had been used by the Islamic community in a very peaceful way for prayers five times a day and for weddings. There are two major denominations in Islam. Sunni is the largest denomination of Islam, which seeks Sunnah – emulation of the example set by Prophet Muhammad and his closest companions. It does not have a formal hierarchy, instead emphasising the community of believers (umma). Shi’ite/ Shia is the denomination of Islam prominent in Iraq and Iran, which believes that Prophet Muhammad designated Ali as his successor. It emphasises the teachings and authority of lineages of Imams. This means it is often hierarchical, yet it is more inclusive and diverse in its theology and practice than Sunni Islam. Shi’ites and Sunnis will if necessary pray in the same mosque, so both Kuraby & Holland Park claim to have “all denominations.”


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Qimagery. Brisbane East 1981. Scale: 1:9,400.