Imam Suhaib gives a third khtubah (sermon) on Spiritual Challenges at ISBCC.
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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.
Al hamdu-lilahi Rabil Alamin, May Allah continue to bestow His mercy and grace on Imam Suhaib Webb and the community of ISBCC, Insha-Allah, I would like for my family and I to visit the community someday.
The khutbah series spiritual challenges gives a lot of food for thought. Al-hamdu-lilah, I pray to Allah that He gives me the determination that Imam Webb was speaking of to enrich my relationship with Allah and grant me the ability to strive hard to realize the light of iman in my heart!
So, my message to Imam Webb and the community of ISBCC please keep up the good work, and may grant you taufiq to do so! As-Salaamu-Alaikum.
I was wondering, is there any transcriptoins available of this khutbah available?
I would like to know if there’s an Arabic transcript of the doah that was mention by Imam Suhaib which is translated into “Oh Allah,I ask you to grant me rigour and determination and uprightness of this deen, and determination upon guidance, and I ask you to make me think for your nikmah, and perfect your worship, and I ask you for a sound heart and a truthful tongue, and I ask you for the best that you know for me, and I repent from you the sins that i done…” Shukran 🙂