Omar trained in journalism and at the age of 19, began writing for national publications like The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The New Statesman. He has taken part in conferences across Europe on religion and been interviewed on Sky News and the BBC. He’s a co-founder of the Muslim marriage website Alif and Ain and M.I.N. Over the past 5 years, he has managed various Muslim Influencers in music, comedy, sport and public speaking.
Omar was a judge at Debating Matters, a national debating competition and was chosen by the Economist to teach children the basics of journalism.
Omar has interviewed a host of influential figures, including:
Amir Khan (boxer)
Luol Deng (NBA basketball player)
Marcell Dareus (NFL Star)
Khalid Ismail (MMA fighter)
Black the Ripper
Omar Regan (comedian and actor)
Dr Zainab Alwani
Follow me on twitter: @omar_shahid