Muslim Support and Charities

Social Services:

Family First Welfare Trust (FFWT) is providing various kinds of support to the victims of domestic violence and other services including counselling, advocacy etc., 269 Great South Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, Nationwide freephone 0800 4357 786  W:

Handshake People: A platform for youth to proactively discuss, plan and act on solving the problems that are happening around the community. Fb: E:  Contact: 0223027887 (Habib Ali) or 02041162358 (Farhanah Francis)

Muslim Focus: Islamic therapeutic counselling services to Muslims on marriage / divorce issues, family violence, mental health & drugs addiction, youth issues, Chaplaincy and counselling. Minimum fee involved.  Appointment necessary, contact: Sheikh Muhammed Shafee, Imam /Marriage Celebrant & Registered Social worker.  Mobile: 021 1543712 Email: or

Muslim Mental Health Service  – Kāhui Tū Kaha, – aims to raise mental health awareness among the local Muslim community. 300 Great South Road (Level 1), Greenlane, Auckland. Contact Muslim Mental Health Team on 0800 559 592. Web:

New Zealand Ethnic Women’s Trust (New Zealand Somali Women’s Association) established to implement activities to support the resettlement and integration of migrant and refugees into New Zealand.  P: 09 8157373 

NZ Ethnic Social Services Trust (NZESS), is a not-for-profit organisation to provide critically needed  social support services for individuals and families of ethnic communities to create healthy families and thereby healthier  community in New Zealand. 56A Covil Ave, Te Atatu South, Auckland. P: – 09-8346668, W:  

Umma Trust: A Charitable Trust to provide social services to refugee and migrant communities with a specific focus on the wellbeing of Muslim women and children who are socially and economically disadvantaged.  Frendale House, 830 New North Rd., Mt Albert, Auckland. P: 09-8150153 E:  

Working Together Group has specialized teams to deliver services, some of which are focused to the Muslim community and some are extended to the wider community of New Zealanders. These teams include the MediaMind Team, the MuslimCare team, Helping Hand Project, Janaza Project in addition to other teams in formation stages.  W:

Counselor/ Social Worker

Sheikh Amjad Ali, Contact: 021 624 782, 09 624 0723 (H) and 09 215 8064 – Urdu, Hindi, English

Jasmine Faiza, qualified Muslim Counsellor, 021 1460285 Urdu, Hindi, English

Moveena K Rasheed, Counsellor (Dip in Counselling) Contact: 021 024 72258 Urdu, Hindi, English

Sr. Waseema Ahmed: 0210424113

Seyed Shafee Mohamed Yoosuf, Registered Social Worker & Muslim Religious/Cultural Advisor to DHB’s & NGO’s, Auckland. Mobile 021 154 3712, email:,

Sr. Zoya Salim Kara – Counsellor, Sahaayta Counselling Services P: (09) 280 4064 L: Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Urdu and English

FREE Legal Services

Just Community: Community issues including community and family mediation, free of charge. W: 


The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Every Muslim has to give in charity.” The people then asked: “(But what) if someone has nothing to give, what should he do?” The Prophet replied: “He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).” The people further asked: “If he cannot find even that?” He replied: “He should help the needy who appeal for help.” Then the people asked: “If he cannot do (even) that?” The Prophet said finally: “Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds, and that will be regarded as charitable deeds.”– Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 524 

Cash donations to a registered charity for $5 or more can receive a tax credit – a third back of the donation

Charity, Zakah and any form of donation can be given at the Islamic Centres – Please ask your imam.

Al Manar Trust, see website: for online payment option. Syria Relief, Ramadan Food Pack, Sadaqah & Projects, Zakaat

FIANZ – National Body for Muslims – Various fundraising appeals year round – call 04-3878023 or see

Family First Welfare Trust (FFWT), social services for the ummah, Accepts donations online P: 0800 4357 786. W:

ICC Charitable Trust, NZ: Have various charity options, eg: sponsor a child, etc.  Contact Br. Muhammed Ali – W:

Jannah Road Charity Trust, Helping Our Muslim Communities In Need. Accept donations for various causes,  P: 021 08310030 W:  

Muslim Focus: Contact: Sheikh Muhammed Shafee, Mob: 021 1543712 Email: 

Mukarram Welfare, Baitul Mukarram Islamic Centre, Ustaad Muhammad Kalam Alam, Phone: 021 234 7019, 

