Ingrid Mattson was born in 1963 in Canada to Roman Catholic parents. In the mid-1980s she converted to Islam. In 2006 Mattson became the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In 2011 she resigned as president of ISNA and in 2012 was appointed as the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.
The year 2013 saw the release of the Second Edition of Mattson’s acclaimed book, The Story of the Qur’an, Its History and Place in Muslim Life. In her book, Mattson plays Fantasy Islam.