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As Muslims in this age how do we make sense of what is happening around us? There are various movements in the Muslim in the last two hundred years that have struggled to do that. Imam Suhaib Webb explains.
Imam Suhaib Webb gives a khutbah reminding us that the dunya and Shaytan are trying to take us away from remembering Allah with distractions but we must have patience and persevere the tests and trials we face.
When making important decisions such as picking the right college, committing to a new career, or even choosing the right spouse, it’s easy to become deceived by what ‘looks’ shiny. It can be harder to make the right choice, but one way to overcome uncertainty in decision making is to consult the Best of Planners, Allah. How can we see past the good looks or well-built resumes to know things for what they really are?
Imam Suhaib Webb joined the MCC congregation in which he offered his thoughts and spiritual insights on where to go now and addressed post-election jitters. HIs talk was given at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay in Pleasanton, California on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.” (Bukhari)
In Islam, Jesus is a Messenger of Allah (God) and the Messiah who was sent to guide the Children of Israel with a new scripture, the Gospel. The belief in Jesus (and all other messengers of God) is required in Islam, and a requirement of being a Muslim. The Quran mentions Jesus by name twenty-five times. It confirms miraculous birth of Jesus to Mary. Imam Suhaib Webb discusses briefly his life and miracles.
How do we use the deen to conquer our desires? How do we avoid our desires from committing prohibited actions? Especially with those who are young and growing up in a society where it is easy to access things that are prohibited. Imam Suhaib Webb explains this and more.
Imam Suhaib Webb reminds us of our priorities as Muslims living in our current situation. We are forgetting about way of the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and getting distracted with what we believe is urgent but it isn’t.
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?
Imam Suhaib Webb emphasizes the importance of the family. He encourages increase in family bonding and activities during Ramadan and gives some practical suggestions for ways to increase family togetherness.