I consider myself a “born-again Muslim”. I grew up with the same mind set as many of us, viz- a- viz “my religion is right, therefore yours must be wrong.” The study of the Quran introduced me to the pluralistic side of Islam and infact inspired me to study the Bible. This is when I found striking similarities between the teachings of the two Scriptures that remain largely unknown. As a result, I believe strongly that despite the common belief that religion is a cause of conflict, the Scriptures actually can help bring people of various faiths together. The Three Abrahamic Testaments is meant to narrow the knowledge gap, as well as help bridge the divide between the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims.
I am immediate past president of Islamic Center of Zahra in Pleasanton, California and have been actively involved in many other local Islamic centers in various capacities. I serve on the executive board of Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, California and a frequent speaker at various interfaith events, places of worship and college campuses.
I have appeared as a guest on over 30 radio shows nationally. I was a talk show host of a weekly radio program “Frank Talk with Dr. Ejaz” on Toginet radio in 2013. Frank Talk with Dr Ejaz invited leaders, authors, journalists and activists from all walks of life and faith traditions to engage in a civil conversation on religion, and to share their views on the impact of religion on politics and daily lives.
I also serve on the Board of Directors of Islamic Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization that aims to promote engagement of American Muslim students in mainstream through educational scholarships and mentorship programs in the areas of liberal arts and humanities.
My first book, The Quran: With or Against the Bible?- a topic by topic review for the investigative mind has been an Amazon best seller in its category and has won many awards such as WINNER 2013 USA Book News Award in Eastern Religions category and Listed in "Brilliant books for your bookshelf" section of NY Times Sunday Book Review.
I am a practicing physician and chief of Chronic Pain Program and director of Graduate Medical Education at Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco East Bay area. I was an associate professor of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco for over fifteen years. I am a frequent speaker on various topics in Pain Management and have organized many regional conferences on Pain Management.