Friends: Father Dave and Sheikh Jehad Ismail

I can’t remember the first time I met Sheikh Jehad, but I seem to remember him being introduced to me by some guys in the boxing community. Jehad has an excellent rapport with young people and plays a powerful role in mentoring Muslim young men across Sydney.

Jehad was one of the first Muslim clerics to invite me to speak at his mosque. That was many years ago now, but I still remember the warmth and hospitality that was shown to me, and to my Christian friends who came with me.

This interview took place at Jehad’s home in Lakemba on 19 September 2017.

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