The Muslim Association of Canterbury (MAC), which operates the Masjid Al Noor of Christchurch, is starting daily Islam lessons – open to all ages - at the Masjid from February 19.

The one-hour-long classes will cover Quran memorising and Islamic education, and not nuranya rules. The students will be divided into five groups – children under nine years, children between nine and 11 years, youth between 12 and 14 years, women above 14 years, and men above 14 years.

The last day for enrolment is February 12. MAC is calling for volunteers to help with running the classes, teaching as well as in the administrative work.

All interested people should email Imam Gamal of the Masjid at