Speed Date a Muslim: An interview with Hana Assafiri— Sarah Strauven


Speed Date a Muslim is a monthly event that invites interested members of the public to sit down with Muslim women and learn more about their experiences. There is no match-making involved, but there are plenty of opportunities to make meaningful connections. Hana Assa ri started Speed Date a Muslim in 2015 to provide a space for respectful conversations, which she hoped might break down some of the fear, mistrust and prejudice she saw taking root. The events take place in one of her two restaurants in Melbourne.