Outreach Co-Chair, CAIR-Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Chapter
Carlin was born and raised in the State of Delaware in 1948 and graduated from public schools there. He later graduated from undergraduate school at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Presently, he is engaged in the private practice of law.
Carlin converted (or reverted) to the religion of Islam over 40 years ago. He has been a member of the General Council (board of directors) of United Muslim Masjid in South Philadelphia since 1998. He is presently the president of the board.
Carlin was the principal of Sister Clara Muhammad School, 1981-1984. He has also been involved in many other Muslim activities throughout the years, having served with numerous panels, seminars, workshops, etc. concerning issues involving Islam and Muslims.