Archive for the ‘Dawah (Outreach)’ category

Human Encounters, Perception and the Muslim Response

Several years ago my wife had a series of phone conversations with a reporter from a local news agency. They had a couple of nice conversations and agreed on a time to meet and do an interview for the TV station. We drove to the station and when we arrived the receptionist looked surprised that […]

What Muslims Should Sound Like

In collaboration with ICNYU Podcast: Download Every day, it seems, more and more negative images of Islam and Muslims pour into our media.  It’s not too hard to imagine what words come to mind when our fellow Americans think of our religion, and we can see around us the effects of our inaction.  We don’t tell our […]

A Call for Leadership

It was Ramadan in Jerusalem just after salah. The stone-walls and pathways spoke of deep, long histories of nations past; simply walking through the city brought to mind ancient conquests and childhood stories. As we passed through the crowds of people, a man yelled out to one of the vendors. The vendor was selling BBQ […]

Why All Americans Should Want a Mosque in their Neighborhood

Every few weeks, it seems that another newspaper article appears with the frightful headline, “Community X Protests New Mosque, Council Grants Building Approval.” It seems that fear has gripped even the most sensible of us. A masjid (literally the “place of prostration” in Arabic, or “mosque” as they are known in English), has unjustifiably become […]

Why Was Surat al-Fatiha Sent Twice?

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | […]

The Role of Muslim Students

Mariam Gave Herself to the Da`wah

What Would Mariam Do? Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV When we think about Mariam (alayha sallatu wa sallam – may Allah send His peace and blessings on her), how often do we associate her role with the da`wah of Islam? Do we realize how much she cared about her people […]

Virtual Pulpit: Net Mosques, Congregations & Imams – Talk by Imam Suhaib Webb

Virtual Pulpit: Net Mosques, Congregations & Imams Speech by Imam Suhaib Webb at the “Islam and Media” conference, held on March 8th, 2010 at UC Berkeley. This event was the second in a series organized by UC Berkeley’s Centers of South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East Studies in their year-long Islam Today program. This […]

It’s a Desert

“It’s a desert.” That’s how I always referred to the weather back home when explaining to  my American friends about the climate I grew up in. I thought that summed it up, and gave an accurate description of how sunny and intolerably hot it was most days of the year. One day while hanging out […]

In Remembrance of Sister Aminah Assilimi

by Jannah Sr. Aminah Assilmi died today in a sudden car accident. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`un. She was 65 and had been ill a few years ago but had been doing much better recently. She died instantly I read. SubhanAllah, indeed it is true we do not know when or how any of […]

Think About It!

Humor me! Get ten pieces of Lego or any stackable items and build a simple tower by stacking one piece on top of the other. Now take the tower apart and start over again, except this time I would like you to start in the middle. Take the fifth piece and suspend it in the […]

Hip Hop, Da`wah and Reality

By Taqiudeen bin Patrick Co-Founders of An Nasr Productions on Their Decision to Migrate from Muslim Hip Hop to Focus on Their Studies In the name of Allah, Ar Rahmaan-ir Raheem, Prayers and peace be upon the last of the Prophets and Messengers Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah. When ANP was originally founded, our main objective was […]

Was Michael Jackson a Muslim?

Asalamu alaykum, Not sure. But I know one thing, my neighbors are not. Perhaps I need to rethink my priorities?

Religion and Relevance

Asalamu alaykum, Sh. Jamal Diwan recommened this to me. I found this show interesting for a number of reasons. 1. The inability of religously trained scholars to provide answers to the common people 2. The assumption that their questions require overly complicated answers 3. What role can our faith play in helping our societies? The […]

Can I Pray for My Co-Worker’s Guidance if He is a Christian?

The Question I work in an IT company here in California and we have pods where in 2 of us sit in one pod. The other guy who sits with me is a white American guy (basically a Christian). Whenever he sneezes someone from one of the other pods say ‘Bless You!’ and I do […]

The Siraj Wahaj Story: How One Community Wiped Out Gangs and Drugs

Winning the accolades of local law enforcement as well as the Mayor. Imam Siraj is a true American hero. Instead of leaving children behind, Imam Siraj’s community got in the trenches and served others.

Boston Eid Khutbah

O Ummah! Do not Despair!

Suhaib Webb gave a khutbah on August 24th, 2007 at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Columbus, Ohio titled, “O Ummah! Do not Despair!” Podcast: Download (Duration: 27:27 — 25.1MB)

The Trouble with Rage..

Assalamu Alikum As we sat together in the back of Al-Azhar, the heat of the sun was apparent more than its light. The air was thick; a fusion of Cairo’s pollution, dust and its famous humidity. Like birds on a scarecrow, we sat motionless under the shadow of an ancient Ottoman pillar as the Sheikh’s […]