‘Allah shouldn’t have revealed so much to the Prophet. It only makes pious people like us suffer.’ So muses Khalid Khan, a 17-year-old Afghan boy living in Melbourne. Khalid is like any other boy of his age in Australia: he loves his footy, his mum’s cooking and takes every opportunity to tease his sister Aisha. He believes in Allah although he sometimes wonders whether it is such a good idea to convert everybody in the world to Islam.
The quiet suburban life of Khalid’s family is turned upside down one Friday morning when they have an unwelcome visitor. What follows is a hilarious and poignant intercultural encounter in multicultural Australia.