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Restoring TranquilityCalmnessPeaceBelonging
To the Communities of Christchurch

Our Story

The name Sakinah (سكينة‎) is inspired by many verses in the Qur’an and refers to a state of feeling tranquil, calm, settled, at peace, and feeling belonging.

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Our Trustees

Our trust is made up of family members of the victims of the March 15 terrorist attack, who aim to make a positive difference across communities.

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Sakinah Community Trust provides grants to support community projects / activities that align with our stated purposes.

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Our Purpose

Healing and Building Communities

It is critical for the future health of our community that we strive to preserve the lessons we learnt and move forward resiliently together as a way to honour those we lost on 15 March 2019.

Grant Management

Sakinah Community Trust supports and funds initiatives that are focused on bringing communities together in its healing and building a better future where we can all belong.

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Our Guiding Principles

Promoting Community Wellbeing

Promoting the well-being of members of the community holistically using Te Whare Tapa Wha and Islamic principles


Build bridges within and between communities to foster understanding and solidarity.


Nurture spirituality as an integral part of personal and communal life.


Look after the physical well-being of the people and grow a proactive and
productive community.


Ensure the community receives the mental-emotional support it