Br. Farzan Parupia has been the full-time Youth Director of the East Plano Islamic Center since November of 2016. He has been a member of the East Plano community since 2007. Farzan co-founded EPIC Youth in 2011 and served as its President for nearly two years. He also served as an officer of the EPIC Board of Directors from 2011-2013.
Farzan was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated high school from Brighter Horizons Academy in May of 2010, and simultaneously he graduated with his Associate in Science from Richland Community College. He then attended the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business for one year before he decided to take one year off from university to study Arabic and Qur'an full-time for nine months at Bayyinah Institute in Irving, TX. He returned to SMU the following year to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing in May of 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Farzan worked full-time at Bayyinah Institute as the Operations Manager of Bayyinah TV. He then decided to pursue his own business.
Farzan got married in September of 2012 and he has one daughter. Farzan is a HUGE fan of playing and watching sports. His favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys and his favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers (mainly due to Kobe and Shaq in the early 2000s). He also plays both football and basketball very often. Other hobbies of Farzan include what he calls "The Great F's": Faith, Family, Friends, Food & Football. His biggest passion though is being around the youth: hanging out with them, talking to them, helping them, etc.
Check out Br. Farzan’s lectures and khutbahs online: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=farzan+parupia