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.
“Bring me anything that benefits people and I will find a proof for it in the ‘shariah’ (law/way) of Islam”
قدموا لي أي شيء ينفع للناس وأنا آتيكم بسند له في الشريعة الإسلامية
It means “Present me with anything that is beneficial to people and I will bring you support for it from Islamic doctrine/Shariah”
The author, in my humble opinion, is eluding to the fact that Islam is encompassing of all that is good to humans/humanity
Brothers please email our webmaster and we will send you some CDs for your efforts, inshallah.
mashaAllah! I saw this too late : (
Awesome stuff, mA. Check out what Google Translate gave me:
I think it are teh fail?
“Give me anything that benefits mankind and I’ll give you it’s sanad in the shari’ah”
– i would say sanad is by know a mustalah engliziyy among the students. if not:
“Give me anything that benefits mankind and I’ll give you a source for it in the Shari’ah”
(i think this would probably be a better way of translating it, simply because it has something of the arabic’s linguistic power. this sounds more like something that would be said than formally written, and in a speech the above would be more suitable than a formal english translation, w’Allahu a’lam).
Oh man I saw this late too! 🙁
Give me anything benefits mankind, and I’ll show you it’s reference in Islamic law [Shari’a].
ohh i’m like 24 hours late on getting a CD!
may Allah keep you strong for us Sheikh Suheib 🙂