Imam Suhaib Webb

On Ap1063680_19127328079_1361585577_nril 1, 2014, Imam Suhaib Webb became ISBCC’s first Resident Scholar, after serving as our Imam since December 2012. In his new role as Resident Scholar, Imam Webb will continue to guide the religious vision of the ISBCC, to deliver the majority of Friday sermons and halaqas, and to represent our community in the public sphere locally. At the same time, this new role will allow Imam Webb the flexibility to fully take on serving and representing the American-Muslim community nationally. Imam Webb intends to begin putting the vision of Islam in America into writing, exploring creative ways of conveying it, and traveling more to spread this vision to other communities across America, among exploring other ways of serving the national Muslim community. The ISBCC team is delighted to share our scholar with Muslim communities across the nation and excited about what new possibilities this will bring to America.





Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American Muslim Resident Scholar, 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 bachelors 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 at 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 and resident scholar in various communities across the country, Imam Webb decided to further his education and training in Islamic Law and various other Islamic sciences. Imam Webb enrolled at the world-renowned Islamic educational institution Al-Azhar University in the College of Shariʿah. There he studied at the college and privately with leading Islamic thinkers on contemporary 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).

While undergoing rigorous training in Islamic Law, Imam Webb completed the memorization of the Quran while in the city of Makkah. Imam Webb has not only studied at Al-Azhar but also holds a number of licenses from traditional scholars in various sciences as was practiced in traditional Islamic law for centuries.

Imam Suhaib 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 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 in 2010 and 2013 as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.

From December 2011 to March 2014 Imam Suhaib Webb served as the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center’s Imam. In April 2014 he transitioned into ISBCC’s Resident Scholar. Imam Webb has lectured extensively around the world including the Middle East, East Asia, Europe, North Africa and North America.  He is also the founder and an Instructor at Ella Collins Institute. He lives in Boston, MA and is a proud Celtics fan.

What others have said:

  • Rabbi Ronne Friedman “We see with Imam Webb and Yusufi’s presence over the last two years at the mosque a real attempt and desire to engage significantly, not only to build, but also to connect” (The Boston Globe)
  • Rabbi Ronne Friedman “They are really interested in creating an authentic… progressive tradition of American Islam. That really means connecting to other faith groups in the community and to other civic organizations and institutions in the community.” (The Boston Globe)
  • Reverend Samuel T. Lloyd III “When the imam, the major leader of the Muslim community, steps into the pulpit of, of all things, the key temple of the city, that is a momentous moment.” (The Boston Globe)
  • Todd Helmus “The problem isn’t Suhaib Webb. The problem is there aren’t more imams like Suhaib Webb” (The Boston Globe)


Suhaib Webb in the Press



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