The Crescent Report

January 14, 2008

Suhaib Webb

Filed under: Muslim Americans — Tags: — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 4:40 pm

This is a nice article about our brother Imam Suhaib Webb

William Webb would never have had to hide in the men’s room at a convention, waiting for a gaggle of girls to lose interest. But Imam Suhaib Webb is a different story. Such is the Muslim community’s fascination with this American-born Azhari student that one day he had to do just that.

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Webb is hard to miss, and his charisma and vision are even harder to ignore. Whether ambling through a bookstore in Old Cairo or sitting on the floor of Al-Azhar directing visitors, Webb is clearly at home. But few Azhari students are tall, blond, blue-eyed and reared on American hip-hop in a rough part of America’s heartland.

More importantly, few students at Al-Azhar share Webb’s daunting mission. Part of the vanguard of a new generation of American Muslim leaders, he is trying to articulate an American Islam that reflects both its heritage of Eastern scholarship and the needs of its American believers. Easy? Not in the slightest.

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1 Comment »

  1. Cross-posted here:
    http://www.masnet.org/articleinterest.asp?id=4729

    Comment by Aishah Schwartz — January 14, 2008 @ 9:16 pm


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