A black, Muslim, Muslim woman in the Melbourne suburb of Eastwood is on a mission to identify and talk to the “hidden” Muslim community.
Dr Sarah Al-Fadhl is a doctor and a social worker who specializes in social welfare issues.
Dr Al-Farabi says she has been a Muslim for nearly 15 years.
“When I first started my work I was a Muslim, I don’t even know if I had a name, but I had this sense of belonging to this community,” she said.
“My friends and family didn’t have any idea that I was from that community and I just wanted to understand how it felt to be Muslim in Melbourne.”
When I started working with Muslim women, it was a bit scary, because they just looked like all other Muslims, but that’s where I found myself.
“Dr Al, who works in the mental health area, has been speaking to Muslim women in her community for nearly a year.
Dr Salah Al-Ahmad, a doctor, social worker and Muslim, is working with the community to identify “white” Muslims in Melbourne’s Eastwood. “
It’s so important to me that these women know that they’re not alone and they’re part of a community,” Dr Al said.
Dr Salah Al-Ahmad, a doctor, social worker and Muslim, is working with the community to identify “white” Muslims in Melbourne’s Eastwood.
Picture: Alex Ellinghausen The Dr Al study was launched last year with the help of Muslim women from Eastwood who said they had been “disconnected” from their community.
The women were encouraged to share their stories with Dr Al and her team.
“We were also given a sense of who they were and how they felt about Islam and their community,” Ms Al-Muhammed said.
Muslim women are not the only community members to be “disconnecting” from Muslims, the study found.
“White people, non-white people, all ethnicities and all religions feel disconnected from the Muslim community,” the report said.
‘They don’t understand’ A key theme in the study was that these communities had “a negative perception of Muslims”.
The report said that white people were seen as “dominant and dominant in the Muslim society”.
“We also find that there is a disconnect between these communities and their own communities, they don’t see the Muslim culture as their own, they feel like they are just another group of people in their own community,” it said.
Ms Al said that she wanted to speak to white people who were “disinterested in learning about Islam”.
Dr Al’s report found that the community “understands” the issue.
She said the study revealed that white women felt “very disconnected” from the “Muslim community”.
“White women felt disconnected from their own experiences of Muslim men and women,” the study said.
The study found that people in the Eastwood community are “not the only one who feels disconnected from Islam”.
“They don, they really don’t,” Ms Salah said.
It’s very much a societal thing.”
The report found “a lot of Muslims have a sense that they are different to other Muslims”.
Dr Salamah said she wanted the white community to understand that the Muslim women were not “others” but “other Muslims”.
“I’m not saying they are all Muslim, but they are Muslim in a different way,” she told ABC News Breakfast.
Dr Muhammad Hossain, a Muslim community leader, said the community needed to acknowledge that Muslims were part of the broader community.
But Dr Salahi said that while the study’s findings were good news, the issue of racism and sexism still needed to be addressed.
“I think that there are a lot more people of colour than Muslims that feel disconnected and they don, and they feel they don [have a voice],” she said, adding that there were issues within the community that needed to change.
“There are problems within the Muslim and Muslim-led community, and I think that’s a problem that needs to be talked about and discussed.”
It’s important for us to acknowledge this and work on changing that.
“Dr Muhammad said he was “confident” that the study would help improve the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in the community.
“What I would say is: we have to acknowledge our own identity, our own community, our place in the Australian community, that we are all part of this community and we need to be heard.” “
The white women need to come forward and say: ‘I’m Muslim, and the Muslim’s not the other way around,'” Dr Muhammad told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“What I would say is: we have to acknowledge our own identity, our own community, our place in the Australian community, that we are all part of this community and we need to be heard.”
Dr Salaha said the Muslim communities’ “silent majority” needed to step up to speak up.
“This is a project that’s been going on for a while, and we’ve heard that the majority of Muslim community members