Yasir Qadhi

Islamic Theologian & Religious Studies Professor

Dr. Yasir Qadhi is a renowned Islamic scholar, author and lecturer, known for his deep knowledge and dynamic speaking style. He has written numerous books and has lectured extensively on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues, gaining a reputation as one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam.

His speaking style is powerful and energetic, bringing together scientific information, historical context and critical analysis. He is a vocal critic of the use of religious claims to justify violence and extremism, which has led to him being targeted by extremist groups such as ISIS.


Dr. Yasir Qadhi  is an expert on the history and teachings of Islam, particularly in the areas of Hadith, theology, and law. He is also a well-known speaker, author, and teacher, with a wide following both in the United States and internationally.

Dr. Qadhi is known for his engaging lectures, which are characterized by his ability to make complex religious concepts accessible to a wide range of audiences. He is able to convey deep knowledge with humor and simplicity making it easy for people to understand. He is also well known for his ability to address controversial issues in Islam with fairness and balance, making him a respected voice in the Muslim community.

With his vast knowledge and dynamic speaking style, Dr. Qadhi has become a sought-after speaker and teacher, and has been invited to speak at conferences, universities, and other venues around the world. His lectures and teachings have been instrumental in educating and inspiring many people on their journey of understanding and practicing their faith.

Yasir Qadhi, PhD, is a resident Scholar of East Plano Islamic Center, a professor at Rhodes College in the Department of Religious Studies, and is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute. He is one of the few people who has combined a traditional Eastern Islamic seminary education with a Western academic training of the study of Islam.

Presentation Topics

  • Understanding The Roots of Radicalism
  • American Islam: A Historical Perspective
  • United States Foreign Policy and the Rise of ISIS
  • Shariah Law: Islamic Theology and the US Constitution


Dr. Qadhi is a strong critic of how extremists use religious claims to justify their violence – – so much so , that ISIS put out a statement calling for his death. Why is he threat to them?  Watch his video on “American Foreign Policy and the Rise of ISIS,” below, and book today for a feature presentation.