The mosque is the centre of the religious and social activities of Muslims of Dunedin. Establishing this mosque, with a majority of student population, was quite a challenge for the OMA. It took 51/2 long years from when we first started collecting donations to the eventual purchase of an existing building situated at 21 Clyde St, in the heart of the university area. Alhamdulillah Al-Huda Mosque now serves not only the Muslims of Dunedin, but also the other small towns around Dunedin.
With the increase in number of overseas students, the space in the existing building is getting smaller, so much so that we are now using the sports hall of the mosque to pray Jum’uah, and due to predominantly cold weather of Dunedin is quite chilly due to lack of proper insulation and heating. Even the sports hall will not have enough space in another few years as it is almost full to the capacity during Jum’uah.