Eid-Al-Adha Prayers and Breakfast Saturday, the 1st August 2020 (Arena 3 Entrance through Pascal Street)

Zakat ul-Fitr 2019

Zakat ul-Fitr

Every Muslim is required to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr at the conclusion of the month of Ramadhan as a token of thankfulness to Allah SWT for having enabled him to observe fasts.

Zakat ul-Fitr currently calculated in New Zealand at $10.00 per person. You can Pay online Using Account 02-0630-0221537-006

Please make sure to put Zakat ul-Fitr as a Reference

Its purpose is to purify those who fast from any indecent act or speech and to help the poor and needy. This view is based upon a Hadith which states: “The Messenger of Allah SAW enjoined Zakat ul-fitr on those who fast to shield them from any indecent act or speech, and for the purpose of providing food for the needy. It is accepted as Zakah for the one who pays it before the `Eid prayer, and it is Sadaqah for the one who pays it after the prayer.” (Abu Daood).

In this Hadith two purposes are highlighted; one is related to the individual for completion of his fast and compensation for any shortcomings in his actions or speech, and the other is related to society; for the spreading of love and happiness among its members, particularly the poor and needy, during the day of `Eid.

Zakat al-Fitr is mandatory on every Muslim on his behalf and on the behalf of all people he is in charge of. This means he has to pay for himself and for those whom he takes care of- young or old, male or female, free or slave as the Hadeeth of Ibn Umar RAA states:

“Allah’s Messenger ordered Sadaqat ul-fitr on behalf of the young and the old, and the free and the slave – whom you provide for.” (Ad-Daraqutni and al-Baihaqi). Ibn Umar RAA relates that the Prophet SAW enjoined the payment of one sa’ of dates or one sa’ of barley as Zakat ul-fitr on every Muslim, young and old, male and female, free and slave. (Bukhari & Muslim)

The amount of the Zakat ul-fitr mentioned by the Prophet SAW is one Sa’ of dates, raisins, wheat, or barley. Muslim scholars deduced from this hadith that it is permissible to give any kind of food as long as it is part of the staple diet in that particular region or the normal food of that locality. According to contemporary Muslim scholars, the scale of Sa’ is estimated to be about 3.180 kilograms. This can also be paid in its equivalent in cash instead, which is currently calculated in New Zealand at $10.00 per person.

When is Zakat ul-fitr payable

The jurists agree that zakat ul-fitr is due at the end of Ramadan. They differ, however, about the exact time. There are two openions; first, that it is due at the sunset of the night of breaking the fast, for this is when the fast of Ramadan ends, second, it is due at the start of dawn on the day of Eid.

In short, this charity must be paid before the Eid prayer. There are different opinions among the jurists as to how early you can pay zakat ul-fitr, some say the payment can be made a day or two before Eid, while some others say the payment can be made at the beginning of Ramadhan, yet some others say it can be made even before Ramadhan. If someone pays before the Eid prayer it will be considered as valid zakat ul-fitr, and if he delays and pays after the prayer then it will be counted as general charity. However, if someone has missed the payment before Eid prayer he still has to pay it.

The conditions for distribution of zakat ul-fitr is the same as that of Zakah, that is, it has to be distributed to the eight groups of beneficiaries mentioned in the ayah: “The alms are only for the poor …” (Quran 9:60)

Conclusion: In a nutshell, Zakat is a mandatory tenant of Islam and the objective of it is to help the society share the bounties of Allah and give a chance to the unfortunate ones at a better life. Therefore, every Muslim must gain knowledge about Zakat and ensure that it be paid to the deserving people.

Kerala Relief Fund

Friday 24th August after Jumuah Prayer Islamic Center
Assalam Alaikum

Dear All

Insha’Allah tomorrow Friday (24th August) after Jumu’ah we will be doing a fund-raising to support and assist the humanitarian relief effort for the people effected by the current devastating flood in Indian City Kerala.

Food packs (Rice and Chicken Curry) will be sold for $5 each City Islamic Centre’s.

Please donate generously, for donations, please use below bank account details


A/C No: 02-0630-0221537-00

Reference: Kerala Flood Relief

Eid Prayer & Breakfast Refreshment 22nd August

Wed 22 Aug, Arena 3 Entrance through Pascal Street.

