Sheikh Abu Umar is an Imam and khateeb in Toronto where has been based for over ten years. He is a well known speaker who is fluent in Arabic, Swahili and English. For over a decade of serving the community he has been featured on numerous TV channels and has worked with at a number of Islamic institutions. In addition he has written and translated numerous books and runs an institute to teach Arabic. The Sheikh is also involved in comparative religion and refuting extremist ideologies. He has certification in numerous classical books and has studied with dozens of scholars from around the world in his quest for knowledge.