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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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  • This is the nature of the State see link for a clear identification of the State.

    The State taxes us without right, if you refuse you can be jailed or shot and your property seized. The collected taxes are given by the State to corporations which make weapons and war (profitable for them and they control politicians). Our taxes go towards murder of innocents and it pays interest on the National Debt. This is hugely corrupting to the whole society, people become desperate for money, working long hours to make ends meet (the porn industry is thriving, Hollywood is nothing but porn (children aspire to this vulgar culture and our taxes are used to school children to obey the State and to become mindless consumers). This is the truth, I know as an Imaam you cannot say this openly to the people, you have to remain within the proper bounds of discussion, and these words of mine will be prevented from appearing on the site. I know some taxes go towards welfare of the poor, but this cannot be used to justify the system, because overall it creates massive evil, and if we were not taxed or threatened by the State, we would all give charity to the poor and live in strong, self reliant communities.

    I do not advocate violence of any kind, I just think people should be informed of the reality, so that they can find alternative ways of living, and establishing freedom from tyranny, extortion and murder.

  • This is absolutely horrifying. What is the mindset of this cop to think just because a young girl mouths off and acts like any child on punishment, that he can lose it and take out his pent-up anger on her! SubhanAllah, it’s as if he had no training, and I only hope that he is given the appropriate punishment. I feel for the young girl, because she did not at ALL deserve to “treated” as such, much less not be taken to the hospital! If he gets away with this, this is another illustration of the justice system in this country, and its “cop outs.”

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