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.
YES! Everyone email the chancellor!
May Allah reward the brothers and sisters involved. Glad to know there are Muslims who don’t accept the status quo and stand up for what they believe in. Nor do they fear the blame of others, as long as they are on the side of truth.
In a time where everywhere is so scared to say or do anything due to the climate of fear, these individuals should be commended and are examples for all of us to follow.
While many of us who are older, have jobs, and families will come up with excuses not to engage and organize against the corrupt politicians, these individuals remind us that the struggle will go on with or without us.
May Allah give them strength and support, and keep us loyal to the truth and nothing else.
Thank you Shaykh for taking a clear position. Even though I do not agree with the protest approach, I do think these brothers deserve our support as the University is dealing with them harshly.
Huffington Post piece in support of the Eleven: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/salam-al-marayati/free-11-muslim-students-r_b_461927.html
We need to properly train and organize these type of protests whenever applicable. All Muslims should support these people.
More info at http://www.irvine11.com
JazakALlah khair for your support and message. Dear imam, do you have any good book recommendations that discusses what Hassan, Hussein, Abdullah ibn Masood, Abdallah ibn Zubair and their likes stood up for.