Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Taqiyya – License to Lie? | Animated Video

For centuries, fear-mongering has been used to create distrust and justify discrimination towards certain groups. Today, the Islamophobic industry is spouting the same hateful rhetoric about 1.6 billion Muslims.

It’s time to debunk the myths.

Read “Playing the Taqiyya Card: Evading Intelligent Debate by Calling all Muslims Liars” by Sh. Omar Suleiman and Dr. Nazir Khan.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

PRESIDENT | Imam 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 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.


Dr. Nazir Khan

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH STRATEGY | Dr. Nazir Khan MD FRCPC ​is the President of Yaqeen Canada and the Director of Research Strategy at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He is a Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He has also served as an Imam for many years and has memorized the Qur’an and received traditional certification (​ijāzah​) in the study of the Qur’an, Ḥadith and Islamic theology (ʿ​aqīdah​) from various scholars across North America. He has taught Qur’anic studies classes, workshops, and seminars and is a consultant for the Manitoba Islamic Association Fiqh Committee. Dr. Khan completed his residency at the University of Manitoba and fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of Calgary. His expertise in both medical sciences and Islamic theology uniquely positions him to address challenging contemporary questions regarding faith, reason, and science.