Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid

Abdul Malik Mujahid is an Imam, an award-winning author, and a producer with a focus on contemporary interfaith, public policy, and Islam-West relations, who has been selected three times – in 2011, 2012, and 2013 – as one the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.

Imam Mujahid serves as the Board Chair of the Parliament of the World's Religions. The Parliament is considered the world’s first interfaith organization, tracing its roots to the 1893 Parliament held at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Founder of the Sound Vision Foundation in Chicago, which develops and produces relevant educational content for Muslim youth and other stakeholders like parents, Imams, Muslim leaders, and teachers, he is the executive producer of Chicago's daily Radio Islam program on WCEV 1450 AM. Currently chairing Burma Task Force USA, a coalition of 19 major American organizations to stop the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, he is also the national coordinator of the Bosnia Task Force USA. Imam Mujahid has conceived and led several successful public policy initiatives, in collaboration with the National Organization of Women (NOW), culminating in legislation that includes the declaration of rape as a war crime; rights to charity without fear; and healthcare for all children in the state of Illinois. He has developed and worked with 20-plus coalitions at the city, regional, and national level, from civil rights, human rights, peace and justice issues, to civic participation – efforts that have engaged up to a million people. He has served on multiple task forces of think-tanks, including the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. In 2008, he served on the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention, and from 2005–2008 he served as Chairman of the Council of the Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.

A blogger at Huffington Post, Imam Mujahid has authored more than 400 articles on Islamic living and public policy. His book on political sociology was the winner of an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award by American Library Association in 1990. He is a graduate of a traditional Madrasah in Pakistan.