NZ I Charity – Contact Kalim Hussein 022 621 3055

Rasheed Memorial Trust Inc, various activities, dawah and relief work 09 620 5996 W:

Umma Trust:  Supporting Women and families.  Frendale House, 830 New North Rd., Mt Albert, Auckland.  P: 09-8150153 E:  

Voice of Islam TV, Screening of Islamic Topics Is a charitable trust, needs donations for screening. P: 021 990 387 W:

Working Together Group (WTG):,

Other Charities

Humanitarian Charities

Amnesty International 0800-AMNESTY

Kia Ora Gaza

NZ Red Cross   0800 RED CROSS

OXFAM   0800 600 700

Save the Children 0800 167 168

TEAR Fund 0800 800 777

UNICEF 0800 243 575

World Vision  0800 800 776 

Children, Elderly and Family Service Charities

Age Concern 04 801 9338

Barnardos NZ   0800 BARNARDOS

ChildFund New Zealand   0800 808 822

Family First    09 261 2426

Kidcare Foundation   +64 9 522 2333

Orphans Aid International    0800 677 426

Shine – against domestic violence  0508 744 633

Variety – The Children’s Charity   +649 520 4111

Victim Support (04) 474 8862

Women’s Refuge (04) 802 5078

Environmental and Animal Charities

Guide Dog Services    0800 24 33 33

NZ Bird Rescue  09) 262 2260

SPCA – Royal Sociaty for Protection Cruelty to Animals  (09) 827 6094

WWF-New Zealand  0800 4357 993

Other list of charities related to health, research, local, social services etc., on Kiwi Muslim Directory website

Don’t forget to claim your tax credits on donations made

Cash donations of more than $5 made by individuals to certain qualifying charitable organisations will qualify for a tax credit of 33 1/3% of the amount paid provided there is a valid receipt. Unless the donations are made via the payroll donation method, then the individual will need to file a tax credit claim (form IR 526) with the Inland Revenue (IR) attaching receipts. The tax claim period runs to the tax year, 1 April to 31 March.

Muslim Organisations


Ulama Council of New Zealand (UCNZ), National organisation of religious scholars in New Zealand. PO Box 57090, Owairaka, Auckland 1340. E:; Web:

Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ) – National Body. Providing a unified voice for the New Zealand Muslim community and an internationally recognised Halal certification, Daw’ah, education, welfare and other Islamic activities. Lower Ground Floor, WellingtonIslamic Centre Building, 7-11 Queens Drive, LyallBay, Wellington. P: 04-3878023 Web:

Federation of Muslim Scholars of New Zealand (FMSNZ) is a body operating under Attaqwa Trust and has members in several cities throughout New Zealand.

Halal Certifying Authorities

Alkauthar, Level 4, 369 Queen Street, Auckland.  (09) 306 8934, E:, W: Contact: Taoufik Elidrissi

Asia Pacific Halal Services New Zealand PTY 2011 LTD (APHNZ ) Level 2, Prime Property House,
2 Woodward Street, Wellington 6142 E: P: +64 4 473 4675 M: +64 212 376 571  CONTACT: Mohamud Mohamed

Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Inc. (FIANZ): Lower Ground Floor, Wellington Islamic Centre Building, 7-11 Queens Drive, Lyall Bay, Wellington. P: 04-3878023 E: W:

New Zealand Islamic Development Trust (NZIDT),Level 4, 369 Queen Street, Auckland.  (09) 306 8934, E:, W: Contact: TaoufikElidrissi

New Zealand Islamic Meat Management Limited (NZIMM), P: 04-3852033; Khalid FakirE:


Afghan Association of NZ Inc., PO Box 27 527, Mt Roskill, Auckland.  P: + 64 9 281 5720 W:

Al-Hikmah Trust (AHT), Bringing together students and youth in the fold of Islam in a fun way to assist young Muslims grow up with a strong Islamic faith and identity and at the same time, become useful members of the wider New Zealand society. Support and guidance for Muslim Students. Provides youth activities, chaplaincy services, spreading knowledge. Contact: Sheikh Rafat Najm, P: 021 1340501 (No txt please); Web:

Al-Ikhlas Trust is an incorporated charitable trust that provides a focal point for the Muslim community in the eastern suburbs of Auckland. PO Box 51-718, Pakuranga, Auckland 2140. Web:

