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Voice of An American Muslim

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Suhaib Webb spoke at the University of Missouri-Columbia on Thursday October 28, 2010. Voice of an American Muslim was the concluding speech of Islam Awareness Week.

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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,, 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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  • Ma’sha’allah – another awesome, informative, fun lecture Imam Webb! You brought up so many great points (so glad you brought up that point about marriage) and I always manage to learn the deeper meaning behind a hadith or ayah from your lectures. I so wish that more of us learn the true meaning behind the Signs of Allah and words of the Prophet, because then the Ummah and thus the greater society, through our good acts to all, regardless of race or religion.

    Mujko boht pasand hai jab aap Urdu mein baath karthe hain! :-) (I really like it when you speak Urdu!)

    Also, I thought this would be the appropriate place to mention that I was absolutely heart-broken to miss your appearance in Portland recently (my home town), as I’m in Europe. I heard it was a great success and I believe you spoke at the masjid that I attend regularly (Bilal Masjid in Beaverton) in addition to your appearance at PSU. On behalf of myself and a dear Sister back home (who is also a big fan), and I’m sure of the entire Portland Muslim community, WE LOVE YOU Brother Suhaib!!! – for the Sake of Allah (best kinda love there is!) :-) and for all your efforts in helping us get through the various issues that afflict us American Muslims (and Muslims at large) that we face today. Glad to hear you are finally back in the ‘hood (West Coast!). I hope that somehow, I will be able to benefit in a more direct manner from your efforts in the future or that at least you make your way up Interstate 5 again soon insha’allah.

    Ma’salaam / Allah Hafiz mere pyare Bhaya 😉

  • As Salamu Alaikum,

    The link to download the lecture doesn’t work for me. Could you please check whether or not it works at your end?

    • wa`alaykum asalam,

      It works on our end alhamdulilLah. Try to right click and select “save target as” or “save link as” and it should download on your computer inshaAllah.

  • Imam Suhaib, you distinguish between converts and immigrants. However, the majority of Muslim students on campus are neither converts nor immigrants, they’re second generation Americans. What’s your take on them?

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