New Zealand Muslim Association (Established 1950)
New Zealand Muslim Association (NZMA) was formed in the year 1950, with the objective to serve all Muslims brothers and sisters within New Zealand. The first chairman of NZMA was Marhum Suilman Ismail Bhikoo. He was instrumental in establishing a Muslim burial ground at Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland in 1966. NZMA is responsible for the four branches; Ponsonby mosque, Ranui mosque, Avondale Islamic Centre and Birkenhead Islamic Centre.
Ponsonby Mosque ( Al-Masjid Al-Jamie)
17 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
On March 30th 1979 the foundation for the Mosque for first mosque in New Zealand was laid. Further extensions was completed in 1986, which created a praying area for ladies, accommodation for the Imam, kitchen facilities, Janaza washing room and additional prayer hall for Jumma prayers. Ponsonby Mosque was re-named to Al-Masjid Al-Jamie to give the mosque a Islamic name in the late 20th century. Today the Al-Masjid Al-Jamie has a total capacity of 700 people.
Avondale Islamic Centre
122-126 Blockhouse Bay Road, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
Phone: 09 974 2742
Avondale Islamic Centre (AIC), in Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand. Primarily serves as a mosque, providing a place to conduct the five daily prayers and extra devotional prayers such as Ramadan night prayers (tarawih) for males and females. However, the Centre also offers a number of wide ranging services, including event hosting facilities, teaching and a multi-purpose area with a car park for over 40 vehicles.
West Auckland Mosque (WAM) – Ranui
31-33 Armada Drive, Ranui, 0612, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone 09 833 9072
West Auckland Mosque & Islamic Centre is the 3rd Mosque in New Zealand built in June 1995. West Auckland Mosque provides 5 daily prayers with Jamat, Juma, Full Quran Tarawih prayers, Youth programs, ladies programs and Daily madrasah classes and now Adult Quran classes. Today approx.2,500 Muslims live in West Auckland and over +500 households. The mosque can accommodate up to 400 people with up to 30 car parks.
Birkenhead Islamic Centre
79 Onewa Road, Northcote, Auckland 0626, New Zealand
Birkenhead Islamic Center a branch of NZMA, was formed on 4th June 2006 but opened for regular prayers in 2010 for residents of North Shore of Auckland comprising of many suburbs, such as Birkenhead, Birkdale, Beach Haven, Glenfield, Wairau Park, Hilcrest, Foresthill, Takapuna, Bayswater, Devonport, Cambles Bay, Mairangi Bay, Browns Bay, Long Bay, Upper Harbour, and Albany. That was the starting point, Alhamdulillah, due to the steadfast effort of the regular attendees of daily prayers and motivated Muslim brothers.