Jihad Turk, the Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California, has dedicated himself to improving the relations between the Muslim community and other faith traditions here in Southern California.
Having been born to a Muslim-Palestinian father and a Christian-American mother in Phoenix Arizona, Jihad spent his college years traveling 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 to 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 has been serving as the Religious Director at the Islamic Center of Southern California since 2005. In addition to serving the religious needs of his community, Jihad focuses much of his attention on interfaith work.
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