Rafael Narbaez was born in Lubbock, Texas. His father is American and his mother was
born in a small village named Jorquera in the old province of Albaceta in South Central Spain.
He attended Lubbock Christian College and Texas Tech University where he studied music
and drama. His interest in religion and a desire to please God, however, was the guiding force in his
life. Coming from a very strong Christian background, he pursued a life in the Christian ministry
and became the minister of a small West Texas community when he was only 20 years old.
He embraced Islam in November of 1991. He is the Founder and President of the American Ansar
Foundation—an organization dedicated to assisting Muslims in their struggle to become productive
members of American society. He is director of a national grassroots organization called Americans
for Worldwide Justice. He also serves as the Executive Manager of the Muslim Speakers' Bureau of
North America; an organization that pro…