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Early evening prayers at Dunedin Mosque, 2009

Early evening prayers at Dunedin Mosque, 2009

Muslim believers bend forward during early-evening prayers at the Al Huda mosque on Clyde Street, Dunedin, following the breaking of the Ramadan daily fast. For the month of Ramadan believers must not eat or drink during daylight hours. The emergence of mosques in New Zealand in the 1990s was a consequence of the increasing numbers of immigrants from Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries. 

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 12 September 2009, p. 45
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John Stenhouse, 'Religion and society - Towards secularism and religious diversity, 1970–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28427/early-evening-prayers-at-dunedin-mosque-2009 (accessed 12 April 2021)

Story by John Stenhouse, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018