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200 Relatives of Christchurch Victims Invited to Hajj

A sum of 200 relatives of the victims of Christchurch massacre which occurred in New Zealand in March this year were officially invited on Tuesday, July 16 to perform Hajj pilgrimage this season, Asharq Al-Awsat reports. “This initiative is part of the ‘Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah’. We invited those brothers and sisters to …

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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

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 …

Pittsburgh Jews Raise $1 Million for Christchurch Victims

A Jewish organization in the American city of Pittsburgh has raised almost $1 million for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings, Radio New Zealand reported. “Our intention really was to try to show love back to our Muslim community in Pittsburgh who after the shooting here raised money and did so much to show …

Ambitious Memorial Proposed for Christchurch Mosque Victims

A leading Australian Islamic group has proposed an ambitious plan for a memorial to the March 15 terror attack response. The concept plan for the memorial is to “capture the legacy of how New Zealanders all came together as one,” Scoop reported. “It would celebrate how New Zealanders, regardless of faith, came together,” Mustafa Farouk, …

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, …

New Zealand Public Forum Celebrates Muslim Women

A public forum in Auckland, New Zealand is set to celebrate the diversity of Muslim women thought, lifestyle, and achievements in the country, Scoop reported. “The Celebrating Muslim Women forum will show just some of the diversity of thought, lifestyle, and achievements within New Zealand’s community of Muslim women,” says Leonie Morris, Auckland Women’s Centre …

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 …

Mosque Attack Memorial: New Zealand Muslims Call for National Day of Reflection

Hundreds of people from the Christchurch suburb of Hillmorton packed into the local high school hall last night for a memorial service for four of those killed in March-15 terrorist attacks. This came amid calls of designating the day as a national day of reflection, Scoop reported Monday. “I believe that it happened as a …

NZ Sikh Community Donates $39,000 to Christchurch Victims

New Zealand’s Sikh community has donated $39,000 (NZD $60,000) to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack, Kashmir Walla reported. “No amount of money can change what has happened, or bring back the lives lost. But we can offer our support to victims and their families, so they don’t have to bear this burden alone,” …



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