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The Shaykh of Dawah in the West: Imam Siraj Wahhaj

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Islam
  • Date: Jan 4,2006 | 02:38 PM

A biographical history of Imam Siraj Wahhaj’s dawah work in Brooklyn and across North America.

The following points are discussed in a series of audio files:

  • Imam Siraj shares his thoughts on the challenges facing the Muslim community and obstacles to Muslim Unity

  • Finding strength through his conviction to Islam and family support, Imam Siraj highlights the many blessings in his personal life.
  • Imam Siraj discusses his role as an activist and his vision for the future.
  • Imam Siraj shares his compelling journey of spiritual discovery and racial identity taking him from the baptist chruch, throught the Nation of Islam, and eventually to Islam.
  • Imam Siraj’s journey to Islam led him to Saudia Arabia where he studied Islamic sciences and gleaned a better understanding of his role as a Muslim
    in America.

  • Imam Siraj chronicles his famous anti-drug campaign in Brooklyn, New York.

I recommend everyone to spend some time and listen to a few clips of what Imam Siraj Wahhaj has to say. He has done a lot for Islam in North America. May Allah swt continue to bless him! Ameen!


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  • 13 Responses for "The Shaykh of Dawah in the West: Imam Siraj Wahhaj"

    1. striving January 28th, 2006 at 9:00 pm

      It was bothering me how he was not receiving any post recognition…so I felt I should end the silence. He is Masha’Allah an amazing speaker and very inspiring. Personally, I would looove to see him come speak at Stony, insha’Allah.

    2. Anonymous March 12th, 2006 at 8:32 pm

      even tho this post was sooo 2 months ago i juss wanna say… omg i love sheikh siraj! hes the coolest guy ever, i watched his tapes of him dooing khutba’s to the ppl in jail….its pretty ecxiting…wat can i say hes a very “mashallah” kinda guy…
      tootles

    3. mohamed September 11th, 2006 at 2:59 am

      Isn’t he a member of the wahhabi lobby USA?

    4. Mujahideen Ryder September 11th, 2006 at 7:12 am

      mohamed on September 11, 2006 at 2:59 am said:

      Isn’t he a member of the wahhabi lobby USA?

      No way! Not even close!

    5. mohamed September 12th, 2006 at 6:35 am

      Yeah?

      So where did he study smart guy?

    6. Mujahideen Ryder September 12th, 2006 at 10:38 am

      mohamed on September 12, 2006 at 6:35 am said:

      Yeah?

      So where did he study smart guy?

      Did you even listen to the biography that this post links to? SubhanAllah!

    7. mohamed September 14th, 2006 at 10:33 am

      Just like i thought, Saudi Arabia. You can bet he didn’t study sufism.

      Whats wrong with you muslims in America?

      Why are you so easy? Why don’t you search for the truth then wait for rich Saudis to present you with free food?

      You are the most backward of all muslims, and i bet you all don’t even know that. You guys support wahhabis probably more than Saudis, the sad thing about it is you are not even aware of it. Talk about being left in the dark.

    8. Mujahideen Ryder September 14th, 2006 at 10:37 am

      mohamed on September 14, 2006 at 10:33 am said:

      Just like i thought, Saudi Arabia. You can bet he didn’t study sufism.

      Whats wrong with you muslims in America?

      Why are you so easy? Why don’t you search for the truth then wait for rich Saudis to present you with free food?

      You are the most backward of all muslims, and i bet you all don’t even know that. You guys support wahhabis probably more than Saudis, the sad thing about it is you are not even aware of it. Talk about being left in the dark.

      HAHAH wow this is the first time someone called me a wahabi hahahahahaha.

      anyways, jsut to let you knwo there are sufi scholars in saudi and they to study in mecca and medina.

      😀

    9. mohamed September 17th, 2006 at 11:23 am

      Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki
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      Shaikh Muhammad Alawi al-MalikiAl- Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi ibn Abbas al-Maliki (1947 – 2004) was a prominent Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia. He was born in Mecca to a family of reputed scholars who, like himself, taught in the Sacred Mosque.

      Whereas Wahhabism is the official branch of Islam in Saudi Arabia, al-Maliki adhered to the Maliki traditional school of Islamic jurisprudence, and was a renowned teacher of Sufism. Because of this difference with the Wahhabi religious establishment, al-Maliki has been accused of heresy, banned from preaching at the Sacred Mosque, had his passport revoked, and has even been arrested.

      EDUCATE YOURSELVES AND STOP LIVING IN AN EGGSHELL CREATED BY THE WAHHABI ISNA, CAIR, ICNA AND MAS AND REALIZE YOU ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OFF. FORGET THAT SIRAJ WAHHAJ GUY.

      http://www.sunnah.org/history/Scholars/honoring_as_sayyid_Alawi.htm

    10. Mujahideen Ryder’s Blog - Not the average Muslim blog… » Islam: Hip-Hop’s Official Religion June 8th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

      […] The Nation of Islam is a major factor as to why Black Muslims make up the majority of Muslims here in North America. Although, the Nation of Islam have totally different core beliefs from Islam, it opens the path for blacks to come to Islam. Like Imam Siraj Wahaj, who was formely a member of Nation of Islam, is now one of the most elite and top Imams in North America. The Nation of Islam should be given all credit in it’s relgious, spiritual and political influence over the hip-hop world. Louis Farrakhan had talk at the Hip Hop summit in 2001 challenging the hip-hop artists to improve the future of the youth that follow them by rapping about postive things in their lyrics to eliminate racism, stereotypes and bringing peace in urban communities and to their fans worldwide. […]

    11. Guled Ibrahim June 10th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

      shaykh siraj wahhaj may Allah bless you and may Allah reward you the highest paradise insha Allah.

      I hope insha Allah someday you come masjid ibnutaymia at columbus, ohio

    12. Ishaq Jumbe September 13th, 2008 at 3:52 am

      Someone please send me lectures and speeches by American Sheikhs, especially Sheikh Siraj Wahhaj (by E-mail).I heard him once and have been looking for him since.Or alternatively direct me on how to get them in Kenya. Assalamu Alaikum

    13. Dr Basheer B L Shabangu December 15th, 2009 at 4:44 am

      Assalaamu alaikum.

      I appeal from the Kingdom of Swaziland on behalf of a small muslim minority in need of duahs, advice, referrals and recommendations in the following areas

      1. literature, qurans, books, dawah materials in written, oral and audio format.
      2. structural assistance in establishing an office, school(s) and income generation and upliftment programmes for the community women and destitute/vulnerable children.

      We do not have access to organizations/embassies here and are all by our helpless selves.

      Your brother in Islam

      Dr Basheer B L Shabangu

      MBChB BSc

      Chairman; Islamic Youth Org of Swaziland.

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