Sheikh Omar bin Bakri bin Mohammad was born in 1958 into an orthodox and wealthy family in the ancient Islamic city of al-Halab (Aleppo) Syria. From the age of five he was enrolled into al-Kutaab Islamic Boarding Schools, wherein he studied the Sciences of Qur'an, Hadith, Fiqh, Seerah and so forth. In his early adulthood, he continued his studies through Musahaba (companionship) with numerous noteworthy and respected Ulema of Ash-Shaam studying Usul al-Fiqh, Al-I’jaaz, Arabic Language, I’lm al-Khataba, I’lm al-Tassawuf, Fiqh and Ilm as-Seerah.
He then joined the Shari’ah Institute at Damascus University where he studied Fiqh and Shari’ah. Having completed his studies, obtaining a BA in Shari’ah and Usul al-Fiqh, he proceeded to Al-Azhar, Beirut where he began his studies in Shar’iah transferring to Al-Azhar, Cairo for completion. He obtained his MA in Fiqh ul-Madhaahib from the Imaam Uzaie University, Lebanon. In the early eighties, Sheikh Omar moved to Saudi Arabia, where he joined the Madrassah Al-Saltiyyah studying and completing a Diploma in Jami’ Al-Qur’an. During this time he also completed a thesis entitled, ‘Nizaam al-Khilafah fil Islaam’.
Throughout his life, Sheikh Omar joined many Islamic movements including Muslim Students, Ebad ul Rahman, al-Ikhwan (al-Tali'ah section), and Hizb ut Tahrir. He established the Al-Muhajiroun Islamic movement in 1996, and continued as its Ameer until 2003. Currently he heads the Atbaa’ Ahl Sunnah wal Jama’ah movement. As has been well publicised in the Arab Media, following a period of deep research, studies and reflection Sheikh Omar changed his A’qeedah from ascribing to the deviant and innovated Maaturidi beliefs to that of the Sahabah and the Salafu Saalih, the A’qeedah of Ahl Sunnah Wal Jama’ah.
He is the author of many books in Arabic and English, including: Usul al Fiqh (The Foundation of Islamic Jurisprudence) Ahkam al Salah (The rules of prayer) Ahkam al Nikah (The rules of marriage and divorce) Ahkam al Boyou' (The rules of transactions) Khabar al Ahad (The book on single reports) The duty of Jihad between Mind and Text How to observe Ramadan Why Islam declares war against Insurance Political struggle in Islam A nation without a cause is like a body without a soul The way to Palestine A quick reference to the Islamic economic system Business and Company Structure in Islam The Road to Jannah Ahul Sunnah Wal Jama'ah
In addition to being a speaker and khateeb in many mosques, he also has audio and visual tapes, including the commentary on the Qur'an.
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