He is the founder and director of the Institute of Knowledge. He grew up in southern California since the age of 5 where he completed his elementary and middle school. At the age of 13 he excelled in his memorization and committed the entire Quran to memory within 1.5 years. After graduating from high school in the US, he went to Karachi, Pakistan to study the Alim Course at Jamia Binoria. He graduated from the rigorous seven-year program in 1997 at the top of his class and with numerous Ijaazaat (religious licenses) in various Islamic Sciences. He also received equivalent MA degrees from the University of Sindh. Upon his return to the US, he pursued education in the fields of information technology and business consulting. He has worked as a computer support and tele-radiology engineer at the Imaging and Informatics department at UCLA. He has also worked as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functional and technical consultant with the prestigious professional services firm, Deloitte & Touche. Shaykh Nomaan has used his diversified educational background and experience to benefit the Southern California community at large. After leaving his lucrative professional career, he has committed himself to establishing a model institution, the Institute of Knowledge (IOK), which uniquely integrates a primary through secondary educational school and a religious institute for higher Islamic learning. Shaykh Nomaan resides with his wife and kids in Diamond Bar, California and his children currently attend IOK School.