Personal Information Dr. Imad Bayoun is recognized for his commitment to religious education, especially among the youth, as a lecturer for the Muslim American Society (MAS). Bayoun was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where he received his BS and MS from the American University of Beirut. He received a PhD in Entomology from the Texas A&M University, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation. He resides in Riverside and works as the Insectary and Quarantine Officer at the Entomology Department of University of California in Riverside. He taught Aqeedah and Fiqhas-Seerah (Jurisprudence of the Prophet’s Biography) at the Islamic American University, and teaches "Arabic Calligraphy" and "The World of Islam" at the California State University in San Bernardino. He has published several audio series on “Purification of the Heart”, “Muslim Character”, and other topics, and recently a book entitled "Belief and the Human Mind." Some of his lectures are available to listen/download at