Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1966. While studying in America, he was a founding member and president of the Muslim Students' Association of the U.S. and Canada, currently known as the Islamic Society of North America (or ISNA), a mother organization of many Muslim organizations in North America. Dr. Sakr was also a founding member of the World Council of Mosques whose headquarters is in Makkah. He was the first director and representative of the Muslim World League to the U.N. Furthermore, Dr. Sakr is an educator and has taught in several American universities. In 1973, he was selected as an Outstanding Educator of America. He is also an administrator and has served in numerous capacities at various American universities, the last of which was as the acting President of the American Islamic College in Chicago. In 1976/77 he was selected as a Community Leader and a Noteworthy American. He has also received honorary citizenship from the Governor of Alabama, and golden keys from the mayors of Mobile and Pritchard, Alabama. - Currently, he is the president of the Foundation for Islamic Knowedge, a board member of Care and Share International (CASI), director of the Islamic Education Center in Walnut, California, a member of Operation Safe Community, a member of the Walnut Interfaith Council in California, and a board member of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). Dr. Sakr has appeared on ABC's "Nightline" as well as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In addition, he has made numerous radio and television appearances. He has also organized and coordinated many national and international conferences. Additionally, he is a well-known writer and has written a series of books and booklets on Islam, food, health, behavior, terrorism, fundamentalism, Khutab, and orations. At last count, he had written over forty (40) books and booklets - not counting the innumerable articles he has authored. Dr. Sakr's approach is to build a bridge of understanding through commonalities with Muslims and non-Muslims.