“Video from Last week’s Friday Sermon. May Allah forgive me for my shortcomings, and I thank him for what I said that was correct.” – Suhaib Webb
By: Daniel Burke
The mosque in Roxbury was crowded past capacity, with about 1,200 college students, urban hipsters and East Africans crowded into the hallways and front stairs.
They wanted to hear Imam Suhaib Webb, resident scholar of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and widely considered one of the country’s most influential Muslims, respond to Sam Harris and Bill Maher, who recently called Islam the “mother lode of bad ideas” and compared Muslims to the Mafia.
In a documentary produced by the Bridges Foundation, a brief background about Islam is explained and the proper definition, historical context, and current interpretation of jihad in Islam are expounded upon by Muslim scholars and leaders including Imam Suhaib Webb, Fadel Soliman, and Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick. They are also joined by academics and scholars from various universities such as Dr. Robert Pape, Dr. Gunnar Westberg, and Dr. Samuel Pierce who share current research and information about terrorism and it’s lack of connection to Islam.
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“How many times have people turned blessings into curses.” This wise statement hits home, addressing one of our greatest challenges. The challenge of success. Join Imam Suhaib as he addresses this challenge in this short clip by reflecting on a lesson he learned from one of his teachers. The Prophet’s companions would gather together saying, “Let’s sit a moment for faith.” In that light, Ella Collins Institute presents Two Minutes for Faith with Imam Suhaib Webb. Ella Collins Institute is a grass roots education institution that focuses on adult education and Imam training. Look for ECI’s up and coming events and the opening of our institute for training Imams and female pastors in the fall of 2015. Support us at ellacollinsinstitute.org. Be sure to follow Imam Suhaib Webb on FaceBook and Twitter. Show us the love and help us build a grassroots for the community by the community. Peace!