Asim Billoo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up, he was blessed to be in a family-oriented household, and his upbringing prized Islamic morals, values, and education. Asim’s journey began when he moved to Sacramento to pursue an Islamic education. After graduating from Darul Uloom al Islamiyah Sacramento, he returned to Los Angeles to pursue a double major in Psychology and Radiography. In the meantime Asim picked up snowboarding and fitness as his go-to recreational activities. During these years, he served local Muslim communities by delivering khutbahs and working with youth groups at King Fahad Masjid in Culer City and Islamic Center Reseda.
After graduating, Asim got married and specialized in Radiation Oncology at City of Hope National Medical Center. At the same time, he was driven to further nurture his interest in the Arabic language locally with Shaykh Suhail Mulla, and he continued his study of Islamic sciences with Shaykh Ibrahim Qureshi and Shaykh Taha Khan. Asim later got a job at Northridge Hospital as a Radiation Oncology Therapist and trained in hospital chaplaincy.
Eight years later, Asim was presented with the opportunity to pursue his Master’s in Medical Dosimetry and landed a career at the University of California San Diego. Here he started to volunteer his time by leading various halaqas and lectures through MSA at UCSD. While working closely with MSA, Asim decided to take on Pastoral Care Specialist training and is expected to graduate in Fall 2017, InshaAllah. He resides with his wife and three children in Carmel Valley and will now serve as an Associate Chaplain with Institute of Knowledge.