Shaykh Ahmed Khater is the founder of Zidni Islamic Institute.
Ahmed Khater was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Legal Studies, then pursued a second B.A. from Al-Azhar University in the Islamic Sciences and the Arabic Language. He received an M.A. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in Islamic Law, and is now a PhD student at the Graduate Theological Union in Islamic Law. He also holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Minnesota. He has received ijazat (licenses) in various Islamic sciences, including ijazah to teach and narrate the Hanbali madhhab. He is a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Islamic University of Minnesota, Mishkah University, and was a lecturer of Arabic at the University of California, Berkeley. He gives sermons, lectures and classes at Berkeley Masjid in California, as well as at other mosques and universities. He also works with Al-Azhar’s Faculty of Islamic Studies in English to edit books and articles for the scholars of Al-Azhar.