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( Islamic Dawah & Converts Association of New Zealand)

 

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Muslim History in New Zealand Muslims appear in New Zealand census from 1874. The Muslim Community in NZ are increasing day by day.. According to Mr. Ayyub Bhikoo, in 1907 Mr. Ismail Bhikoo the first Indian Muslim came to New Zealand. Later in 1930's Mr. Ismail Bhikoo's five sons came to New Zealand. In 1952 First Eid salah was performed in Mr.Suleman Bhikoo's house. In 1950's Mr.Suleman Bhikoo along with 15 other muslims formed the New Zealand Muslim Association in Auckland. Some among the 15 members are Mr.Ghulam Muhiddeen, Mr. Dosi Mia Ali Moses, Mr. Ismail Moses, Abdul Rahim Sukumia, Yusuf Ismail Bhikoo and Mr. Adulsamad Bhikoo. In the same year Islamic Centre in Hargrave Street was purchased. In 1960 they called the first Alim Maulana Ahmad Saeed Patel to New Zealand and later they purchased a new Islamic Markaz in Pompeliar Terrace Ponsonby and the sold the Hargrave St. In 1966 International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN) was formed in Wellington. In 1979 IMAN and New Zealand Muslim Association of Auckland constituted as Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ). The muslims are immigrants from all over the world and some are local kiwi's as well.

Muslims have 2 Festivals known as Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha. Nearing the Eid there is market held in Auckland where we can get prayer mats, dates, Islamic dresses, scarves, food, toys and many more things which facilitates buying for Muslims. This Eid Market is organised by the Almanar Trust. Since1999 the Eid Salat for both the festivals are organised in the parks of Auckland where there were facilities for women and children.

The Islamic centers provide facility for Daily prayers, Quran classes and hifz as well. Ijtima, Qirath competitions and various other activities are organised in the Islamic Centers. Women's Islamic Confrence was organised from 9th April 1999 to 11th April 1999 at the Hamilton Masjid.  In Auckland Dawah courses are conducted by Islamic Resource Centre. If intrested one can contact at the centre or email them.

 

General Information for Muslims

The Islamic Centres/Mosques in New Zealand

Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ) - National Body. PO Box 1415, Welligton, Phone 04 384 7526 Humanity & Quran Foundation, P.O.Box 762, Shortland St., Auckland City. Phone 025 899 881

NZMA, Ponsonby Mosque, 17, Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland. Phone: 09- 378 8200

West Auckland Mosque, 31 - 33, Armada Drive, Ranui, Auckland. Phone: 09 - 833 9072

Mount Roskill Islamic Centre/Masjid-e-Umar, 187, Stoddard Road, Mt. Roskill, Auckland. Phone: 

South Auckland Islamic Centre, 26, Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. Phone : 09 - 276 6725

Islamic Education & Dawah Trust, 44 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland. Phone: 09- 256 0341 Noor-Al-Islam Trust, Papakura Islamic Centre Walter Road, Military Camp, Papakura, Manukau City. Phone 09 296 2358
Islamic Resource Centre (Islamic Dawah & Converts Association of New Zealand), 14, Valonia St., Mt. Roskill. Auckland Counties Manukau Islamic Centre, P.O Box 22674, Otahuhu, Auckland,  Phone:          09- 277 9706

Al - Farooq Islamic Centre, 34, Portage Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. Phone: 09 - 276 0841

Glen Innes Islamic Centre, 127, Elstree Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland. Phone 09 - 527 2124

Amana Corporation Limited - Halal Meat & Food Management, PO Box 1415, Welligton.  Phone: 04 384 7526 New Zealand Milad Committee,  PO Box 23536, Papatoetoe, Auckland. Phone 09 276 4925

Wellington Centre - 10, Biriman Place, Porirua. Phone 04 235 6309

Islamic Information Services, PO Box 62125, Mt. Wellington, Auckland. Phone 09 579 4611 Waikato Bay of Plenty Muslim Association - Hamilton Mosque, 921 Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton. Phone 07 855 0567
Tauranga Muslim Association, 13A,  Te Ngaio Road, Mt. Maunganui. Manawatu Muslim Association - Palmerston North Islamic Centre, 81, Cook St., Palmerston North. Phone 06 357 8362
Islamic Associaton of Wanganui, 68,  Talbot St., Wanganui East. International Muslim Association of New Zealand - Wellington Islamic Centre, 42, Daniel St., Newtown, Wellington.  Phone 04 389 4725
Porirua Islamic Centre, 58-60 Waihora Crescent, Porirua East, Wellington. Phone 04 235 6637 Lower Hutt Islamic Centre, 12 Hunter St., Naenae, Lower Hutt, Wellington. 
Al-Hijrah Education Trust - Newlands Islamic Centre, Newlands, Wellington.  Muslim Association of Canterbury - Christchurch Mosque, 101, Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch, Phone 03 348 3930.
Otago Muslim Associaton - Dunedin Islamic Center, 117, Stafford St., Dunedin. Phone 03 477 2521 Islamic Womens Council of New Zealand, 96 Union Rd., Howick, Auckland. Phone:  09 5372881
Al-Manar Trust, PO Box 27221, Mt. Roskill, Auckland. Phone 09 626 4172 NZ Muslim Youth & Sports Association, PO Box 22396, Otahuhu, Auckland.
Auckland University Islamic Society, Auckland University Students Association, Princess St., Auckland City. Muslim Students & Graduates Association of New Zealand, 207, Gillies Ave., Epsom, Auckland. Phone 09 630 3851

 

Schools

Al-Madinah School, 8, Westney Rd, Mangere, Auckland Phone: 09-2755195

College

Zayed College for Girls, 44, Westney Rd., Mangere, Auckland Phone 09 256 0341

Islamic Books and Dress:

Madina Islamic Focus (Islamic Clothing & goods) 529, Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 3. Phone : 09-3790735

Halal Meats

Khan Halal Meats: 541, Sandringham Rd, Sandringham, Auckland Phone : 09 - 849 6238.

Khans Butchery: 272, Blockhouse bay Rd, Blockhouse bay, Auckland. Phone : 09-8288568

Auckland Halal Meats: 526, Sandringham Rd, Auckland. Phone : 09 - 8465115.

Mohammed Halal Meats: 208, Richardson Rd, Mt. Roskill, Auckland. Phone: 09-6209798

A. Hafiz Halal Meats: 285 Great South Rd Otahuhu, Auckland. Phone 09-2762700

Halal Food

Chefs Pattisserie & Catering Ltd, 1253, Dominion Rd, MT. Roskill, Auckland.  Phone :09-6201212

Islamic Newspapers

Al-Furqan (Newsletter of the Ummah)

Al Mujaddid (the reformer) (Can be obtained from any Islamic Centre)