About Haroon

Haroon Moghul is an author, public speaker, and occasional Friday preacher, who works to build a vibrant role for faith in shaping a better future. He’s also an Account Director at Unitas Communications, where he helps international clients tell their stories.

A one-time stand up comic in New York City (literally, just that one time) and award-winning journalist and opinion columnist, his essays have been featured by The New York Times, NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, NBC News, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, and The Guardian, among many others.

He’s also appeared on all major US news networks as an expert commentator on Islam, the Muslim world, and U.S. foreign policy, has dedicated years to interfaith engagement, and has spoken at universities, conferences, think tanks, houses of worship, bookstores, and libraries on five continents.

Haroon is the author of several books, including How to be a Muslim: An American Story (2017) and Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future (2022). Previously, he was the Fellow in the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation, a Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School.

Haroon recently married and moved to Ohio, where he’s become a vigorous soccer (and basketball, and track and field, and diving, and skiing) dad. His latest project is a Substack, Sunday Schooled, that helps Muslim parents raise kids who live and love their faith. Though he’s a lifelong Lakers fan, he’s now been to more Cavs games, where you can sometimes find him in the nosebleeds.

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