Shaykh Ahmad Arshad was born and raised in Pakistan and traveled to the United States for his undergraduate studies. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from New York University. During his studies, Shaykh Ahmad first met Hazrat Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad in New York and for over a decade has been blessed to spend extended time with his Shaykh, including accompanying him on many of his travels.
As a result of this deep relationship, Shaykh Ahmad was formally authorized in the science of Islamic spirituality (Tasawwuf) by Shaykh Zulfiqar in 2005. Shaykh Ahmad remains in close contact with Shaykh Zulfiqar and, under his guidance, conducts lectures and programs to assist seekers on the path of purification in the New York City area as well as across the United States. Shaykh Ahmad's weekly gathering is held on the mornings of Mondays and Thursdays via teleconference at 5:00am EST, New York Time. He also conducts regular phone classes and specializes in working with high school and college youth.