Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid
Phone number: (347) 819-2233
Feel free to contact me if you need any advice, have religious questions, need counseling, or need general guidance about matters.
On Campus: Monday, Wednesday Thursday
Office Hours: M, W, R Dhuhr time (around 1) in the MSA Prayer Room (Basement of Earl Hall, Room 102)
Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid received his BSW degree in social work from Georgia State University and has worked as a social worker investigating child abuse cases for the courts in the state of Georgia for several years before becoming a full-time Arabic language instructor for Georgia State University. He spent several years as a counselor for the Marriage and Counseling Center in Jonesboro, Georgia and has over 15 years’ experience teaching and giving workshops in various settings, such as in Montessori schools, public schools, and the universities.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he completed a specialization program in Islamic Law at the Dar al-Mustafa Institute in Yemen. He then spent three and a half years in Istanbul, Turkey learning Turkish and completing his MA work in Islamic law at Marmara University. He also completed Islamic seminary training and received his doctorate in Islamic law from the Mirani Seminary in Turkey. Imam Khalil is currently a PhD student at Columbia University, specializing in Islamic Law and Middle Eastern Studies. Imam Khalil was recently named a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the American Society for Muslim Advancement. Currently, Imam Khalil serves as Imam and Executive Director of the historically Turkish mosque, Iqra Mosque in Brooklyn, New York.
- Project Nur