Can you recall the incident of the Christchurch Mosque shooting attacks that shocked the entire world on March 15, 2019? And also, the one that happened to a 17-year-old Muslim school girl who had her hijab ripped off by other students early this year.
Islam is being disrespected because we are a minority living in non-Islamic countries. The non-Muslims viewed Muslims as being different. But is being different mean that it should not be respected?
Where is the justice in that?
I have to admit that there are non-Muslims who are open to Islam but still, the fact that Islamophobia is growing means that it cannot be ignored.
If we look at New Zealand, the Muslims struggle to put Islamic teachings into practice. There is no proper place for them to pray, and they have even had to pray on the sidewalk.
Alhamdulillah with the support of a lot of kindhearted people, finally, the youth community center has opened its door in Queenstown, New Zealand.
A few of the locals have started knowing and learning Islam, and some embraced Islam in this center. MasyaAllah. What an achievement!
With the establishment of MYDC, the light of Islam will shine brighter in New Zealand. The Muslim community living here can learn and practice Islam easier.
#1/ A center whereby the community can gather to better understand Islam. The incidents have taught Muslims that Islamophobia is still a problem they must face.
Why is that? It’s because there are still a lot of people who “don’t really know Islam”.
#2/ Interesting and interactive facilities are provided for the convenience of the community.
#3/ The birth of the young generation of Muslims in New Zealand. As people say, “Youth is the hope of our future.”
#1/ Aroha Box Waqf. The best gift for the reverts. Aroha(love) Box campaign aims to spread Islamic da’wah in New Zealand by educating them about Islam. It’s the ideal gift because it includes a praying mat, a praying veil, prayer beads, a sahih translated Quran, and other kits to help those who have recently converted to Islam. This gift will assist them in becoming closer to Islam.
#2/ Support the operation cost of the center. For your information, access to this Islamic centre is free and open to the public. All the classes and seminars are FREE. The monthly operational cost (including rent and utilities) to keep the centre running is nearly NZD10,000 (RM26,242).
So, to all kind-hearted people, let’s continue to support the Islamic Community Center, MyFundAction Youth Development Center (MYDC) in New Zealand.
With our support, more people will be able to learn about Islam, and hopefully, Insha’Allah, in the future, the misunderstanding and stigmas of Islam will end.
We exist to create a better world by touching many hearts one at a time.
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