Our Masjid is vulnerable to earthquakes and needs to be rebuilt.
Wellington New Zealand has 5,500 Muslims, but we are growing fast, at over 5% per year.
Our small local Masjid in the area of Lower Hutt serves 1,000 of us. It was built decades ago for commercial use and has been serving our community since 1997 when our numbers were tiny, a little more than a few dozen Muslims. Al-humdulillah our Masjid now fills during Friday prayers, and overflows during Ramadan.
We are running out of space, and worse, large earthquakes are common in Wellington, and we have been advised by engineers that the Masjid is not earthquake safe and must be rebuilt.
Funds already raised
As of 28 March 2023, with your incredible support, we have already raised $417,076.
We also need your help
While we have been raising funds locally, we need nationwide and global support.
Many hands make light work
If 20,000 Muslims donate just $100, we would almost have enough to start the build.
Donate now online
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.”
Or Donate via Bank Transfer
In addition to donating online above, you can also donate via national or international bank transfer.
Account Name: Hutt Valley Trust
Account Number: 02-0534-0189354-05
Bank: Bank of New Zealand (BNZ)
Branch: Lower Hutt
If you would like to make a larger contribution, we have a $5,000 Waqf program where you can donate to support an entire prayer place.
All funds go to a registered charity
The new Masjid project is managed by the Lower Hutt Islamic Centre Trust, which is registered with the New Zealand Government Charity Register under registration number CC37154 (click here to view), The trust is governed by our 14 member Board of Trustees, made up of members of the local Muslim community. All funds raised are deposited in a dedicated bank account, specifically set aside for development of the new Masjid.
Draft plans are ready
We have developed draft architectural plans for the new Masjid, and are currently in the process of working with the local council to approve the plans.
You can see the draft designs below.