Message for the Seekers Session 3 Q&A

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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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  • Question about internet fatwa-fitna, and all the gheeba and arrogance taking place on the net:
    Most of us do not own or control those websites and forums, so what can/should we do to stop the fitna? Is it better to just sit out and ignore the foolish arguments, let them die out on their own? Or do we have a responsibility to give them nasiha? Is it mroe a waste of time to even engage with them, than anything?
    I left that arena a long time ago, because I felt it was a waste of my time, and I sometimes felt even I was going beyond reasonable boundaries in my “speech”. So I am curious as to what the best course of action is?

  • Mullahs all over the place – What ever happened to Freedom – Let FReedoom reign Baby – You see – Let it reign, Imam SUhaib and His MUllahs

  • Mr. Denver , the best course of action is for you to get married and get a girl and relax, see women will sooth your soul and make you forget about these things ….

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