About Qasim

Qasim’s latest book #TalkToMe: Changing the Narrative on Race, Religion, & Education was published in 2016.  #TalkToMe is a non-fiction memoir on how the power of dialogue can overcome racism, xenophobia, intolerance, and violence.

Previously, Qasim published EXTREMIST: A Response to Geert Wilders & Terrorists Everywhere (2014), which became an Amazon #1 Best Seller on Islam.  His first work is the critically acclaimed book, The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution & Perseverance (2013).

Qasim regularly publishes in multiple platforms including at TIMEThe Independent, and the Washington Post. His work has additionally appeared in USA Today, The Daily Beast, and National Public Radio, among various other national and international outlets. Qasim is an oft-invited speaker to universities and houses of worship worldwide, and interviews in a variety of media including the New York Times, FOX News, CNN, Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International, Al Jazeera, and Voice of America, among several other national and international outlets.

Qasim Rashid is a human rights attorney, former Chairman of the Muslim Writers Guild of America, served as a Volunteer Chaplain for the Virginia State Prison system, and offered pro bono legal assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence through the Virginia Poverty Law Center. Qasim, his wife Ayesha, and their three children reside in Virginia. He dreams of one day walking on another planet. You can follow Qasim on Twitter @MuslimIQ.