Shaykh Khalid Yasin
A Profile on Shaykh Khalid Yasin, Chairman of The Purpose of Life Foundation
Shaykh Khalid Yasin was born in New York City USA as a Christian, where he spent most of his childhood. The Shaykh embraced Islam with the late Shaykh Daud Ahmed Faisal of the Islamic Mission of America located in Brooklyn, New York in 1965.
The Shakyh has studied the sources of the Sunnah, Islamic creed, jurisprudence, reading and recitation of the Qur’an, Islamic history, and the Arabic language, with several teachers and mentors.
Two of his main teachers are: The late Hafidh and Qari Maqbul Ilahi, of the Punjab, and Shaykh Khalid Al-Halwaany of Makkah, al-Mukarramah, who is a student of several leading Islamic scholars in the world today.
The Shaykh has dedicated the last thirty-five years removing distortions and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. He has delivered lectures
in more than eighty-nine countries worldwide, resulting in over 75,000 persons embracing Islam directly from his hands, or after listening to his over one hundred and fifty recorded lectures.
There are hundreds of students in Australia, Malaysia, East and West Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, Canada, the United States, Trinidad & Tobago,and Mexico, completing the Presenting Islam, and the Islam in the 21st Century Course offered by the Purpose of Life Foundation.
The Shaykh has dedicated himself in the past twenty years to advising young Muslims, especially those who are minorities living in Western societies towards citizenship and social responsibility.
He has been working towards the revival of Islam in the modern world, while uplifting the consciousness of Muslims towards social responsibility. His theme for 2017 and 2018 is “Islam in the 21st Century.