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Part 1: Introducing Sh. Abdullah Oduro | A Muslim Convert Story

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

Sh. Abdullah Oduro describes his early life growing up detached from his Ghanaian roots, and how he found Islam. Follow along as he recounts his journey to connect with his culture, and how his spiritual journey inspired it all.


This series is part of the Black Heritage Collection.

Abdullah Oduro

Abdullah Oduro

FELLOW, 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.