Muslema Purmul serves as Muslim Chaplain at the University of Southern California.
She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a double major in Religious Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. As an undergraduate, she served at varying leadership roles for the Muslim Student Association. After graduating from UCSD, she completed the bachelor’s program in Sharia from al-Azhar University in Cairo and also completed graduate work at the American University in Cairo in Islamic Studies.
She served as the Young Muslims Program Director at the Islamic Center of Irvine where she provided support, religious education, and leadership for programming related to youth and young professionals. She has taught classes and spoken nationally and internationally about issues related to Islamic law and ethics in a variety of different settings including conferences, retreats, universities, libraries, and mosques. Currently she serves the Muslim students at USC and UCLA as a chaplain with Institute of Knowledge and is the Co-Founder and Scholar-in-Residence at Safa Center for Research and Education.