Omer Bin Abdullah
Islamic Horizons Magazine
Omer is an experienced journalist, editor, and manager with all-round writing ability and broadbased experience in journalism, public relations, and desktop publishing. He is also an accomplished poet.
Omer Bin Abdullah studied in the Punjab, and continued his studies at Syracuse University, receiving his MA in Journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. He worked in advertising, serving as chief copywriter at Tihama Advertising, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; at Marwah Advertising, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and at Marad Advertising, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Since 1995, he has served as editor of Islamic Horizons magazine, the flagship publication of the Islamic Society of North America, transforming it from an ordinary in-house publication into a nationally-distributed award-winning publication with both print and online editions. Omer is also editor of the Journal of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists and the IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) Newsletter. He was a member of the Fairfax County School Board Task Force on Social Studies and the Curriculum Advisory Committee from 1996-99.
He was featured in the cover story “Syracuse Portraits” in the Syracuse University Magazine. Winter 2004. He received the Service to Journalism Award conferred by the Internet Islamic University. New York, NY 2004, and the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards, Religious Communicators Council: Certificate of Merit 2006. For his work on Islamic Horizons he received the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards from the Religious Communicators Council. He also won the Best of Class, Award of Excellence, and Certificate of Merit for the magazine in 2009.