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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.
jazakallahu khairan; this is very useful
Jazakumullahu khairan for sharing this, and to those who are contributing to the website.
I feel that there are not many students of al-Azhar in North America, and so not many people are really promoting the idea of studying there. In my community, and I suspect in most of NA, there is a strong push towards a) Madina, b) Syria/Jordan and to a much lesser extent Yemen, and c) local Dar-ul-Uloom boarding schools, depending on the trends within Islam one associates with.
So I am grateful to Imam Suhaib and others for putting al-Azhar back on the map.
I wish I could say I had something to do with this. However, it was put together by a group of brothers and sisters from NA studying here. I'm just sitting in the stands drinking my chi.
Hmm…I'm tired to write many sites that i want study…I'm from Baku and i wish to study in Masr,inshallah.What to do?:(
Asalamu aleykum. Am su’udiya. Am from Kenya and i want to to know how studying in egypt is like. I have been googling for some time and i just want someone from there to tell me how its rilly like. Just for the record, am female. Jazaka lahu qeir.