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Abdul-Lateef Abdullah

Abdul-Lateef Abdullah, an American convert to Islam, obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Economics at the University of Delaware, his Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and recently completed his Ph.D. from the Institute for Community & Peace Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, in the field of Youth Studies.
He has worked as a Program Assistant for the Academy for Educational Development (Washington, D.C.); a Social Worker at the Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, New York); and the Director of Documentation and Evaluation at Community IMPACT! (Washington, D.C.). He has also worked with the the Taqwa Gayong Academy (New Jersey, U.S.A./Penang, Malaysia) for troubled youth, both Muslim and non-Muslim. As a recent (1999) convert to Islam, he spends much time writing about his experiences as a Muslim-American convert. 

Author Articles

Living in Muhammad's footsteps is a life of meaning, purpose, direction and continuous progress; for to achieve our human potential, we need examples

Not a Pop-Star Leading My Way

Through Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) life and example, Islam honors everyone who personifies Divine qualities and attributes through noble acts of courage, mercy, compassion, generosity, kindness, justice, humility, self-effacement, selflessness, truthfulness, determination and the like.


Only Islam provides a way to achieve health and happiness in every dimension of life – physical, spiritual, mental, financial, etc.

How Martial Art led Me to Islam

My journey to Islam, although short, has been a life-altering experience. It is one that with every passing day, makes me more and more appreciative and thankful to Almighty Allah. The extent of His mercy can only fully be understood from the perspective of someone who prostrates themselves regularly and submits their will to that of the Creator.


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