By Imam Dawood Yasin
Imam Dawood Yasin (@ACKSALIK) converted to Islam while in South Africa and then spent five years in Damascus studying Arabic, Islam, and spirituality. Upon completion of his studies he relocated to New Haven, CT, where he served as an Imam. While in New Haven he also worked as a teaching assistant and engaged in research at Yale University. Imam Dawood previously served as Director of Outreach at the Zayed Center for Islamic Culture in the United Arab Emirates and is currently the Director of Student Life & Ethical Living and Learning at Zaytuna College.