Mohamed Jawad Khaki

Mohamed Jawad Khaki is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist and a community volunteer.

Jawad led development of operating Systems, networking and cloud computing software from 1979-2015.  He is a 20-year Microsoft Corporation veteran where he served as a Corporate Vice President.

A native of Tanzania, Jawad has volunteered for various roles at non-profit organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and now in the Greater Seattle area in the USA.   

In 1997 Jawad helped establish the Ithna‐asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN)  and serves as its President.  Jawad and his wife Kaniz established the Khaki Foundation in December 2003 to aid the most vulnerable members of society with essential needs and through educational endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering. 

Jawad was recognized nationally with the sixth annual Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation in May 2003.  He was appointed honorary professor by Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications in October 2003.  In November 2012 he was conferred with a honorary  Doctorate of Technology from University of East London.

Jawad is presently exploring how technology can improve access and raise standards of education. He envisions an America that, with its rich tapestry of pluralism, incorporating all ethnicities and religions, inspires not only those just within its borders but all those who inhabit our planet.


What is the vision? February 1995

Communities of Service, Institutions of Character

Interfaith Forum Discussions, October 2001

Veterans Day 2001 Address to Inglewood Junior High

Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award - Acceptance Remarks, May 2003

Bonds of Understanding and Respect, October 2003

To Lead or Follow: The Next Generation Internet and the Transition to IPv6, June 2005

Bellevue High School Baccalaureate, May/June 2006

Realizing Potential in the Global Village, July 12th, 2008

Bonds of Understanding and Respect - IMAN Community Iftar September 13th 2008

President Elect Obama - Let us Build Bonds of Understanding and Respect, November 5th, 2008

Muslim Advocates Annual Dinner - Voice of Justice Award - Acceptance Remarks - December 10, 2010

Testimony in support of Washington Senate Bill 5048 before the  judiciary committee, February 16, 2011

10th Annual Together We Build Interfaith Service, September 10, 2011

Ashes to Hope - An Interfaith Observance of 9.11, September 11, 2011

There is More to Mine in Africa Than Minerals, Songea Soiree, May 3 2012

11th Annual Together We Build Interfaith Service, September 8, 2012

Habitat for Humanity Dedication, October 6, 2012

Seattle Rotary Invocation, 2014-10-01

NUUC- Upholding Universal Values Universally - 2014-09-28


From ritual to living Islam

From a Clash of Ignorance to a Dialogue of Civilizations - Video

From a Clash of Ignorance to a Dialogue of Civilizations - Text

AI and  chatGPT , 2023-01-27

All creation is "muslim" by "nature" ("fitrah") - 2023-06-08

Response to Shaykh Araki's statement re: ICCI - 2023-07-13