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Hajj greetings to our respected sisters and brothers

We would like to greet and welcome back all our sisters and brothers who were blessed by the opportunity to perform Hajj this year. Hajj is that special opportunity for a person to clear the heart and soul and devote them to the pure bond with Allah (swt).

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Closure of Al-Ikhlas Centre

Since the lease on the Al-Ikhlas Centre facility expires at the end of July, the Trust board has decided not to renew at this current time as we refocus our key objectives.  This decision was based on thorough review of running functions and activities and goals and objectives we need to address closely to keep Al-Ikhlas key objectives in the frontline of our priorities

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More devastation in earthquake struck Christchurch - Updated 13 June 2011

As Salam Alaikum Warahmatullah

Cantabrians had another go with more devastation following the series of shocks that hit the city of Christchurch today. This has its direct emotional impact on the communities there who were just beginning to recover from the impacts of the September 2010 and February 2011 shocks. Words cannot express our feelings but we need to use this as a reminder on how communities should come together in times of loss,

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The devastating earthquake of 22 February 2011, Canterbury region

As Salam Alaikum Warahmatullah

By now, most of you will have seen reports and images from the devastating earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch today.  I'm sure you join us in expressing our sincere sympathies to the people of that city, and in particular to those who have tragically lost friends, family and loved ones.  At times like this, we are reminded just how small and human we really are, and that there are things of such force and magnitude far beyond our control and comprehension.

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New Education Classes at Al-Ikhlas Centre

Al-Ikhlas is launching a new Islamic Studies programme (download course content).  We have designed this course to be an interesting and engaging experience for the students, and hopefully something from which they will gain lifelong learning and a greater appreciation of their deen.

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The Educational Purposes of Hajj

Islam came to teach people the true human values and moralities by following the prescriptions of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah. Hajj like all any other Islamic practice is full of symbolic acts and codes. The Muslim sacrifices his/her time, health and wealth in order to gain the satisfaction of the Almighty.

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The Values of Hajj

Hajj is a collection of actions and recitations. These collections inspire the Muslim's soul with spiritual sublime feelings.

Generally speaking, Hajj includes a number of prayers performed by the pilgrim during a definite period. Every action, word, and prayer is a symbol that inspires the soul with a vivid feeling and encompasses a secret and an objective.

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Total Lunar Eclipse on Saturday, 4 April 2015

New Zealand will witness a total lunar eclipse tomorrow, Saturday 4 April 2015. The Eclipse will start just after 10pm and will be one of what astronomers call the RED MOON. 
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Virtues of the month of Rajab

We here quote one of the articles published among the Muslim Fatwa Bank responding to the question: Is there any special virtue in fasting during the month of Rajab?. The answer was: 

Praise be to Allaah.

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Al-Ikhlas Trust community support to the needy

During the last two weeks of June 2013, Al-Ikhlas Trust managed to secure the pre-Ramadhan contribution of donated food stuff to be delivered to WTG for their helping hands regular distribution to Muslim families in need through three different charities looking after the needy here in Auckland.

The foodstuff delivered then was:

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