Omar Suleiman show

Omar Suleiman

Summary: Shaykh Omar Suleiman is the young evergreen scholar with the big smile. 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. As an AlMaghrib instructor, Omar Suleiman lectures and teaches the hugely popular 'Behind the Scenes' seminar which focuses on the strengthening of the soul and disciplining the nafs. 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 such as Shaykh Tariq Ibn Rajah and Amr Al Sheshany. Since then he has sought knowledge and studied under Shaykh Salah As Sawy, Dr. Hatem Al Haj, his father in law Shaykh Abul Abed, and Al Allamah Shaykh Omar Al Ashqar (rahimahullah). Shaykh Omar Suleiman has two Bachelor's degrees in Islamic Studies and in Accounting, a Master’s degree in Islamic Finance, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He previously served as Imam for Masjid Abu Bakr As-Siddique in New Orleans for 6 years and has since dedicated himself to fulltime teaching. He has taught with Mishkah University (formerly Sharia Academy) since 2008 under Shaykh Salah As Sawy and also currently serves as the Director of the Islamic Learning Foundation in Texas, as well as being the resident scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Centre. Shaykh Omar Suleiman is also a strong advocate of community service, interfaith dialogue, and social justice. He served as the field coordinator of ICNA Relief in Hurricane Katrina and also co-founded the East Jefferson Clergy Interfaith Council. In 2010, the Mayor and City Council of New Orleans awarded him for 'Outstanding Civic Achievement'. He is a current member of the ICNA Shariah Council.

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 People Of Quran - EP 21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:17

This episode talks about how the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet SAW, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taalib RA, dealt with his haters in a dignified way and reminding himself with a beautiful ayah from Surah Rum where Allah SWT says, be patient indeed the promise of Allah is true and let not those who are uncertain in their own faith discourage you.

 People Of Quran - EP 20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:47

This episode makes mention of how true believers would have a beautiful ending to their life - an influential story about the grandson of Umar Ibn Khattab RA, Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz Rahemallahu Ta’ala who welcomed the angels of mercy and constantly recited verse 83 from Surah Al-Qasas during his final moments.

 People Of Quran - EP 19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:28

This episode makes mention of how the merciful servants of Allah would respond when ignorant people address them harshly through a verse numbered 63 from Surah Furqan. A powerful story about the response of Imam Ahmed Raheemallahu Ta’ala and a man who said foul things to him.

 People Of Quran - EP 18 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:08

A powerful message conveying video about dealing with hardship and calamities from verse 76 of Surah Muminun. It is the story of Wahb Ibn Munabbeh Raheemallahu Ta’ala, a great scholar who was imprisoned and how he chose to respond to this trial of Allah SWT.

 People Of Quran - EP 17 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:24

An interesting episode about an intellectual conversation between a student, Abdullah Ibn Haarith Raheemallahu Ta’ala and a teacher, Ka’ab Ibn Ahdhar Raheemallahu Ta’ala which is narrated by the student himself. When the tafseer of Surah Ambiya was being done in the halaqa and came to verse no. 20, Abdullah raised a thought provoking question, “How can angels engage in constant tasbeeh while they are doing multiple actions like recording deeds etc?". Get the answer through this video.

 People Of Quran - EP 16 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:56

This episode is about a verse numbered 88 from Surah Maryam, where Allah SWT informs us about the conditions of sky, earth and mountains when disbelievers associate son with Allah. A smart debate between one of the knowledgeable scholars of Islam, Al Qari Abu Bakr Al Baqillani Rahemallahu Ta’ala from Baghdad and a Christian priest about not associating partners with Allah SWT.

 People Of Quran - EP 15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:22

This episode is about a story of tyrant ruler, Hajjaj Ibn Yusuf, who would kill people very easily and the Quranic literacy of a woman which was so powerful that she could save her son from the tyrant.

 People Of Quran - EP 14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:18

This episode is about a verse from Surah Nahl, juzz 14, explaining how we can inspire ourselves and what lessons can be learnt when Allah SWT says Ibraheem AS was an ummah by himself. An intellectual conversation between Abdullah Ibn Masood RA and one of his student.

 People Of Quran - EP 13 Yusuf To Salahuddin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:18

This episode is about the legacy of the verse from Surah Yusuf numbered 92, spoken by Yusuf AS to forgive his brothers upon plotting to kill him, continued by Prophet SAW on the victory of Mekkah after suffering oppression for 20+ years and 500 years later by Salahuddin Rahemallahu Ta’ala upon conquering of Jerusalem. A powerful story on victory of forbearance.

 People Of Quran - EP 12 What Makes You Happy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:17

This episode talks about verse no.58 from Surat Yunus, tenth juzz, where Allah SWT says the rejoice we experience in Allah and his messenger SAW must be far above and greater than the happiness experienced upon any worldly possession. A story about humbleness of a prominent ruler, Umar Ibn Khattab RA.

 People Of Quran - EP 11 He's Going To Hell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:52

This episode talks about verse no.101 from Surat At-Tawbah, ninth juzz, where Allah SWT says to Prophet SAW regarding the fate of people on the day of judgement, “You, do not know them, but We know them". A narration by Khataa’da Rahemallahu Ta’ala which give emphasis not to judge others’ fate that he/she would be in hellfire/paradise.

 People Of Quran - EP 10 Angels Of Badr | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:39

This episode talks about verse no.12 and 48 from Surah Al-Anfal, explaining how Allah SWT favored the believers on the day of badr. A story narrated by Sa’ad Ibn Rabeeah RA to his students explaining about the ascending of angels and exit of shaytaan from the battlefield.

 People Of Quran - EP 09 Speak Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:13

This episode talks about verse no. 163 from Surah Araf, explaining the destruction of the people of town when they disobeyed Allah SWT. A small story between a teacher, Abdullah Ibn Abbas RA and his student khataa’da narrating the incident of Sabbath.

 People Of Quran - EP 08 Whispers Of Shaitan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:09

This episode talks about verse no.201 of Surah Aaraf, seventh juzz, where Allah SWT says indeed who fear Allah SWT when they are touched by an impulsive shaytaan and as soon as that happens they remember Allah SWT and they can see clearly. A story of young man full of taqwa, who responded from his grave.

 People Of Quran - EP 07 Wisdom Of Elders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:37

This episode talks about verse no.95 of Surah Maeedah, sixth juzz, which gives a solution to those on Hajj and in Ihraam for killing an animal. A story with golden advice given by Umar Ibn Khattab RA to Khabeesa Ibn Jaabir, a youngster whose friend killed an animal on their way to hajj.


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