Yasir Qadhi is a lecturer and Islamic orator who has authored several books about slam. He is a popular speaker in many Muslim circles in the United States, Canada, England and Australia. He is one of the few people who has combined a traditional seminary training with western education.
He was born in Houston, Texas, USA, went onto high school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and worked for Dow Chemical on a short stint.
He then decided to pursue an education in Islamic studies, and left for the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. There, he completed a second Bachelor degree, specializing in Hadith studies, and then went onto complete MA in Technology. Presently, he is completing his Ph D in Islamic studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Apart from his studies, he is an active Instructor in the Al Maghrib Institute and the Al-Kauthar Institute where he teaches theology, Seerah, Tajweed, and other topics, he gives regular Friday sermons and lectures.
He appears on a number of Islamic satellite TV channels (Peace TV worldwide, Islam Channel in England, Al-Huda Channel in Saudi Arabia and Al-Fajr Channels in Egypt).