Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Thumbnail of Dr. Yusef Salam | DoubleTake Podcast Special

Yusef Salaam – “I was closest to God in prison.” | DoubleTake Special

In 1989, at fifteen years old, Dr. Yusef Salaam was tried and convicted in the “Central Park Jogger” case along with four other Black and Latino teenage boys. The infamous case made headlines around the world. The Exonerated Five spent between seven to 13 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit, until their sentences were overturned in 2002.

Today, we’re sitting down with Dr. Yusef Salaam to talk about how his experiences have shaped his relationship with Allah, including his thoughts on dealing with doubt, building tawakkul, and finding sources of strength.

Listen on:
Other platforms

Share your feedback!

Yusef Salaam

Yusef Salaam

Dr. Yusef Salaam, member of the Exonerated Five, is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, New York Times Best Selling author and coach.