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Assalam Alaikum

Please find details about the Eid Al Adha Prayers

When: Wednesday, the 22nd August 2018

Where: Arena 3 (Entrance through Pascal Street), Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North

Time: Takbeer: 7.30 am; and Salah: 8:00 am.

On behalf of MMA I would also like to invite you for light refreshment(Breakfast) in Arena 3 just after Eid Prayers. I would encourage you to invite your friends Muslim and non-Muslim to join us for breakfast. Please advise us if you are bringing any friends just for Catering Purpose.

Insha ALALH we will look forward to see you all.


Taqabbal’ALLAHU minna wa minkum

Find attached the poster


For more info – https://www.manawatumuslims.org.nz

Syed Qazafi Anjum

on behalf of Manawatu Muslim Association

Dhul-Hajj Moon Sighted

Eid ul Adha on 22 August 2018

Dear Community members,

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu.

FIANZ Hilal Committee has confirmed the sighting of new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1439H. Therefore, tomorrow 13th August 2018 will be 1st Dhul Hijjah 1439H InShaAllah!

Eid ul Adha will be on 22 August 2018 (Corresponding to 10th Dhul Hijjah 1439H) InShaAllah!

Jazak ALLAH kher

Qurbani/Udhiyah Share 2018

Assalam Alaikum

Dear Brothers and Sisters

If you like to place an order for Udhiya/Qurbani, please fill out the digital form at the bottom of this page.

Cash/Bank transfer payment options are available.

Cost for one Udhiya/Qurbani is 225 NZD (this also includes the fee for processing, testing(for diseases) and transportation of Sheep from farm to the meat plant. The Udhiya wil be available to you after cut into 5 pieces

Udhiya will be available for you to pick up from the City Islamic Center, at least a day after Eid Al Adha insha’Allah.

Last date for placing orders (and payments) is 5 pm, Wednesday 15th August 2018

For any further information, please contact Br Zulfiqar 021 107 4737 (or) Br Atif 021 072 6425 (or) Br Syed Qazafi on 021-1095377. You can also send email to muslims.manawatu@gmail.com.

Bank Transfer Title: MMA;

A/C No: 02 0630 0221537 00;

Reference: Udhiya 2018

Jazakum Allah Khairan

If there is any issue, you can also fill up a paper form and return to us before expiry date. Click here for paper form.

AGM 2018 on 29 July after Dhur Prayer


This is just a friendly reminder of Manawatu Muslim Association AGM 2018 is going to held today after Dhur Prayers at city Islamic Centre.

Please note the following

Date/Day: Today Sunday 29th  July 2018

Time: 12:45 pm (After Dhur Prayers). At City Islamic Centre

Insha ALLAH we will look forward to see you all.

 Jazak ALLAh kher

MMS Celebration & AGM

Asalamu Alikum Dear Brothers and Sisters

Eid Mubarak

Inshallah Massey Muslim Society Eid Al-Fitir Celebration & AGM is this
Sunday the 17th of June, *we **are still in desperate need of volunteers
to come help make this event successful*

*Reminder if you have not registered through link below to register ASAP,** for
task available to volunteer for;*


*We will be in touch with volunteers tasks and timetable by Saturday 16th
June 2018 inshallah.*

Jazakum Allah Khairan, may Allah bless you all for your efforts, hard work,
and dedication inshallah.

Massey Muslim Society
EC 2017-18
Mobile: 02108606780
Website: www.mmsnz.org

Eid al Fitr Prayer Schedule

Asalam-o-lekum All,


Insha ALLAH we will be praying EID AL FITR SALAH at the Barber Hall-Arena 5 (Entrance from Waldegrave Street).

Saturday, 16th June 2018

 TAKBEER                          8:00AM

SALAH                              8:30AM

Any queries please reply or contact 021 107 4737

Jazakum Allah Khairan


Syed Qazafi Anjum

General Secretary (2017-19)

Manawatu Muslims Association

81 Cook St, Palmerston North, New Zealand


Website: www.manawatumuslims.org.nz 

Dr Zulfiqar Haider Butt

President (2017-19)

Manawatu Muslims Association

81 Cook St, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Mobile: 021 107 4737