Dr. Shaihd Athar was born at Patna, India. He did
his medical training in Karachi, (Pakistan), Chicago, (Illinois), and at Indiana
University where he is a Clinical Associate Professor. He was President of
Islamic Society of Greater Indianapolis 1986 - 1987. He is an alternate delegate
to UN (NGO) for World Muslim Congress, the president of Interfaith Alliance, an
active member of Council For National Interest, Christian & Muslims For
Peace, Amnesty International, Physicians For Human Rights, lslamic Medical
Association, Solidarity Int. For Human Rights, advisor to weekly TV Progrwn,
"Faces of Faith", WTHR Indianapolis. Indiana Council for Foreign
Affairs and Foreign Relation Committee.
He was nominated for 1992 Jefferson Award and
received Diamond Award for outstanding volunteerism from the "United To
Serve America". He is a U.S. Citizen and lives in Indianapolis with his
wife and four children.
He has written and published over 110 articles
on Islam, authored "Peace Through Submission" (PTS) and edited
"Islamic Perspective in Medicine". He is currently working on
"Invitation to Islam - Letters of a Dayee". He has spoken to many
Muslim institutions, mosques, universities and churches all over the USA. He is
listed in the International Directory of Specialists in Islamic Studies
published from Rabbat, Morocco, 1991, and North American Muslim Resource
Other books are "Health Concerns for
Believers" , " Reflections of an American Muslim" and "Sex
Education -An Islamic Perspective " all published by Kazi Publications in
Chicago and available from amazon.com and can be read at his webpage www.islam-usa.com.
His collection of English poems was just released by Watermark Press
"Reflections in Love".