Ustadh Ali Ataie
Ustadh Ali Ataie is a teacher and researcher of the Islamic sciences, specializing in theology and biblical interpretation. He is Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies and World Religions at both Zaytuna College and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. At the latter, Ustadh Ali is working towards a PhD in Islamic Biblical Hermeneutics. His comprehensive knowledge of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions is matched by few. Ustadh Ali is certified in Arabic, Hebrew, and Biblical Greek, and fluent in Farsi.
Ustadh Ali began his study of Islam under scholars in the Bay Area in the United States of America. He later graduated from the Badr Arabic Language Institute in Hadramawt, Yemen. Blessed to learn from some of the most eminent scholars in the world, he continued his pursuit of knowledge at the prestigious Dar al-Mustafa.
He also holds an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, and a Masters’ Degree in Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
For over 15 years, Ustadh Ali has diligently taken part in interfaith work. He has dialogued and debated with Christian scholars about such critical topics as the resurrection of Jesus and the Prophethood of Muhammad (God’s peace and blessings be upon them both).
He has visited several colleges and universities as both a lecturer and instructor, including California Polytechnic State University, California State University East Bay, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.
- Ustadh Ali Ataie is currently not teaching any courses.