Imagine a New Zealand with thriving communities.

We are dedicated to delivering and sustaining projects that support thriving communities. Our focus areas are Māngere and Muslims across New Zealand.
Our Funders

We believe in thriving communities

Lote Tree Trust helps our sponsors deliver projects into communities throughout New Zealand.

Our projects address social issues, boost wellbeing, and help communities thrive.

Dar al Quran provides quality education and social programmes and events with the aim of building social cohesion and instilling a strong understanding of faith that is authentic and relevant to our context as New Zealand Muslims.
A platform for grassroots leaders to connect and learn from each other as well as providing training opportunities for best practice community led development.
The Foundation harnesses and deploys the power of Islams fifth pillar "Zakat" to provide direct support to those people most in need in our communities.
A platform for Halal and Muslim-friendly businesses to showcase arts, fashion, and food.
Community Members Served
2990 +
Projects Active

Long term impact

Is your funding going towards projects that deliver ongoing improvement in the community?

Working with Lote Tree Trust ensures your funding is deployed into projects that touch the lives of thousands of people in communities across New Zealand.

Featured Project

Lote Tree Hub

A carefully designed place where our local community can come together and the base of operations for helping people all across Aotearoa.
  • Multi Purpose halls
  • Cafe
  • Social Rooms
  • Shared Offices
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
  • Private terraces
  • Courtyard
  • Community tool shed
  • Community garden
  • Media Studio
  • Counselling rooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Mediation Rooms
All spaces are accessible and will be available for online bookings.
Capable people delivering lasting projects

Our team is here to deliver

Haamid Ben Fayed

Haamid was born in New Zealand. He studied Islam in Australia, Egypt and Yemen before completing a Bachelor of Laws in Auckland New Zealand where he is currently based and runs his dispute resolution and consulting private practice.

He currently serves as the Chair of the Lote Tree Trust and is passionate about the community led development work the trust does in the local Mangere Community and with Muslims across New Zealand.

Soraiya Daud

Soraiya was born in Te Kuiti and raised in Auckland. She now lives in Wellington with her husband. Soraiya is committed to creating a positive difference in New Zealand through her professional life and volunteer work at the Lote Tree Trust.

After many years of community development and political work, she decided that she needed to find a community that could support her growth as a Muslim. This path led her to the teachers of Dar al Qur’an, Auckland. It opened up the opportunity for her to serve the community using her education, skills, and experience in community development.

Ahmad Dadabhai

Ahmad was born and raised in New Zealand and has a Bachelor of Business Management  

He has been serving on the board since the Trusts inauguration in 2015. He serves on the Lote Tree Trust board with the hope of building communities that are diverse and true to their spiritual and intellectual histories.

Razia Rasheed Ben Fayed

Razia had a background in politics and law before studying the Islamic Sciences in Jordan, Egypt, and Yemen. She specialises in Quran and holds ijazah (traditional teaching licence) from Egypt. 

She served as the Principal of Dar Al Zahra one of the foremost Islamic seminaries in the world for women in Tarim, Yemen.

She has been involved in setting up three schools, most recently a sustainable green Muslim school in Vanuatu. She runs classes for women and has her own Education Consultancy through which she trains teachers and develops educational resources.

Sharifah Mussa

Sharifah Mussa was born in Auckland, and completed her Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Management. She is also a qualified chartered accountant with CAANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand), and has worked in the finance sector in New Zealand, London, and Dubai.

Sharifah has always been interested in serving her community, and enjoys using her skills and experience for a greater purpose.

Funding a project is easy

1. Book a Meeting

Meet with a Lote Tree Representative to tell us about your organisation.

2. Discover a Project

We'll propose a project that aligns with your organisation's goals and meets a community need.

3. Let's Work Together

We'll work together to deliver and sustain the project in the community.

Discover a project to fund

Get in touch

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Community Funding Organisation Officer
Processes were clear and I had confidence in approving the funding application.
Budget Advisor (Umma Trust)


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