Shaykh Suhail Hasan Mulla is a native Angeleno, proudly born and raised. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in African-American Studies from CSUN, his Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA and another Bachelor’s Degree in Shari’ah (Islamic Law) from the world’s preeminent Islamic seminary – Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He also completed a two year Islamic Studies program at Al-Asheera Al-Muhammadiya in Cairo, Egypt where he studied privately with numerous Azhari scholars.
Shaykh Suhail has worked as a social worker in LAUSD, served as an Imam at the Islamic Society of Orange County and has served as Interim Executive Director and Director of Mental Health at Access California Services – a social service organization serving Muslims and Middle Eastern communities in Orange County
Shaykh Suhail has served on various Interfaith Councils in Greater LA and believes that dialogue is essential in fostering harmony and cooperation between different racial and religious communities. He is also an advocate of the integration of spirituality and mental health and serves as a member of the Department of Mental Health’s Clergy Roundtable Project.
Shaykh Suhail currently serves as Resident Scholar at the Islamic Society of West Valley and will also serve as a Chaplain at Institute of Knowledge serving the Muslim student community at UCLA. He resides in Los Angeles with his wonderful wife and four children. Shaykh Suhail is a student of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, woodworking and gardening in his free time.