Al-Iman Foundation NZ (Iranian Muslim Association of NZ). 7B Astley Ave, New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. Iman foundation represents Islam under the teachings of Ahlulbayt. Special services for Persian speaking brothers and sisters are available.   W:  09-827 1919 Br. Feridoun Salehi, P: 021 2926840; Bus 09-3778090

Al Manar Islamic Trust, 72 Carr Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland. Organises lectures, activities, library, also fundraises for various charities.Web:  P: 09 971 9596 Shaykh Abu Anas: +64 22 016 0269

Al-Mustafa Charitable trust: In western Auckland this centre facilitates followers of Ahlulbayt in Islam. 3 Drury St., New Lynn, Auckland. E:  

Bangladesh Association New Zealand Inc. aims to bring together the Bangladeshi community living in New Zealand and keep them updated about the various services. +64 21 156 5709, E:​   W:

Bangladesh New Zealand Friendship Society (BNZFS): Bangladesh New Zealand Friendship Society (BNZFS) Inc. is committed to provide an advancement and assistance in prospects for Bangladeshis residing in New Zealand  W:

Discover Islam NZ, c/- Al-Manar Trust, Mt. Roskill, Auckland. P: 09- 9744377 W: Discover Islam NZ is a social network for new Muslims. Aims to help new Muslims integrate into the community and understand how to interact in different situations.

Fatima Zahra Charitable Association is a charitable trust established for the purpose of providing various different social and cultural services. 7/59 Victoria Street, Onehunga, 1061 Auckland, New Zealand Web:

Furqaan Trust, focuses on the family’s wellbeing, Islamic education, cultural activities based on Islamic values, and sports for the youth. Islamic classes – 3 days a week Saturday and Sunday mornings  and Monday afternoons for children as well as adults. Eid celebrations, holiday activities, and cultural and Islamic lectures, camps for youths and others activities. 51 O’Donnell Avenue, Mount Roskill. P: 09-6295237. Contact: Hassan Shireh 021 1455113

Iqra NZ Trust is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2008 to publish an “Auckland for Muslims” booklet, followed by “New Zealand for Muslims” in 2009. It is now available as a freely downloadable “NZFM” app (Android and Apple). Contact Br Adam Brown Phone: 021 1163075.

Indonesian Muslim Society in Auckland (Humia Trust). The contact Br.  Bayu Wibowo 021 410 534

Islamic Educational and Dawah Trust, charitable trust to promote Muslim religious teaching and practice, education, study, hospital facilities and the general benefit and advancement of Muslim ideals and religion. 20 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland. Contact: Ashik Ali P: 09-2560341; Web:

Muslim Council of Auckland, 4 The Enclave, Totara Heights, Manukau City 2105. Contact Br. Azeem P: 09-2692786; 021 565526. E:

New Muslim Project: The Vision is to support & help new Reverts to Islam in Aotearoa
NZ. Office 5A2, Level 5, 396 Queen St (entrance via Mayoral Dr), Auckland City.
P: 09-2801615; SMS: 022 6279500; E: Web:

New Zealand Islamic Cultural Trust (NZICT), Community center, 60 Stoddard Rd, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041. Phone: 0210 274 6779 W:

New Zealand Muslim Association (NZMA), Auckland. P: 09-378 8200 NZMA has five branches, namely Ponsonby Masjid, Ranui Masjid,  Masjid Al Noor, Avondale , North Shore centre and Kelston Islamic Centre. These branches have their own Management Committee to run the day to day affairs. Five times daily prayers and  Jummah prayer is performed at these places in addition to regular programmes for Youth, Children (Madrasa) and Ladies programs.  Secretary: Br. Shayaz Khan, Mobile: 027 223 7515,

New Zealand Milad Committee, Auckland. P0 Box 23536, Papatoetoe, Auckland. Contact Mushtaq Sheikh.  P: 021 479365

New Zealand Nejashi Trust Inc. (NZNT) – is a community trust founded by Muslim Ethiopians and Eritreans living in Auckland. They sublease a warehouse at 166 Stoddard Road, Mt. Roskill, Auckland. In front of Masjid Umar, Mt Roskill (beside Khyber). Contact: Jibril Mussa, P: 021 803134; E:

New Zealand Eid Day is a public event organised by the community for the community. This event is an initiative to preserve the identity of Muslim culture across New Zealand.

