Strong advocate for education, innovation, and helping minorities. Recent recipient of an honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters from California State University CSUSB.
Produced and executive produced over ten films including award wining films such as:
The Game Changers , 1948: Creation and Catastrophe, American East, Americanish, The Great Muslim American Road Trip and 2 Oscar-nominated films Stranger at the Gate and The Present, which also won BAFTA
Established the Malas Chair for a Master’s program in Islamic Studies at Claremont Graduate University, the Malas chair in Islamic Law at the University of California Irvine, and the Malas Fund for the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School.
Serves on the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University.
Serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of California Irvine Foundation.
Serves on the Advisory Council to the UCI Law School.
Founding board member of UCI Beal Applied Innovation.