Islam

I'm a primary school teacher who wears a hijab. The kids understand

I tell the kids my hijab is for my religion and they grasp that concept so fast.

Young Kiwi-Muslims on how Eid celebrations help build identity

Eid is a celebration known as the “festival of breaking the fast”, marking the end of Ramadan.

A Pacific community advocate and Islam convert on the role of police in our neighbourhoods | The…

Growing up, Melissa Lama was taught by her mum to not make eye contact with the police. Now a Pacific community advocate and Islam convert with…

Breaking down misconceptions about Middle Eastern women

"A lot of Iranian women are some of the most glamorous people I've ever met." Ghazaleh Golbakhsh is breaking down the stereotypes of the 'terrorist' or…

Finding out how my Muslim faith views periods

Zahra Shahtahmasebi never really thought about how her Muslim faith views periods. When her’s first arrived she found herself feeling embarrassed, secretive and desperate not to…

Christchurch mosque attack terrorist sentenced to life in prison without parole

Words from some of the 93 people who gave victim impact statements directly to the terrorist's face.

Ramadan in lockdown has been 'very different'

With the country in lockdown, this is the first time New Zealand’s Muslim community is observing Ramadan without access to a mosque. 

“This year, Ramadan has been…

New Zealand's Muslim community reacts to Christchurch terrorist's guilty plea

On the 26th March, the terrorist responsible for the Christchurch mosque attacks pled guilty to all charges. Muslim New Zealander of the year Asim Mukhtar talks…

Relief in NZ’s Muslim Community After Christchurch Terrorist's Guilty Plea

The man due to go on trial for the Christchurch mosque attacks has pled guilty to all charges. He is now New Zealand’s first convicted terrorist.…

One year on: Asim Mukhtar

Muslim New Zealander of the Year Asim Mukhtar was heavily involved in looking after survivors and families of those killed in the March 15th terrorist attack.…

One year on: Saba and Tyla

Christchurch couple Saba Khan-Hunt and Tyla Harrison-Hunt were on holiday in Melbourne when they got a text saying a gunman had entered their mosque and begun…

This dinner brings New Zealand's Muslims, Christians and Jews together

Kiwis from various faiths come together for food and conversation at an interfaith dinner called Abraham's Table. Jews, Muslims and Christians find the commonalities that span…

Young Muslims reflect during Ramadan

A group of Muslim New Zealanders gather in the Shakib family’s home for prayer, and to break their Ramadan fast together. They reflect on the many…