Dr. Omar Qureshi
Scholar of educational philosophy, ethics, theology, and Islamic law
Dr. Omar Qureshi is a scholar of educational philosophy, ethics, theology, and Islamic law. His field specialties include Science Education, Philosophy of Education, Metaphysics, Ethics, Theology, and Islamic Law. At Zaytuna College, Dr. Qureshi has taught Metaphysical Foundations, Contemporary Muslim Thought, al-Ghazali, Advanced Arabic Grammar, Classical Muslim Texts and Commentaries, and Legal Theory (all in the bachelor’s program) and The Aims of the Law (in the master’s program). Prior to his post at Zaytuna College, Dr. Qureshi served as principal at Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park, IL, from 2012 to 2016. Dr. Qureshi received his BA in Microbiology and his MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned his PhD in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies at Loyola University in 2016. His PhD thesis, titled “Badr al-Dīn Ibn Jamāʿah and the Highest Good of Islamic Education,” extends the conversation about the identity of Islamic educational institutions in North America by retrieving the work of a major educationalist in the Islamic tradition.