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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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  • Salam Alaikum Sheikh!

    You said in that video that you’re no longer Maliki but have gone over the the Jalali(?) school. I couldn’t find any information about that school. If you know of anything on the internet about it I’d appreciate it if you could send me a link.

    Jazak Allahu Khairun

    Salams

  • Asalamu alaykum,

    That was a joke. Our protein Sheikh, Raihan Jalali, was in the audience. He is a trainer who helps us middle aged fat guys get back in shape.

    SDW

  • assalamu alaikum

    i’m trying to loose some weight and i’m finding it so difficult

    i love chocolate and i rarely buy the healthy options at work, then i go home and mum’s delicious calorie rich food is too irresistable.

    inshAllah i hope we all succeed in reaching our ideal target weight

    also, from an islamic perspective- are their any hadiths about staying thin, keeping health- that sort of thing?

    fi amanillah

  • @ UK resident: in the description of the Prophet by Hind ibn Abi Haala, he says: “His figure was well proportioned, full bodied and strong. There was no slackness in his musculature, his chest didn’t protrude over his belly, nor the reverse.”

    I think there is also a hadith about the End of Time, saying that the Muslim Ummah would become fat (lol in a more eloquent way of course) but I think Imam Suhaib should clarify!

  • umm? I live in the Inland Empire and never heard of the Islamic center of the Inland Empire. I had to search the net and I wasn’t surprised to find it was in the upscale wealthy part of the San Bernardino county..Rancho Cucamonga. In a county were 40% of people receive some form of government assistance why would you go to a masjid most never heard of or don’t have access to? Masjid Riverside and Dar al Uloom in San Bernardino are most known masajids in the IE.

    Not disrespect Imam Suhaib but the divide between wealthy immigrants masajid and less wealthy convert masajid is issue that being talked in muslim blogosphere.

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