Abdul Malik Mujahid

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Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid

Abdul Malik Mujahid is an American Muslim religious leader ("Imam" in Arabic), activist, film producer, and non-profit entrepreneur, as well as an interfaith activist. He was born in Pakistan in 1951.

Accomplishments[edit]

He is the founding president of Sound Vision.[1] which was established in 1988 in Chicago. It is a not for profit organization which develops Islamic content and does public relations for the peace and justice causes. He is the executive producer of Chicago's RadioIslam.com [1], a daily one hour (6 to 7 PM CST) talk program on WCEV 1450 AM [2].

In November 2009, the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions elected him as chairman. His term was effective January 2010 [3].

Imam Malik Mujahid helped launch Bosnia Task Force to stop genocide and rape of women in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. He served as National Coordinator of the Task Force, a coalition of American Muslim organizations concerned about ethnic cleansing in the Balkans Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the similar Kosovo Task Force [4].

Malik Mujahid currently chairs Justice for All, a nonprofit that hosts Burma Task Force, a project that is modeled on the earlier work on Bosnia that reaches out to media and community stakeholders, US policymakers and international NGOS and human rights groups to raise awareness of ongoing genocide and persecution. Burma Task Force includes involvement of 19 other organizations from the Muslim American community. Under his leadership Sound Vision also initiated and coordinated an informal network of 26 Muslim organizations against domestic violence.

As an Imam, he gives Friday sermons ("khutba" in Arabic) at various Chicago mosques and prayer locations.

From 2005–2008 he served as Chairman of the Council of the Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago(CIOGC)[5].


From 2005–2008 he served as Chairman of the Council of the Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) [6]. In 2008 he served on the Credentials Committee of Democratic National Convention [7].

Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid is a founding member of a political organization called; Muslim Democrats [8]

He has authored one book, "Conversion to Islam: Untouchables Strategy for Protest in India," which won the Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award in 1990 from the American Library Association[9].

Namesake[edit]

People are occasionally confused with his namesake Abdul Malik Mujahid, a General Manager of Saudi-based Dar-us-Salam Publications [10]. They are unrelated to each other.

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External links[edit]

Articles on the website of the Council for the Parliament of the World's Religions [11] Huffington Post Articles [12]