Muhammad Hatim is the Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was educated there in the public schools. Dr. Hatim worked in the areas of industrial manufacturing, transit management for a private company. as well as a transportation planner and environmental engineer for the federal government. He has over 20 years’ experience in the informal resolution of equal employment opportunity (EEO) issues. As a retired Imam from the Admiral Family Circle Islamic Community (Admiral Family) in New York City, he headed its Justice Ministry; UN Summer Internship Program in Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland; and was co-founder of its Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X) Human Rights Institute. He sits on several interfaith committees and served as a Red Cross Disaster Chaplain during the 9/11 World Trade Center Disaster in New York City. He holds a BS in Industrial Arts Education (Temple University); MS in Transportation Planning and Engineering, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (NYU); and D.Min (GTF); He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in New Jersey; and board certified clinical chaplain (BCCC) and pastoral counselor (BCPC) with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). He is a contributor to the book Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Response to Community, Regional and National Tragedy; andauthor of Caregiving to Muslims: A Guide for Chaplains, Counselors, Healthcare and Social Workers; as well as Qur’anic Comfort and Healing in Contemporary Times: Unfolding the Joy of Al-Islam.