Sheikh Omar Suleiman was born and raised in Louisiana. He has a unique way of relating to a western audience through his character, and has gained the love of people of all ages and backgrounds. His passion for this topic comes naturally as the son of Palestinian parents, he is excited to discuss the Islamic importance of Masjid Al-Aqsa and the current struggle surrounding it.
His journey of seeking knowledge started in 2000 in the United Arab Emirates where he spent a few years at the feet of prestigious scholars. Shaykh Omar has two Bachelors degrees in Islamic Studies and in Accounting, a Masters degree in Islamic Finance, and is currently pursuing a Phd in Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
He now serves full-time with Bayyinah Institute as the Head of its History department and as an instructor in Quran, Hadeeth, and Tazkiyya studies. He also currently serves as the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center in Dallas Texas.