he was born in Damascus, Syria in 1965. While in medical school, he regularly attended the weekly classes of the late imminent sheikhs : Said Albuti, and Rajab Deeb. In the US, Dr Khalil completed the memorization of the Quran, and obtained a formal ijaza from Sheikh Rajab. He also obtained a bachelor degree in Islamic studies from the American Open University.
Dr Khalil is a practicing cardiologist, and has been the imam of the Islamic center of Monroe for the past 20 years.