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Omar Qureshi

Omar Qureshi is on the faculty of Zaytuna College. He served as the principal of the Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park, Illinois from 2010-2017. He has evaluated schools in Illinois for the Illinois State Board of Education. He completed his Ph.D. in the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies: Philosophy of Education at Loyola University Chicago. His areas of concentration are Comparative Education and Philosophy of Education. His thesis is entitled Badr al-Dīn ibn Jamāʿah and the Highest Good of Islamic Education. In it, he explores the nature of educational institution identity and argues that the highest good of Islamic Education is to cultivate the adab possessing soulAdditionally, he has studied various Islamic sciences with scholars in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Damascus, Syria.