A.K.M. Fazley Rabbi was born on January 3, 1943, in Bangladesh. He completed his undergraduate and master’’s work in English. He also received diplomas in journalism and industrial management. Rabbi was a civil servant for the Bangladesh government, and he was the Economic Counselor at the Bangladesh embassy in Rome, Italy . He also served as an advisor for the United Nations World Food Program in Pakistan, India and North Korea. Rabbi retired in February 2000, and became a permanent resident of the United States in September 2004.
Through the years of world travel, Rabbi had the opportunity to mix and interact with people of diverse cultures and faiths. He was always interested in knowing about "their" faiths and then tried to equate their beliefs with "his" faith. The divinity aspects of the religions especially attracted Rabbi as his questions to and inquiries from others focused on their feelings rather than on the rites and rituals of their religion. Rabbi was often gratified to realize "his" God was also "their" God.
Perhaps Rabbi’’s quest for a closer relationship with God made him more inclined toward knowing God than practicing religious rites. He was more inclined toward the spiritual aspects rather than the physical aspects of religions. He believes that religious divisions and rivalries are mostly related to the rites and rituals. Consequently, Rabbi believes that matter is more important than the form. Thought he is neither an expert nor a cleric, Rabbi’’s background and search for a deeper relationship with God, cultivated his interest in the Holy Quran and the truths expressed herein are his "beliefs" presented to assist the reader. His understanding is not that of a pundit or guru, but Rabbi merely wants to share his understanding in a simple but sincere way to help the reader with their spiritual journey.