Imam Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American Muslim activist and speaker. After converting to Islam, Webb left his career as a DJ and studied at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education. He also studied privately under a Senegalese Shaykh, learning enough Islam and Arabic to become a community leader in Oklahoma City, where he was hired as Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. He simultaneously started teaching at Mercy School, an Islamic K-12 school in Oklahoma City.
In 2004, he departed with his wife and children to Cairo, where he studied at Al-Azhar University in the College of Shari`ah. Additionally, he was in charge of the English translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Masriyah and trained as a Mufti. Webb strongly advocates for an articulation of American Islam that is authentic, and has leaders that are acutely aware of the issues facing Muslim Americans.
Imam Suhaib currently serves as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) in Roxbury, MA. He is the founder and an instructor at Ella Collins Institute. He also is a member of the North American Fiqh Council, was named on of the 500 most important Muslims for 2010, 2011 and 2012 and hosts “Refections” a weekly T.V program on Malaysia’s T.V al-Hijra as well as “Inner Dimensions” a weekly show on Malaysia’s Radio IKIM every Sunday eventing at 6:30pm.
Please visit www.suhaibwebb.com, a forum convened by Imam Suhaib with 27 regular contributors, for a series of latest articles, audio, videos, translations, and other resources. The blog seeks to bridge orthodox and contemporary Islamic knowledge, bringing to light issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West.
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