Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh,
"After working as an imam in the USA since 1995, and seeing the various cases that cross my desk, I see the urgent need for an Islamic Tribunal system that also complies with the American legal system. I hope that victims of domestic abuse and fraudulent business transactions, in addition to many other problem cases can be resolved through this system, and I also hope that we can make this system a model for other communities to follow."
Education & Other Skills:.
PhD from the Graduate Theological Foundation
- Masters in Arabic and Islamic Theology
- Memorizes 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 ul Haque Sheikh was born in Azad Kashmir, and at the age of four he migrated to England with his parents. He attended regular schools until the age of thirteen, when he enrolled in a full time Islamic school.
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 and Board 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 one of the instructors at Bayyinah Academy in Irving, Texas, where he is one of the main teachers of Arabic morphology.
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 is actively involved in Interfaith and Dawah work.
He has served as an Imam in the USA since 1996.
Books by Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh
Silencing the Critics