Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Confident Muslim – A Yaqeen Institute Initiative

Confident Muslim is a platform which will seek out the brightest minds of the Ummah seeking to make a positive impact in society. We believe that our tradition is rich with contribution and can inspire change makers in many different ways.

Confident Muslim is a conference that invites Muslims to dig deep into that tradition, and find themselves and their contribution. Presenters will identify a past contribution within an Islamic framework, and offer an idea as to how to go about implementing a similar contribution today. These presentations will be strictly limited to ten minutes, and should be well researched and rehearsed. They will be professionally recorded and exposed to Muslims and Non-Muslims alike seeking inspiration and change.

Each year, the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research will award the best presenter with a Muhammad Ali confidence award. Muhammad Ali represents an individual who combined conviction with contribution and touched the world. We hope to inspire a generation of confident Muslims to follow in those footsteps.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

PRESIDENT | Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.