AlJamia Masjid (Ponsonby Mosques), a branch of New Zealand Muslim Association held its annual prize giving for its Quran Madrassa (classes) on Sunday 16 August 2015 at 17, Vermont Street, Ponsonby. This day is a special day to honour the first Hafiza, Sister Jamila Mohammed Khan, she has memorised the Quran, under the guidance of Imam/ teacher, Sheikh Haroon Khaukha .
35 boys and girls ranging from five to 12 years old attended regular Quran recitation classes from 5 to 7pm every Monday to Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday from 10am to 1pm at Ponsonby mosque. Special dignitaries from many Muslim organisations presented the kids with prizes and later enjoyed a sumptuous lunch. This event was well organised by the committee.