Shaykh Umer Khan graduated with the highest marks in his class in his formal Shahādah al-‘Ālimiyyah degree (License in Islamic Scholarship, i.e. ʻālim program) from Al-Salam Institute, authorized by Dar al-ʻUlūm Nadwat al-ʻUlamā', Lucknow, India. He also completed a traditional Dars-e-Niẓāmī dawrah of the six canonical books of ḥadīth. Shaykh Umer completed his iftā' (License to Give Islāmic Legal Verdicts) from Darulifta Birmingham, granting him the traditional title of 'mufti'. He has a Master's in Finance (from Wharton, UPenn) and another Master's in Islamic Finance and he holds several professional certifications and qualifications in Islamic Finance.
Shaykh Umer teaches the Islamic sciences at seminaries (Institute of Knowledge, Al-Salam Institute, and Critical Loyalty), researches and writes fatwās (legal verdicts) for various institutions, and serves as a sharīʻah advisor to a number of companies. He is also a member of the Fiqh Council of North America.