Ulama Council of New Zealand

About Us


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين، و الصلاة و السلام على سيد الأنبياء و إمام المرسلين نبينا محمد و على آله و أصحابه أجمعين. و بعد

By the great mercy and favour of Allah Azza wa Jall the Ulama and the scholars in New Zealand have been blessed with the foresight and the opportunity to organize themselves in order to maintain and enhance the leadership and guidance of the Muslim Community in New Zealand.

Earlier this year the Ulama Council of New Zealand (UCNZ) was formally created and duly registered as a charitable organization. Following Ulama are the registered Trustees:

      • Sh. Abu Bakar Bangi
      • Sh. Hassan Farid Shireh
      • Sh. Mohammed Anwar Sahib
      • Sh. Amjad Ali
      • Sh. Mohammad Amir
      • Sh. Sarfaraz Sher Ali
      • Sh. Bashir Ahmed Diwan
      • Sh. Mohammed Suleman Patel
      • Sh. Khalil Ahmed Nadat
      • Sh. Mohammad Imtiyaz Boda
      • Sh. Malek Bennabi


These names constitute the Board of Trustees. The general membership comprises of Ulama from across the country forming a council, which includes the Board.


The purpose is to create and provide a common platform for all the Ulama in guiding the Muslims of New Zealand as one Community. The main objectives are to promote religious and educational advancement, to propagate and uphold Islam, and to educate and develop a true understanding of Islam amongst the New Zealand community etc.

The formation of UCNZ will enable any directives and guidance from the Ulama to be centralized and uniform thereby supporting and enhancing the existing unity.

UCNZ does not seek to compete with any other Muslim organization nor does it expect any antagonism from other organizations or individuals, rather, it seeks to complement the good efforts by others and cooperate in matters of ‘birr and taqwa’ as per the Quranic injunction.

The UCNZ held a meeting earlier this month to progress its administrative framework and hereby we are pleased to announce the following appointments:


      • President: Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Diwan
        • Vice President: Sheikh Mohammad Amir
      • Secretary: Sheikh Mohammad Patel
        • 1st Assistant Secretary: Sheikh Sarfaraz Sher Ali
        • 2nd Assistant Secretary: Sheikh Amjad Ali
      • Treasurer: Sheikh Anwar Sahib
        • 1st Assistant Treasurer: Sheikh Imtiyaz Boda
        • 2nd Assistant Treasurer: Sheikh Hassan Farid Shireh


In addition to these positions and the confirmation of the general membership of the Ulama, Sheikh Mohammad Amir was appointed the spokesperson for the UCNZ, and Sh. Khalil Nadat 1st assistant.


We beseech help and guidance from Allah Azza wa Jall and look forward to striving towards fulfilling our aims and objectives with your kind cooperation.

If you have any questions or require any clarification on any matter please do not hesitate to contact us.

و صلى الله و سلم على نبينا محمد و على آله و صحبه أجمعين