KHALIS RASHAAD is an accounting and finance professional residing in Houston, Texas. He is the owner of Rashaad & Associates. Rashaad & Associates is a boutique accounting and financial management firm providing tax planning, compliance, financial planning and ancillary services for businesses and their owners. His specialization is in accounting and taxation of closely held pass through entities (LLCs, partnerships, S Corporations), non profits and individuals with complex tax and finance issues. Khalis also designs group seminars, workshops and training sessions around finance, tax and business matters.
Khalis Rashaad is the Imam (spiritual director and community guide) of Ibrahim Center. His current studies with his teachers consist of theology, jurisprudence, and spirituality. Khalis’ teaching style focuses on empowering others to engage with the Islamic tradition and apply it in their lives in a practical way. Khalis explores real-world applications of God’s law with a commitment to solving issues relevant to western believers whilst also educating the Muslim and non-Muslim public alike on the religion of Abraham (millat Ibrahīm). He likes to connect grand religious ideas with our messy human reality and articulate theological points of view to challenge and deepen our thinking. His focus is on Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr), narrative building, and applied theology in an American context. He is deeply interested in how faith can practically and constructively speak to western believers’ social, political, and ethical interactions today.
Khalis maintains an active role in community outreach. He is a native of Houston, Texas. Fun fact: He taught martial arts, boxing, and kickboxing for several years. Khalis loves serving the community. He also enjoys reading, good conversation, and coffee.
Khalis sits on several non- profit and civic boards. As an accomplished speaker, trainer and counselor, he keeps a robust schedule sharing his insights on both a local and national level.