Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer was born on 19 August 1971 to the renowned scholar Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer who was founder of Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Pakistan. Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer got his primary education from Crescent Model School and passed his matriculation from there . He then entered Government college Lahore and Passed his pre engineering college exams from there. He then entered famous Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. While there, he memorised the Quran and after graduating from Engineering university he mastered in 11 subjects which he claims to be a national record. His qualification details are given as:- 1- Masters in Psychology done in 2006 from Bahaud dinZikriyyah University 2- Masters in History done in2005 from University of Punjab 3- Masters in Computer Sciences done in 2004 from U.E.T Lhr 4- MBA in2003 from Allama Iqbal open university a report needs to be submitted 5- Masters in Arabic done in 2000 from University of Punjab 6- Masters in Political Sciencedone in 1999 from University of the Punjab 7- Masters in Islamiyat done in 1998 from University of Punjab 8- M.Phil in Media Studies in1998 from University of Punjab (thesis not complete) 9- Masters in English done in1997 from University of the Punjab 10- Masters in Mass Communication done in 1996 from University of the Punjab 11- B.Sc. (Engineering) done in 1994 from U.E.T Lhr. 12- Hifz e Quran done in 1994 from Jamia lasorian walee 13- IELTS Band 7 done in February 2010.
As a Speaker
Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer is notable for his lectures and frequent appearances on TV channel interviews and talk shows. Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer started his career as a lecturer of Journalism by Public Service Commission in 1997. He later delivered Lectures in Allama Iqbal Open University in Department of Journalism for one year at Post Graduate Level. He has been delivering lectures on tafseer and summary of Quran every Ramadan for many years. He has also delivered several honorary lectures in prestigious institutions in Pakistan and abroad. Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer makes public speeches very often, both in Urdu and English Language and has addressed more than 1000 public meetings, seminars and conferences. He got the chance to address big public meetings in London and Copenhagen. Some of the important topics on which lectures were given are as follows:
- Islam and Christianity
- Islam And Judaism
- Civilization and life style
- Zikar Elahi
- Salah (Prayer)
- Importance and benefits of zakat
- Importance and benefits of Hajj
- Halal and Haram
- Summary of Quran
- Seerat un Nabi
- Seerat of Prophet Ibraheem
- Khilafat e Rashidah
- Jihad in Islam
- Political system of Islam
- Qadiyaniyat and Islam
Ibtisam Ilahi Zaheer has written numerous booklets. He is the Editor in Chief of Monthly Al-Ikhwah, which is an Urdu Islamic magazine.
- “Mosque Imam as Opinion Leader”
- "Solutions to problems in light of Quran and sunnah"
- "Summary of Quran" (under compilation)
Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer maintains a comprehensive web presence which makes him distinguished as a modern Muslim Scholar and is a reason for his popularity among the youth, especially those of Salafi. He actively engages in inter-faith discussion at Facebook and responds to questions asked by the users.
He also administers an Islamic portal,  over which he posts articles and answers to questions posted by users.
Role in Religious Movements
He has played an active role in many national religious movements like
- Movement for retaining of religious column in passport
- Movement against blasphemous act against Quran
- Movement against balsphemy against Muhammad (S. A. W.W) .
- Movement Of Khatam e Nabuwat ( Finality of Prophethood )