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“I had a lot of trouble accepting God as a human being.”

                                                                                                ~ Suhaib Webb.

He was born William Webb in 1972 in Oklahoma, where he grew up in a Christian family. He became a successful local Hip-Hop DJ, making records with various artists and bands.  During this period of his life, he was a member of a gang and turned his back on religion. Commenting on Hip-Hop, Webb had this to say:

Hip-hop was more of a social movement than it is now. Now it’s all, ‘I got girls, I got some nice gold, nice car, I’ll kill you and I love my mamma.’ (Back in the) ‘80s and ‘90s, there was more of a sociopolitical, almost Afro-centric feel, which was kind of laced with the teachings of Islam due to the Nation of Islam and Malcolm X.

Funny enough, his grandfather was a preacher. He recalls:

I had a lot of trouble accepting God as a human being or creation. Even as a young child I would ask my mother questions. Suddenly, God is one of three instead of God just being God. So I became a little confused. How could the prophets before Jesus go to heaven if they couldn’t worship Jesus? If (the criteria for heaven was) worshipping and recognizing him as a deity and (as) the key to paradise?

Webb encountered Islam through some Muslim contacts and after a three-year period of exposure to Islam through local Muslim acquaintances, he reverted to Islam and took the name Suhaib. That was in 1992 at the age of twenty.  In fact, Webb got his first copy of the Qur’an at age 17 and as he says, “I read the Qur’an for three years in the restroom because I was scared my mother would pulverize me if she saw the Qur’an in her house”.

After his reversion to Islam, he left his career as a DJ and studied at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. After studying Islam in the USA and working as an Imam and teacher, in 2004, Suhaib Webb, his wife and children moved to Cairo, to study at Al-Azhar Islamic University. Suhaib has also spent 10 years studying with a Senegalese scholar and memorized the Qur’an under his guidance. He has studied with well-known sheikhs (Muslim scholars) in the US and United Kingdom and traveled to Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia to learn more. He is currently a lecturer at the Islamic American University (IAU) in Santa Clara, California. Suhaib Webb has been an active member of the Muslim American Society. He is the author of the best selling audio CD album Mothers of the Believers. Other lectures by Suhaib include:

►Servants of the Merciful (Ebaad ur Rahman)

►Allah will take care of you

►The Family of Umm Sulaym

►Successful Marriages

►Articulating Our Role as American Muslims

►Message to Those Seeking Guidance: Imam al-Muhasibi

►Living in the shade of the Qur’an

►Some Lessons from the Hijra

►5 Things you can do to taste the sweetness of Ramadhan

►The Implications of The Shahadah

►Life of  Our Prophet (series containing 32 lectures)

Website

http://www.suhaibwebb.com

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[References:  Alam, Farzina. “Faces Suhaib Webb.” Egypt Today Jan. 2008; “From America’s Bible belt to the halls of Al-Azhar.” The Brunei Times 8 Feb. 2008; < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b8kcb_Wv_M&gt;; “Convert to Islam Suhaib Webb full interview.” buildmyislam.com. 2 Sept. 2008.<http://www.buildmyislam.com/index.php?option=com_seyret&Itemid=76&task=videodirectlink&id=30>%5D

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EXtremely Smart

Posted: November 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

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  • Author: Salim Boss
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They are either Extremely Smart or Extremely Ignorant will make readers

doubt whether they had been smart in the first place. The book unravels the current

phenomenon of conversions to Islam and profiles some of the noteworthy Muslim

Converts. Those who thought that Islam is a religion of Arabs, Swahilis, Somalis or

Asians will be shocked to see men and women hailing from all races, unprecedentedly

flocking to the highly underestimated, least understood, terror-bound and highly talked about

religion. This book portrays the diversity of converts to Islam, from all walks of

life; from intellectuals to millionaires, to middle-class people; from whites to blacks, men

and women – all are subscribing to Islam.

The book magnifies the threat of Islamic domination highly feared by the capitalist world.

We’ve started hearing authors elucidating on the prospect of Europe becoming “Eurabia”!

