Harris Zafar

Author of Demystifying Islam, Adjunct Professor & National Spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA

Harris Zafar serves as National Spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA - among the oldest and largest American-Muslim organizations - and author of book “Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions.” Harris addresses issues facing Islam and the Muslim world in various media and also elucidates the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s nationwide efforts towards pluralism and understanding. As National Director of Faith Outreach for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, he encourages Muslim youth, in particular, to speak out about the true, peaceful and tolerant teachings of Islam.

Harris is a frequent speaker and lecturer about Islam at conferences, universities, schools, churches and other public events. He has spoken in cities such as London, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Seattle and Portland. Harris is also an Adjunct Professor at two colleges, teaching classes about Islam. He has appeared on several national and local news programs to provide commentary on current issues from an Islamic perspective and to explain what Muslim Americans are doing to combat intolerance.

As a writer, he is also an award-winning member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. An American-born Muslim, Harris frequently writes about Islamic issues in various publications.

His approach to religion is based on rational discourse and justice.

Reach him at harris.zafar@ahmadiyya.us or follow him at @Harris_Zafar.