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Omar Usman

Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @ibnabeeomar. Check out his latest project at Fiqh of Social Media.


  1. AJ
    May 24, 2013

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    I just listened to your Student Financials 101 video. Jazak Allah khair for making it. You mention that students should work part-time to keep down their debt. AlhamduAllah that was a possibility for me (I was in university 3 years ago) but I don’t think this is always an option for today’s generation. It is very difficult to secure part-time work, particularly in economically depressed cities in Ontario. If you could make suggestions on how to find part-time work, paid internships or make businesses of our own.

    Jazak Allah khair

    • May 28, 2013

      Think of a skill you have, or a need people have and how you can fix it. Maybe its making someone a website, maybe its mowing their lawn. Check out the help wanted sections on Craigslist for your area, there’s always something people need done that they’re willing to pay someone to do.


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