Who are we?

the Islamic Council Of New Zealand

is an organisation that unites all Muslims who are living in New Zealand and follow the school of the Ahlulbayt (PBUT) under ONE umbrella. ICONZ was established by Kiwi Muslims who have been born in New Zealand or born to migrants who chose New Zealand to be their home.

Mid 2007

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 Aotearoa 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?

Al-Rasool Foundation of Waikato


Main Language: Arabic/English

Islamic Ahl-ul-Bayt Foundation of New Zealand


Main Language: English

Hazara Afghan Association Incorporated (HAAI)


Main Language: English/Farsi

Al-Murtaza Association (NZ) Incorporated


Main Language: Urdu/English

Islamic Shia Association of Wellington Incorporated


Main Language: English

The Rising Sun Institute (TRS)


Main Language: English

Al-Mustafa Charity Centre

New Lynn

Main Language: Arabic/English

North Shore Ahlulbayt Centre


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. Verily the noblest among you in the sight of Allah is the most God-fearing of you. 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.