Nouman Ali Khanis a Muslim speaker, Arabic linguist and the CEO and founder of Bayyinah Institute, an Arabic studies educational institution in the United States. He is recognized as one of the world's most influential Muslims. Millions of viewers watch him on YouTube and thousands of students throughout the world attend his courses. His deep and profound bond with the Qur'an is at the heart of his work and the focus of his teachings.
His first exposure to Arabic study was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he completed his elementary education. He continued Arabic grammar study in Pakistan, where he received a scholarship for ranking among the top 10 scores in the national Arabic studies board examinations in 1993.
His serious training in Arabic began in the United States in 1999 under Dr Abdus-Samie, founder and formal principal of Quran College, Faisalabad, Pakistan who happened to be touring the US for intensive lectures in Tafsir and Arabic studies. Under Dr Abdus-Samie, Nouman developed a keen methodical understanding of Arabic grammar. He further benefited from Dr Abdus-Samie by internalizing his unique teaching methods and later translating his work into English to benefit his own students.
Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until ’06 and has taught Modern Standard and Classical Arabic at various venues for nearly 7 years with over 10,000 students nationwide.