Bio: Dawud Walid is currently the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) and member of the Imams Council of Michigan.
He is also the author of the books Futuwwah and Raising Males Into Sacred Manhood, Blackness and Islam, and Towards Sacred Activism as well as co-author of the books Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims and Centering Black Narrative: Ahl al-Bayt, Blackness & Africa. He is also the author of essays in the 2012 book All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim, the 2014 book Qur’an in Conversation, and the 2023 Yaqeen Institute research paper “How to Overcome Racism: Lessons From West African Scholars’ Tafsīr of Sūrat al-Ḥujurāt” and the forewords to the 2021 book The Spirits of Black Folks: Sages Throughout the Ages and the 2023 book Reports on the Dajjal (Akhbar al-Dajjal)
Walid previously served as an imam at Masjid Wali Muhammad in Detroit and the Bosnian American Islamic Center in Hamtramck, Michigan. He was a 2011 – 2012 fellow of the University of Southern California (USC) American Muslim Civil Leadership Institute (AMCLI), a 2014 – 2015 fellow of the Wayne State Law School Detroit Action Equity Lab (DEAL), a 2021 – 2022 Racial Justice and Religion Task Force fellow at Aspen Institute, and a 2017 – 2023 senior fellow at Auburn Seminary based in New York. He has also received awards of recognition from the city councils of Detroit and Hamtramck and from the Mayor of Lansing as well as a number of awards from other religious and community organizations.