Others highlight the danger of Islamic Supremacism! Then we hear the call for prayer

(Adhan) about to reverberate over the English city of Oxford on loudspeakers! The Sharia law

in secular governments with the Archbishop of Canterbury urging Britons to just accept the

coming of Sharia in the UK! Shariah Compliant Finance booming! In 2007, Muhammad was

ranked #2 most popular name for baby boys born in Britain with Jack taking the first position!

In Brussels, Mohammed has been the most popular name for a number of years! Muslims

having more decisive voice in the makeup of European governments! Non-Muslim Presidential

candidates wearing Islamic attires during campaigns! Funny enough ‘Hussein’ sleeps in the

White House! Then Prof. Ali Mazrui saying “. . . perhaps we can prophesize that in another

40 years the US will at last have a Muslim president!” President Obama’s Inaugural speech:

“To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual

respect.” Professor Paul Goble predicting Russian Army to become a Muslim–Majority Army

by 2015–2020. Before we forget, spontaneous outbursts of indignation all over the Muslim

world just because of depiction of Muhammad in a cartoon! Europeans joining Al-Qaida!

And there is also the awaited birth of clash of civilizations! We often see Adverts

having Muslim–looking–like characters! Halal chicken in Supermarkets! . . . And so on.

Is The New Islamic Order looming?

The myriad conversions to Islam bring Sir George Bernard Shaw’s prophecy close to reality

when he proclaimed: “If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe

within the next hundred years, it could be Islam.” Just the way Samuel Huntington

foresees:”Muslims in the world will continue to increase dramatically, amounting to

20 percent of the world’s population about the turn of the [21st] century, surpassing

the number of Christians some years later . . . .” And if that is not enough, Bernard

Lewis, a historian and the recipient of AEI’s Irving Kristol Award for 2007 made

his prediction in 2004 that Europe would be Islamic by the end of the century.

This book creates a context in which to think about the world’s most

newsworthy religion, Islam – its authenticity, what benefits it can offer

both in this transient earthly life and the infinite–life–after–death,

and provides the reader with a desire to seriously know “What’s

wrong with my religion – my fellow followers are dumping it

at an accelerated speed?” The book echoes Malcolm X’s

statement, “People don’t realize how a man’s whole life

can be changed by one book” because this is that one

book you need to read before you die.

 

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M.A. Student, Dept. of Political Science, University of Leipzig, German

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Administrative employee, Netherlands; he is also a freelance translator from English to Dutch; His Master’s thesis was on the application of Shari’ah Law in Sudan, University of Maastricht (UM), The Netherlands. He is also a student of Islamic knowledge.

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“I am a Non-Muslim but after reading the book, I now respect Muslims. I wish I could one day meet the author. The book has taught me much.”

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On July 8, 2010 at exactly 2:07:38 PM, an Email was sent from a reader to the Author:

“Hallo Salim Boss. A very close friend of mine sent me an email of your book “Extremely Smart or Extremely Ignorant” .While it is an enlightening book and it has lead me do some research [on Islam] and found out some things in Christianity that I tend not to agree with. But explain to me this concept of “JIHAD”  holy war coz to me . . . . Our God is a peaceful God! I am yet to read the Qur’an.”

Regards

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Accountant, Mombasa, Kenya.

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“This book is a cross between a rigorous academic text, with invaluable quotations, facts & figures, containing a database of must read books for Muslims and non-Muslims alike and a novel with very interesting but very true stories. I was inspired and enjoyed reading it. My only complaint is that it was too big to put in my handbag so I could carry it with me everywhere, everyday.”

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Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. LLM, University of Sydney.

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Founder and CEO of The New Dawn

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∼ Isabellah Wabomba

Communications/Media/Public Relations Practitioner, Kenya. MBA Graduate, University of Nairobi; BA in Communications, Daystar University. Currently Undertaking an Advanced Course in Islamic Studies for Reverts [i.e. New Muslims].

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Bachelor in Social Work, Volda University College, Norway.

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MA student, University of Nairobi doing Masters in Gender and Development Studies.

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