Dr. Awadh Binhazim is a leader in Nashville’s Muslim community and instructor on the subject for 12 years. Binhazim is president of Olive Tree Education; a nonprofit group in Nashville dedicated to Islamic education and outreach, and was raised in Kenya. He also taught courses on Islam at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville.
Dr. Binhazim is interested in Comparative Religions and Islamic Jurisprudence. He is fluent in English, Kiswahili and Arabic and has given numerous lectures on Islam in theology classes, local churches, law enforcement agencies, and at many universities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Kenya.
He has appeared in many Radio and TV programs to discuss various issues on Islam. He is the founder and program director of a series of courses on Islam held in Nashville, Tennessee for those interested in Islam. Within these courses, Dr. Binhazim teaches about Islamic beliefs, spirituality, moral code of Islam, monotheism, Muslim cultures, and civilizations. Dr. Binhazim is the Director of the Public Relations and Outreach program of the Islamic Center and serves as the spokesperson of the Muslim community in Nashville.