He was a professional musician from Hollywood, Los Angeles California, where he spent his youth during the 1960's in pursuit of his musical career, coupled with a passion for a natural healthy lifestyle inspired from early childhood by his mother an accomplished nutritionist & certified organic gardener. He left America in 1970 in pursuit of the original true path of spiritual development and way to the Creator. After extensive travel and search he accepted Islam in Ethiopia 1971, then on to Yemen and eventually Makkah Al Mukarramah.
Shaikh Hashim Ahmad is an American Islamic scholar and teacher holding a degree from
Jami’ah Ummul Qura, Makkah Al Mukarramah, with specialization in the Sciences of Quran and Hadith, and an MA in Islamic culture from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan, as well as Ijaazaat from many traditional scholars whom he studied with. He was deputed in 1985 by Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz Former Chief Mufti, Saudi Arabia, as a teacher to Jamiatul Uloom Al Islamiyyah, Binnori Town, Karachi, and other premier Islamic Institutions.
In 1997 he formed a company known as Al Khair Creative Quality Ware, providing “Beneficial products aligned with a healthy, meaningful lifestyle”. Along with his associates they worked on developing a business based on Islamic and professional excellence that eventually evolved into an entire Islamic business system known as “The Ubudiyyah Business Model”. UBM Trust was formed, engaging in R&D, facilitation and promotion of the model. Hashim now heads the UBM Trust apart from lecturing and presenting at diverse venues on Islamic related topics, and offering consultancy to individuals and institutions.
He teaches how Muslims can live a healthy meaningful life in a Holistic way.