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A Reliable Place for Fatwa On-Line

Asalamu alaykum,

Six trained muftis on the phone, four downstairs taking real questions all done in four different languages [Arabic,English, French, and Danish]. It can only be described as the Egyptian House of Fatwa (Dar al-Ifta).

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Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American-Muslim educator, activist, and lecturer. His work bridges classical and contemporary Islamic thought, addressing issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West. After converting to Islam in 1992, Webb left his career in the music industry to pursue his passion in education. He earned a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and received intensive private training in the Islamic Sciences under a renowned Muslim Scholar of Senegalese descent. Webb was hired as the Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, where he gave khutbas (sermons), taught religious classes, and provided counselling to families and young people; he also served as an Imam and resident scholar in communities across the U.S.

From 2004-2010, Suhaib Webb studied at the world’s preeminent Islamic institution of learning, Al-Azhar University, in the College of Shari`ah. During this time, after several years of studying the Arabic Language and the Islamic legal tradition, he also served as the head of the English Translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah.

Outside of his studies at Al-Azhar, Suhaib Webb completed the memorization of the Quran in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has been granted numerous traditional teaching licenses (ijazat), adhering to centuries-old Islamic scholarly practice of ensuring the highest standards of scholarship.

Webb was named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in 2010 and his website, www.SuhaibWebb.com, was voted the best “Blog of the Year” by the 2009 Brass Crescent awards.

Suhaib Webb has lectured extensively around the world including in the Middle East, East Asia, Europe, North Africa and North America. Upon returning from his studies in Egypt, Webb lived in the Bay Area, California, where he worked with the Muslim American Society from Fall 2010 to Winter 2011. He currently serves as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cultural Center (ISBCC).

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  • As-Salamu Alaykum

    Dear Br.Suhaib Webb.

    I am a 1 who watches and who listens to your speeches and I feel you are a righteous person.
    Allah has put the guidance in front of you and you accepted.
    I respect you very much for this.

    So as respect I would like to give a you a suggestion of this website you have posted.

    I was reading the fatwas concerning many things and there is no evidences concerning many of their fatwas.
    Including the way of the sufi or Commemorating the birthday of the Prophet May The Peace & Blessing Be Upon Him.

    So, Please I know your an intellectual person…Please take this into consideration…By posting this site on your blog,many people will be mislead by the fatwas of Dar-Al-Ifta.

  • Assalam Alaykum,

    i tried clicking on the website, but it only appears to be in arabic.
    do you have the link for the English version of the site?

    jazek allah kheir

  • Assalamu alaykum,

    Br. Abul-Qasim, the fatwa that you are referring to is found here:

    http://www.dar-alifta.org/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=5534&LangID=2

    After reading the fatwa, I believe it is incorrect on your part to say that “there is no evidences.” Indeed the fatwa shows not one but many evidences. If someone is not satisfied or convinced by their evidences, that’s a different issue. But to say that their fatwa are not backed up by evidences is incorrect.

    Wassalam.

  • Abul Qasim’s response is reflective of the utter intolerance exhibited by those who follow the neo salafi school. No scholar denounced Sufism in its totality save a few. Sheikh al-Islam Ibn Taymmiyah even stated about the sufis who combined fiqh and tasawuf as “The best worshippers” [see Majm’u al-Fatawa vol. on Suluk and Tasawuf risalah al-Fuqara]

    Abu Qasim needs to relax, study, gain maturity and move beyond group politics.

    Terminator X

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