Organized by Latifa Daud

Help us build a spiritual sanctuary and community hub in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand


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We need your support to refurbish our newly purchased space. Together, let’s create a vibrant center for worship and learning.

Building the Hillsborough Masjid: A space for community upliftment and learning

After eight years in operation, Lote Tree Trust has finally secured a property! Located overlooking the beautiful Manukau Harbour, the space will not just operate as a masjid, but a community hub hosting a wide range of community development programmes. 

We believe in building more than just structures; we're constructing a foundation for our community's future. By just donating a brick here in this world, you can earn a reward of a house in the hereafter. With your support, we can create a sanctuary that fosters growth, connection, and faith.

About Dar al Quran:

Established in 2015, we have been dedicated to fostering a strong Muslim identity within the unique context of New Zealand. We believe in building more than just structures; we're constructing a foundation for our community's future. The Hillsborough Masjid stands as a testament to our commitment to providing a nurturing environment for Islamic education, community connection, and spiritual growth.

The Need for the Hillsborough Masjid:

In 2021, Lote Tree faced the challenge of eviction from our humble premises, which had served as our home for six years. However, through resilience and the grace of Allah, we have acquired a new property that boasts breathtaking views of the Manukau Harbour. This new masjid will serve as a sanctuary for Muslims in the Lynfield and Hillsborough areas. While the Muslim community in this area is substantial, we currently don’t have a masjid in the area. The Hillsborough Masjid will fill a crucial gap in our community's infrastructure.

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Why Your Support Matters:

Unlike in wealthier Muslim communities, funding opportunities for projects like ours in New Zealand are limited. We rely heavily on community fundraising campaigns to realize our goals. Your support not only helps us build a physical structure but also contributes to the establishment of a vibrant community hub that fosters inclusivity, engagement, and social harmony.

Our Projects

Lote Tree Trust runs the following programmes: 

  • Dar al Quran: Educating the next generation of New Zealand-Muslims about their deen through after-school and weekend programmes 
  • New Zealand Zakat Foundation: Mobilizing Zakat to strengthen our community's welfare and future.
  • The Halal Expo: Showcasing and supporting businesses catering to the Muslim consumer market.
  • The New Zealand Muslim Leadership Collective: Empowering community workers through professional development.
  • Dar al Quran Publishing: Translating and publishing classic Islamic texts for English-speaking audiences.

What we do 

At Lote Tree, our umbrella organisation, we believe that the Shariah offers the best solutions to the challenges we face as a community today. All of our programmes and initiatives are aimed at providing solutions for the individuals and families from Shariah and creating a holistic environment where we learn, develop, and give back to our community.

What the Hillsborough Masjid Will Offer:

Our new masjid will be more than just a place of worship. It will feature various facilities to cater to the diverse needs of our community:

  • Office Spaces: Affordable office spaces will be available for lease by community organizations and social support providers, ensuring access to critical social services.
  • Counselling Room: A culturally appropriate space for counselling and family mediation services, addressing the mental health concerns facing our community.
  • Commercial Kitchen: A strictly halal kitchen available for hire by small businesses and catering services, promoting economic empowerment and entrepreneurship within the community.

Operational and Financial Sustainability:

Ensuring the long-term sustainability of Lote Tree and the Hillsborough Masjid is our commitment. Through diversified revenue streams, including tenanted spaces, multipurpose halls, and commercial kitchens, we aim to cover operational costs and provide essential community services.


NZ$100: Buy a brick of the masjid
NZ$200: A free copy of the Nasim Limited Edition
NZ$500: A dedication on the Founders wall – A plaque acknowledging donors at the Hillsborough Masjid
NZ$1000: A dedicated plaque at the Hillsborough Masjid
NZ$15,000: Library naming
NZ$50,000: Musalla Naming and Antique Quran


Your support, regardless of the amount, is invaluable in realizing our shared vision of a thriving Muslim community in New Zealand.

Dar al Quran is a project of Lote Tree Trust (CC52495)

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Latifa Dauda month ago

Donate $1 in the next 24 hours to help us open the Hillsborough Masjid

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu hu,

We hope this message finds you in the best of health and Iman.

In the coming months, our beloved mosque will become a cornerstone for worship, community events, and spiritual growth. However, it is in need of significant renovations to ensure it remains a safe and welcoming space for everyone.

Donate as little as $1 between Friday 11am and Saturday 10.59am NZT to give us a chance to win the Leaderboard Challenge! The $2,750 USD Leaderboard prize that will go directly towards the renovation of our mosque. 

Why Your Support Matters

  • Renovation Needs: Your donations will help us build critical areas of the mosque, including the prayer hall, and ensure Health and Safety compliance.

  • Community Programmes: With a renovated space, we can start regular salah, regular programming, and community events.

  • Spiritual Hub: A well-maintained mosque serves as a spiritual haven for all ages, fostering a sense of unity and growth within our community.

  • How You Can Help

  • Pray: Keep our masjid in your duas, asking Allah (SWT) to bless our efforts and make this campaign successful.

  • Join our team: Want to help in other ways? Fill in our Expression of Interest form.

  • Donate: Visit our LaunchGood campaign page and make a contribution. Remember, even $1 can make a huge impact.

  • Share: Spread the word about our campaign with your family, friends, and networks. 

  • Make a Difference Today

Your support is invaluable to us. Together, we can ensure that the Hillsborough Masjid serves as a beacon of faith and community. Let’s come together and show the strength of our unity.

JazakAllahu Khairan for your generosity and support.

The Hillsborough Masjid Team

Latifa Daud3 months ago

A Heartfelt Thank You for Your Generosity!

Assalaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

With immense gratitude, we write to express our appreciation for your unwavering support and generous contributions to the Hillsborough Masjid. Thanks to your generosity, we reached our fundraising target of $750,000 by Eid al-Fitr 2024! Your donations have empowered us to take the next crucial step in our endeavor. 

We are now in a position to make the second deposit for the property, bringing us closer to realizing our dream of a dedicated space for worship, reflection, and community engagement. We will be receiving the keys to the property in May 2024 inshaAllah. Because the property is currently tenanted, we will have partial access to the property where we will begin to make the space usable for our intended purposes. 

As we move forward, we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way, and inviting you to be part of our journey. If you would like to offer your skills and services towards this project, please fill out this Expression of Interest form.

Expression of Interest Form

Further to this, we still have $900k to pay off the property by May 2025. This will remain our priority until the property is paid off. Please consider donating via LaunchGood.

Donate Now

Once again, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your invaluable support. Your kindness and generosity have brought us closer to realizing our shared vision, and we are profoundly grateful for your partnership in this endeavor. We look forward to celebrating this journey with you and welcoming you to the Hillsborough Masjid.

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