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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 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

Our Purpose

Healing and Building Communities

Sakinah Community Trust is a grant managing body that will make decisions about which community-led projects to support. Initial funding has been provided by the Christchurch Foundation. This is the legacy of the donations that were given to the Muslim community of Christchurch in the aftermath of the tragedy and that were managed by the Christchurch Foundation.

Sakinah Community Trust will ensure that the donations are invested directly towards community initiatives. Sakinah Community Trust will also be seeking further donations, grants and partnerships to continue to support the ongoing work in this area.

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