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Virtual Pulpit: Net Mosques, Congregations and Imams

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Uploaded on Mar 15, 2010

This event is 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 program, with the theme "Islam, New Media and Youth Culture" is designed to explore how Muslim youth around the world are using new media, politics and popular culture to explore their identities, find "virtual" communities, promote new agendas and confront stereotypes.

Imam Suhaib Webb is an American Muslim activist and scholar. Born William Webb in Oklahoma in 1972, he experienced a three-year period of exposure to Islam in his late teens through local Muslim acquaintances and became a Muslim in 1992, taking the name Suhaib. He studied at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Education. He currently studies in Cairo at Al-Azhar University in the College of Islamic Law and completed his memorization of the Quran. Additionally, he is in charge of the English translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Masriyah and is currently training as a Mufti and working on an M.A. in Islamic Law. Imam Suhaib entered the blog world early on and he describes the blog as a bridge between the idealized notions of theology and the realties of everyday life- a place where the convent meets Times Square and clergy meets the masses. : http://www.suhaibwebb.com/

This event is sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, the Center for South Asia Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies at GTU, Altmuslim.com, the Asia Society Northern California, and the Arab Cultural and Community Center.

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