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.
AS,would like to ask a question. im trying to keep up with ur reading here and its relay helped me focus,im reading “The meaning of the Holy Quran” by Abdullah Yusuf Ali,it has the arabic text and english translation, although i can not unerstand the arabic i can read it, so i read the english first and then Arabic, my question is can i continue to do this when i have my period? i think i heard b4 that if a book had over 75% of another language its not classed as “Quran” so to speak, this book has more than 75% english in it i think, translation, foot notes, preface etc,so would i be allowed to hold it and read from it during my period?
I feel like Allah swt is again and again reminding us not to ever disbelieve. by giving us constant reminders of what happened to those who disbelieved.
At the same time knowing that human are not perfect Allah swt is constantly telling us in the Quran . We should sake forgiveness over and over and over again.
As for my readings. I do it two different ways.
1: since I want to keep up with the taraweeh readings. I read the translation which goes by fast. I try to read 2 to 3 surahs per day depending on the leghth. (from asr to magrib)(I staring yunus inshallah )
2:Then between my zuhr and fajr and little after fajr I concentrate on listening to the Arabic recitation and the english translation. This goes by a little slow but Its amazing,you cant really explain the feeling. (Right now approaching al Anaam).
my favorite links are
http://www.quranexplorer.com and Quran.com
Dr. Farhat mentioned in the tafseer of this juz that Allah called Prophet Musa (pbuh) to Mount Toor to receive the scripture and the first words of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (saws) on Mt. Hira .
In order to gain true knowledge we also need times and places with a degree of silence so we can truly focus. Where is your Mt. Toor?