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Hamilton Masjid remains closed: get tested and vaccinated

The Hamilton Masjid at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton remains closed as COVID-19 Alert Level 3 is extended until 11:59pm on Monday, 11 October 2021. "There will be no Jum'ah (Friday) prayers, so please pray Dhuhr (noon prayer) at home," said Asad Mohsin, President of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc. "Vaccination is our best tool to stop the virus - book yours today here. The locations of walk-in and drive-through vaccination centres are available here," said Asad Mohsin. "There are...

October 7, 2021

Hamilton Masjid closed following Asr Salaat on 3 October 2021

The Hamilton Masjid at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton will be closed after Salat-ul-Asr (afternoon prayers) today. The closure is required as Hamilton moves into COVID-19 alert level 3 for five days from 11.59pm. "I know this is painful for all Muslims but we can draw on our recent experience," said Asad Mohsin, President of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc. "I pray that the COVID-19 situation improves so we can re-open the mosque as soon as possible," he said. Further announce...

October 3, 2021

Jum'ah Prayer Schedule Alert Level 2 Friday 1 October 2021

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September 30, 2021

Prayer times at Hamilton Mosque released for October 2021

Waikato Muslim Association has released the prayer times for October 2021 (Safar to Rabi ul Awwal 1443 in the Islamic calendar). These include the time for each congregational prayer at the Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands.If you are unable to make it to the mosque, the time each prayer begins in Hamilton is given also.The times are provided in a PDF document that you can save, download, print and share.See the October 2021 prayer times here....

September 27, 2021

Daylight savings starts tomorrow - changes to prayer times

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September 25, 2021

Jum'ah Prayer Schedule Alert Level 2 Friday 24 September 2021

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September 23, 2021

Changes to Alert Level 2 at Hamilton Mosque - what you need to know

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September 22, 2021

Jum'ah Prayer Schedule Alert Level 2 Friday 17 September 2021

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September 15, 2021

Jum'ah Prayer Schedule Alert Level 2 Friday 10 September 2021

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September 9, 2021

Hamilton Mosque reopens tomorrow under Alert Level 2 - what you need to know

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September 7, 2021

Waikato Muslims' heart goes out to victims of West Auckland stabbing

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September 5, 2021

Hamilton Mosque to stay closed in alert level 3, September prayer times released

The Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton will remain closed when COVID-19 alert level 4 ends in the Waikato region at 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This is because public venues like masaajid (mosques) must remain closed at alert level 3."We will continue to use online methods to provide spiritual support to the community," said Asad Mohsin, President of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc."Please follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube channel where we ...

August 27, 2021

Hamilton Mosque closed until 11:59pm on Friday 27 August: stay in touch

The Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton will remain closed until 11:59pm on Friday 27 August 2021. The further closure is required due to the extension of COVID-19 alert level 4 nationwide. "We are all disappointed that there will be no Jum'ah (Friday) again this week. Though not a substitute for the regular Khutbah (sermon), we are arranging for another talk to be broadcast on our YouTube channel," said Asad Mohsin, President of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc. "We h...

August 23, 2021

Hamilton Mosque stays closed for four more days: support available for everyone

The Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton will remain closed until 11:59pm on 24 August 2021. The ongoing closure is required due to the extension of COVID-19 alert level 4 nationwide. "This is distressing for all of us. Let us pray and hope that the government’s response helps the fast-moving situation," said Asad Mohsin, President of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc. To help limit the current community outbreak, people should restrict their movements as the governmen...

August 20, 2021

Waikato Muslims reminded to fast during Muharram

Waikato Muslim Association Inc reminds its members to fast on Friday, as well as either Thursday or Saturday this week. Friday is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year 1443. It is known as "Aashoora" (derived from the Arabic word for ten). "Muharram is one of the four sacred months of the year, when warfare is forbidden," said Asad Mohsin, President of the Association. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) encouraged Muslims to follow his Sunnah (example) and fas...

August 18, 2021

Hamilton Mosque closed for three days from 11:59pm on 17 August 2021

The Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton will be closed for three days after Salat-ul-Isha (night prayers) tonight. The closure is required as all of New Zealand moves into COVID-19 alert level 4 from 11.59pm. "I know this is painful for all Muslims but we can draw on our experience last year," said Asad Mohsin, president of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc. "I pray that the COVID-19 situation improves so we can re-open the mosque as soon as possible," he said. Further ...

