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Evolution of Ideas: Mustafa 'Umar an Up and Coming American Imam

Asalamu alaykum,

I’ve known Mustafa ‘Umar for around four years. I witnessed his efforts towards studying and striving. While we were out relaxing, Mustafa would stay home digesting Ibn Hisham’s notes on the Alifiyah. Mustafa recently finished his university studies and has returned to the states. He’s a sheikh, Imam and we hope that he will contribute and benefit the West. He is currently looking for a Job as an Imam, thus if any dynamic community in the states is looking, please contact him at his website. I give him a 100% and strongly encourage a dynamic, young forward looking community to take him before we come back to the states and employ him at our institution.

Suhaib

Article by Imam Mustafa ‘Umar

A Treatise on the Islamic Faith

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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

    There is a community in Tennessee, and another in Iowa looking for an Imam both places are calm, beautiful, country. My advice to him is to go into chaplaincy, get good benefits and made a good salary and have time to teach as he wills. Islamic American University is also looking for teachers, bilingual.

    Allahu Khayru al Fatiheen.

  • We need our Golden Boy in Southern California.

    So please make dua he stays in his hometown and teach what he learnt to people he knows who need some education and others also.

    Ameen

  • I have met Imam Umar, while he was residing in Cairo for a while. He was one of the few people who spent their time surrounded with books, not out with us relaxing after classes. Inspiration to the student of knowledge. May Allah make him a guiding light for this ummah, amin.

  • Islamic Center of Omaha (ICO) in Nebraska is looking for a full-time Imam. This growing city and community needs someone who is:
    1. Well grounded in traditional Islamic sciences,
    2. Has an awareness and understanding of the diverse Muslim community of the US, and 3. Is dedicated to the service of the Deen and Ummah with foresight at a personal and communal level.

    ICO extends an invitation to the respected Imam Mustafa ‘Umar.
    Please look for details at http://www.ico-ne.org

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