Susan Carland, Waleed Aly’s academic wife, looks sophisticated in a black trouser suit as she joins The Project host at Hamilton’s Sydney premiere
Susan Carland is known for her academic credentials.
But the 41-year-old proved she’s definitely competitive on style, too, when she attended the premiere of the Broadway musical Hamilton in Sydney on Saturday.
Susan, an experienced lecturer at Monash University, chose to wear a tailored black trouser suit for the red carpet event.
Elegant: Susan Carland, Waleed Aly’s wife, looked sophisticated in a black trouser suit when she joined The Project host at Hamilton’s Sydney premiere on Saturday.
Susan paired the trouser suit with a white high-neck blouse.
She completed her look with a black clutch and a pair of pointed stilettos and earrings.
Meanwhile, Waleed, 42, looked dashing in a structured blazer and tailored pants.
Glam: The 41-year-old academic from Monash University completed her look with a black clutch
The Channel 10 star added a crisp white shirt and a pair of black dress shoes.
Susan has become almost as famous as her Gold Logie-winning husband as she uses her platform as a public intellectual to comment on social issues.
In 2016, Susan spoke about her decision to convert from Christianity to Islam at the age of 19, saying it “ felt like coming home. ”
Power Couple: Susan has become nearly as famous as her Gold Logie-winning husband as she uses her platform as a public intellectual to comment on social issues
The sociologist admitted that she originally thought Islam was a “ barbaric, outdated and sexist religion, ” but after detailed research, she realized that was not the case.
She told The Australian Women’s Weekly that these misconceptions still permeate society, and many still believe that “Muslims are all terrorists and kill people.”
Susan, who attended Uniting Church in Sydney as a child before transferring to Baptist Church as a teenager, said her mother initially opposed her decision to convert to Islam.
Finding Faith: In 2016, Susan spoke about her decision to convert from Christianity to Islam at the age of 19, saying it ‘felt like coming home’
But she was determined and said, “Becoming a Muslim felt like coming home. It felt like a natural fit for me as a person. ‘
The university academic shares two children with Waleed, who describes himself as a ‘moderate Muslim’.
She has previously said that she did not change the religion for her husband, as her journey of faith had actually started long before they met.
Misconceptions: She told The Australian Women’s Weekly that misconceptions about Muslims still permeate society, and many still believe that ‘Muslims are all terrorists and kill people’
During an RTi Talk, Susan said that when people in the Muslim community suggested they become a good couple, she said to them, “I wouldn’t marry him if he were the last man on Earth.”
She clearly changed her mind and now they have been married for 19 years.
Her own path: Susan has previously said that she did not change religion for her husband, as her journey of faith had actually begun long before they met