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Syria Awareness Event

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and Imam Suhaib Webb hosted a Syria Awareness Event. Danny Abdul Dayem, a British citizen of Syrian descent who witnessed the Syrian revolution and the brutality of the Syria regime in Homs, shared his experiences in Syria.

May Allah (swt) free the people of Syria from the oppressive and brutal regime.

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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).

5 Comments

  • ARWB, who said the first part means there no god but god? If this is what it means, were the Quraysh not believers?They clearly believed there was only One Allah.

    • The Quraish would pray to their numerous idol “gods” as well for intercession.

      A reminder for all time to pray to Allah (SWT) and to Him alone, for He has no partners.

    • Salam Omaer,

      Thank you so much for your concern and willingness to help. I know of a few organizations that are taking donations towards helping the Syrian cause:

      Syrian Relief and Development: http://www.helpsyrianow.org/donate_here.htm

      Syrian Sunrise Foundation: http://www.syriansunrisefoundation.org/

      Syrian American Council:
      http://www.sacouncil.com/

      The first two, as the websites describe, are geared towards humanitarian help to either Syrians within Syria (which is very difficult to achieve, as everything must be smuggled in) or the Syrian refugees.

      The last (SAC) is a non-profit, grass-roots organization, here in America, that aims to spread awareness across the US while lobbying for help in order that Syrian’s reach their goal of freedom, inshallah.

      Those are the ones that I am aware of and may Allah bless and reward you for your generosity.

  • You are missing the point I’m making. The Quraish did believe there was no god but Allah but they believed they needed intercessors(much like alot of sufis nowadays unfortunately).

    My point is if someone is to say that the shahaada means there is no god but god, then well Shaytaan believes in Allah.No? Quraish believed there was one Allah, no?

    Whereas if you say it means there is none worthy of worship other than Allah then you can see the difference. Yes Quraish believed in Allah BUT they also worshipped other than Him and with this definition, you can see they are kuffar whereas with the definition mentioned in the video there is no clear distinction.

    (and these are not my words but the words of the ulema mainly from Saudi)

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