The word iman is an Islamic term usually translated into English as personal "belief or reasoned faith". This site is an introductory site about Islam as revealed in the Qur'an and according to the Sunnah. For people interested in furthering their knowledge and understanding of Islam this site includes an introduction to the concepts and beliefs central to Islam, explanations on how to pray, supplications, dua and more in depth articles regarding matters such as Islamic dress and the Verdicts of Fasting as well as information about Islam in New Zealand, FIANZ prayer timetables for 19 New Zealand cities and towns and listings of New Zealand Islamic Centres & Masajid.
New Zealand is a small, democratic nation in the South West Pacific Ocean and is home to around 4 million people. Like all early New Zealanders the Muslim community was initially comprised of immigrants with the first Muslims being 15 Chinese gold diggers recorded in the 1874 census. Since then our ethnically diverse community, with origins in more than 40 countries, including many 2nd & 3rd generation, New Zealand born Muslims, Maori and Pakeha has grown to 46,194 out of the nation's population of 4.2 million as recorded in the 2013 census.