Ahmed Khorshid is an alumnus of IIE; he completed Hifz al-Qur’an in 2003. Later he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Islamic Studies. Beyond his education, Ahmed Khorshid is widely recognized for his recitation, locally, nationally and internationally having won several Qur’an competitions which include ISNA, IFN, ICC, Masjid Tajweedul-Qur’an and at IIE. In 2006, he represented the United States in Dubai’s International Qur’an Competition, placed, and received an award. His teaching has afforded him to provide instruction in Illinois, South Florida and U.S. Virgin Islands.