Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah's Apostle (pbuh) said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained." (Sahih Bukhari - Volume 3, Book 31, Number 123) Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah's Apostle (pbuh) said: "Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of Ramadan faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards (not for showing off), all his past sins will be forgiven." (Sahih Bukhari - Volume 1, Book 2, Number 36) After completing his bachelor of science with a major in engineering, Sheikh Omar El-Banna began his extensive journey in the gaining of Islamic knowledge.
He has memorised the Qur'an along with the principles and rules involved in its recitation and obtained an Ijaza in teaching the Qur'an.
For eight years he has devoted his time to the extensive study of Islamic knowledge under prominent scholars in Egypt gaining a wide knowledge base. Sheikh Omar studied at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Faculty of Shariah, Islamic Jurisprudence. He also studied Islamic Studies at the American Open University in Cairo. Sheikh Omar is currently completing his Masters in Islamic Studies at the University of New England (New South Wales). Having been involved in Dawah for the past 10 years, Sheikh Omar is now concentrating his efforts on Dawah in Australia, working with Muslim youth.