Imams and scholars who grew up here in the United States are often better able to connect with the larger society. This session addresses how to overcome the lack of American Muslim scholars and Imams and how to work toward building initiatives to address this need.
“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.'” (Tirmidhi)
Many people think that when they have sinned, they can’t go back to Allah and aren’t worthy of being forgiven. Tawbah is seen as being exclusively for those who are closer to Him. When Allah promises reward, it’s mandatory; however, punishment is not. It can be followed by forgiveness if you genuinely repent. Hope for Allah’s mercy – Allah forgives those who truly want to be forgiven. Allah SWT says in the Qur’an: “So remember Me, I will remember you … ”[2:152], “ … ‘call upon Me, I will respond to you’ … ” [40:60], and “… Allah will not punish them, while they seek forgiveness” [8:33].
How should we, as a minority segment of society, deal with the majority? Even if we have to be different sometimes, it doesn’t mean we have to isolate ourselves from society. When it comes to practicing Islam and dealing with those who differ with us in our beliefs and practices, we need to keep in line with the dealings of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). Are there common areas where we can work together?
Imam Suhaib Webb talks about Surah Yousuf and the story of Prophet Yousuf in a “down to earth” conversation that puts the lessons learned from the story into perspective for people of all levels of faith.
What does the ideal Muslim leader look like? When does a leader take initiative and when is it better to take the back seat? How does one continue work in the midst of burnout? Imam Suhaib Webb explains.
In this halaqah, Imam Suhaib Webb reflects on the current political and social environment Islam and Muslims currently face in America and the West in general regarding Islamophobia and violent extremism.
In a well-known Hadith the Prophet Muhammad, Blessings and Peace upon him, once asked his companions, who was bankrupt among his nation. They proceeded to mention the one lacking material means. He, peace upon him, responded that the truly bankrupt person was one lacking righteous deeds on the Day of Resurrection, while having insulted, slandered and demeaned others. Imam Suhaib will examine the implications of this Hadith and discuss its relevance for our lives and times. He will situate that discussion in the context of a deeper examination of the idea of religious poverty.
Imam Suhaib Webb talks about the power of prayer and supplication to Allah for protection and strength from the traps of the dunya. He also discusses the idea of “transhumanism” or how people can live forever.
In this Intimate Conversations video, Ta’leef founder Usama Canon and special guest Imam Suhaib Webb talk about CHANGE. In a heartfelt manner, Imam Suhaib discusses the importance of the work Ta’leef Collective is doing and how we should look at the concept of change in our community juxtaposed with the Shari’a and history of the early Muslim communities.
Imam Suhaib Webb’s lecture at Kumpulan Karangkraf, Shah Alam, Malaysia on the 5th October 2011.
In this lecture, Imam Suhaib discusses three main questions pertaining to the question “Where do we begin?” Where do we begin with Allah (swt)? Where do we begin with the Prophet Muhammad? Where do we begin with Islam itself?