Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
and the most patient of teachers.
Mohammed Omar Subedar was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. In 1990, he enrolled in the Institute of Islamic Education located in Dewsbury, W. Yorkshire, United Kingdom. There, he became a ḥāfiẓ of the Qurʾān in 1993. In 2001, he graduated from a seven-year dars-i niẓāmī program offered by the same institute. This seven-year program covered:
Arabic grammar (naḥw), morphology (ṣarf), rhetoric (balāghah), vocabulary and literature Islamic creed (ʿaqīdah) Exegesis (tafsīr) of the Qurʾān and the principles (uṣūl) of exegesis Prophetic traditions (aḥādīth) and the principles (uṣūl) of ḥadīth studies Islamic law (fiqh) according to the Ḥanafī School (madh’hab)
Comparative studies of the four schools of Islamic Law (Ḥanafī, Shāfiʿī, Mālikī and Ḥanbalī) and the principles of jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh) Islamic history. Pronunciation of the Qurʾān (tajwīd) according to the 10 major styles of recitation (qirāʾāt). He was thus conferred the title of Scholar of Islamic Sciences and Arabic Literature. Currently, Mohammed Omar Subedar serves as: