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Voices For Change

Suhaib Webb discusses the permissibility of music in light of the MAS event titled Voices of Change.

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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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  • It cut off after a third, but I get the gist. I just want to let people know that I have been blessed to know a couple researchers for the encyclopedia and I have the general contact of the Khabeer (main supervisor and editor) Sh. Ahmad Kurdy Al-hanafi
    There are many scholars from all madhhabs and backgrounds on this work which started in the 80’s. They are not influenced by any governement oversight. They are respected scholars in their fields and when they bring there research it is respected and put into action and their is no tarjeeh (superiority) given to any opinion although if there is consensus or a majority opinion it is mentioned. To my knowledge this is the first unbiased multifacted encyclopedia of Fiqh in the history of our Ummah. If anyone from a given Islamic center in the States, Canada, or England would like to officially request one I can help you and it will be much easier if you come to Kuwait to collect it. If you like I will have Suhaib give you my e-mail for this purpose. I encourage every masjid in the west to have one since they do thoroughly deal with the fiqh al-Aqalliyat

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