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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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  • As we enter the blessed month of Muharram i would like to remind myself and others of the hadith reported by Abu Hurairah.

    Abu Hurairah (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah (S) said: The best month for observing fasting after Ramadan is the month of Allah, Muharram.

    Alhumdulillah we are in the winter months, the days are very short and as a result fasing has become much easier. A few months ago in ramadan we were fasting for 15 hours, now a fast is no longer than 10 hours.

    Lets take advantage of this time of year. Actions we normally find so difficult(fasting, tahajjud etc) are made very easy for those who really want it in the winter months.

    We know that Muharram is one of the sacred months and contains Ashura (10th Muharram). Abu Qatadah reported that the Messenger of Allah (S) was asked about observing fast on the tenth day of Muharram, and He replied, “It is an expiation for the sins of the previous year.”

    Great opportunities my brothers and sisters, lets not be great losers!

    Remember me in your duas

  • Is there any way to get the entire Ummah to pray qiyaam and pray so hard for them? That’s the least we can do, take from our sleep to pray for them! In addition to monetary aid, protesting, lobbying of representatives and whatever else we can do!

    What would the Prophet (pbuh) think of us if he were here now 🙁

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