Resident Scholar – Sh. Suhail Mulla

Shaykh Suhail Hasan Mulla is a native Angeleno, proudly born and raised.

Shaykh Suhail currently serves as Resident Scholar at the Islamic Society of West Valley in Canoga Park, CA. He is the Director of the Los Angeles branch of the Khalil Center – a community spiritual and psychological wellness center. He also serves as the IOK Muslim Chaplain at both, UCLA and CSUN.

Shaykh Suhail has worked as a social worker in LAUSD and Sylmar Juvenile Court, has served as an Imam at the Islamic Society of Orange County and as Interim Executive Director and Director of Mental Health at Access California Services.

Shaykh Suhail has served on various Interfaith Councils in Greater LA and is an advocate of the integration of spirituality and mental health. He currently serves as a member of the LA Department of Mental Health’s Clergy Roundtable Project.

Shaykh Suhail earned his Bachelor’s Degree in African-American Studies from CSUN, his Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA and another Bachelor’s Degree in Shari’ah (Islamic Law) from one of the world’s most prestigious Islamic seminaries – Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He also completed a two year Islamic Studies program at Al-Asheera Al-Muhammadiya in Cairo, Egypt where he studied privately with numerous Azhari scholars.

Shaykh Suhail resides in Los Angeles with his wife and four children. He is a student of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, woodworking and gardening in his free time.