About MMA

Manawatu Muslims Association (MMA) was established in 1980 and has brought together Muslims from all over the Manawatu region. MMA currently owns the Palmerston North Masjid, which is the largest mosque in the region and serves over 1,000 Muslims resident in Manawatu and visiting from all around the world. The Masjid premises consist prayer halls for men and women, tenancy area, teaching and library facilities, play areas, maintained gardens and catering facilities. MMA is funded by FIANZ and donations from our Muslim community.

Current Executive Committee 

  1. Brother Riaz Rehman (President)
  2. Brother Rafay Taimuri (Vice President)
  3. Brother Nishar Ali (Treasurer)
  4. Brother Syed Qazafi Anjum (General secretary)

Committee Members:

  1. Sister Lina Lateef (Committee Member)
  2. Sister Shelly Rafiq (Committee Member)
  3. Dr Amer Jaffal (Committee Member)
  4. Brother Omer Faruq (Committee Member)
  5. Brother Kaiyum Khan (Committee Member)
  6. Brother Zulfiqar Haider Butt (Committee Member)
  7. Brother Mufti Salim(Committee Member)
  8. Brother Muhammad Imraz(Imran) Gul (Committee Member)
  9. Brother Hazim Arafeh (Committee Member)

Manawatu representatives for FIANZ (2019-21)

  1. Brother Riaz Rehman
  2. Brother Hazim Arafeh