Islamic Studies

Compassing our Course in the Age of Internet Fratricide

ادفن وجودك في أرض الخمول

فما نبت مما لم يُدفن لا يتم نتاجه

“Bury your existence in the earth of obscurity.
If something sprouts before it is buried,
its fruits will never ripen.”

To those who seek to haunt us with threats, petty emails and the like we say:

“If you do stretch your hand against me to kill me, I shall never stretch my hand against you to kill you, for I fear Allah; the Lord of the of all that exists).”

About the author

Suhaib Webb

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.

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  • 2 beautiful quotes… the earth of obscurity referring to the obscurity that is due for those who seek sincerity, rather thanto seek other ppl seeing or hearing them. This is what gives fruit to your deeds. (correct?)
    Here's an idea for a future online course you could perhaps do, Imam Suhaib: Commentary on some of the Hikams of Ibn Ata'illah! I'd love it!

  • Imam Suhaib, may Allah protect, strengthen and preserve you and everyone else who contributes to this site. And may He reward you generously for your efforts and for the benefit you are bringing to the Ummah. Ameen!

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