Suhaib Webb is an American Muslim Imam,thought leader and educator. After his conversion to Islam, Webb left a career in the music industry and pursued his passion in education. He enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree Imam Webb studied privately with a renowned Muslim Scholar of Senegalese descent. After intense private training in various Islamic sciences Imam Webb was hired as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, where he not only provided Khutbas (Sermons) and religious classes but also counseled families and young people. After serving as Imam, Imam Webb decided to further his education and training in Islamic Law and various other Islamic sciences. He enrolled at the worldrenowned Islamic educational institution Al-Azhar University in the College of Shari ʿah. There he also studied privately with leading Islamic thinkers of Islam. After years of study in the Arabic language he was appointed head of the English translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Masriyah as a Mufti (Jurist).
He completed his memorization of Qur’an there as well. Imam Webb strongly advocates for an authentic articulation of the American Muslim identity. He is a proponent of understanding the various challenges facing the American Muslim community and finding solutions based on an Authentic American Muslim experience. In 2009 his website www.suhaibwebb.com won the Brass Crescent’s best “Blog of the Year” award. Recently he was part of a delegation that visited Auschwitz to develop better understanding between Muslim and Jewish Americans. He was named by the British Government as a “Moderate Muslim leader” and was named one of the top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center 2010-2012. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, where he serves as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and is the founder and an instructor at Ella Collins Institute of Islamic and Cultural studies. Ella Collins Institute aims to provide intellectually, spiritually and socially stimulating courses that will develop a culture of civic engagement and empowerment by collaborating a classical understanding of Islam with modern scholarship.