Sh. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro, joined by special guest Dr. Hassan Elwan, explore gems from the 14th Juz’ of the Holy Quran.
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.
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.
SENIOR FELLOW | Dr. Hassan Elwan holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University. He holds numerous patents and has extensively published in the field of microelectronics. He is currently the Director of Engineering at Goodix. He is also currently pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. He regularly lectures about Islam and spirituality in Southern California and provides professional counseling services to the community that are grounded in both psychology and spirituality.