Zohaib Ahmad

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Zohaib Ahmad
Chishtian, Pakistan
Alma materInternational Islamic University, Islamabad
AwardsHEC Indigenous Scholarship Holder
National Language Authority Pakistan Award for Producing and Editor for Urdu
Scientific career
FieldsComparative Religion, Kalam, Religious Conversion, Judaism, Buddhism
InstitutionsInternational Islamic University, Islamabad
The University of Lahore
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
University of Sialkot
Doctoral advisorAnis Ahmad
Muhammad Akram
Other academic advisorsAnis Ahmad
Muhammad Akram
Khursheed Ahmad

Zohaib Ahmad is a scholar of Comparative Religion. He completed his doctorate form the Department of Comparative Religion, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His major fields of study are Comparative Religion, Kalam, Religious Conversion, Judaism, Buddhism. He had produced eight research articles. Currently, he is serving as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Islamic Learning, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Early Life

Born in 1987, in Chishtian, a city of Punjab, Pakistan, he completed his early education from his home town. Since his earlier days, he had interest in religious studies, Urdu literature, and computer science.


Till fifth grade, he studied in the Young Scholars Public School, a private school located in the heart of the city. Afterward he joined Jamia Rasheedia, a Madrassa from where he memorized the Holy Quran under the supervision of Qari Muhammad Afzal Khan Sarhindi. He later studied at Chishtian Science College, a private sector college founded and established by the retired professors of Government Degree College Chishtian.

In 2007, he got admission in the International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad from where he completed his BS, MS, and PhD in 2012, 2014, and 2018 respectively. He learned from the notable scholars such as Anis Ahmad, Imtiyaz Zafar, Nabil Fouly Mohamed, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Modassir Ali, and Khursheed Ahmad. The academic environment of IIU played a major role in his mental grooming. It was where he decided to select the Study of World Religions as his major specialization. In the university, he learned English, Arabic, and Hindi languages which later proved a fortune for his academic career.

Research Works Produced During his Studies

  1. Rise and Fall of Buddhism in Gandhara Civilization, BS. Research Project.
  2. Marginalization and Reform of Religion: A Comparative Study of Moses Mendelssohn and Syed Ahmad Khan, MS thesis.
  3. A Voyage in Search of the "True Religion": A Study of Maryam Jameelah's Conversion to Islam and her Critique of Western Civilization, Doctoral Thesis.

Professional Career

During his doctorate, he started teaching at International Islamic University as a Visiting Lecturer. Afterward he joined the University of Lahore, Pakpattan Campus in 2017. For the next two years he served there as a Lecturer of Arabic & Islamic Studies. Later he joined the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar Campus where he taught courses such as Comparative Religion and Research Methodology. For almost a year he served as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in the University of Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. There he became head of the department. After his short tenure at the University of Sialkot, he joined the Faculty of Islamic Learning, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Published Research Articles

Sr. Title Journal ISSN Vol No Pages Year HEC Cat
1. مریم جمیلہ کا ذہنی و فکری ارتقا: ایک تجزیاتی مطالعہ

A Study of the Evolution of Maryam Jameelah's Thought and Ideas

فکر و نظر 0430-4055 54 3 89-116 2017 Y
2. The Revival of Islamic Civilization: A Study of Maryam Jameelah's Views Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization 2075-0943 8 2 81-94 2018 Y
3. The Concept of Arrogance in Muslim and Buddhist Scriptures: A Comparative Analysis Hamdard Islamicus 0250-7196 XLI 3-4 175-93 2018 Y
4. Aspects of Maryam Jameelah's Post-Conversion Understanding of Islam Islamic Studies 0578-8072 58 1 33-49 2019 X
5. اسلام میں تبدیلیِ مذہب کا مطالعہ: ایک تنقیدی تجزیہ

Study of Religious Conversion in Islam: A Critical Analysis

البصیرہ 2222-4548 7 2 1-22 2019 X
6. لیو س رے ریمبو کے تبدیلیِ مذہب کے ماڈل کا اسلام پر اطلاق

Application of Lewis Ray Rambo’s Stage Model to the Conversions to Islam

فکر و نظر 0430-4055 56 3-4 40-61 2019 Y
7. Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology Islamic Studies 0578-8072 58 2 321-325 2019 X
8. Marginalization and Reform of Religion: A Comparative Study of Moses Mendelssohn and Syed Ahmad Khan Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization 2075-0943 9 2 139-159 2019 Y

Articles in Asian Research Index

Title Journal Volume Issue Year Pages
اسلام میں تبدیلی مذہب کا مطالعہ: ایک تنقیدی تجزیہ Al-Basirah 8 1 2019 1-22