– Director of the Islamic Learning Foundation
– Founder of ILMflix.com
– Founder of M.U.H.S.E.N
– Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center
– Instructor/Head of History Dept. at Bayyinah Institute (Bayyinah.tv)
– Instructor at Mishkah University
– Instructor at Al Maghrib Institute
Shaykh Omar Suleiman is a world-renowned Islamic scholar from New Orleans, Louisiana. Since the year 2000, his journey of pursuing traditional Islamic learning has led him to spend years in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Malaysia, and other places as well.
Upon becoming certified in various traditional sciences, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic law, Accounting, a Master’s degree in Islamic finance, and is in the process of completing his PhD from the Islamic University of Malaysia in Islamic Thought and Civilization as well as another Master’s Degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Political History.
Upon returning to New Orleans, he served as the Imam of the Jefferson Muslim Association in New Orleans for 6 years and was also the Director of 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 has since been a guest at various national functions to share his experiences in community building.
He has taught Islamic Studies at the University level since 2008 with Mishkah University, Al Maghrib Institute, and others.
In the year 2012, Imam Omar moved to Dallas where he became the director of the Islamic Learning Foundation of Texas and founded the ILMFlix website and APP which has about 200,000 subscribers worldwide. He’s also 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.
He also currently serves as the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center in Dallas Texas.