Hassan Shibly graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Political Science concentrating on International Relations. He subsequently graduated amongst the top of his class from the University at Buffalo Law School. He has taught courses at the Kuftaro Institution in Damascus, Syria and regularly lectures on issues related to Islam, Civil Rights, Islamophobia, and Spirituality. He is the founder of Madania Publications, the publishing house for the largest traditional Islamic seminary in North America. Hassan has practiced law since 2011 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Director of CAIR-Florida on whose behalf he regularly appears in the media to advocate and educate on issues relevant to the American Muslim community.