After the devastating earthquake of 2010-2011, the Riccarton Community Centre of Christchurch was severely damaged. It was temporarily closed until the June 2013 in which it was partially re-open due to the unsafe state the was in. However just recently, due to the circumstances the
As Muslims, we believe that we should care about the earth so the Nawawi Center have always taken sustainability issues seriously and believe small actions can have a big effect. Where possible we try to reduce our carbon footprint with small efforts like recycling and
Help for the Homeless, Christchurch do some great community service for the city. This project is run by a group of dedicated Kiwis, and was introduced to the Nawawi Center by active community member Sr. Denise Jaeger. Help for the Homeless aims to feed the ones in
The ‘Halal Hustlers’, Canterbury’s official Muslim Basketball team, have won their second championship, beating off 8 other teams to win the Graham Condon Social League division 2 trophy. Now facing off their arch rivals in the finals, the older and more experienced Bishops, intensity was high.
The NC team helped the Canterbury Muslim Community Trust host an Eid celebration. With roughly 160 in attendance, the hall was packed. We asked families to register precious art or heirlooms they could bring and we prepared descriptions of their items beforehand for browsing and viewing. Special
In the interests of joining hands against evil, The Nawawi Center joined the NZ Presbyterian Church and dozens of other faith groups and NGOs as signatories to an statement of official rejection to the international use of cluster bombs. In one month’s time, governments from around the
Nabil Adam, a Nawawi Center Team Member, was interviewed in the press with regards to Ramadan and being a Kiwi Muslim in general. When not studying, Adam puts hours of volunteer time into the Christchurch Nawawi Centre. Its goals are to gain Islamic knowledge, provide
Several Nawawi Center volunteers were interviewed in this beautifully photographed feature book that explored the face of asian immigrants, mostly muslims, in New Zealand. Its authors were invited to our youth camp and homes. She and Westra travelled the length of the country photographing and speaking to Muslims who shared their stories,
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**Registrations have been re-opened due to a change in location!** Shawwal Moonsighting 2015 Be part of a beautiful sunnah and come join us to sight the new moon for Eid ul-Fitr 2015 / 1436H Moonsighting is a big part of Islam as we follow the