Islamic Character Seeking Knowledge Video

Where Do We Begin?

Imam Suhaib Webb’s lecture at Kumpulan Karangkraf, Shah Alam, Malaysia on the 5th October 2011.

In this lecture, Imam Suhaib discusses three main questions pertaining to the question “Where do we begin?” Where do we begin with Allah (swt)? Where do we begin with the Prophet Muhammad? Where do we begin with Islam itself?

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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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  • At around 56:00, Imam mentions a Maliki jurist in West Africa and discusses his vision in medicine and his foresight to treat poorer people with music. What was this jurist’s name?

  • salam alikom brother, i’m send thanking you for you, for being you, for sending us some islam by a very nice and smooth way.

  • I like this speech. Suhaib webb preaches with his heart. That’s the reason I like his website and stuff. I have tried listening to so many shaykhs. Only 3 or 4 of them touch me like a human should, who speak out of sincerity. Otherwise most of the religious people I meet just make me feel like a big worthless loser in this world. May God bless suhaib webb and all good human beings. Amen

  • I am a bit disappointed that I have not seen the questions raised above not addressed after almost a year.
    I enjoy Suhaibwebb and feel always inspired by what I read or watch on this site.
    Keep up the good work.
    Edmonton, Alberta

  • I also had to stop listening to the video not because it was not interesting but rather because of the children noise in the background. I do not understand why people bring their children to events that are geared towards adults.
    We have the same problem here in Edmonton. A friend of mine stopped going to the halaqa held at a local mosque because of the children running around which made it difficult for her to listen. I was planning on going to them as I heard the lady leading them was doing a good job but when I was told about the children running around I didn’t bother.
    We are losing people as a result of parents not tending to their children and this is unfortunate.
    Edmonton. Alberta

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