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.
Episode 5: Even If Abu Dharr Doesnât Like It There is hope for the major sinners, as long as they turn back to their Creator. Allah doesnât want you to be weighed down by your past in a way that you canât meaningfully progress in the future. 2017-05-31
Episode 4 - He is not a believer when... There are certain actions that are so unbefitting of a believer, that belief departs from the doer of those deeds. We may have low points in faith, but we should never allow that to push us to major sins. Death doesnât always come to us in our best moments. 2017-05-30
Episode 3 - Shaky Foundations There is a direct correlation between the actions of the tongue and the condition of the heart. If you want to receive faith, you must first settle your heart - and if you wish to settle your heart, you must settle your tongue. 2017-05-29
What's Your Secret? 2017-05-28 at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center
Episode 2 - Your Faith Wears Out Think of your favorite shirt. It fades slightly each time you wash it, and will eventually wear out if you don't take proper care of it. Faith is the same way - but unlike a piece of clothing, it's the most valuable asset you have. Without faith, you have nothing. Use this du'aa to ask Allah to renew your faith. 2017-05-28
Episode 1 - Faith Is Refuge Before exploring different methods of reviving and protecting our faith, it's important to understand the meaning of faith itself. In the first episode of "The Faith Revival", Sh. Omar Suleiman explores what faith is, particularly its role as a protector - a place of refuge. 2017-05-27
Sh. Omar Suleiman - Khatirah Taraweeh Night 1 at the Valey Ranch Islamic Center May 26, 2017
Ramadan A To Z Conference 2017-05-23
Hadith #14 The Poisoned Well 2017-05-22
Hadith #13 Corrupt Lawyers And Unserved Justice 2017-05-22
How To Destroy Your Ego & Leave Shameful Sins
Hadith 12: Whoever Deceives Is Not One Of Us
An in depth lecture about it's virtues, practices, and how to gear up for Ramadan. April 27, 2017 at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center.
Would you have paid attention? A moving story. Jumuah Khutbah delivered at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center on April 7, 2017.
Jumuah Khutbah at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center on April 28, 2017.