Aqil Onque was born and raised in New Jersey and became an avid student of knowledge as a late teenager. he studied and taught beginners Arabic, Tajweed and Islamic Beliefs and practices to new Muslims extensively. He has studied with esteemed scholars in California at the Zaytuna Institute where is completed an intensive course on the Arabic language. He also traveled to Maurtania and was privileged to continue his studies under some of the most eminent Islamic scholars of that
area. He is currently an active member of the local Masjid, conducting seasonal courses on Arabic and Islamic Beliefs and practices and he occasionally lectures at various neighboring Masjids.