Sheikh Habib Omar was born in Tarim, Hadramaut in the Republic of Yemen on 27th of May, 1963 in a noble family of descend from the Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam). He memorized the Magnificent Quran and was reared in a pious fashion, in the care of his father, in an environment of knowledge, faith and virtuous character. From an early agehe studied the sciences of the pure Sacred Law including: the Qur’an, Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Creed (Tawhid), foundations of Sacred Law(Usul al-Fiqh), the various disciplines of the Arabic language, and the knowledge of Spiritual travel from the scholars of Hadramaut. Among the greatest of them was his father, al-Habib Muhammad bin Salim, the Mufti of Tarim. He began to teach and invite to Allah when he was 15 years old, while continuing to study and receive lessons.