Imam Feisal brings together leaders across the Muslim-West divide to speak out for innovative, proactive, and positive solutions to shared challenges. In this capacity, Cordoba Initiative can provide novel solutions to those areas where conflict between Islamic and Western communities undermine local and global security. In 1997, he also co- founded the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), the first Muslim organization committed to building bridges between Muslims and the American public by elevating the discourse on Islam through educational outreach, interfaith collaboration, culture and arts. Published Work: What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America (HarperCollins, 2005), Islam: A Sacred Law (Threshold Books, 2000), Islam: A Search for Meaning (Mazda Publishers,1996), “What is Islamic Law?” Mercer Law Review (2006) and Justification and Theory of Sharia Law: How the American Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and Constitution are Consistent with Islamic Jurisprudence University of St. Thomas Law (2010). Imam Feisal is also the author of the forthcoming book Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America (Free Press, May 8, 2012)
Author of MOVING THE MOUNTAIN.
Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution (AICPR) Annual Alliance Peace Builder Award the Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Center of New York award Open Center of New York Interfaith Award (2010), Arianna Huffington’s “2010 Game Changer” Award, and was listed as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010 by Foreign Policy Magazine TIME magazine included him among the 100 most influential people of the world in 2011 along with his wife, Daisy Khan, the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award presented by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (2011) the Search for Common Ground for Interfaith Diplomacy (2012) The Faith-in-Action Award by the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) (2014).
Rauf has two children with each of his first two wives. He has been married to his third wife Daisy Khan since the late 1990s
“Fanaticism and terrorism have no place in Islam.”