Br. Muhmmad Umar Farooq was born in Chitwan, Nepal. He graduated from Jamiah Saiyyid Abdul Hasan Ali Nadwi School, Nepal with a qualification in Qur’an memorization (hifdh) in 2014. He later obtained his Diploma in the Arabic Language from Jamiah Saiyyid Ahmed Shaheed School, India.
Some years later in 2019, he achieved an Intermediate level Diploma in the Arabic Language from the Mahad Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama school in India. He has also taken full advantage of the courses offered at the International Open University and is the proud recipient of diplomas in Tajweed and Qur’an Memorization from the Global Qur’an Memorization Center (GQMC). He has also successfully
completed the GQMC Ijazah course. Br. Umar has worked as a dawah activist and served as vice-imam at the Masjid Abul Hasan, Nepal. Since, 2016 he has been leading the taraweeh prayer as imam at Masjid Abul Hasan, Nepal. He also participated in the National Level Qur’an Memorization competition of Nepal, where he proudly won first place, as well as the National Level Hifdh and Tajweed competition in 2016 where he took second place. He then went on to again win first place in the Nepal Hifdh and Tajweed competition in 2018. He also participated in the International Quran memorization competition of Dubai in 2018. Br. Umar is fluent in the English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, and Nepali languages.