Zaid Khan was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He memorized the Qur’an at an early age and studied in Darul Uloom NY for a year before traveling to South Africa for further studies. He graduated from the six-year Alimiyyah program at Darul Uloom Azaadville in South Africa in 2007, specializing in Fiqh in 2008 and also receiving Ijazah in Qira’at Sab’ah and Tajweed. He has a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.
Since 2009, he served as Brooklyn coordinator and NY Shura member for Young Muslims of NY, organizer for MIST-NY (Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament), intern at CAIR-NY, instructor at the Islamic Center at NYU, Islamic Studies teacher at Northstar School in Hayward, CA, and religious director at the Al-Aqsa Community Center in Plainfield, IL. He also leads Hajj groups for Dar El Salam Travel and is an officiant for Muslim Wedding Service.
Shaykh Zaid Khan joined IOK in 2021 and serves as an instructor at both the Full-time and Part-time Seminaries as well as in the IOK Schools High School program. Additionally, he serves as an IOK Chaplain and delivers lectures and Khutbahs across the greater Los Angeles area.