Azim Khamisa

Following the murder of his son in 1995, Azim Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (, which started a subsequent forgiveness movement that has reached millions. He has received over 80 local, national, and international awards. Azim has served as TKF's founder and chairperson for over 24 years. He is an emissary of peace and an international inspirational speaker with over 700 keynotes. With a strong passion to share his message with the youth and to inspire nonviolent leaders become proactive as peacebuilders, Azim, in addition, has given over 1,000 presentations to over a million students worldwide. He is a published author of five books. In November 2018, Azim spoke for the TEDWomen conference that has been viewed by over 1 million viewers.