Azhar Azeez was born in 1971 in Hyderabad, India and has been living in US since 1995. He has bachelors in Finance from Osmania University and a Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and currently is pursuing his PhD in Islamic studie s. For last 14 years he worked for major US corporations such as General Electric, American General Life and Capital One. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council (Central Zone Representative) since 2003 and is also the founder and current President of Islamic Association of Carrollton, Texas one of the large mosques in the suburbs of Dallas, TX. He was also a founding member & past President of Council on American Islamic Relations Dallas/ Fort Worth Chapter. He is a regular speaker and a fundraiser for various local, regional and national Islamic organizations. He has made several media appearances and was interviewed by many local and national T.V. stations and newspapers such as affiliates of CBS, ABC, FOX, KDTN, NBC, PBS KERA, CNN, Associated Press, USA today, Dallas Morning news etc. He speaks regularly on local & national radio programs and has written for various newspapers and magazines. He is the founder & moderator of the weekly global e-mail newsletter which goes out to over 15,000 subscribers every week on issues related to Islam & Muslims. He is married and has two kids and currently resides in Dallas, TX.