Aasif was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He moved to Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK, when he was 1 year old and lived in Bradford until he was 16 years old. He then moved to Tampa, Florida, USA, when he was 16 years old.
I think Islam has been hijacked by the idea that all Muslims are terrorists; that Islam is about hate, about war, about jihad - I think that hijacks the spirituality and beauty that exists within Islam. I believe in allowing Islam to be seen in context and in its entirety and being judged on what it really is, not what you think it is.