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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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  • Subhanallah, jazakallah khair for the plug! I had no idea it was coming… I would have tidied the house, hehe.

    Just adding some explanation to encourage your readers to click-thru… is a non-profit initiative designed to unite the Deaf and hearing communities through the use of sign language, and other translation tools.

    We aim to do this by encouraging Muslims to:
    *learn sign language,
    * communicate with their local Deaf community,
    * and improve Islamic education for the Deaf.

    We just launched the site a couple of weeks ago, and are still figuring out the best way to achieve these goals, insha’Allah. Please feel free to get in touch if you think you can help: contact[@]

    Please also join our mailing list to keep informed of our latest initiatives, including sign language workshops and new training material:

  • *This comment is for Abul-Hussein; I tried putting this comment in “The Translators” but it didn’t get through. Please send to to him on my behalf, baarakAllaah feekum*

    As-salaam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuhu,

    My dear brother Abul-Hussein. When you closed down your blog I lost the blog entry you typed out for me regarding my question about studying aqeedah. Could you please either post it on the translators blog, or send it to me by e-mail? Any additions would be much appreciated, baarakAllaah feekum.

  • assalamualikum this is your brother in islam from india just went through the site alhamdulillah great work going on in the ummah by great scholars and students of knowledge like suhaib webb yasir qadhi dr.zakir naik yusuf estes yassir fazaga and others

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