Imam Mika’il Stewart Saadiq was born and raised on the west side of Detroit, attended Mackenzie High School, and went on to Prairie View A&M University to study sociology. Imam Mika’il Stewart Saadiq accepted Islam at the age of 21. Shortly after accepting Islam, he began studying ‘Aqeedah and Fiqh under the late Imam Luqman Abdullah. In 1999, he began teaching at Detroit’s Al-Ikhlas Training Academy. He is the current Vice-Chair of MANA’s SHARE Detroit, Inc. Imam Mika’il is a married father of five. He is also the President, and Executive Director (Ameer), of Al-Aqabah Islamic Community Center. In 2002, Imam Mika’il was appointed by Imam Luqman as the head of teaching and outreach efforts. Imam Mika’il is currently enrolled in the BA of Islamic Studies Program at Islamic Online University. As of 2003, he has been busy (locally and nationally) presenting a series of lectures, articles, and workshops targeting minority and youth social issues. In late 2009, his first short book entitled The Undeniable Message to the “Black” Man: Continuum of Movement and Context of Struggle was published.