Ahmed Elkhaldy

Director of Community Engagement and Stewardship

Elkhaldy, currently serving as the Director of Community Engagement and Stewardship at Muslim Legal Fund of America, is a dedicated individual with a diverse background and a passion for community service.

Residing in Iowa, Elkhaldy recently achieved a significant milestone by graduating from the University of Science, Arts, and Technology School of Medicine with an MD degree.

He has been serving as the Imam and President of MAS Iowa since 2006, exemplifying his commitment to fostering a strong and connected community. Elkhaldy has a rich history of leadership in various capacities, having previously served as the Imam of the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 2000 to 2006, and as an associate Imam at the Islamic Society of Central Florida, Orlando FL, from 1996 to 2000.

Elkhaldy’s national leadership roles include serving as the National Director of MAS Service Corps (MSC) from 2006 to 2010 and as the National Director of the Inter-Religious Council of the Muslim American Society from 2005 to 2006.

A dedicated member of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County’s Board of Directors since 2000, Elkhaldy has a notable history within the organization. He served as Vice-President from 2004 to 2007 and later assumed the role of President in 2008.

In 2005, Elkhaldy co-founded and joined the Executive Committee of the Children of Abraham in Cedar Rapids, IA. Additionally, in 2006, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Barnabas Uplift, an outreach program dedicated to assisting the working poor in the community.

Beyond his community involvement, Elkhaldy is a licensed Judo instructor with a second-degree black belt from the United States Martial Arts Association. He is also proficient in Hapkido, Arnis, and Kumdo.

Affectionately known as “The Motorcyclist Imam,” Elkhaldy, as part of his previous work with Mercy Without Limits, led the Ride for Orphans (RFO) campaign. RFO, a motorcycle tour initiated in 2016, raised funds and supported orphan projects for Mercy Without Limits in various countries. During this campaign, Elkhaldy rode to many states across the country, visiting over 300 mosques, 60 schools, and various motorcycle clubs and places of worship.