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Working Divisions

Ulema (Religious Advisory) Board

  • Regular meetings of Ulema
  • Issuing of fatwa and opinions
  • Resolving religious issues
  • Helping to maintain the religious focus of FIANZ

Hilal Committee

  • Sighting of new moon
  • Confirming Ramadhan, Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha dates
  • Nationwide salaat timetable
  • Halal Food committee
  • Setting standards of Halal Food
  • Advising FIANZ on the range of acceptable processed food
  • Technical information on food additives and preservatives
  • Liaison with the New Zealand Meat Industry

National Affairs

  • Liaise with New Zealand Government
  • Liaison with the media
  • Co-operation between various local associations

International Affairs

  • Contacts with various Islamic organisations overseas
  • Current world issues concerning Muslims
  • In contact with diplomats of Muslim countries in New Zealand
  • Facilitate lecture tours by world renowned Muslim scholars / teachers

Trade and Development

  • Halal certification of meat and other processed food products
  • Promote Halal standards locally and internationally
  • Halal food exhibitions
  • Diversify the income of FIANZ
  • Trading development and investment opportunities

Investment and Funding

  • Assist in establishing Masajids & Islamic Centres
  • Raise funds for overseas charitable organisations
  • Collect funds on behalf of Muslim relief organisations
  • Support Muslim organisations to establish community projects

Women's Division

  • Islamic studies sessions
  • Family counselling
  • Welfare assistance
  • Special classes
  • Seminars and meetings
  • Social activities
  • Annual Conference
  • Muslim Girls Camp
  • Media comments and submissions
  • Women's Camp
  • Interfaith activities
  • Health & Fitness
  • Mothers Day @ The Masjid
  • Mothers Day @ The Masjid
  • For further information regarding the Women's Division see the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand page

Educational Development

  • Establish classes for children in the Masajid and Islamic Centres
  • Provide scholarships
  • Assist in the establishment and operation of schools
  • Assist Muslim students in overseas enquiries regarding education

Youth and Student Division

  • Youth Camps, conventions, and training programmes
  • Representation in overseas Islamic conferences & seminars
  • Social activities
  • Qur'an competition
  • Facilitate scholarships for students
  • Daw'ah activities among the Muslim youth
  • Daw'ah activities in schools, polytechnics and universities
  • Address the needs of Muslim students


  • Daw'ah Training camps for youth
  • Distribution of leaflets & other Islamic material
  • Organising talks and interfaith dialogue
  • Islamic exhibitions
  • Distribution of copies of various translations of The Holy Qur'an
  • Address the needs of the newcomers to Islam