Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Short biography (bio) of Dawud Walid


Above picture is of Dawud Walid at the American Islamic Comuunity Center in Madison Heights, MI.
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Currently, Dawud Walid is Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), assistant Imam at Masjid Wali Muhammad in Detroit, MI, board trustee for the Metropolitan Interfaith Workers' Rights Committee and member of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF).

Walid has spoken at several institutions of higher learning about Islam and Interfaith dialogue including Harvard University, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of Michigan - Flint, University of Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan State University, University of Detroit-Mercy, Oakland University, Madonna University, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Youngstown State University, University of the Virgin Islands - St. Croix, University of the Virgin Islands - St. Thomas, Wayne State University, University of Toledo, Muskegon Community College and Wayne County Community College. He also delivered the 2008 Baccalaureate speech at the prestigious Cranbrook-Kingswood Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Walid has also delivered religious lectures and sermons in over 40 mosques throughout the United States as well as giving a speech to hundreds of Muslims at Mt. Uhud in Saudi Arabia.

Walid has also appeared appeared or been quoted extensively in the media including but not limited to The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, CSPAN, CNN, Al-Jazeera, Voice of America, National Public Radio, Pacifica, FOX National Radio and the BBC World Service Radio.

He has also written editorials, which have been published in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Kuwait Times, Daily News Egypt, Middle East Online, World News Network, Nation Times, Arab-American News, Muslim Observer and the Muslim Journal.

Walid has made pilgrimage to Makkah (Hajj) in Saudi Arabia and has visited 14 additional nations including Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Israel and France.

Past leadership positions include Chairman of Al-Ikhlas Training Academy (Pre-K - 12th Islamic Private School in Detroit), Chairman of Religious Studies for the American Society of Muslims' National Young Adult Association and the interim Imam at the Bosnian American Islamic Center in Hamtramck, MI.

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