We hope to invite The Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, to officially launch the IAW 2010 in Wellington on Monday, 2 August 2010 at 10.30 am at the Wellington Islamic Centre.
The Launch will feature a recitation from the Holy Qur'an, opening remarks from President of FIANZ, Minister of Ethnic Affairs and Human Rights Commissioner for Race Relations and a keynote address by The Prime Minister.
We also hope to organise an Interfaith Panel Lectures on creating healthy and vibrant societies with strong religious reinforcement.
The "Harmony" Awards will recognise efforts to improve understanding and harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims and thereby encourage this outcome. The award categories will correspond to the target audiences and there will be local and national awards for non-Muslims. This will be followed by a sumptuous lunch.
The distinguished guests will then be given a tour of an exhibition of the Islamic arts and culture on display.
Interfaith Panel Discussions
Throughout the Islam Awareness Week (2-8 August 2010), there will be interfaith panel discussions held at the various Masajid (Mosques) and Islamic Centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
These discussions would reflect this year's theme: "Cultivating Positive Emotions for a Healthy Society".
Academic dinners hosted by University/Polytechnic/Wanaga/Muslim Students' Associations
To be held at Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Each MSA will invite faculty members from their institution to attend a dinner that will enable them to meet and interact with Muslim students and learn more about them and their experiences. Other activities will also be organised on campuses to coincide with the dinners or on separate days.
Cultural Fairs and Arts Workshops at Masajid
The highly successful Masjid Open Day, featuring static displays, seminars and tours at Mosques across the country, has been a successful feature of previous Islam Awareness Weeks and and will be continued this year.
Each centre willbe adding other flavours to the activities it organises and inshaallah we will be posting details on this website as they come to hand.
Check your community papers for events in your area.
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PLEASE NOTE: The revealed Arabic Qur'an is the authoritative and primary source of reference and as such the Qur'anic English translations are provided purely as indicative interpretations.