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
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
General Information for Muslims
The Islamic Centres/Mosques in New
of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ)
- National Body. PO Box 1415,
Welligton, Phone 04 384 7526
& 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.
South Auckland Islamic Centre,
26, Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland.
Phone : 09 - 276 6725
Education & Dawah Trust, 44 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland.
Phone: 09- 256 0341
Trust, Papakura Islamic Centre Walter Road, Military Camp,
Papakura, Manukau City.
Phone 09 296 2358
Resource Centre (Islamic Dawah & Converts Association of
New Zealand), 14, Valonia St., Mt. Roskill. Auckland
Manukau Islamic Centre, P.O Box 22674, Otahuhu, Auckland,
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
Corporation Limited - Halal Meat & Food Management, PO Box
1415, Welligton. Phone: 04 384 7526
Zealand Milad Committee, PO Box 23536, Papatoetoe, Auckland.
Phone 09 276 4925
Wellington Centre - 10, Biriman
Place, Porirua. Phone 04 235 6309
Information Services, PO Box 62125, Mt. Wellington, Auckland.
Phone 09 579 4611
Bay of Plenty Muslim Association - Hamilton Mosque, 921 Heaphy
Terrace, Hamilton. Phone 07 855 0567
Muslim Association, 13A, Te Ngaio Road, Mt. Maunganui.
Muslim Association - Palmerston North Islamic Centre, 81, Cook
St., Palmerston North. Phone 06 357 8362
Associaton of Wanganui, 68, Talbot St., Wanganui East.
Muslim Association of New Zealand - Wellington Islamic Centre, 42,
Daniel St., Newtown, Wellington. Phone 04 389 4725
Islamic Centre, 58-60 Waihora Crescent, Porirua East, Wellington.
Phone 04 235 6637
Hutt Islamic Centre, 12 Hunter St., Naenae, Lower Hutt,
Education Trust - Newlands Islamic Centre, Newlands, Wellington.
Association of Canterbury - Christchurch Mosque, 101, Deans Ave,
Riccarton, Christchurch, Phone 03 348 3930.
Muslim Associaton - Dunedin Islamic Center, 117, Stafford St.,
Dunedin. Phone 03 477 2521
Womens Council of New Zealand, 96 Union Rd., Howick, Auckland.
Phone: 09 5372881
Trust, PO Box 27221, Mt. Roskill, Auckland.
Phone 09 626 4172
Muslim Youth & Sports Association, PO Box 22396, Otahuhu, Auckland.
University Islamic Society, Auckland University Students
Association, Princess St., Auckland
Students & Graduates Association of New Zealand, 207, Gillies
Ave., Epsom, Auckland. Phone
09 630 3851
Al-Madinah School, 8, Westney
Rd, Mangere, Auckland Phone: 09-2755195
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
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
Chefs Pattisserie & Catering
Ltd, 1253, Dominion Rd, MT. Roskill, Auckland. Phone
Al-Furqan (Newsletter of the
Al Mujaddid (the reformer) (Can
be obtained from any Islamic Centre)