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Imam Omer Bajwa

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Omer Bajwa is the Director of Muslim Life in the Chaplain’s Office at Yale University. He earned his Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary, and he has been engaged in religious service, social activism, and educational outreach since 2000.  He holds degrees in Islamic Studies, Communication Studies, and English Literature from Cornell and Binghamton universities.

In addition to his academic training in Islamic studies, Omer has also studied Islam from a traditional, normative perspective. He spent considerable time throughout his undergraduate and graduate career studying several classical Islamic sciences with traditional ulama (scholars) from Pakistan, Turkey, and the United States.

His interests include Islam in the United States, inter-religious engagement, Islam and the global media, and intersections between culture, politics and spirituality.  He regularly lectures about these topics and others at campuses, congregations, and in communities across the country. Additionally, he mentors contemporary Muslims on exploring their intellectual and spiritual lives in today's world.

Sample Khutba playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF69hOYJfXsNSt2sJL-hLGu3Qvu1xwHBk

Suggested Price Package: Islamic Lectures and Khutbas via Zoom: $40
Suggested Price Package: Guest speaker engagements: $80 an hour plus travel expenses.
Suggested Price Package: Nikah ceremony performed in person within 1 hour drive: $600 including one hour pre-marital counseling and planning session
Suggested Price Package: Online counseling: $80 an hour (minimum three hours)
Suggested Price Package: Nikah ceremony performed in person for +2 hour drive: $800 including one hour pre-marital counseling and planning session
Key Areas of Expertise: Chaplaincy and pastoral care, Public speaking, Interfaith event, Halaqas and Friday sermons, Counseling for individuals in academia and higher education, Youth Lectures
Vetting Level: Enhanced
DBS/CRB & Safeguarding:
DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)/ CRB (Criminal Records Bureau)
Safeguarding Certificate
Professional Insurance
Method: In-Person & Online
Marriage & Family Services:
Divorce Counselling
Family Mediation
Family: Child Minding
Match-Making
Marriage: Independent Wakeel
Nikah
Post Marriage Counselling
Pre-Marital Advice
Support: Domestic Abuse
Birth & Death:
Birth: Circumcision
Birth: Doula & Mother's Help
Funerals
Gravestone Engraving
Support: Grief Counselling
Visiting the Sick
Wills & Inheritance
Counselling & Support:
Advice on Shariah Matters
Dream Interpretation
Certified Counselling
Counselling: General & Pastoral
Interfaith Engagement
New Muslims & Shahadah
Support: Addiction & Mental Health
Visiting Mosques
Visiting Prisons
Classes, Training & Services:
Al-Qur'an Studies - Memorization, Tajweed & others
Arabic Language
Celebratory Services
Coaching, Leadership & Mentoring
Dietary, Fitness, Health & Nutrition
Friday Khutba
Islamic Studies & Halaqas
Islamic Art, Design & Architecture
Media Engagement & Public Speaking
Mosque Consultancy
Research & Translation
Sustainable Living
Seerah & Storytelling
Videography & Photography
Booking for an audience of:
Men
Women
Elderly
Family
Youth Boys
Youth Girls
Children
Special Needs
Denomination:
Shi'a
Sunni
Language:
Arabic
Bangla
Deutsch
English
French
Gujerati
Hindi
Malay
Punjabi
Somali
Spanish
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu
Qualification, Studies and Certificates: BA English Literature, MA Islamic Studies, Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy
In Service Since (Year): 2008
Regular Locations: New Haven, CT, USA; Tri-state area; Online