Imam Obair Katchi was born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Southern California. He was blessed with the opportunity to memorize the Quran and complete the Tajweed Qiraat program at a very young age for which he has been awarded internationally including first place at the Dubai International Quran Competition.
After completing the memorization of the Quran. he pursued a formal ‘Alamiyyah degree (Masters in Arabic and theology and Islamic Studies) at the Islamic University of Toronto. (Jamiatul Uloom Al-Islamiyyah) Imam Obair currently serves as the lead instructor of the Hifzul- Quran memorization program as well as the Imam at the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco. He has recently completed a degree in behavioral sciences and serves as a Marriage counselor for his community at ISCN. He is currently continuing his education to also become an addiction counselor.
On the side, he runs his clothing business (Barakah Clothing) and is a realtor based out of Corona. He is also a religious advisor for Aqra Travel Group and takes families to Umrah and Hajj. Shaykh Obair enjoys playing basketball, boxing, traveling and match-making for people in the community.
UCR (University of California, Riverside)