Imam Atif grew up in the U.S. in NJ, where he completed his memorization of the Holy Qur’an at an early age. He then made a decision, with the guidance of his parents, to learn more extensively about what he had memorized and traveled overseas to Pakistan and studied in the Islamic Seminary of Darul Uloom Muhammadiya Ghausia for 2 years.
He then came back to the U.S. to complete his high school studies and then returned to Pakistan to continue his Islamic education where he studied Shari’ah sciences as well as Law in the International Islamic University of Islamabad for 5 years. Returning to America he took a position as Imam in Islamic Center of Old Bridge, in New Jersey, from 2009 to 2013. He also completed his Masters in Law from Saint Johns University, in New York.
Imam Atif is currently the Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, in North Carolina, since March 2014 where he teaches several classes, focuses on community building and gives lectures on Islamic topics.
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