Abdul-Malik grew up in Oak Park. The son of two teachers, he developed a deep affection for books and learning of all kinds. A DePaul graduate, he accepted Islam in 1994 and was part of the founding of the UMMA organization at DePaul as well as the Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN). He graduated from the Georgetown University Law in 1998 and worked for 14 years as an attorney and guardian ad litem for children in the Cook County child protection system. Abdul-Malik has also worked with IMAN in a variety of capacities from volunteer to President of the Board of Directors and served as the Imam of the Inner City Islamic Center in the southside New City neighborhood. He has studied Islam with a variety of teachers and currently continues his studies primarily through the AlMaghrib Institute. Abdul-Malik is also interested in Irish culture and in comparative religion, especially Islam and Judaism. As Assistant Director of ORD, his responsibilities include assessment and strategy and serving as Chaplain to the School for New Learning and Muslim Life. Abdul-Malik lives in the south suburbs with his wife Moona Malik, also a DePaul graduate, and their four children.
Welcome to Abraham Salons
An Interfaith Gathering of The Descendants of Abraham. Some of us, descended from Abraham, call ourselves Jews, some Christians and some Muslims. Through understanding comes respect and friendship. An Abraham Salon, suggested by author Bruce Feiler in his book, Abraham, is a gathering of Jews, Christians and Muslims for an evening of topical interfaith discussions in the spirit of our common heritage. ABRAHAM SALONS trace us back to Abraham and the love of one God. PURPOSE
- Develop an understanding of other faiths and what animates their followers
- Overcome obstacles to accepting people with different faith journeys
- Learn the similarities that your faith shares with other religions.
- Make new friends in our diverse community
- Take this opportunity to visit a Synagogue, Church and Mosque