Dr. Yushau Sodiq earned his B. A Degree in Islamic Studies in 1976 and his M.A Degree in Islamic law in 1979 from the University of Medina, Saudi Arabia. He also earned his second M.A Degree in Religious Studies in 1986 and his Ph. D Degree in Islamic Studies in 1991 from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He taught Islamic courses at the University of Sokoto, Nigeria from 1080-1983 and religious courses at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia from 1990-1992. He joined Texas Christian University (TCU) in 1992.
Currently, Sodiq is an Associate Professor of Islamic and Religious Studies at TCU. He teaches courses on World Religions, Introduction to Islam, Islam in America, African Traditional Religions and Africa in Diaspora. Sodiq has authored many articles in reputable journals and edited several books. He has also contributed many entries into various encyclopedias. His most recent article include: “Muslims and Christian in Yoruba Land: Unavoidable Neighbors” in “A New Day: Essays on World Christianity in Honor of Lamin Sanneh,” New York: Peter Lang, 2010); pp. 269-281; “Can Muslims and Christians Live Together Peacefully in Nigeria?’ in The Muslim Journal, vol. 99 no 4 (October 2009): 646-688; ‘Elijah Muhammad, Noble Drew Ali, Nigeria, Yoruba and Malcolm X,’ in Africa and the Americas, Culture, Politics, and History: A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia, 2008, ABC-CLIO Sage Publication, California, ‘Shaykh Ahmad Bamba and Shaykh Ibrahim Niance’ in the Holy People of the World: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia, 2006. He served as a consultant to several Islamic institutions. He has travelled widely and speaks several languages.