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.
innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji'oon
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon. May Allah forgive him, have mercy upon him, allow his deeds to continue until the Day of Judgment and enter him into Firdaws Al Alaa. Ameen.
'Abdullah b. 'Amr b. al-'As reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people but He takes away knowledge by taking away the scholars, so that when He leaves no learned person, people turn to ignorant as their leaders; then they are asked to deliver religious verdicts and they deliver them without knowledge, they go astray, and lead others astray. (Sahih Muslim)
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon – May Allah raise his status and forgive & bless the beloved Shaykh..
May Allah have mercy on this beloved shaykh.
Inna Lilahee Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji3un.
Allahummah Aghfirhu Wa Adkhilhu feel janna
May Allah bless him and forgive him…
It is truly sad to know that Sheikh Muhammad Salim Abdul Wadud has passed…
He was strong on various different levels of Islamic Knowledge. I heard of people comparing him to the likes of Ibn Abdul Barr
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'oon.
This is truly heart-breaking news, and that was the first Hadith that came to my mind too when I heard about it.
May Allah forgive his sins and shower him with His mercy. Ameen.
Today, the most senior scholar in Pakistan, 'Allamah Sarfraz Khan Safdar passed away. Here is what a scholar wrote about him: “I recall during our Mishkat year at Darul ‘Ulum Karachi, ‘Allamah Sarfaraz Khan Safdar saheb paid an unannounced visit. All classes were immediately suspended and all the students and teachers gathered in the mosque. Hadhrat was requested to give a dars (lesson) on Sahih al-Bukhari. Instead of a student reading the text in front of the shaykh (as is the norm), Shaykhuna ‘Allamah Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani saheb became a student and very politely and humbly asked if he could read the text! I could see some of our teachers of hadith almost fighting for Hadhrat’s feet as he sat there delivering the dars. “
May Allah forgive the Shaykh and grant him al-Firdaws. There are some videos about the Shaykh and also Shaykh ad-Dedew speaking about him here: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=dedewiat&vi…
Shaykh Budaah Walad al-Busayri (بُدَّاهْ بن البصيري), who was one of the greatest scholars alive and was a colleague of Shaykh Muhammad Saalim, just passed away a few days ago as well.. may Allah forgive him and have mercy on him. Here is a news article: http://www.alakhbar.info/6459-0–FCB-0F-FBCC–C…
These two scholars were giants who authored works on all branches of knowledge and sadly they remain largely unknown to the Ummah even among students of knowledge.