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Part 2: “Are There Muslims in My Lineage?” | A Muslim Convert Story

#ConvertStories | Am I Muslim, Ghanian, or American? How I Learned To Be All Three

During his early years as a new Muslim, Sh. Abdullah Oduro struggled with his family, his culture, and his roots, until his uncle arrived at his door.


This series is part of the Black Heritage Collection.

Abdullah Oduro

Abdullah Oduro

HEAD OF CONVERT RESOURCES | Abdullah Oduro is a first generation Ghanian native that converted to Islam in 1997. He graduated from the College of Islamic Law from the University of AlMadinah in 2007. He conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures, and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self-improvement, and convert life. He is currently the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell and Lewisville in Dallas, TX. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children.

Having recently joined Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as a Scholar, Shaykh Abdullah leads a team providing unique and comprehensive resources for new Muslim converts and institutional convert care.