An Islamic centre has closed amid concerns a person infected with coronavirus could be among their number. Some adherents of Shia Islam in Auckland are worried people close to the confirmed cases in New Zealand, linked to Iran, may have circulated in their community. The concerns arose because many Shia people in the city are of Iranian origin. Upwards of 90 per cent… Continue reading Auckland Islamic centre closes as precaution over coronavirus
It’s not unusual for members of NZ’s Islamic community to have arrest warrants pending, so it makes sense that Friday prayers is a good place to pick the devote up. A man has been arrested outside an Auckland mosque, sparking fears in the community about another shooting attack. Worshippers leaving the mosque reportedly ran for… Continue reading Panic outside Auckland mosque as police make arrest.
Members of the Muslim Community at Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq (INL Picture) Willie Jackson (INL Photo) “Islam is a religion that stands for peace and our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand live and work in harmony with all communities,” Employment Minister Willie Jackson said. Speaking at the ‘Open Evening’ held yesterday (Friday, March… Continue reading Minister, MPs extol the values of Islam in East Auckland.
A trustee for an Auckland mosque jailed for forgery and theft of more than $1 million has had his sentence cut by seven months. Mohammed Rafiq Sahib was jailed for three years and four months in July last year on charges of altering a document with intent to deceive and two counts of theft by… Continue reading Million-dollar Pakuranga mosque thief wins appeal