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Wanita (Wāhine/Women)
Malay (Te Reo Māori / English)


Muslim women of today carry the legacy of those before us - did you know the first University was founded by a Muslim woman? We continue to excel and lead in all facets of life - from politicians to artists, leaders, athletes, mothers, health care professionals... the list goes on. 


We acknowledge that being a Muslim woman in this day and age comes with hidden complexities – there are many expectations placed on us from family, culture, and society. Having a strong sisterhood of support is important, to celebrate the beautiful times and to support you through your toughest.

Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi hopes to create a space for women to celebrate the beauty of being a Muslim woman, to have open and honest conversations about our struggles, to uplift and learn from each other, and create a sisterhood of support and love.

Upcoming Events

  • 40 hadith by Imam An-Nawwawi
    40 hadith by Imam An-Nawwawi
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 10 Dec
    10 Dec 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    UC MUSALA, 41 Creyke Road, Ilam, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Walking group!
    Walking group!
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 13 Dec
    Outside the University of Canterbury
    13 Dec 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Outside the University of Canterbury , 20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
    A walking group open to all during the school term!
  • Women's Exercise!
    Women's Exercise!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 14 Dec
    Harvard Community Lounge
    14 Dec 2023, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Harvard Community Lounge, Wigram Village Green Corsair Drive, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
    Every Thursday, ladies only and no cost!
  • Noor Art Classes
    Noor Art Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 15 Dec
    15 Dec 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Christchurch, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    Free weekly art sessions for Muslim women
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Past Events

Below are a few photos/videos from past events!

Useful Resources

Useful Resources

Bike Lessons 
For former refugee and migrant women. 

Run by women, for women. 

Location: Addington School
Thursdays 2nd Feb – 30th Mar 2023

5-7pm - come when you can.
Lessons are FREE.
Bikes & helmets provided.

Women's Centre

To provide a safe, welcoming, women's-only environment. 
To offer confidential, non-judgemental support, referral and access to resources.
To affirm women and support them in making choices in their lives.
To maintain and encourage feminist ideals for the Centre.
To work towards social change for the benefit of all women.
To educate and inform the community about issues affecting women.
To promote personal growth, self-determination and autonomy for all women.

General resources can be found on our Resources page.


If you have any resource suggestions, we'd love for you to Contact Us!

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