Who are we?

the Islamic Council Of New Zealand

(ICONZ) is a faith-based organisation which represents the Muslim Communities that follow the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) and his Ahlul-Bayt [Prophetic progeny] (PBUTH)


What does it mean to be part of ICONZ?

Being part of ICONZ means you belong to a wider network of Muslims where we strive for a strong foundation to achieve unity within our diverse communities.

What we stand for?

As Kiwis, we believe in working alongside all of our diverse and rich communities which make Aoteorea the unique and beautiful place we call home. Promoting Ahlul-Bayt values including respect, peace, love, unity and justice is key to achieving our goals - these goals and values are similar to Tangata Whenua values.

"People are of two types - either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity"

– Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (PBUH)

Our Objectives


Connecting communities with one another


Sharing best practice methods and facilitate inter-community networking


Be the balanced, unified voice of the member communities when engaging with external communities and organisations


Promoting the values of the Prophet and his Ahlul-Bayt (PBBUT)

Get Involved

Where you can find our member organisations?

Islamic Ahl-ul-Bayt Foundation of New Zealand


Main Language: English

Al Rasool Foundation of Waikato


Main Language: Arabic/English

Islamic Shia Association of Wellington Incorporated.


Main Language: English

Al-Murtaza Association (NZ) Incorporated


Main Language: Urdu/English

The Rising Sun Institute (TRS)


Main Language: English

North Shore Ahlulbayt Centre


Main Language: Arabic/English

Al Mustafa Charity Centre

New Lynn

Main Language: Arabic/English

“O people, we created you all from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another. Certainly, the noblest among you in the sight of Allah is the most protective of themselves from themselves. Surely Allah is all-Knowing, all-Aware”

– The Holy Quran 49:13

Our Message

Regardless of your race, background and faith:

We will have a common language of love, respect and mutuality.