August 17, 2021

Waikato Muslims urged to look for the new moon of Muharram on 9 August 2021

Waikato Muslim Association strongly encourages its members to attempt to sight the new moon of the month of Muharram in the twilight of Monday 9 August 2021 (29 Dhul-Hijjah 1442H). "It is a Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to go out moon-sighting to seek the new moon of Muharram," said Asad Mohsin, president of the Association. "Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is one of the four sacred months of the year. Many Muslims will fast voluntarily du...

August 5, 2021

August 2021 prayer times at Hamilton Mosque released

Waikato Muslim Association has released the prayer times for August 2021 (Dhul-Hijjah 1442 to Muharram 1443 in the Islamic calendar). These include the time for each congregational prayer at the Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands. If you are unable to make it to the mosque, the time each prayer begins in Hamilton is given also. The times are provided in a PDF document that you can save, download, print and share. See the August 2021 prayer times here....

August 4, 2021

Former imam welcomed back to speak at mosque on 31 July

Waikato Muslim Association Inc is pleased to welcome back its former imam Shaykh Dr. Anwar Sahib, who will speak at the monthly Islamic programme on Saturday 31 July. "Shaykh Anwar was the imam at the Hamilton Mosque for a number of years during the 2000s before moving to Auckland," said Asad Mohsin, president of the Association. Shaykh Anwar gained his higher education at Madinah University in Saudi Arabia, where he gained a Bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies, followed by a Master’s degree ...

July 25, 2021

Registrations open for KiwiSaver and investment seminar at Hamilton Mosque

Learn about Shari'a-compliant and ethical KiwiSaver and investment at the Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace after Maghrib (sunset) prayers on Sunday 8 August. "We are pleased to host a seminar by Mr. Brian Henry and Sheikh Mohammad Amir," said Asad Mohsin, president of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc. Brian Henry is the Founder of Amanah Ethical and Sheikh Amir is the Chairman of the Religious Advisory Board of the Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand. Amanah Ethical is a...

July 18, 2021

Two Jum'ah prayers each Friday at Hamilton Mosque in Term 2 school holidays

The Jum'ah (Friday) prayer schedule has been released for the Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace for the term two school holidays. "There will be two sessions each on Friday 16 July and Friday 23 July," said Asad Mohsin, president of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc.The first Jum’ah adhan (call to prayer) for the first session will be given at 12.35pm and the first adhan for the second session will be given at 1.15pm, with the khutbah (sermon) to begin five minutes later in...

July 14, 2021

Details announced of Eid ul Adha 2021 events in Hamilton

Waikato Muslims will observe Dhul Hijjah with fasting, prayers, sacrifice and celebration, said the President of the Waikato Muslim Association Inc. The announcement comes after the Hilal (crescent moon sighting) Committee of FIANZ earlier confirmed that the new moon for Dhul Hijjah was sighted on Sunday 11 July. "Waikato Muslims will perform Salat Eid ul Adha at 7.50am on Wednesday 21 July," said Asad Mohsin. Salat (prayers to mark Eid ul Adha) will be held at the Claudelands Events Centre loca...

July 13, 2021

Waikato Muslims urged to looked to the skies on 11 July 2021

Waikato Muslim Association strongly encourages its members to attempt to sight the new moon of the month of Dhul Hijjah in the twilight of Sunday 11 July 2021 (29 Dhul-Qa'dah 1442H). "It is a Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to go out moon-sighting to seek the new moon of Dhul Hijjah," said Asad Mohsin, president of the Association. This day is also relevant for those intending to offer an udhiya (sacrifice) for Eid ul Adha. "We are reminded of the Sunnah of the Pro...

July 10, 2021

Prayer times at Hamilton Mosque released for July 2021

Waikato Muslim Association has released the prayer times for July 2021 (Dhul-Qa'dah to Dhul-Hijjah 1442 in the Islamic calendar).These include the time for each congregational prayer at the Hamilton Mosque at 921 Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands.If you are unable to make it to the mosque, the time each prayer begins in Hamilton is given also.The times are provided in a PDF document that you can save, download, print and share.See the July 2021 prayer times here....

June 27, 2021

Get with the programme: new ideas floated for long-running WMA event

There are several new ideas for Waikato Muslim Association's long-running monthly Islamic programme, with opportunities for the whole family to get involved. The Islamic programme has been a regular fixture at the Hamilton Mosque for several years. The next event is scheduled for Saturday 26 June. "The programme has a solid foundation. Now it is time to take it to the next level," said Asad Mohsin, president of the Association. The programme is for both genders and all ages and regularly feature...

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