With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, Imam Elturk worked as an Electronics Engineering consultant for many years. He became interested in learning about Islam and the Qur’an in 1989. Imam Elturk is very active in the Muslim community of North America, both as a leader and a speaker. He is a publicly engaged Muslim leader and a leading interfaith activist in the Detroit Area. He is married with five children. He resides in Troy, Michigan.Imam Elturk serves on many boards. He has served as,• The Treasurer and member of the InterFaith Leadership Council (IFLC) Executive Board, formerly the Interfaith Partners of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion (MRDI).
• A member of the Religious Leaders Forum of the Abrahamic Faiths.
• A member of the Interfaith Center for Racial Justice (ICRJ) Executive Board.
• A member of the Church, Police, and City (CPC) of the City of Warren.
• A Co-Chair of the Imams Council of the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) and a member of the MMCC Executive Board.
• A member of the University Islamic Center (Wayne State) Executive Board, in Detroit, Michigan.
• A member of the American Human Rights Council (AHRC) Executive Board, Dearborn Michigan.
• The Imam and President of the Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) in Warren, Michigan.
Areas of Expertise:
- Theology and Islam
- Interfaith and Islam