Parvez Hashmy is basically an engineer. He got his degree in civil engineering from U.E.T, Lahore - Pakistan in 1971. Until the year 1989, he was totally a non religious person as he himself says, He was a Muslim only because he was born in a Muslim family. He read translation of the Holy Book Quran in 1989 on his mother's demise. It was only after this that he started contemplating on different spheres of life, and discovered God as a result.