Shaykh Ahmed Tijani
Shaykh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar was born in Ghana, West Africa. He specialized in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, including comparative religion, astronomy, spiritual science and healing, divine poetry and chanting, fine arts and culture. He took Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Kulliyat Athakaffah Al Arabiyah in Ghana and studied biblical science and history through the Methodist Missionary High School in Ghana. Specialized in media-broadcasting and mass-communications and also obtained masters in comparative religion. He studied and memorized the holy Qur’an at the age of 15 and the Bible by the age of 20.
Experience: Secretary General of the African Muslim Organization in Africa; Director General Ghana National Council for Islamic Celebrations; Director Qur’anic Institute Lagos, Nigeria; Religious Education Broadcaster Nigeria Radio and Television; Imam Islamic Educational Congress USA; member International Organization of Journalist; consultative with Economic Social Council United Nations and UNSECO; Educational and Religious Editor West Africa Press Syndicate; National Advisor International Association of Sufism USA; Advisor Islamic Studies and Research Association ISSRA USA; President and Imam Universal Islamic Center USA; member of the World Council of Religious Leader under the auspices of The United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit.
Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar consistently advocates spiritual and interfaith interactions from a global perspective. This unique approach includes socio-political, historical and anthropological aspects as well religious dispensations.
Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar has travelled to over 105 countries worldwide giving numerous lectures and presentations at conferences, universities and public gatherings around the world. Hosted and directed several national and international Islamic conferences for peace.