Jihad Turk

Craig 209 (CST Campus)
(909) 962-6800

The son of an American Methodist mother and a Palestinian Muslim father, Jihad Turk is Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC), the oldest and largest masjid in the Los Angeles area. He is also completing a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at University of California, Los Angeles. He is a popular speaker, advocate and expert in the media. Turk teaches Arabic and is widely involved in interfaith advocacy and dialogue across Southern California. He also serves on the Board of Governors for Claremont Lincoln University.

He co-teaches the course entitled "Religious Leadership" for the M.A. in Religious Leadership in Muslim Contexts.


B.A. - UC Berkeley (Arabic)
M.A. - University of Texas (Islamic Law and Arabic)
Ph.D. - UCLA, in progress (Islamic Studies)