Canterbury Eid Festival 2016: It’s a wrap

Canterbury Eid Festival 2016 =  Alhamdullillah. Masha Allah. AllahuAkbar.  I can’t say anything that could top that really. Everything that we had planned turned out beautifully and I can’t ask for a much better outcome. The atmosphere was electric, you can feel the happiness and excitement in the air as guests trickle into the hall with Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival 2016: It’s a wrap[…]

Canterbury Eid Festival 2016 : DeenQuest

Good morning, salaams, and hello, Our team of DeenGuards are hard at work finalising the last of the DeenQuest (DQ) challenges for you! The DeenGuards are the caretaker of each of the challenges’ categories in the DeenQuest. There will be 3 categories, Body, Mind & Spirit and within each category, there are 5 challenges, each worth Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival 2016 : DeenQuest[…]

Canterbury Eid Festival returns in 2016

Assalamualaikum everyone and hello, New Zealand will celebrate the second Eid (ul Adha) tomorrow Tues, 13th Sept 2016. Firstly, I wish you and your family a happy and blessed Eid. Secondly, we are proud to inform that the Canterbury Eid Festival is back again this year! The same team that brought Canterbury’s first ever Eid Festival is Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival returns in 2016[…]

Summer Souq ’16 Relay Race

Salaams and hi guys! What’s summer without some fun in the sun? I’ve been waiting for so long to make this announcement and the day is finally here! Announcing the Summer Souq ’16 RELAY RACE! *Cue trumpet* What is it? If you like challenges, are competitive, and work well under pressure, then this Race is Read more about Summer Souq ’16 Relay Race[…]

Summer Souq: Things To Do

Salaams everyone and hello! Been a while since my last post ay? Hope everyone is well Insya Allah and in good spirits! We’re in the last couple of weeks to the Souq now and excitement is building up! AJ and I have prepared loads of fun activities for you and your family to take part Read more about Summer Souq: Things To Do[…]

Canterbury Eid Festival Merchandise

Salaams everyone! One of my tasks leading up to the event is to get merchandise as part of our fundraising effort for the event. There were plenty of ideas for merchandise; I was absolutely looking forward to get some Canterbury Eid Festival (CEF) brand logo printed on lanyards, balloons, wrist bands and even hoodies! But Read more about Canterbury Eid Festival Merchandise[…]

Silat: Malay Martial Arts (Teaser Video)

When I think of the Malay martial arts of silat, I think of Hang Tuah. Silat is a collective word for a class of indigenous martial arts from a geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia.  Hang Tuah is to the Malays as Optimus Prime is to the Autobots. #Boss. At this Eid event, we will showcase a Read more about Silat: Malay Martial Arts (Teaser Video)[…]

Interfaith Society Potluck Dinner

Salaams! Last week my friend invited me to a potluck dinner organised by the Christchurch Interfaith Society (CIS) held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was really looking forward to meet exciting new people and getting to know those of other faiths. When I got to the church, I was quite surprised Read more about Interfaith Society Potluck Dinner[…]

“Understanding Treaty” Seminar

  On Wednesday, 19th of Aug 2015, a few of NC members attended a seminar on “Understanding Treaty” held at the Christchurch Migrants Centre to educate the public about the Treaty of Waitangi and how to apply that to New Zealand’s multi-cultural setting. The seminar opens with a short Emergency Management presentation by a representative from Civil Read more about “Understanding Treaty” Seminar[…]