Ustadh Kareem Hassan was born and raised in New York City, and currently resides in Long Island, New York. He graduated from St. John’s University with a Doctorates Degree in Pharmacy in 2011. He began his formal Islamic studies at the FKAD Institute in 2010 with the launch of the Associate’s Degree Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies. After 5 years of continuous study, Ustadh Kareem graduated FKAD Institute's ADP program with high honors in both Arabic and Islamic Studies. Currently, he is completing his Master's Degree in Islamic Studies at the accredited Islamic Online University.
Ustadh Kareem is a curriculum developer and lead instructor for FKAD Institute as well as a khateeb and lecturer throughout the NYC Metro area. In addition, Ustadh Kareem has a passion for community development and is a Director of Expansion at NYC Muslim Center. He is also a co-founder of The Hatebusters, a National Anti Islam-Hate Campaign.