Khalil Abdullah holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary. His interests include comparative religious studies, race in religion and the history of Islam in America, with a particular focus on African-American Muslims and their contributions to American public life.
He has held various coffee retail management and training positions, leading to an interest in theological perspectives on work and labor. In addition, he has worked as a newspaper reporter and taught in both public and private schools, including Mohammed Schools of Atlanta.
Khalil has served as imam at mosques in Texas, South Carolina and Georgia, and frequently writes and lectures on Islam and interfaith relations.