Currently a physician in Dallas, TX. He has over 10 years of experience in working with the Muslim community. During this time, he traveled and lived all around the country helping Muslim communities with various activities: youth groups, Quran study groups, outreach training, classes for converts, tutoring, and public speaking. He is now dedicating his time to ensure that students can advance their education without interest-based loans.
After graduating from Bayyinah’s Dream program in 2011 under Ustadh Nouman and Sh Abdul Nasir’s tutelage he went back to work in the IT sector for a few years while being a personal student to Sh Yaser Birjas and leading prayers in Valley Ranch Islamic Center and serving on the Board. He took out yet another year from his profession to study full-time under Sh Abdul Nasir at the Qalam Seminary from 2015-2016. His goal to eventually complete the ‘Alimiyyah program at Qalam within the next few years.
Shaykh Yaser started his career in Electronic Engineering in the UAE, then in Madinah where he graduated as class Valedictorian with the highest honors from The Islamic University of Madinah’s College of Shari’ah (Fiqh and Usul). He learned from various highly respected scholars such as Sheikh Mohammed Amin Al-Shanqiti and Sheikh Al-‘Uthaymin. He is currently serving as Imam of the renowned Valley Ranch Islamic Center in Irving, Texas.
Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies for the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas. He holds a bachelor’s in accounting, a bachelor’s in Islamic law, a master’s in Islamic finance, a master’s in political history, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Islamic Thought and Civilization from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.