Dr. Salah Sultan is president of the American Center for Islamic Research (ACIR). On his website, he asserts that the main purpose of the ACIR is to "serve Allah (God) in the best way possible through the principles laid out in the Quran and Sunnah," to address misconceptions and extremism, to build bridges with non-Muslims, and to provide fatwas.
Dr. Sultan, who has been called "one of America's most noted Muslim scholars," is signatory to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 2005 fatwa against terrorism, and is a former professor and president of the Islamic American University in Michigan. He is president of the American Institute for Religious and Cultural Studies, and active in the European Council for Fatwa and Research;the Fiqh Council of North America; and the International Association of Muslim Scholars. He previously served on the board of directors of Islamic American University, and on the Muslim American Society Board of Trustees. Dr. Sultan's resume states that he also serves on the board of trustees of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, and is a member of the Council of Indian Scholars and of the Association of Scholars in Germany.