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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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  • Salaam!

    Quick favour – would you guys be able to convert it into an audio file in shaa Allaah? (Unless there’s a way I can do it myself, in which case pls do let me know!)

    JazakumAllahu khair!


    • salam, there are free youtube to mp3 converters, you can just google it and download one. I have most of Suhaib’s videos converted that way (it’s easier to knit a scarf without having to look at the vdo:)). Only thing is that it can take ages for a good quality mp3

      • I tried that, but it’s only for youtube. I couldn’t find this lecture on youtube, is it available there?

        • you got me there, i didn’t notice it’s vimeo – that needs premium subscription for most programmes… i guess it’s now to SDW to upload it to youtube inshaAllah 🙂

  • I wanted to know what happened to the “Women in the Quran” lectures on Imam Suhaib’s youtube channel? It was a 4 part series at the MCA. They were there one day and that same day taken down. Will you post them again? I’m very eager to listen to them! May Allah reward your efforts. Ameen.

  • Salaam

    Instead of universals, I feel a better term is principles or values. It seems to resonate with people.

    Ive been asking myself as a father, what principles or values do I want to teach my children. I’ve asked ‘religious folk’, what are the principles of Islam? There is no clarity or consensus. They respond with actions not principles like Salah or Fasting.

    Honesty, family or tolerance, etc. This is not on the forefront because scholars dont talk in terms of principles.

    However, when I speak to people of some other faiths. They speak in terms of principles. Their religion is about service, generosity and social justice, etc.

    • Asalamu alaykum,

      Arabic is so sensitive the switching the terms could have a serious impact. There is a big different between kuliyat (universals) and qawaid (principles). Inshallah, as time goes on, and literacy increases, the difference will be clearer.


  • As-salam alaykum

    People, don’t sleep on this lecture because you will missing a great deal.

    I loved the following:
    1) our problematic state of scholarship in West, and the need for intellectual and financial patronage for developing the profound scholarship needed for our time
    2) increasing religious literacy that does not mean that people are scholars just because they are well-versed in numerous religious sciences
    3) to raise the level of discourse, rather than just give talks in which the audience know everything mentioned, or the audience just acts like ‘fans’
    4) the message that when you come to an Imam Suhaib lecture, then bring your pen and pad, because he’s not on stage to get busy whilst you’re just entertained
    5) the call for profound brotherhood and spirituality

    May Allah bless you, increase you and make all your affairs graced with tawfiq, amin

    • Assalaamu Alaikum!

      Jazaakallah Khairan Jiddan for the wonderful speech. It is extremely informative and absolutely relevant. May Allah SWT increase your eemaan, ilm, hikmah and the tawfeeq to continue to educate the Muslim Ummah with such inspiring talks. Ameen.


  • You truly are one of the “Ghazis” of Dr. Iqbal. Koing doing!!
    ALLAH bless you & your family

  • Alhamdulillahi Rabbi Alamin.

    It is very important as you are doing this kind of work in islam in a country that many people does not know how marriage works in islam, it is an added advantage to both Muslims and Christian. Please keep it up, may the Almighty Allah bless you and the organization, amin.

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