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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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  • asalam alaikum mr.suhaib webb can you please comment about how to answer to baha’is i mean they say all religions were from God including islam , budhism …etc. because i have a baha’i friend who dusturbing me very much . jazaka allahu khairan

  • Great points in the video! Some Excerpts:
    1:09, Commenting on sexting crises: Man up and be married. Islam is a religion of fidelity….there’s no try it before you buy it in Islam!

    [2:11] – What is Islam bringing to the environmentalism cause? Scholars commented over 800 years ago how even the fish in the sea pray for the person of knowledge (alims) – because the one who truely has knowledge will know how to treat the environment properly

  • assalamualaikum

    brither suhaib webb, i am very sorry if this is not the proper place. i am one of your lectures and articles follower, where i have benefited much. thanks for your sharing on ‘ilmu and wisdoms.

    may i have your permission to translate your articles (particularly the ‘fatiha’) into malay language so that i can share it with my friends in my blog? i can offer my translation to be proof-read by you first (or by anyone of your preference) before i post it in my blog.

    thanks, in advance. baarakaLlahu fiik, ya sayyidi!

    wassalam.

    • wa`alaykum assalam,

      If you’d like to translate article into Malay, feel free to do so but we must have someone from our website approve the translation before it’s posted on your blog. You can email it to us at submissions@virtualmosque.com.

      JazakAllahu khayr,
      WebbStaff

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