Once the mosques are reopened, Muslims will return to pray, a Christchurch Muslim leader group member says.
The Masjid Al Noor mosque opposite Hagley Park and the Linwood Masjid near Phillipstown were the scenes of a horrific terror attack on Friday afternoon where 50 people were killed.
Nihaad Al-Waiz, volunteer organiser and Christchurch Muslim leader group member, told The AM Show that Muslims will return to the mosques when they are reopened.
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"We're waiting for our mosques to be reopened and, once that happens, we are going to go back in there to start praying."
Al-Waiz said police have promised the mosques will be reopened "soon".
He said there is a long-term plan in place to change the look of both mosques.
"Things have to look different," he said.
Al-Waiz said families that lost loved ones are being patient, waiting for the return of their bodies.
"Because there's so much support out there from the wider community, I think that's helped a lot of families be more patient," he said.