Dr Umar Faruq Abdullah

Dr Umar, as he is affectionately called, is an American convert to Islam who founded and now directs the Nawawi Foundation, a Chicago-based non-profit organisation 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.

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