Ahmad AlKurdy is an alumnus of the Islamic University of Medina with a BA from the Faculty of Law. He received his formal training in the study of Islam and the Arabic language in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Southern California. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley, and is a former student of the University of California at Riverside. While studying abroad, he regularly returned home and served the local community in LA County, Orange County and the Inland Empire. He has served the community in multiple capacities and has been a regular guest speaker and lecturer at numerous Islamic Centers, colleges and events. After spending ten years in the Prophet’s City of Medina, he has returned home to Southern California and joined the Institute of Knowledge (IOK) in Diamond Bar as an Instructor in the Seminary, He also serves as the IOK Chaplaincy Initiative’s Coordinator and serves as a Chaplain at UCR, CSUSB and CSULB as well as at various prisons across Southern California. He is also an Instructor and Faculty Member for the New Muslim Academy (NMA).