What is the Nawawi Center?
Founded in 2006, the Nawawi Center's dedicated team tackles various needs of the Christchurch Muslim community.
We are an organization seeking to build positive relationships amongst Muslims and New Zealand’s other diverse communities.
We believe the Traditional Islam framework is the best vehicle to spreading timeless, peaceful and universal teachings at the core of Islam.
Strengthening our community with professional event management
Equipping youth with professional skills and ethical principles
Facilitating sacred knowledge of Traditional Islam
Connecting communities and countering negative perceptions
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It’s our pleasure to announce the coming of an incredible scholar gracing the shores of NZ. We have been working behind the scenes with our friends from Seekershub Auckland to help bring Dr Umar Abdullah, one of the giants of intellectual and spiritual islam in the west to visit our end of the world Read more about Dr Umar Scheduled to Visit New Zealand[…]
Salaam everyone, it’s been awhile since the last update! The AME youth have been doing a lot of educational but fun activities during their Saturday classes. They have gained Islamic knowledge on different topics in Islam and also participated in various team building activities like the 3 day Nisa camp for the girls, and MegaAir Read more about AME Youth Update[…]
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Eid Moonsighting 2017 Be part of a beautiful sunnah and come join us to sight the new moon for Shawwal 2017 / 1438H InshaAllah the moon will be easy to spot this month, so it will be great fun for the kids! Bring some dates to break your fast + your prayer mat. Moonsighting is a big part Read more about Moonsighting for Shawwal 1438 (2017)[…]
Well done, Srs Dalia and Ayesha! The Nooraniyyah tajweed system is very popular amongst non Arab learners of Quran. The Islamfirstkids use this popular system to learn tajweed which enable them to read the Quran easily eventually. Recently, Sr Dalia Mohamed and Sr Ayesha Jones, decided to teach more adults with the hope that there Read more about 8 weeks Nooraniyyah Intensive Tajweed Course[…]
Salaam all Muslim Parents of Christchurch, InshaAllah there will be an open day for the Active Muslim Explorers programme! When: Saturday the 28th of January Time: 11am to 1pm Where: Te Hapua Halswell Centre Join us to learn more about the AME programme, a Saturday school program for intermediate to highschool boys that will help Read more about Active Muslim Explorers Open Day![…]
Join NC Book Club! Salaam everyone, This book club is designed for new muslims, converts, and anyone else seeking a sound and balanced understanding of the Islamic Tradition. It is a short, weekly get together where muslims between the ages of 15-25 are welcome. It is a formal place of learning which will take you to the Read more about Nawawi Center Book Club[…]
After completing their successful 10 week Active Muslim Explorers program, our AMEzing boys would still like to keep in touch during the school holidays. That’s why we’ve organized friday sessions where they can have informative, friendly discussions with an older role model. It is an interactive, short talk, followed by some sport activities. We don’t want to Read more about AME Interactive Talks[…]
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