Ibrahim was born and raised in Egypt. Since 1991, he has taught in various countries in the Muslim world and in the West at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary in the United States and at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. Some of the courses he has taught include: Introduction to Islam; Emergence and Historical Development of Islam; Islamic Texts (Quran, Hadith and Tafsir); and Quranic Arabic: Exegeting Islam’s Scripture. He is a member of the Center for the Study of Inter-Religious Encounters at Ben Gurion University of the Negev; the Society of Biblical Literature; the International Quranic Studies Association; and the Department of Middle Eastern History at Haifa University, Mount Carmel, Israel. His articles on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations have appeared in the Washington Post, Religion News Services, Colorado Springs Gazette, Louisville Courier-Journal, First Things, Faith Street, Charisma News, Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue Journal, Ethics Daily, among others. His academic book The Stated Motivations for the Early Islamic Expansion is forthcoming in 2017. He has been married to Emily since 2012 and together, they serve among Arabs in the United States and the Middle East.