History

A Life in Transition Malcolm X [Allah's mercy be upon him]

“Oh Soul at Peace! Return to your Lord pleased and satisfied.”

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.

Add Comment

  • SubhanAllah, I’m reading the autobiography of Malcolm X for the first time right now.

    It’s always beautiful to see how Allah can take people from the lowest of the low and elevate them with His Deen. Wallahu ‘ala kulli shay-in Qadeer. And Allah guides whom He wills.

  • Br. Malcolm’s autobiography played a large part in my conversion, and very much in that of other converts as well. Allahu Akbar

  • I am a young Christian woman and Malcolm X has always been my favorite civil rights figure. I loved and admired the man and everything he stood for concerning his belief that we should not sit around and allow ourselves to be made to feel inferior and trampled upon by society. I have just finished his autobiography and though I loved him before, I both love, admire, and revere the man even more so now. I wish that he, among others, didn’t have to face martyrdom, so that our right to be free and live freely could be achieved. It saddens that many, young Black/African American children know so little about their history and of great MEN like this. Rest in Peace, Malcolm X, and in God’s company may you eternally be.

Leave a Reply to Cheryl X