A talk given at the Lighthouse masjid during Imam Suhaib’s visit to California.
You can listen to it on the website or right click the “Download link” and click Save File As and download it onto your computer.
Part 1:[audio:https://www.virtualmosque.com/audio/Message_to_the_Converts_Part1.mp3|titles=Message to the Converts Part I by Suhaib Webb]
Podcast: Download (Duration: 25:04 — 12.1 MB)
Part 2:[audio:https://www.virtualmosque.com/audio/Message_to_the_Converts_Part2.mp3|titles=Message to the Converts Part 2 by Suhaib Webb]
Podcast: Download (Duration: 30:01 — 14.4 MB)
Part 3:[audio:https://www.virtualmosque.com/audio/Message_to_the_Converts_Part3.mp3|titles=Message to the Converts Part 3 by Suhaib Webb]
Podcast: Download (Duration: 27:35 — 13.3 MB)
Salaam alaikum Imam Suhaib,
Jazak Allahu Khair for this valuable post, I think it applies not only to converts, but all Muslims, so I hope everyone takes the time to download and listen. One thing that (IMHO) we need more of is Imams locally whose Jumah khutbahs revolve around what’s going on in our societies today. It seems that sometimes the khutbahs revolve around the same basic abstract concepts and do not address what our communities are experiencing today. I don’t want anyone to think I’m complaining, I do learn new and valuable information in jumah khutbahs alhamdullilah. However, it’s good to in corporate what is going on in the ummah and equip the community to handle situations as you have done here. I’m not a convert, but I felt that a lot of what you discuss here really connected.
I will second what Sr. Fuseina said above. I think I’ve experienced both – khutbahs that were in general addressing lessons that we can learn from given our early history, but I do recall several also that used those lessons to apply to today’s situations, especially in America. Yes, I do think more can be done in this regard of course.
I do think we always need this reminder of how to guide our new brothers and sisters. In many cases, they have given up their families or at least been forced to make many difficult adjustments with their families, so it should be, as Imam Webb stated, a gradual process, with lots of support, warmth, care, and understanding.
Imam Webb – ma’sha’allah, great talk my dear respected brother. I know that you are away from the States these days, but I must say I’m very proud that you are part of the American Muslim fold (not to mention the Ummah as a whole) and as you say, we have a lot of work to do, but I’m glad that we have you, among others, to guide through this critical time in our history. Jazak’Allahu Khairan for the valuable, informative and of course, entertaining talk. Ameen to your beautiful du’as.
jazakhallah khair shaykh Suhaib. Very true.
I have not had much joy since my shahada. I hope that not just converts listen to it.
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I’m a revert too and It saddens me greatly to hear that you’ve not found joy since your shahada.
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