What is it about?

Abdullah Drury and Douglas Pratt aim in this research is to discuss the history of Islam in New Zealand, together with some of the pressing issues and challenges Muslims have encountered along the way.

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Why is it important?

This is the first academic study to deal directly with both the history of the Muslim minority and contemporary issues such as Islamophobia following the 2019 terrorist attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch.


The research highlights the status of the New Zealand Muslim community and the extent and nature of their influence in the country. It constitutes a social hierarchy with a complex past and multiple internal issues. Accordingly, this paper concludes with a brief discussion of the migrant experience of Muslims. It also elucidates the necessity of further research in the future and emphasizes the need to study the culture, faith and history of New Zealand from various angles.

EiC Journal of college of Sharia and Islamic Studies Qatar University

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This page is a summary of: Islam in New Zealand – A Mixed Reception: Historical Overview and Contemporary Challenges, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, June 2021, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2021.0290.
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