Muslim Camel Trek – Islam in the Outback ABC

It’s a spiritual safari for Australian Muslims, many of whom have never being out of the city before. Participants learn how to camp on the desert sands, wash without water and how to tell prayer times by the sun and stars. Learning how to bond with your camel is all part of this spiritual adventure too! Sydney-based Imam Afroz Ali organises these treks every few years in South Australia’s remote Flinders Ranges. It’s a transformative experience for all including the two non-Muslim camel guides who know little about Islam when start out.

Story producer: Richard Corfield
Story researcher: Jane Cameron

What a wonderful soul enriching experience had by all on this Outback Camel Safari, click below to watch the story by ABC’s Compass (20 minutes)

Muslim Camel Trek

Behind the Scenes:

Muslim Camel Trek Islam in the Outback
Richard, ABC’s dedicated camera man
Muslim Camel Trek Islam in the Outback
Afroz Ali & Russell Osborne
Muslim Camel Trek Islam in the Outback
Featured women
Muslim Camel Trek Islam in the Outback
Bilal & Baci (R.I.P 2015)
Muslim Camel Trek Islam in the Outback
Night time filming & campfire

Watch Full Episode HERE

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