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4th June 2005
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas to Pakistani parents in 19...all » In The Face of Trials - Yasir Qadhi - 2/2 | 4th June 2005 Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas to Pakistani parents in 1975, went to high school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. After working for Dow Chemical for a short stint, he decided to pursue an education in Islamic studies, and left for the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. There, he completed a second Bachelors degree, specializing in hadith studies, and then went on to complete an M.A. in Theology. Presently, he is completing his Ph.D. in Islamic studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Yasir Qadhi is a lecturer and Islamic cleric who has authored several books about Islam. 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.