Omar Suleiman

By Muslim Central

Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He’s also the resident scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center, and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith alliance for peace and justice. Originally from New Orleans, LA, he began his journey of traditional Islamic learning in the year 2000 and has spent years studying in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Malaysia, etc. Upon becoming certified in various traditional sciences, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic law, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a Master’s degree in Islamic Finance, a Master’s Degree in Political History, and is in the process of completing his PhD from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in Islamic Thought and Civilization. His career started in his hometown of New Orleans where he served as the Imam of the Jefferson Muslim Association in New Orleans for 6 years and directed the ICNA Relief “Muslims for Humanity” Hurricane Katrina Relief effort. It was in this time that he was noted on a national level as being a strong advocate of community service, interfaith dialogue, and social justice. He co-founded the East Jefferson Interfaith Clergy Association and was awarded for his outstanding civic achievement by the Mayor and City Council of New Orleans in 2010. He then moved to Dallas and became the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center in 2013 and more recently, Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. In Dallas, he has been a noted leader and voice for peace, and has partaken as a representative of the Muslim Community in many city functions. He has since been a guest at various national functions to share his experiences in community building. Shaykh Omar most recently founded the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research which is a think tank that focuses on instilling conviction based on Islamic texts, and producing contribution. He also founded M.U.H.S.E.N (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs), a nonprofit umbrella organization serving the community to establish a more inclusive “Special Friendly” environment for our Brothers & Sisters of all Disabilities.

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    Atika bint Zayd R.A - The Wife of Many Martyrs - The Firsts Shorts
    17:47
  2. 2.
    What Nuh A.S Promised His People
    14:25
  3. 3.
    The Highest Degree of Love for Allah
    22:09
  4. 4.
    Abdullah ibn Hudhafah R.A - The Man Who Wouldn't Flinch - The Firsts
    16:05
  5. 5.
    Khunais ibn Hudhafah (ra) - The First Husband of Hafsa (ra) - The Firsts
    10:41
  6. 6.
    Al-Shifa bint Abdullah R.A - The Healer and Scholar - The Firsts
    16:53
  7. 7.
    When You Hit Your Lowest Point
    18:40
  8. 8.
    Musab Ibn Umair R.A - The Man Who Gave It All - The Firsts
    1:18:01
  1. 9.
    Virtues of Ashura and How to Observe It
    14:29
  2. 10.
    Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum (RA) - After Abasa - The Firsts
    48:38
  3. 11.
    The First Footstep Of Shaytan
    21:43
  4. 12.
    Abu Jandal, Abdullah, & Suhayl Ibn Amr (RA) - Switching Sides - The Firsts
    1:11:58
  5. 13.
    When Your True Colors Show
    22:16
  6. 14.
    Omar Ibn Al Khattab (RA) - His Leadership, His Legacy, His Death - The Firsts
    2:00:38
  7. 15.
    The Virtues of La ilaha ilAllah Wahdahu La Shareeka Lahu
    34:32
  8. 16.
    Can Activism Be Guided by the Qur'an & Sunnah
    1:09:29
  9. 17.
    One Ummah, One Body
    20:12
  10. 18.
    More Sacred Than the Ka’bah - Eid Khutbah
    18:41
  11. 19.
    The Prayer of Prophets on Arafah
    33:59
  12. 20.
    His Hajj Story #10 - 5 Deeds That Equal the Reward of Hajj
    12:27
  13. 21.
    His Hajj Story #09 - Amongst the People
    11:00
  14. 22.
    What to do on 'Arafah
    21:24
  15. 23.
    His Hajj Story #08 - The Day of Arafah
    18:33
  16. 24.
    His Hajj Story #07 - The Farewell Hajj
    14:53
  17. 25.
    His Hajj Story #06 - Under The Leadership Of Abu Bakr RA
    11:38
  18. 26.
    Managing Gray Areas in Activism
    7:08
  19. 27.
    His Hajj Story #05 - Forever An Ansari
    15:44
  20. 28.
    His Hajj Story #04 - The Day Of The Conquest
    17:25
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    His Hajj Story #03 - A Dream Before Umrah
    14:28
  22. 30.
    His Hajj Story #02 - Falling In Love With Madinah
    10:55
  23. 31.
    His Hajj Story #01 - Growing up in Makkah
    14:48
  24. 32.
    How to Make the Most of Dhul Hijjah?
    1:03:40
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    Omar Ibn Al Khattab R. A - The Opening of Jerusalem - The Firsts
    1:10:54
  26. 34.
    How Allah sends Salah upon you
    21:18
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    Omar Ibn Al Khattab R.A - 10 Unique Virtues - The Firsts
    1:22:22
  28. 36.
    The Du’a Taught to Only 1 Prophet
    22:35
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    Omar Ibn Al Khattab R.A - The Convert Who Changed The World - The Firsts
    1:22:06
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    How Paradise Keeps Us Patient
    19:33
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    Khawla Bint Hakim & Uthman Ibn Madhun - The Righteous Couple - The Firsts
    50:47
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    Sins We Commit When We’re Scared and Vulnerable
    19:41
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    The Mourning of Hamza (ra) The Lion Of Allah - The Firsts
    2:37
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    Miqdad Ibn Aswad R.A - Better Than A Thousand Men - The Firsts
    56:22
  35. 43.
    Dua to Overcome Feeling Helpless
    18:34
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    Hamza Ibn Abdulmuttalib R.A - The Lion of Allah - The Firsts
    1:12:11
  37. 45.
    Weathering the Storm - Muslim Mental Health Awareness
    1:27:22
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    David and Goliath in Islam
    20:53
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    Group of brothers takes Shahada
    6:08
  40. 48.
    Learning Courage from Palestine & Our Predecessors
    24:54
  41. 49.
    Finding Consistency After Ramadan - Live Event
    1:27:22
  42. 50.
    Questions about the 6 days of Shawwal - Live Reminder
    13:09

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