Dr. Walead Mosaad, serving as the Director of Muslim Student Life at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, is a scholar of the Islamic tradition. He received his PhD from the University of Exeter in the UK in Arab and Islamic Studies, and was also classically trained at the Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He has been blessed to study with such luminaries as Shaykh Ahmad Taha Rayyan, Shaykh Ali Gomaa, Shaykh Saeed al-Bouti, Shaykh Kurayyim Rajih, Shaykh Bakri al-Tarabishi, among others. From 2005 to 2011 he worked with the Tabah Foundation in Abu Dhabi as the Cultural and Education Projects Manager, where he developed educational initiatives to address the needs of new Muslims, as well as initiatives to foster cross-cultural and interfaith understanding. He has traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world, as well as Europe and the Far East, delivering lectures on various topics of interest, including Muslims as minorities, interfaith understanding, and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition.