The world, it appears, has completely lost its mind. It seems that our tiny planet is staged for a complete disaster with the West and Muslim world as the co-stars. What’s sad is that all of these problems are based on misunderstandings and lies spread by hate mongers with one interest: growing their bank accounts. To add insult to injury, citizens from the West and the Muslim world are starting to detest each because they feel the other side is this Great Evil trying to enslave them. Then there are those caught in the middle: the American Muslims, aka, you and I. We’re blessed with the conundrum of being, both, Muslims and Americans. We know that Islam is not about killing the innocent, but, also know that reality tv is not the reality of Western culture. So what’s a brother/sister to do?
Omar Suleiman is the kind-hearted, friendly giant from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born and raised in America, Sheikh Omar’s character has gained the love of both young and mature audiences.
After having attained two Bachelors degree in Islamic Studies and in Accounting, Sheikh Omar began teaching intensive seminars in Aqeedah, Fiqh, Tafseer, Dawah, and Hadith. He has served as the Imam of Masjid Abu Bakr As-Siddique in New Orleans. He studied in the UAE under Ustadh Tariq Rajah and in Jordan under Sheikh Omar Sulayman Al Ashqar, for whom he has translated articles and books. Since 2008, Sheikh Omar has been under the tutelage of Dr. Salah As-Sawy and Dr. Hatem Al Haj and teaching online with Mishkah University. A member of the ICNA Shariah Council, he also conducts intensive courses locally in Texas with the Islamic Learning Foundation. Sheikh Omar is an embodiment of his teachings, combining knowledge and action. He was the field coordinator of ICNA Relief in Hurricane Katrina as well as the Outreach Director of ICNA Relief Louisiana. He was recognized and awarded for “Outstanding Civic Achievement” by the Major and City Council of New Orleans in 2010. He is currently dedicating himself fully to teaching and in his Masters program of Islamic Finance with the Institute of Islamic Finance in the UK, and will be pursuing his PhD in Islamic Studies from Malaysia in the Fall of this year, insha Allah.