Imam Omar Suleiman is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights activist and speaker. He’s the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He is also the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and the Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. He has been dubbed “The Religious Leader Dallas Needs” by the D Magazine. As well as considered one of the most influential Muslims in America by CNN.
He holds a Bachelors in Accounting, a Bachelors in Islamic Law, a Masters in Islamic Finance, a Masters in Political History, and is currently pursuing a Phd. in Islamic Thought and Civilization. Shaykh Omar has taught Islamic Studies at the university level since 2008. As a valued Al-Maghrib instructor, Shaykh Omar developed one of the most successful seminar’s “An In-Depth Study of the Spiritual Practices of the Best Generations”.
He also is one of the main speakers at our various conferences and retreats across the globe. With his charismatic sermons and message of inclusiveness, he’s gained a national following and with the media he’s one of the creators of the internationally acclaimed “Inspiration Series” which has reached millions of Muslims and Non Muslims through YouTube and Islamic Television stations worldwide.
He’s also known for his series on Quran weekly as well as his contributions to Hadith of the Day.