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Jihad Turk - Imam & Educator

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Jihad Turk

Jihad Turk is the founding President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, the nation’s first Muslim graduate school to offer accredited Master’s degrees in the fields of Islamic Studies, Education, Chaplaincy and Leadership. Jihad previously served as the Imam/Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California, LA’s oldest and largest mosque. He is a sought after national speaker on issues related to Islam, Muslims in America, Muslim Reform Movements, Ethical Leadership, and Spiritual and Identity Formation of Youth. Additionally, Jihad has committed himself to build bridges across faith communities to collaboratively address issues of homelessness and poverty.

Having been born to a Muslim-Palestinian father and a Christian-American mother in Phoenix Arizona, Jihad spent his college years travelling the Muslim world and exploring his roots and the Islamic tradition. He spent time in both the Islamic University of Medina where he studied Arabic and Islamic Studies and in Iran where he studied Farsi at the University of Tehran and in Qum. He completed his undergraduate study at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his B.A. degree in History and Arabic. Jihad completed his Master’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin in Arabic and Islamic law and jurisprudence. In 1999, Jihad came to the University of California, Los Angeles to pursue his PhD in Islamic studies where he also taught as adjunct faculty for many years.

Service Areas: Coaching, Leadership & Mentoring, Arabic Language, Mosque Consultancy, Friday Khutba, Media Engagement & Public Speaking, Interfaith Engagement, Advice on Shariah Matters, New Muslims & Shahadah
Suggested Price Package: Development Coaching - $500 for half day
Suggested Price Package: Guest speaker engagements: $100 an hour plus travel expenses.
Key Areas of Expertise: Academic Guidance, Chaplaincy and pastoral care, Family mediation, Public speaking, Interfaith event, Halaqas and Friday sermons
Vetting Level: Intermediate
Method: In-Person & Online
Counselling & Support:
Advice on Shariah Matters
Dream Interpretation
Certified Counselling
Counselling: General & Pastoral
Interfaith Engagement
New Muslims & Shahadah
Support: Addiction & Mental Health
Visiting Mosques
Visiting Prisons
Classes, Training & Services:
Al-Qur'an Studies - Memorization, Tajweed & others
Education - GCSE, SATS, IB, Homeschooling, etc
Arabic Language
Celebratory Services
Coaching, Leadership & Mentoring
Dietary, Fitness, Health & Nutrition
Friday Khutba
Islamic Studies & Halaqas
Islamic Art, Design & Architecture
Media Engagement & Public Speaking
Mosque Consultancy
Research & Translation
Sustainable Living
Seerah & Storytelling
Videography & Photography
Booking for an audience of:
Youth Boys
Youth Girls
Special Needs
Qualification, Studies and Certificates: Bachelor's degree in Islamic History and Arabic from University of California, Berkeley, Master's of Arts degree in Islamic law and Jurisprudence from University of Texas, Austin Studied Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Medina Studied Farsi in Qum, Iran
In Service Since (Year): 2005
Regular Locations: Los Angeles

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