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Palmerston North to Get New Multi-Million Dollar Mosque - About Islam

Palmerston North to Get New Multi-Million Dollar Mosque

It was predicted that the current mosque in Palmerston North Cook St. will accommodate the Muslim population for the next 15 years. However, the Muslim community, which has grown significantly after the March 15 terrorist attacks, are looking for an expansion, Stuff reported. “We need more space… On Fridays, we are now feeling the pinch. …

Christchurch Weekly Walks Remember Mosque Shooting Victims - About Islam

Christchurch Weekly Walks Remember Mosque Shooting Victims

Every Friday, a small group of people gather on Parliament’s steps, walking along Christchurch streets to remember the 51 Muslims who lost their lives in March-15 terrorist attacks, Stuff reported. Gathering on Parliament’s steps, then walking to the corner of Bowen St, down Whitmore St and on to the waterfront; walking alongside the waves, they …

Two Muslims Run for Local Elections in Christchurch for First Time - About Islam

Two Muslims Run for Local Elections in Christchurch for First Time

Two Muslims have made history in Christchurch, New Zealand, after becoming the first candidates from the religious minority to stand in local elections. “Tolerance and understanding of other cultures is very important and that will create cohesion and harmony in our society,” Riccarton Community board candidate Gamal Fouda told Radio New Zealand. Fouda, who came …

imam, pastor Spread peace

From Enemies to Friends: Imam, Pastor Unite to Spread Peace Worldwide

Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Christian Pastor James Wuye have travelled to more than 60 countries to teach people about learning to love your enemy. 25 Years ago, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye never imagined they could be friends, hugging, smiling and laughing together, Stuff reported Tuesday. Wuye said he “hated Muslims with a …

Otago Muslims, Police Officers Hold Friendly Match to Mark `Eid - About Islam

Otago Muslims, Police Officers Hold Friendly Match to Mark `Eid

The team of Dunedin police officers beat OMA United, a team fielded by the Otago Muslim Association, 4-0. Football was the winner on the day – and so were the Blue n’ Gold Bobbies. The friendly match was held to mark the Islamic holy festival of Eid ul Adha There was also a minute’s silence …

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, …

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 …

Queenstown mosque

$178K Fundraised to Establish Queenstown First Mosque

More than $178,000 hasbeen fundraised to establish Queenstown’s first mosque in New Zealand, Radio New Zealand reported on July 25. “We were able to hire out a church hall for Friday prayers, but there wasn’t always one available. A new mosque would give us a place to gather as a community and teach religious education …

Muslim Burkini-clad Women Told to Leave Pool, This is How Auckland Council Reacts - About Islam

Muslim Burkini-clad Women Told to Leave Pool, This is How Auckland Council Reacts

Auckland Council in New Zealand has apologized to Muslim women after they were told to leave a public pool because of wearing burkinis, TVNZ reported on July 22. “The CCTV footage from the pool was being examined and staff were being spoken to, to establish exactly what happened,” acting manager of active recreation at West …

200 Relatives of Christchurch Victims Invited to Hajj - About Islam

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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