Pakistan Association of New Zealand. To promote friendship and goodwill between the people of Pakistan and New Zealand Contact: Syed Ali Athar – 0225444462

Pearl of the Islands Foundation, To promote dialogue and education, to improve the educational, cultural and overall social well-being of our community through its established institutions, platforms and activities, To develop social awareness through lectures, seminars, conferences, concerts, festivals, study tours, camps and humanitarian aid campaign. Phone: 09 551 3 33 B, Level 1/404-412 Khyber Pass Rd, Newmarket

Rasheed Memorial Dawah Trust Inc. (formed by the late Abdul Rahim Rasheed Q.S,O). It now seeks to exist as a collaborative knowledge-based organisation dedicated to contributing to its community by nurturing leaders and demonstrating Islamic principles through practical sustainable projects. P: 09-6205996; Web:

Somali Federation Community Inc, Contact: Br. Abdikadar Mohamed, President, P: 09-6204209; Mob: 021 0376834; E:

South Auckland Muslim Association (SAMA),To serve and engage Muslims by promoting and advocating social harmony in a multicultural environment. P: 09-276 6725 P O Box 22 807, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640. Email Web:

Sri Lankan Society Of New Zealand Inc, PO Box 27629, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1440. Email: W:, Contact: Farook Kalanther 0212420593

Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand, The main aim of this association is to promote the two main languages of India and Pakistan. Contact: Syed Mujeeb – 0211602135

Working Together Group has specialized teams to deliver services, some of which are focused to the Muslim community and some are extended to the wider community of New Zealanders. These teams include the MediaMind Team, the MuslimCare team, Helping Hand Project, Janaza Project in addition to other teams in formation stages. For more information please contact Br. Ismail Waja – 0212129282  W:


Bangladesh Club: To preserve and foster the culture, language and heritage of Bangladesh in Christchurch. 03- 341-7037 Postal Address: 86 Avonhead Road, Avonhead, Christchurch 8042 Mr Helal Uddin, President – P: 03-341-7037, M: 027-397-4690 E:

Canterbury Somali Community Association: To maintain the wellbeing and culture of the Somali community in Canterbury. 19 Bramwell Street, Christchurch, 8061 Mohamed Jama, M: 021-114-8011, E:

Canterbury Muslim Community Trust, CMCT was founded to progress the work of the Canterbury Building Bridges Muslim Advisory Group (CBBMAG) which was established to support our local Muslim community.  W:

HajjNZ is dedicated to providing quality services at affordable prices. HajjNZ is a registered charity (under NZ Halal Union Trust), meaning we are not interested in maximising profits from our customers and can get you the best quality services for our prices. E: P: 021 4NZHUT (021 469488) 

Iraqi Community in New Zealand – To promote Iraqi culture in New Zealand, to be a contact for Iraqi people in Christchurch, to assist members to retain their Iraqi identity and to adjust to New Zealand society. Dr Mohammad Jabawe, Phone: 03-342-1328, Mobile: 027-228-0154

Otago Muslim Student Association, 640 Cumberland St, Dunedin, NZ.  A club for all Muslim students on the University of Otago campus. Conducts various activities. FB: E:  

Otago Muslim Association, 21 Clyde Street, Dunedin 9016. P: 03 4771 838

Pakistani Association of Canterbury, New Zealand, A community organisation for people of Pakistani origins. General Secretary: Mr. Sardar Faisal, Phone: 022 429 5890, Email:  Web

United Afghan Association of Canterbury, 1 Leacroft Street Bishopdale, Christchurch, New Zealand 03-359 3006

Waikato Muslim Association (WMA): PO Box 665, Hamilton. P: 07-8550567; E:  Web:


Al-Hijrah Education Trust, 40 Bracken Rd, Paparangi, Wellington 6037 Web:

IMAN: The International Muslim Association of New Zealand, 7-11 Queens Drive, Kilbirnie. P: 04-3874226; Tahir Nawaz (President, M: +6427 571 0929

The Wellington Somali Council supports community integration and achievement.
Riddiford House, Level One, 94 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington 6021.  P: (04) 380 2451

Islamic Shia Association of Wellington. PO Box 11233, Manners St Central, Wellington 6142. 021 129 7285

Northland Muslim Community Youth Centre, Whangarei Islamic Centre, 11C Porowini Avenue (off Maunu Road) opposite the Northland Club.  (The masjid is at the rear of the property.  Do not park beside the upholstery business please.) 021516091 / 0212722989