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United for Christchurch Mosque Shootings

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This campaign will collect all funds raised by April 1, 2019 at 3:45 AM EDT

Support the victims and families of shootings in 2 mosques in New Zealand


HUMANITY UNITES for CHRISTCHURCH

  • UPDATE 1 (March 16, 2019): In only 1 hour, this campaign hit its initial goal to raise $10,000 NZD for the victims' families. In only 7 hours, we had reached $100,000 NZD - 10 times the original goal. We raised the goal 20 times as the campaign went viral worldwide. After only 20 hours, this campaign has reached $1 million NZD! 
  • UPDATE 2 (March 17, 2019): We are overwhelmed with emotions at the global response to this campaign. Today, only 48 hours later, the campaign surpassed $1.5 million NZD ($1 million USD). This campaign has now become the largest LaunchGood campaign ever, even in such heartbreaking circumstances. The global response shows the power of love over hate. Over 30,000 people have donated from 123 countries and at least half of the donors are not Muslim. This interfaith response - from all walks of life - is truly inspiring and healing for the world.
  • UPDATE 3 (March 19, 2019):  The campaign has reached $2.2 million NZD ($1.5M USD) in only 100 hours. There are nearly 40,000 donors from 125 countries. We have raised the goal again - for the 25th time. 
  • UPDATE 4 (March 26, 2019): We have adjusted the end date of the campaign to be Friday, March 29. This enables us to conclude the fundraising and expedite disbursement of funds to victims' families. 

50 killed, 34 injured at 2 New Zealand Mosques 

50 innocent men, women, and children lost their lives and 34 more were injured when a terrorist opened fire at 2 mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid). The attacks occurred during Friday prayers - the Muslim day of congregation and community-building. We welcome people of all faiths to show solidarity with the victims and encourage love, tolerance, and unity in the face of hate.

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The Funds

All fundraising proceeds will be distributed to the families by NZIIC - New Zealand Islamic Information Centre, directed toward the immediate and long-term needs of the grieving families. No amount of money will bring back their loved ones, but we do hope to lessen their burden in some way.

Worldwide Outpouring of Support

New Zealanders have rallied to offer support and sympathies for the victims, leaving flowers and messages near Al Noor mosque. Worldwide, people of all faiths have reached out to their local Muslim communities with kind messages, interfaith solidarity events, and vigils. 

We have begun compiling a list of all these events and gestures of support; view it here. To add your event's album or news article, please email info@celebratemercy.com with event details, links, and a brief description.

Grief Support Tool-Kit

Included are resources to help those in the midst of grief. It’s hard to know where to turn to for help, but it’s important to know that there are support and resources available.

The Victims - Our Martyrs

Know who our martyrs are so we can honour their legacies. Click the collage below to learn more about them at KnowTheirName.com NZ Herald also has published this piece with many biographical profiles; the LaunchGood Instagram page is also a great resource. 

Note: The focus should not ever be on the terrorist but on these beautiful souls. Their stories deserve to be told. They should never be known as just victims of a terrorist shooting, but the real lives of Muslims who went to worship God on a blessed Friday in the blessed month of Rajab, and who returned to Him as martyrs. Share their stories and help their legacies live on. ❤

Join as a Campaign Partner

We welcome organizations in New Zealand and abroad who would like to support this campaign as Publicity Partners: mosques, churches, synagogues, temples, charities, and others. Publicity Partners are only required to help promote the campaign via email and social media. Please email us at info@nziic.org with your organization's name, logo, and city/state/country.


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    Masjid at-Taqwa, New Zealand / NZIIC7 months ago

    support us to win Launchgood Tuesday Giving Challenge


    Salaam.



    one of the most generous days of the year, GivingTuesday is here. Let's create a grand impact together!



    This GivingTuesday, YOU have the power to help us increase our impact. All we need to do is reach our goal the fastest and we secure an even bigger prize from LaunchGood towards our fundraising goal!

    This will go straight to the islamic youth centre where we will :
    1. Enlarge praying and activity area
    2. Establish islamic wall exhibition to introduce Islam to the visitors.
    3. Support any dakwah or volunteerism activity with everyone including new reverts and non-muslims

    what better day to give than Giving Tuesday when your support will be multiplied and will create a greater impact!

    Click link to support :
    https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/join_the_movement_support_our_new_reverts_project?src=GREPSupport
    Masjid at-Taqwa, New Zealand / NZIICa year ago

    Celebrating Eid al-Adha and Inviting You to Join our 'Supporting Reverts' Initiative!

    I hope this email finds you in good health and high spirits. As we celebrate Eid al-Adha, I wanted to extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to you and your family. May this blessed occasion bring you joy, peace, and prosperity!


    At MyFundAction, we are thrilled to share with you an exciting initiative called 'Supporting Reverts.' This project embodies our shared values of giving, unity, and continuous growth in our faith. It is a true testament to the spirit of this holy day.


    As we commemorate the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) during this Eid al-Adha, it's also a time for personal reflection on our own sacrifices and how we contribute to our community. On this sacred Day of Arafah, I invite you to join us in participating in our project.


    With your support, we can make a real difference in the lives of many individuals, bringing smiles and comfort to those who need it most. Let's embrace the spirit of sacrifice and experience the joy of giving together.


    Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept our efforts and yours.


    To learn more about how you can participate, please visit our campaign page by clicking the link below:

    Join the Movement: Support Our New Reverts Project

    https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/join_the_movement_support_our_new_reverts_project?src=supportupdate


    We are grateful to have you as a part of this journey of faith and compassion. Your contribution, big or small, will have a meaningful impact on our collective endeavor.


    Thank you for your time, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further information. We appreciate your support and hope to see you actively involved in our initiative.


    Wishing you a joyous and blessed Eid al-Adha!


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    Masjid at-Taqwa, New Zealand / NZIIC4 years ago

    Thank you : A Year After Christchurch Mosque Attack

    Thank you for your support🌹

    Kia ora kotou katoa

    Firstly, I hope you and your family are in good health and staying safely indoors. In the lights of the Covid-19 pandemic, I hope you stay strong and give continuous support to those around you. Together, we can overcome this.

    It’s been a year since the Christchurch Mosques tragedy and a lot happened since.

    We at MyFundAction New Zealand (previously Handshake People) would like to express our utmost gratitude to you for supporting the Christchurch community in their moment of need. Your support helped the affected families to get back on their feet. 

    Thanks to you. This is Christchurch nowadays. 

    https://youtu.be/PLvmpNpZucA

    Kindly like, comments and share this video. Do subscribe to our channel as we have more updates to come.

    Kia whaka kotahi tatou

    Masjid at-Taqwa, New Zealand / NZIIC5 years ago

    Distribution of Funds - Christchurch Mosque Launchgood Campaign

    “The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which growsseven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing” Quran (2:261)

    Press Statement on the Distribution of money to those affected by the attacks in Christchurch

    Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who donated to the fundraising campaign organised by At Taqwa Trust in association with the New Zealand Islamic Information Centre. The generosity was overwhelming, and the total amount of money raised via multiple platforms was NZ$2,822,753.48. Secondly, we would like to thank Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the New Zealand government for acting promptly and assisting those affected by the tragedy.

    We would also like to thank the Department of Internal Affairs, Victim Support group and other Muslim organizations (Al-Manar Trust, Muslim Associations of Canterbury, North Shore Islamic Association, Handshake People, FIANZ) who worked together with us to help administer the funds raised. After much deliberation, it was agreed that Victim Support group would distribute the funds on behalf of us, since they are already working closely with the Christchurch victims. The funds collected by us will be given to the families of the 51 people who died and to 78 individuals who were injured in the shootings.

    We have already distributed NZ$150,000 prior to the 13th May and a further NZ$2,410,107 during the month of Ramadhan (before the end of May). We will have just under 10% of the fund (NZ$262,646.48) on hold for one month. This is in order to be able to assist if there are any new needs that arise. If no new needs arise after a month, the balance of the fund will be distributed to the victims.

    We would like to specifically thank our Local Publicity Partners on the Launchgood campaign:

    1. Handshake People

    2. AUT Muslim Student Association

    3. Kuk Sool Won of Pukekohe & Onewhero (Korean Traditional Martial Art)

    4. The South East Radio Network (V3 FM radio, Pukekohe)

    5. Al Ameen Islamic Development, Wellington

    6. Al Manar Relief

    7. Dar Al Quran, Auckland

    8. Taranaki Retreat

    9. North Shore Islamic Assocation

    10. Queenstown Islamic Centre

    11. New Zealand Muslim Association

    12. Home Kitchen, Hamilton (www.homekitchen.co.nz)

    13. Auckland Chinese Community Centre

    We are grateful to have received support from numerous organizations all over the world. The launchgood campaign was promoted by CNN, PBS, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera and on twitter by Jack Dorsey (Twitter CEO). Details are available on www.launchgood.com/Christchurch. Thanks to all their efforts we were able to raise significant funds for the Christchurch victims.

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    We would like to extend an offer to those who want to learn and better understand Islam. Please contact us via our website. By better understanding each other we can help stop hatred.

    https://www.nziic.org/contact

    https://www.facebook.com/newzealandislam/

    “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the mostrighteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” Quran (49:13)

    Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib
    17
    th Ramadhan 1440 / 23rd May 2019
    Chairman of At Taqwa Trust & New Zealand Islamic Information Centre

    Masjid at-Taqwa, New Zealand / NZIIC5 years ago

    Update at the end of Friday, March 15

    Police continue to deal with what is an unprecedented event for New Zealand. The loss of life and the number of those who have been injured is tragic.

    As the Prime Minister has stated, this has been designated a terrorist attack.

    We now know that 49 people have been killed in the attacks, 41 people at the Deans Avenue mosque, and seven at the Linwood Avenue mosque. One person died in hospital.

    The number of those being treated in hospital has been updated to 48 people.

    A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow morning.

    Two others remain in custody. Another person was arrested earlier today however that was not related to these events.

    This is still an ongoing situation and Police has a significant number of staff on the ground in Christchurch.

    There are community events planned across the country this weekend and there will be a visible Police presence at these events for safety and reassurance.

    Police wish to notify the public of the Restoring Family Links (RFL) website (link is external) where people can register missing persons or register themselves as alive. People living in New Zealand can also register missing persons on 0800 115 019.

    Our thoughts remain with all of those affected.

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