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Who is… Khalid Yasin

khalidyasin Khalid Yasin is an American convert from Christianity to Islam and he was born in 1946 in Harlem, New York. He was raised in Brooklyn as a Christian and he converted in the year 1965.
Yasin was born in Harlem, New York and raised in Brooklyn as a Christian along with nine siblings. Although not an orphan, he grew up in foster homes from the age of three, along with some of his siblings, until he was fifteen. He describes each foster home as having a different Christian denomination, so he covered a wide spectrum of Christianity. He was put up for adoption due to his family’s financial state.
Yasin has described his youth in “the ghetto,” where it was “Me and my two brothers Sam and Julius, against the world. We had nothing but converting and accepting Islam now we have everything.” When first reading about Islam, he often used Encyclopedia Britannica as a reliable source on Islam and its concepts. Yasin felt the grief of African-American people, and he was especially influenced by the turbulent 1960’s and figures like Malcolm X.
Shaykh Khalid Yasin is executive Director of the Islamic Teaching Institute (ITI): a premier Organization dedicated to the work of Da’wah (conveying the message), he has studied the Arabic language in Madinah. He has had many mentors and teachers who tutored him in Fiqh us-sunnah, fiqh us-seerah, islamic history and memorization and recitation of the Qur’an. In the past ten years the Islamic Teaching Institute has delivered more than 5000 persons to Islam and additional 1476 since the September 11 attacks. Shaykh Khalid Yasin delivered a lecture in Saudi Arabia in 1994 titled “The Purpose of Life” which resulted 43 persons accepting Islam on that very night. Khalid Yasin Constantly tours the world delivering lectures aimed at removing distortions about Islam and Muslims, conducting Da’wah Training courses, and providing new Muslims with a specially designed Islamic Training program. Khalid Yasin is committed to raising the consciousness of the Muslims to fulfill the responsibility of Da’wah and establishment of Islamic revival.
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