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Maori and Muslim, One of a Kind: Convert Story (Australia)


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Today Cedric talks to Cait Al Dali from Melbourne Australia.

Topics discussed include:

  • Being of Maori descent and the similarities between Islam and the native people of New Zealand
  • The misconception that one needs to know everything about Islam before they converted
  • How she felt no big change at the time of her conversion because she already understood the meaning of the oneness of God
  • Why she was trying to get rid of her old culture and how Islam is compatible with other cultures
  • How Islam is a logical and spiritual religion
  • Having a Muslim community that's multicultural who are joining for the one purpose

About Cait:

  • Converted in June 2015, that's 7 years ago
  • Currently 34 years of age
  • Maori descent of the native people of New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • Grew up in New Zealand
  • Currently living in Melbourne
  • Works as a support worker
  • Enjoys being a home maker and learning about her religion
  • Passionate about positive change in native communities and showing people the value of Islam
  • Volunteers from time to time at the mosque and spends half her spare time there

Contact Cait here:

catealdali@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100080012910984


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Episode Host: Cedric Du Peloux (Australia)

He describes the story like this:

What happened is that my father separated with my mother when he became Muslim.

My mother is not Muslim and I grew up with her.

I went on holiday when I was 8 years old and spent some time with my father and that's when faith in Islam entered my heart.

Then I went back to my mum until I was 14 years old.

In my heart I felt I was Muslim even if I didn't know much about Islam.

Then I went on to live with my father for a few years and decided to learn and practice Islam.

I consider myself more like a revert as I chose to be Muslim at a certain point.

I grew up pretty much as a non Muslim and also because Islam was not part of my culture back then.

I'm definitely closer to a Westerner than to someone that grew up in Islam.

But at the same time I'm not your typical revert.

I've learned so much throughout this journey that I make sure to share my knowledge within the youth of my community when I get a chance.

About Cedric:

  • 38 years old
  • Converted in 1996
  • From France, born in Paris,
  • Mother is French native Caucasian
  • Father was from a French West Indies island called 'Guadeloupe'
  • Has lived in Melbourne Australia since 2012
  • Works in the IT field as an Application Operation Engineer
  • Huge basketball fan
  • Very into spiritual readings especially about tassawuf, tazkiya and hagiographies
  • Enjoys different writings about the history and state of the Muslim world

He also says:

I'm passionate about giving dawah at any chance I can and also helping the less fortunates whether it is through donation or physical assistance but my main area of expertise are marriage and relationship and also helping Westerner new reverts to make sense of their Islam as it can sometime be challenging for people that were born Muslim and non Westerner to understand where a revert is coming from.

Contact Cedric here:

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