His Eminence Sayyid Sulayman Ali Hassan was born and raised in Western New York, where he attended both school and college. While still in high school, he would attend classes in Arabic and fiqh at the Hawza Ilmiyya in Medina, New York, After graduating from the University of Buffalo with a degree in business administration, he proceeded to the Seminary at Qum, Iran, in 1997. In Qum, Sayyid Sulayman specialized in fiqh and history, and he returned to the United States in 2007. Since then, he has served as Religious Director at the Baitul Ilm Academy and as the President of the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary in Streamwood, Illinois. In parallel, Sayyid Sulayman was able to continue his academic studies at the University of Chicago and he graduated with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies.
Sayyid Sulayman moved to the Washington DC area in 2017 and currently serves as the resident scholar at Shah-e Najaf in Alexandria, Virginia.
He is a board member at the Mufid Academic Seminary (MAS), Fairfax, Virginia, and serves as the Deputy of Secretary-General of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America.