Omer is the Muslim Chaplain at Loyola University Chicago. He addresses theological, personal, social matters for students of all sectarian outlooks. During the school year, he also runs classes on Scripture, Student Life, and other matters. He has received Islamic studies training both through traditional and academic sources. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Theology and Modern Languages and Literatures. He has taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, among other schools. He has taught courses on the Qur’an, the Sira, the Hadith, Islamic Law, Spirituality/Purification, Islamic revivalism, Islam and Politics, Sectarianism, al-Ghazali, Rumi, Iqbal, Arabic, Film, and Comparative religions. In 2011, he was granted an “Excellence in Teaching Award in Humanities, Arts, and Sciences” through the University of Chicago’s Graham School. For over two decades he has been giving sermons and leading classes at Islamic centers all across Chicagoland.