Risalat Zakaria graduated from John Jay College in 2010 with a degree in Police science and Criminal justice, specializing in criminal and victim psychology, and corrections. Risalat comes from a legal professional background, but felt he had to pursue a more spiritually fulfilling life. Risalat loves spending his free time camping, hiking, mountain climbing, as well as reading poetry, historical fictions and even epic fantasy novels. For the last four years, he has spent much of his efforts in learning and teaching classical Islamic theology and philosophy to interfaith crowds, recent converts and their families and loved ones, and generally interested people. Risalat aspires to specialize in the art of Quranic rhetoric. He recently has taken an interest in teaching Islam to children, as he realized they can teach him just as much, if not more, than he can teach them.