A Message from the AUT Muslim Student Association
Assalamualikum Warahmatullahi Wa Barkatahu
Peace and blessings to you all.
Friday 15 March 2019. A day that we as a community and as a nation will never forget. This tragic event has left us all wounded in our hearts and most of all it has torn innocent families apart.
As the AUT Muslim Student Association, we stand together, united and strong to support our fellow brothers and sisters who have been victims of the Christchurch massacre. It’s a difficult time we’re going through as a community and the love and support we have received from everyone from all over the country has been tremendous. It makes us all feel like we’re loved and that we belong here. It reminds us that we are not alone in this battle. The culprit has failed to instil fear in us and divide us. He has instead led us to create a stronger bond of love, respect and honour amongst us all as a country. On behalf of all the Muslim students at AUT, we’d like to thank everyone for visiting our mosques and placing flowers to show their love, respect and gratitude for our community. Thank you all for reminding us that we belong here and that New Zealand is also our home. We hope to continue supporting one another and strengthen our relationship with everyone in the years to come.
Our aim is to unite, connect and inspire the student body on our campus. We have been hosting a number of events on our AUT city campus to promote our religion, culture and traditions. The aim of these events is to gather our fellow students and community members together to build community pride and social cohesion, expand cultural perspectives and enjoy joyous occasions together. Our association represents different ethnicities, a vibrant range of cultural and racial backgrounds and varying socio-economic backgrounds. We enjoy an abundance of resources focused on embracing diversity and culture. Living in multi-racial country, we provide students on campus with an opportunity to experience and gain a deeper appreciation for our diverse culture and beliefs.
Wassalam Samirah Ali, AUT MSA Secretary
A Message from the AUT Muslim Student Association “On behalf of all the Muslim students at AUT, we’d like to thank everyone for visiting our mosques and placing flowers to show their love, respect and gratitude for our community.”
Do you need help? If the Christchurch attack has impacted you and you need help, please mention this when booking your appointment with AUT services. AUT Student Counselling: 09 921 9292, or visit WB203 | Need to talk: txt 1737 | Outline (Rainbow support): 0800 688 5463 | Youthline: 0800 376633 txt 234