Islam in New Zealand – A Mixed Reception: Historical Overview and Contemporary Challenges

  title={Islam in New Zealand – A Mixed Reception: Historical Overview and Contemporary Challenges},
  author={Abdullah Drury and Douglas Pratt},
  journal={مجلة كلية الشريعة و الدراسات الإسلامية},
  • A. DruryD. Pratt
  • Published 1 June 2021
  • Political Science
  • مجلة كلية الشريعة و الدراسات الإسلامية
Purpose: This research aims to discuss the history of Islam in New Zealand, together with some of the pressing issues and challenges Muslims have encountered along the way. Looking back at the history of early Muslim settlers and the emergence of Muslim organizations and allied enterprises, it is clear that the Muslim community in New Zealand has had a rather mixed reception in a land that, on the whole, is perceived to be benignly tolerant and accepting. Methodology: The research is based on a… 




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