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Trenton Carl – Hawzah Student

Trenton Carl, originally from Houston, Texas, now resides in the Chicago metropolitan area with his wife. He graduated from DePaul University in 2011 with a BA in Islamic World Studies. At DePaul, he was on the board of the MSA and was the VP of DePaul’s Students for Justice in Palestine. After graduating, he worked in the Islamic World Studies program as a research and teaching assistant for Dr. Aminah McCloud. Currently, Trenton is a student of traditional Islamic studies at the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary. He is an editor of al-Sidrah, the seminary’s publication, and one of the facilitators for the seminary’s summer program, L.I.F.E. [Living Islam Faithfully and Ethically]. In addition to his work at the seminary, Trenton worked for two years as the Youth Director at the Irshad Learning Center in Naperville, IL, and is currently involved with several community education projects.