Shaykh Umer Khan

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Shaykh Umer Khan graduated as an Islamic scholar with an ʻālim degree from Al-Salam Institute, authorized by Dar al-ʻUlūm Nadwat al-ʻUlamā', Lucknow, India. He also completed a traditional Dars-e-Niẓāmī dawrah of the six canonical books of ḥadīth. Shaykh Umer completed his iftā' (License to Give Islamic Legal Verdicts) from Darulifta Birmingham, granting him the traditional title of 'mufti'. He was also authorized by Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi to give fatwā. He has a Master's in Finance (from Wharton, UPenn) and another Master's in Islamic Finance and he holds several professional certifications and qualifications in Islamic Finance. Shaykh Umer teaches the Islamic sciences at seminaries (Institute of Knowledge and Al-Salam Institute), researches and writes fatwās (legal verdicts) for various institutions, and serves as a sharīʻah advisor to a number of companies. He is also an executive member of the Fiqh Council of North America.