California Legislature Reconvenes With First Ever Muslim Chaplain

January 12, 2021

Imam Mohammad Yasir Khan has made history for his appointment as California’s first Muslim chaplain in the state Legislature.

Imam Khan was chosen by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) to serve as the Assembly’s chaplain for the 2021-2022 session. 

As the new chaplain, he will be in charge of saying a prayer at the beginning of each session. However, he says leading California’s lawmakers in prayer was never part of his plan.

Source: California Legislature Reconvenes With First Ever Muslim Chaplain - Spectrum News 1