Hello, for a long time I've been an unbeliever, but after careful reading I see the truth within Islam and the Shia creed and I'm interested in converting. Unfortunately information I've found online isn't quite enough and I feel like a community around me will prevent me from straying. However, where I live (Melbourne, Australia) there is no organised Shia community that I can find and many Sunni mosques are Saudi funded. Should I try to find a moderate Sunni mosque or continue alone?
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I don’t live in Australia but I asked some of my family members who lives in Melbourne and the ones they know are: The Panjtan Centre which is run by Indians/Pakistanis. Syed Ahmed al-Qazwini will be delivering series of lectures in the first half of the month of Ramadan. The other one is Imam Ali Islamic Centre in Melbourne.
I wouldn’t go to a Sunni mosque if they say uncomplimentary things about the Ahlulbayt (as) or if they praise the enemies of the Ahlulbayt (as) i.e., Abu Bakr, Umar, Muawiyah/Yazid (LA). I’m only speaking from my personal experience, but it’s up to you!