Imam Zia Sheikh
Author. Lecturer. Religious Leader., Religious Institutions
Imam Zia ul-Haque Sheikh, PhD.
Imam Zia Sheikh's Bio:
Imam Zia is the author of “Islam:Silencing the Critics”, a groundbreaking book about the top objections, accusations, and questions directed at the Islamic faith. You may order a copy from Createspace, a division of Amazon, or from Amazon. He has recently authored another important book about relationships, called "Addressing the Taboos: Love, Marriage and Sex in Islam", which can be purchased from Amazon. Both books can be downloaded on Kindle.
You can download and listen to Imam Zia's lectures at http://imamzia.wordpress.com
Education & Other Skills:
*PhD from the Graduate Theological Foundation.
* Masters in Arabic and Islamic Theology
* Memorized the complete Qur’an
* Can speak Arabic, Urdu, English, Punjabi, Gujarati fluently
* Has written a complete explanation of Imam Bukhari’s Book of Iman
Imam Zia was born in Azad Kashmir, a beautiful mountainous region between India and Pakistan. He emigrated to England at the age of four, where he was engaged in regular education until the age of thirteen. He then enrolled into a full-time Islamic theology program at the Institute of Islamic Education, where he completed his memorization of the Quran, in addition to an Islamic Theology course, which spanned a total of twelve years of study.
He memorized the Quran, and at the age of sixteen, he started an Islamic Theology course, which consisted of Arabic Syntax, Etymology and Grammar, Logic, Quranic Exegesis, Hadith Exegesis, Comparative Religions, Islamic Jurisprudence of the four main schools of thought, Foundations of Jurisprudence, Quran and Hadith, and other subjects. After extensive studying for approximately twelve years, he graduated in 1994 with a Masters in Islamic Theology. He has completed his PhD thesis with the Graduate Theological Foundation.
He is a founding member of the North Texas Islamic Council, an umbrella organization representing Islamic Organizations in the North Texas Area. He is actively involved in Interfaith, Outreach and Dawah work, working hard to unite various faith groups in an effort to create peace and harmony between religions.
He is also the imam at the Islamic Center of Irving, where he regularly leads prayers and conducts study circles of various branches of knowledge.is often invited to speak at colleges, universities, conferences and seminars.
He is a member of NAIF, North American Imams’ Federation, an organization dedicated to dealing with problems that Imams encounter, and to training Imams to lead their communities in a productive and beneficial way.
He has served as an Imam in the USA since 1996.
Imam Zia is available to give khutbas, lectures and study sessions at your university, Islamic Center, or organization. To check availability, please contact [email protected] . Please put clearly in the Subject of your email “Speaker required for khutba/lecture/study session”.
Imam Zia Sheikh's Experience:
Religious Head, Imam at Islamic Center of IrvingJune 2005 - Present | Irving, Texas
Teacher of Arabic Language, Arabic Morphology, And Tafsir of Quran at BayyinahDecember 2010
Imam Zia Sheikh's Education:
Graduate Theological FoundationPhDConcentration: PhD in Islamic Theology
Darul Uloom BuryMastersConcentration: Masters
Institute of Islamic Education, DewsburyConcentration: Hifz of Quran, Islamic Theology
Norbury Manor High School