Expelled preacher Ishak Koshiya’s conservative brand of Islam clashed with the modern form espoused by many of New Zealand’s Muslim leaders. But was he a threat to society, or to their power? Tony Wall investigates. It began with a wedding. The daughter of Javed Khan, a leading figure in New Zealand’s Muslim community, was getting… Continue reading Who did evicted mufti really threaten?
Sheik Alhilali was at the time, the “Mufti of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific” A Sydney mufti who compared unveiled women to “uncovered meat” has gained followers in New Zealand, despite an attempt by the country’s official Muslim body to disown him. A former president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New… Continue reading Radical mufti finds backing here.
New Zealand’s major Muslim association is setting up an institution to provide banking services that conform with Islamic religious law – meaning it won’t charge interest. And it would be open to all New Zealanders, regardless of background. The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand is working with consultants Deloitte to create something similar… Continue reading Islamic bank to share its profits and avoid interest