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.
I think it is because of the impact the chapter has in our daily lives. The chapter has many social and family laws embedded in it and as such, these are the laws we Muslims need to be knowledgeable in so that we may effectively implement them.
I would love to know why ?
Does it have anything to do with the fact that Omar Ra also cried when the Ayah I have perfected your religion for you was revealed and when the prophet SAW asked him why he cried he said ” what made me cry is that our religion has been perfected for us and its now perfect.
I am just guessing
This is a chapter of da’wah to “The People of the Book”, for sure! It outlines God’s message to them, and to us regarding how to interact with them. Perhaps – and Allah knows best – this is why Umar stressed learning this Surah. It provides education for the Muslim so that he does not become confused when approached by missionary workers, and gives him the tools he needs to convey Islam in a context they can relate to. This would have been very relevant knowledge for the early Muslims as Islam came into more frequent contact with predominately Christian nations.
It`s because it deals with mainly halaal and haraam issues .Maida clearly mentions what is halaal to eat and what is haraam to eat ,how to hunt etc.This is the surah where “o the people who beleive “is mentioned many times.Plz correct me if I am wrong yah shaykh..