Dawud Walid is currently the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), which is a chapter of America’s largest advocacy and civil liberties organization for American Muslims, and a member of the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) Imams Committee. Walid has lectured at over 70 institutions of higher learning in North America and abroad about Islam and social justice including at Harvard University, the University of the Virgin Islands – St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses, and the University of Bamako in Mali as well as spoken at the 2008 and 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Conventions alongside prominent speakers such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Congressman Keith Ellison. He previously served as an imam at Masjid Wali Muhammad in Detroit and the Bosnian American Islamic Center in Hamtramck, Michigan and continues to deliver sermons and lectures at Islamic centers across the United States and Canada.
He was also the co-author of the book Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims. He was a 2011 – 2012 fellow of the University of Southern California (USC) American Muslim Civil Leadership Institute (AMCLI) and a 2014 – 2015 fellow of the Wayne State Law School Detroit Action Equity Lab (DEAL). Walid served in the United States Navy under honorable conditions earning two United States Navy & Marine Corp Achievement medals while deployed abroad. He has also received awards of recognition from the city councils of Detroit and Hamtramck and from the Mayor of Lansing as well as a number of religious and community organizations