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After Christchurch Tragedy, 11-Year-Old Girl Gifts Money to Muslim Community

Christchurch Tragedy: 11-Year-Old Girl Gifts Birthday Money to Muslim Community

An 11-year-old Stratford girl used her 11th birthday to demonstrate love and support for the Muslim community. As she turned 11 just a few days after the tragicChristchurch terrorist attacks, Tatjana Hanne raised money to support the Muslim community,NZ Herald reported. She decided to have a party for her birthday, inviting everyone in her class, …

Kiwi Woman Converts to Islam

After Christchurch Attacks, More Kiwis Convert to Islam

For Megan Lovelady, long years of feeling spiritually and emotionally lost ended when she found Islam after the March-15 terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques, Radio New Zealand reported. “I actually feel more at home and more a part of a community than I ever have in my life,” she said. “Allah was calling me …

All Welcome at New Zealand Muslims `Eid Celebration - About Islam

All Welcome at New Zealand Muslims `Eid Celebration

Muslims gathering at Manawatu Multicultural Center to celebrate `Eid Al-Adha on Saturday, August 17, opened their doors to welcome more than 2000 people to share fun and entertainment, Stuff reported. Manawatū Multicultural Council president Rana Naser said the region’s Muslims wanted the wider community to see and understand what made them different and what unites …

Hajj May Help Heal Christchurch Survivors - About Islam

Hajj May Help Heal Christchurch Survivors

Miraculously, the only left signs on Atacocugu as one of Christchurch massacre’s victims are the scars from the nine bullets fired at him aimlessly last March. Coming so close to death nearly five months ago in Christchurch massacre, he feels he’ll be “reborn” during the next week’s hajj journey, with which he wants to express …

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Employers Reach Out to New Zealand Muslims

A New Zealand law firm has hosted a ‘Diversity Works’ event recently to encourage NZ employers and help them recruit Muslims and refugees, NZ Herald reported on July 8. “A key reason for the event was an increased number of calls from people in their member organizations saying, ‘I worry that I’m not doing the …

Committee Offers Christchurch Victims Vital Psychological Support - About Islam

Committee Offers Christchurch Victims Vital Psychological Support

Holding a university doctorate in forensic psychology, Zhiyan Basharati believes the best thing she can offer the families of Christchurch mosque victims is listening to them, Radio New Zealand reported. “We need to listen to them and consult with them personally on their health, assistance and wellbeing,” she says. “Not just be sitting in our …

New Zealand Muslims Oppose End of Life Choice Bill - About Islam

New Zealand Muslims Oppose End of Life Choice Bill

A leading New Zealand Muslim group has issued a statement opposing End of Life Choice Bill which will be voted on June 26. “I slam considers all human life sacred. Life is to be protected and promoted and not terminated prematurely,” Dr. Mustafa Farouk QSM said in a statement published by Scoop. “As a community, …

Good Samaritans Step Up to Help Secure Dunedin Mosque - About Islam

Good Samaritans Step Up to Help Secure Dunedin Mosque

People in New Zealand’s second largest city of Dunedin have stepped up efforts to install security doors and CCTV camera at Dunedin’s Al Huda mosque, as serious concerns were raised about the safety of the mosque after the Christchurch attack, Otago Daily Times reported. “Since the incident, obviously there was a big concern in terms …

With Dinner & Hijab, New Zealand Marks End of Ramadan with Muslims - About Islam

With Dinner & Hijab, New Zealand Marks End of Ramadan with Muslims

More than 2000 people are expected to gather tonight in Christchurch to mark the end of Ramadan with the Muslim community, almost three months since the mosque massacre. “I thought the food can heal people,” Simo Abbari, who lost his business partner in one of the terrorist shootings, told TV New Zealand on Sunday, June …

Pensive `Eid for New Zealand Muslims - About Islam

Pensive `Eid for New Zealand Muslims

Muslims in New Zealand are preparing to welcome a pensive `Eid Al-Fitr celebration, after a period of mourning that followed Christchurch mosque attacks, NZ Herald reported. “We went through a period of mourning and reflection, so `Eid will be our time for celebrations and thanksgiving,” said NZ Eid Day chairman Javed Dadabhai. Marking the end …



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