Abdullah Oduro was born in Arlington, Texas and raised in Houston, TX. His father came to America in the early seventies to study Architecture. A couple of years later, Abdullah Oduro was born; making him the first generation American in his family tree. With his mother being very spiritual and father very analytical, it was very easy for him to accept the message of Islam.
He converted to Islam in 1997 in Houston, TX. Obtained his Associates from Houston Community College in Surgical Technology in 1998. He then worked in the OR as a Surgical Tech till 2000. In 1998, he made Hajj; getting lost in Mina and not being able to speak the language sparked his desire to learn Arabic and the religion. After much prayer and studying, he was accepted to the University of Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia in 1999.
Abdullah had the privilege of learning under numerous scholars from various sciences. He graduated from the faculty of Islamic Law 2007. He served as a Director for MAS youth from 2008- 2010. A year later, he was able to complete his memorization of the Quran. He is also the Founder and Director of KnewU: A non profit organization that serves as a social and educational resource for those that convert to Islam or renew their faith. (www.knewu.org) He is also the Founder, Director, and Instructor for “Taysir”: a cultural education company that focuses primarily on Islamic literacy.
Abdullah Oduro conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self improvement, and interfaith. He resides in Houston, TX with his wife and four children. External Event Url
5110 Manor Rd, Austin, TX, United States