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Adnan A. Zulfiqar, J.D., Ph.D.

Adnan A. Zulfiqar, J.D., Ph.D. is a legal scholar, historian and educator. He is an Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School where he teaches courses on criminal law, criminal procedure and Islamic law. His scholarly work centers on legal obligation, revolutionary jurisprudence and criminal codes. Adnan is also Co-Founder and CFO of Banja Umodzi (“One Family”), a humanitarian organization focused on orphan care, relief aid and reconstruction in urban and rural areas of Malawi (Africa). It remains the work he is most passionate about.

Adnan has been actively involved in interfaith work for over 20 years, including on the Administrative Committee of the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia, the Zones of Peace Interfaith Taskforce and the Steering Committee for the Jewish and Muslim Emerging Leaders Retreat. He previously served as Interfaith Fellow and Campus Minister to the Muslim Community at the University of Pennsylvania and on the board of Masjid Quba. He is currently a board member of Sapelo Square. 

Adnan received his B.A. in Religion and Anthropology from Emory University, M.L.S. in International Affairs from Georgetown University, and his J.D. (Law), M.A. and Ph.D. (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adnan speaks multiple languages and spent over a decade of his life residing in the Middle East, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife and three kids, who have inherited his love of basketball, the ocean and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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