Welcome to Lower Hutt’s Muslim Community
Lower Hutt Islamic Center is Lower Hutt’s local Masjid, located at 14 Hunter Street, Taita, serving a local community of more than 1,000 Muslims.
ServicesRead about our services
5 daily prayers
Friday prayers (Salat al-Jumuʿah)
Childrens’ Play Group
ResourcesRead about local halal businesses
What is Halal?
Local Halal Food Businesses
The CommunityRead about the community
About the Islamic Center
Board of Trustees
We’re raising money to build a Masjid
Large earthquakes are common in Wellington, and we have been advised by engineers that the Masjid is not earthquake safe and must be rebuilt.
As of 28 March 2023, with your incredible support, we have already raised $417,076 under our New Zealand registered charity #CC37154, but we need more help.
Uthman ibn Affan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said,
“He who built a Masjid for Allah, the Exalted, Allah would build for him a house in Paradise.”
Learn about Islam
Islamic Faith (Iman)
Islamic faith refers to the inner actions of the heart. For example:
- To believe in God (Allah)
- To believe in God’s angels
- To believe in the Books (e.g. the Quran)
- To believe in those who brought God’s message (e.g. Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, Abraham and all the others, peace be upon them all)
- To believe in the Day of Judgment
- To believe in Divine Destiny (Al-Qadr)
Islamic Practice (Islam)
Islamic practice refers to the outward actions of words and good deeds. For example:
- Verbalising that you believe in God and that Muhammad brought God’s message.
- Praying 5 times per day.
- Giving a certain minimum amount of charity, if you have sufficient wealth to afford to do so.
- Fasting from dawn to dusk for 30 days per year in the month of Ramadan, if you are physically able.
- Performing pilgrimage, once in your life, if you can afford to and are physically able.
Outside of the core pillars, you can add additional voluntary actions.
For example, performing additional prayers, giving more charity, doing more good deeds, reminding yourself about God often etc.
Islamic Spiritual Beautification (Ihsan)
Ihsan is a complex word and is difficult to translate from Arabic to English. It means to strive to live your life as if you can see God (Allah), even though you can’t.
This means to try to beautify or perfect your actions. This would be expressed in striving to purify your your inner actions (Iman) - your heart, your intentions, and striving to beautify and perfect your outward practices and good deeds (Islam).
Learn More Online
See below for some resources to learn more about Islam online.
- Listen to a small part of the Quran
- Listen to the call to prayer (Adhan)
- Watch these 3 short videos about the Quran
- Watch an online series for a more in depth introduction to Islam
- Read translations of the Quran online
If you would like to learn more, you can chat to us on Facebook messenger, email us, or call/sms us on +64 22 075 62 60.
Some lessons in Islamic character
The following are 4 lessons in character given to us by Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)
“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.”
“Whoever believes in God (Allah) and the Day of Judgment, let him speak good or stay silent.”
“Don’t be angry.”
“Part of the perfection of one's Islam is his leaving that which does not concern him.”