Dr Umar is an American convert to Islam who founded and now directs the Nawawi Foundation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that educates Muslims in the US about Islamic teachings, and conducts research on Islam in America. Abdullah has published The Story of Alexander Russell Webb, a biography of Muhammed Webb, one of the significant early American converts to Islam. He is a sought-after teacher and lecturer.
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