Sheikh Sadullah Khan
Executive Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Irvine
Khan also serves as the Director of Muslim Affairs at the University of Southern California, advisor to the Islamic Studies program at Claremont Graduate University, on the Executive Board of the NCCJ, on the directorate of UC-Irvine Interfaith Board, and is a lecturer for the Academy of Judaic, Christian and Islamic Studies at UCLA.
Originally from South Africa, Sheikh Khan was a student leader active in the anti-apartheid struggle. He has been a public reciter of Qur’an since age 6, memorized the Qur’an at the age of eight, and has been a public speaker since the age of 12. He completed his studies in Law at University of Durban, South Africa, Journalism in Britain, and Islamic Studies at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He has presented papers at numerous Islamic and inter-faith conferences in over 20 countries throughout the world, and is an experienced teacher at colleges and universities in South Africa and the USA.
Khan co-founded the Islamic College of Southern Africa (now International Peace University of South Africa) where he also headed the Quranic Sciences Department from 1990-98. He formerly wrote the column “Ask the Imam” for Beliefnet.com, and lectured on Islamic Civilization at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he also presented a thirteen week 3-hour weekly live TV program from CSUDH on Islamic Civilization & Culture. As a motivational speaker he addresses issues of theology, spirituality, empowerment and youth development. He is the author of the book Dimensions of the Qur’an, has recently co-translated the classical text of Imam Muhasibi’s work Message for the Seekers of Guidance, and hosts a weekly television program for Wiseliving.