Heading Back to Egypt

Asalamu alaykum,

Today marks our return to our beloved Misr (Egypt) and the leaving of our beloved America. We ask Allah to forgive us for our mistakes known and unknown. Please keep us in your prayers, ask Allah to raise our ranks and increase us in ‘ilm and hilm.


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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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  • Salaamu alaikum brother,

    I pray that Allah swt protect your family and guide you all safely back to Egypt to capture more knowledge and wisdom of this beautiful deen of ours so that you can help enlighten us all, ameen.

    Hope to see you over there next year, inshallah.

  • Remember us in your du’aa, Imam.

    Also, try to do more of those online lecture things like you did with Sunni Path – if you want, I can set one up independently, or even through AlMaghrib (uh oh, I’ve been labeled!)

    Lemme know insha Allah.

  • Bismillah
    Asalamu alaykum brother Suhaib,

    Insha’Allah I will be heading to Egypt for a first time visit after Hajj to check out the places of learning and Azhar. I left you my email contact, and would hope to meet up with you and other brothers to find out more, visit, and possibly apply. You don’t have to publish this message on your website. If you can send me your contact in Egypt or the best way to contact you, insha’Allah I may get there.

    Jazak’Allahu khayr.
    Asalamu alaykum,
    – Abdullah

  • Assalam Alakium,
    I want to thank you for all of the insight and ilm that Allah has blessed you with. I must say that with all of your information on this website and on other media outlets (google videos) I felt like I was in seminary. I pray to Allah that you continue to inspire and educate others about this wonderful deen the way you have inspired me. I look forward to more in the future, inshallah. Please give my greetings to Bro. Suhail Mulla from California, he knows who I am. he presided over my wedding.

    Bro. Kenneth (from Cali)

    ps. I know you are busy, but I am still waiting for a response I gave on your ask the imam section of this website. :)

  • for you to come back and update your blog. it’s a sign you’ve all gotten there safely inshaAllah. May Allah raise you and your family’s ranks and you and your wife’s ilm and hilm.

  • Shaykh Suhaib, Assalaamu-Alaykum wa’rahmathullahi wa’barakatuhu,

    I just wanted to say Jazakallahu-Khair for this website! It has been a blessing Alhamdulillah, to have you speaking to us and reminding us of the many rewards of Allah most exalted. I make dua’a for you and your family to continue on the path of sacred knowledge, because without people like you, who will be the rightful heirs of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAS).

    Also, when can we expect you to start teaching at Al-Maghrib,


    Syed Karamatullah

  • salam alaykum,

    On the day you and your family left I was thinking: it’s like Allaah brought you all to help me get focused, to help be a means of support and strength for some time, and then when you leave, InshaAllaah what I benefited from will be a means of helping me get through things throughout the year.

    please don’t forget us in your duaa. you are all an enormous means of support for me. I check your blog a lot not because you always update it, but because i feel like, ok, Alhamdullilah, knowledge, balance, support.

    and then today Alhamdullilah it suddenly hit me (again): ALLAAH is The Supporter!

    Sometimes we just need a reminder when going through tough times. Or good times… just all the time.

    you are all like family to us, may Allaah reward, preserve, protect and shower His Mercy on you all. and make you all of the muqarabeen

  • Asalamu alaykum,

    Many thanks to all of you as well. Beatz, you are correct. Trust in Allah and He will suffice you. Never trust in creation as it is a mirage that few can escape from.


  • Asalamu alaykum,

    Ya Sheikh, this is Mohammed from OKC. It has been a while. I hope you are doing well. May Allah protect you and your family and increase you in your ‘ilm.

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