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Christchurch enters COVID-19 Alert Level 2

As-salamu alaykum.New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and Auckland is at Alert Level 3 from today at midday for three days. The country is focusing on reducing the virus in New Zealand. What this means in Canterbury: Schools and education facilities are openBusinesses can open premises if they can adhere to strict public health guidelinesGatherings and venues are limited to 100 peoplePhysical distancing applies in publicThere are  government regulations around contact tracing...

August 12, 2020

Jummah Salat Announcement for 29 May

Announcement from Mohammed Abdi Jama (President Muslim Association of Canterbury) and Shiekh Gamal Fouda (Imam Masjid AN-NUR). From Friday 29 May, Masjid AN-NUR (Al Noor Mosque) will open for all salat prayers. Insha’Allah we shall perform Jummah Salat as well. Under COVID-19 restrictions, all congregational prayer must be limited to 100 people with 2-meter social distancing at all times. Usual salat numbers rarely exceed 100, so please attend as you would normally. However, due to the numbers...

May 28, 2020

Burial and Janazah Guidelines

Can Imams and other religious leaders visit people and perform last rites personally in hospitals and hospice facilities during Level 3? And can they officiate at funeral gatherings personally? Funeral directors will work with Muslim communities to identify people who can carry out ghusl and Janaza and will advise and supervise them to ensure it is done in a safe way. Imams can officiate at funerals during Alert Level 3. Please work with your funeral director to make sure that all...

May 6, 2020

Level 3 updates for the Canterbury Muslim Community

The government has released specific information for the Muslim community during Level 3 including what to do during Ramadan.Please see an excerpt of the information below:Can Muslims extend their bubbles, or gather up to 10 people during Ramadan?Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend your bubble further to bring in extra peopleto celebrate or mark religious events. Your household bubble can be extended during Alert Level 3 to reconnect with closefamily, bring in caregivers, or support isol...

April 28, 2020

New domestic abuse awareness campaign for communities across Canterbury and New Zealand.

Who is Hussain – Christchurch is proud to have collaborated with Canterbury Resilience Foundation to bring together Christchurch community leaders from a range of diverse backgrounds for a new domestic violence campaign.  Seeing the spike in incidents around New Zealand as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, we consulted with Aviva to create a campaign that targets various communities in Canterbury and across the country. The result is a video featuring local leaders and influencers speaki...

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