Al Noor Mosque, Christchurch
|Al Noor Mosque|
Al Noor Mosque in 2006
|Ecclesiastical or organisational status||Mosque|
|Location||Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand|
The Al Noor Mosque (Arabic: مسجد النور, Masjid al-Noor) is a large mosque in Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand. The building is managed by the Muslim Association of Canterbury (MAC), founded in 1977. As of 2015[update] the mosque had 550 members.
In 2003, the Christchurch Muslim community organised a "National Māori Muslim Day" at the mosque. In the same year, controversy arose inside the local Muslim community around the management of the mosque; the arrival of new members of Arab and Somali origin sparked tension with the earlier members of South Asian origin, who have a different culture and more moderate interpretation of Islam.
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This mosque - Masjid Al Noor - is managed by MAC.
- Erich Kolig (23 October 2009). New Zealand's Muslims and Multiculturalism. BRILL. p. 33. ISBN 978-90-474-4070-3.
- Matthewson, Nicole (3 December 2015). "Fighting, Killing 'Not the Muslim Way'". The Press. Christchurch, NZ. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
Jackson, of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies … said … ‘Just because they were attending a mosque at the time, doesn't mean the mosque was connected.’ … Morris, a specialist in world religions, said … ‘It creates an opportunity for these issues to be raised and addressed.’
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- Erich Kolig (2009). New Zealand's Muslims and Multiculturalism. BRILL. p. 225. ISBN 9789047440703.
- Erich Kolig (2009). New Zealand's Muslims and Multiculturalism. BRILL. p. 227. ISBN 9789047440703.
- Dudding, Adam; Hartevelt, John (15 March 2019). "The End of Our Innocence". Stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on 20 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
By now, 41 people were dead or dying, and a similar number had been injured.… Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Deans Avenue mosque.
- Perry, Nick; Williams, Juliet (17 March 2019). "Mourners Pay Tribute to New Zealand Victims, Await Burials". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 17 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
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