Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Shaykh Omar Suleiman is the Imam of Masjid Abu Bakr As-Siddiqe in New Orleans, LA and a member of the ICNA Shariah Council. Since 2008, hes been an instructor with the Sharia Academy of America through which he conducts online university courses and intensive weekend seminars in the areas of aqeedah, fiqh, dawah, and hadeeth. He also teaches courses with the Islamic Learning Foundation in tafseer and seerah. He remains very heavily involved in community work and charity through his capacity as the outreach director of ICNA Relief in Louisiana. Born and raised in the United States, he embarked on a journey to study traditional Islamic Sciences in the United Arab Emirates in 2000 under Sheikh Tariq Ibn Rajah (rA) and other scholars of the region. Since then, he has acquired a wide array of certifications in various Islamic disciplines with emphasis on tafseer, jurisprudence (fiqh), and dawah. He holds a bachelors degree in Islamic studies along with a bachelors degree in accounting. He is currently pursuing a masters degree with emphasis on the “fiqh of minorities.”