Ahmad Thomson was born in Chipata, Zambia, and was educated principally in Zimbabwe and in England, obtaining a Bachelor of Law Degree with Honours at the University of Exeter, and a Diploma in Law at the City University of London. He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, in 1979. As well as being the author or co-author of several books, and practising as a barrister, the author has also worked as a bus conductor, accountant, potter, publisher, oriental carpet warehouseman, delivery van driver, hospital porter and editor. The author embraced Islam on the 13th August 1973, at the hand of the Raja of Mahmudabad, aleihi rahma, and has travelled widely in the Muslim world in search of knowledge, including England, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Since knowledge is infinite, the search continues, and if you want what Allah wants, then there is no confusion, as what Allah wants, happens.