Faisal is a co-founder of KSM Law and teaches at law schools in the US and Canada.
He founded the Muslim Law Students’ Association in 1992, co-founded the Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association in 1994 and then went on to help set up and serve as legal counsel to CAIR-CAN (now NCCM). He worked on the Maher Arar case, the Air India Inquiry, the Security Certificate cases and he filed submissions challenging the No-Fly List. He also testified at the UN Human Rights Committee on anti-terror laws.
He has set up dozens of non-profits/charities, and he has served on a number of boards including Human Concern International and the Bosnian Canadian Relief Association. He recently served as co-chair of the Islamic Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
He also served as the first Islamic content consultant for the Little Mosque on the Prairie.
He is an executive of the International Human Rights Law Section of the AALS and a Director of the American Society of Comparative Law.
He is widely published and is regularly invited as a public speaker. For the past six years, he has been included in The Muslim 500: The World’s Most Influential Muslims.