Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, he began studying some of the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia. Since then he has studied at Chicagoland’s Institute of Islamic Education (IIE) under the rectorship of Maulana Abdullah Saleem, in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he is the first African-American to graduate from its Shari’a program. He is also an instructor with Ta’leef Collective and serves as Scholar-in-Residence at Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).
* This bio is taken from ALIM website.