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Tafsir Surat Al-Balad (Part I)

In his Wednesday night class at MCA, Imam Suhaib Webb explains the first part of Surat Al-Balad (Qur’an, 90).

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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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  • This is a wonderful video. I am truly grateful for Suhaib Webb’s interpretations. He is so helpful! I just want to make sure I understood a part about 3/4 of way into the video. Is it halal to say you belong to a different faith when people are torturing you for being Muslim?

    • I think you should stick to what you stand for, your faith, ultimately.
      Allah is the All-Knowing, the Best Guardian.
      So no matter what, trust in Allah, and surely His help will be with you.

  • SubhanAllah. This is really ‘heavy’ stuff. I understood what you said and I am feeling the weight of the Quran with this explanation. May Allah forgive us for abandoning the Quran, amen.

  • subhanallah…may Allah bless you..WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO KNOW ISLAM AND TEACH ISLAM IN US.May ALLAH give hidayah to State.

  • Assalamulekum, I really got benefited from surah Albabald, we do weekly darse quran at our home in Jeddah, I really wish that Imama Suhaib has all Juzw Amma para 30 all surah’s tafseer. I narrated some points from his lecture. It is was most wonderful op[portunity to know about surah through him, May Allah swt grant him and your all team Deen, Dunya and Akhrat’s Hasanah, Inshallah Ameen
    Please post more lectuures online

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