After the gunman had run back to his auto to get another gun, Aziz said he threw the credit card machine, ducking between the cars to avoid gunfire. A man inside the mosque followed the shooter as he left the mosque.
He said the gunman was cursing at him and yelled that he was going to kill them all.
"I've been to a lot of countries and this is one of the handsome ones", he said, adding that he had always thought New Zealand was peaceful.
"[Aziz] went after him ... and that's how we were saved".
Aziz threw the gun he was carrying at Tarrant's vehicle, smashing the window.
New Zealand has tried to tighten laws before but a strong gun lobby and culture of hunting has stymied efforts.
Almost 100 Muslim worshippers who had taken cover in the mosque as the rampage unfolded were left unharmed.
Aziz said when he came back to the mosque, everyone was frightened. When I went home last night, my wife told me all the neighbours, they sent flowers. cards, foods, cakes.
"We just request the bodies shouldn't be too long in the mosque because the bodies are still lying over there and eventually it will be too hard to wash the bodies and take to the burial and probably things will start deteriorating, that's the worry".
"I believe New Zealand will do it".
Mo, a volunteer who had flown in from Brisbane to wash the bodies, said the people who died in the mosques were classified as martyrs.
Under New Zealand's contempt rules, there are limits on what can be published about the suspect, to preserve his right to a fair trial.
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Ambulance staff remove a man from outside a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. He lived in Sydney for nearly three decades before moving to Christchurch two-and-a-half years ago.
More stories of heroes came to light as investigators pieced together the incident.
Footage from the attack also shows at least one worshipper at the Noor Mosque, who was gunned down while trying to charge Tarrant during his rampage.
Richard Peters, who represented the alleged killer during the hearing, told AFP the 28-year-old "wants to be self-represented in this case". Both were killed in the attack.
The bangs become louder and louder as the gunman moved closer, before a second Imam started another prayer to the effect of "God save us, if something's happening, " Mohammed said. "Pak is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid", Khan said, The Express Tribune reported.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern travelled to Christchurch on Saturday to comfort the Muslim community.
Ms Ardern said her office was one of more than 30 recipients of an emailed copy of the manifesto just nine minutes before guns were fired.
About 100 people were reportedly at the mosque when the shooting began.
The father of four, Aziz was attending Friday's prayers with his sons when he heard the gunman, identified as Brenton Tarrant, approach the mosque. He added that if the shooter had managed to enter the mosque all of the worshippers would probably have been killed.
Some people sang tributes and others prayed as camera crews from around the world filmed the moving scenes. Some shots hit the mosque windows and walls.
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He urged people to think before acting and directed a message at extremists saying: "You are not going to frighten us". The gunman shot dead 50 people and wounded more than 40 others in the terrorist rampage in Christchurch on Friday.