Biography of Muhsin H. Shaheed
Muhsin Shaheed is an educator with Fort Worth ISD and a chaplain with DFW International Airport, since February 2001 and September 1998 respectively. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Social Work and a Master in Liberal Arts Degree with concentration in History from TCU in December1992 and December 1994 respectively. He also, earned a Master of Arts Degree in Islamic Studies from Cordoba University’s Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Virginia in July 2004, an affiliation with Washington Theological Consortium Seminary.
He counsels, mediates and gives weekly Jumu’ah Prayer Services at DFW International Airport. He earned 6 hours in Arabic I and II from The Institute of Arabic and Qur’anic Sciences in Fairfax, Virginia, Spring/Summer of 2004 and he studied Classical Arabic and Tajweed (proper Qur’anic recitation) in Cairo, Egypt at Al-Azhar University’s during the Summer of 2008. He completed 33 credit hours for his doctorate in: “Social Reform in America: a Multidisciplinary Social/Cultural Movement to Proper Islam, with a Focus in the African American Community from 1930 – 2008,”from the Muslim Teacher’s College in Randolph, Virginia, where he also earned a Chaplain Certificate in 1997. Shaheed earned 15 credit hours toward his doctorate in Humanities from UT at Arlington and the International Linguistics Center and he completed 12 hours at TCU’s Brite Theological Seminary.
Shaheed is an Advisory Board Member on KERA Radio, 90.1 FM/Channel 13 TV in Dallas, Texas since March 2012; former President of the Institute of Medieval Post Medieval Studies (IMPMS) Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; member of Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE); member of the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains (AICAC); and he is Director of Texas Timbuctu Society, based in Fort Worth, Texas.