Biography

daayiee-abdullah

Imam Daayiee Abdullah lectures nationally and internationally on progressive Muslim concepts, intra-faith and interfaith networking, and the development of inclusive and progressive revisions of Islamic theological thought and Islamic law. He actively promotes understanding and awareness of issues of racial, gender and sexual equality as understood in the UN Declaration of Human Rights within and beyond Muslim communities.

Imam Daayiee, Executive Director of MECCA Institute (Muslim Education Center for Creative Academics), a Muslim think tank and online Islamic theological seminary, teaching an inclusive liberation theology and interpretation of Quran scheduled to open in 2017. As Imam and Education Director at Light of Reform Mosque, Imam Daayiee provides pastoral counseling for Muslim youth, adults, their families and friends. He performs samesex, opposite sex and interfaith marriages for Muslims and non-Muslims of diverse backgrounds.

Imam Daayiee, as former Director of LGBTQ Outreach for MPV, produced a 14-part module on LGBTQ Muslim youth, their friends, family and community, funded by Carpenter, was released in May 2014. Reach him at info@daayiee.net.