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Omar Suleiman

Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research & Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University
Suleiman is the founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, a nonprofit research initiative, and a professor of Islamic Studies at SMU. He began his career in New Orleans, where he served as the imam of the city’s Jefferson Muslim Association and later directed the association’s “Muslims for Humanity” Hurricane Katrina Relief effort. Suleiman is also co-chair emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas.