Imam Zia was born in Kashmir and grew up in England. He recently authored “ Addressing the Taboos: Love, marriage and Sex in islam. He is a founding member of the North Texas Islamic Council, an umbrella organization representing islamic Organizations in the North Texas Area. He is actively involved in Interfaith, Outreach and Dawah work, working hard to unite various faith groups in an effort to create peace and harmony between religions.

He has completed his PhD thesis with the Graduate Theological Foundation.