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While learning more about te Ao Māori during the programme, Zia says she realised her Muslim faith tied in well with Māori values. “I did a presentation about how Māori values and Muslim values align. Whanaungatanga, ahurutanga, ngā takepu and ngā uara, they all sit with our five pillars of Islam. That helped me with learning because it aligns so well.” She says the kaiako also helped her tackle any challenges along the way. “Life is not easy so you will have some challenges.
Possibly one of these challenges is how Te Wānanga o Aotearoa reconcile a pilgrimage to Mecca with anything Maori.