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Omar Al-Halabi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1950
  • Age: 73
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Sheikh Omar Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Tahan al-Halabi (1950-) is an imam, preacher, and former director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, head of the Preaching and Guidance Department in the Islamic Endowments Department in Jerusalem, founder of the Jerusalem Zakat Committee, and founder of Dar Al-Qur’an and Hadith and Dar Al-Fiqh Al-Islami, responsible for imams, preachers, muezzins, and teachers in Al-Aqsa Mosque blessed.

Growing up and giving birth
He was born in Palestine - Jerusalem, raised and raised next to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and he was one of the people of mosques, and one of their best. On Saturday 3/11/1950 AD, Jumada Al-Awwal 22, 1369 AH. He grew up in a poor family consisting of a mother, father, four brothers, and three sisters, and he was the middle one among his brothers. His lineage goes back to the city of Aleppo, al-Shahba / Syria, and he married a wife from his kinship, and he had three sons and four daughters from her.

He studied elementary school in Al-Bakriya school until the second grade, then he moved to Al-Omariya school and studied there from the third to the sixth grade, and in the preparatory stage he studied at Abdullah bin Hussein Preparatory School in 1967 AD, and in the secondary stage he moved to Al-Aqsa Sharia High School to study there and he was at the time The principal of the school, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, as well as his teacher of the Arabic language, Izzat Dofesh, and at one stage he obtained from his teacher a shield and the title (the pioneer of writing in Al-Aqsa Islamic High School at all, and the head of the cultural committee of the school). Sheikh Omar was eager in the Arabic language, fluent in Poetry, literature and writing, and despite his youth, he used to go out to preach in many mosques, and in the year 1973 AD he took over the leadership of the Musab bin Omair Mosque in Al-Ram, and at that time the Ramadan war (Syria and Egypt against Israel), then he moved to the Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque on the recommendation of Sheikh Hilmi Al-Muhtasib. Chairman of the Endowments Council in the month of March. His father wanted his son to complete his studies at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He saw in a dream that his son was sitting on the throne of the kingdom, and that the king of the Nile Valley was wearing a crown on his head. Father E I think that it is the crown of knowledge, God willing, then he went to Cairo to be taught there, and he was registered by his friend Amin Pasha, the director of the Ibrahimi College at present, and Sheikh Jamil Al-Hamami, Secretary General of the Islamic Council and a researcher at Al-Quds University currently in the Faculty of Fundamentals of Religion, and in the third year of his studies in The university entered the Hadith Department, which is the first specialized department from which students from Palestine graduated, and at that time Sheikh Metwally Al-Shaarawi was the Minister of Awqaf and Al-Azhar Affairs in Egypt. He graduated from the university in 1978 AD with a high rank, praise be to God, and in the year 12/4/1979 AD he was appointed as a preacher in all mosques The capital, Amman-Jordan, even in Al-Mahatta prison, he taught and preached in it as a preacher and teacher, and among his programs was a lesson in the Al-Hussein Mosque in Amman every Monday and Thursday, after which he returned to his family and his beloved country, Al-Quds Al-Sharif, in February 1983 AD, and became an imam in several mosques in Jerusalem as the Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and the Musab Ibn Omair Mosque, and after that he was an imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, a teacher and a preacher in it until he became the head of the Department of Preaching, Guidance and Documentation and responsible for the muezzins, teachers, imams and preachers in it, and in 2009 AD he took over the management of Al-Aqsa Mosque by proxy until 2014 AD, and he founded many schools, committees, and associations and participated in their establishment.

his business
The first summer camp was established in Jerusalem in 1972 AD. It was located in Al-Aqsa Islamic Secondary School at the Lions’ Gate. It was supervised by a group of academics, and certificates of appreciation were issued for the first time.
He established the first committee for awareness in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1972 AD and supervised it, so that it hosted in lectures and seminars: the jurist, the doctor, the lawyer, the engineer and others, and these lectures and seminars were held in the Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque in Jerusalem because he was an imam there in 1973 AD.
He achieved ten local educational missions to join Al-Azhar University and other universities in 1974 AD for students of Al-Aqsa Islamic Secondary School for Boys and under the management of Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, Director of Al-Aqsa Islamic Secondary School at the time.
In the basement of Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque/Khan Al-Zeit, in cooperation with Al-Sadaqat Library, he established an Islamic library for awareness in 1983 AD.
He took charge of the Messengers and Prophets program on Voice of Palestine Radio, and he was the coordinator of religious programs in Jerusalem and the West Bank, in 1994-1999 AD.
He participated in the preparation of several basic regulations for committees and associations, including the Muslim Youth Association, the Shrouding Committee for the Dead, the Jerusalem Band for Religious Songs and Prophetic Praises, the Committee for the Care of Islamic Cemeteries Affairs, the Guest House Association, the Islamic Awareness Committee, the Marriage Committee, the Scholars and Preachers Association, Jerusalem/Palestine, and others. And that in different years since 1972 AD.
One of the founders of Dar Al-Hadith Al-Sharif in Al-Aqsa Mosque and its supervisors from 1984-1987 AD, and a lecturer in it to this day.
He founded and supervised Dar Al-Fiqh Al-Islami since 2007 AD until now, and is a lecturer in it.
One of the founders of the Beit Al-Maqdis Ensemble for Religious Songs and Prophetic Praises in 1997 AD, and responsible for media and culture in it. He also wrote for it many religious and patriotic poems that are chanted to this day. He also loved the city of Jerusalem and the martyred city of Aleppo and wrote several beautiful poems for it.
Member of the Steering Committee of the Departments in the Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem, which is responsible for examining muezzins and taking charge of the endowment since 1994 AD until now.
He worked as a legal official at the Raghadan Sharia Court and the Northern Marka Court in Amman from 1980-1983 AD, and he is still a legal official at the Jerusalem Parish Court from 1984 AD until now.
Supporting member (consultant) of the Jerusalem Association for Family Guidance - Jerusalem.



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