10 Muslim Speakers Making it Count on YouTube
Posted on 15/07/2015
Gone is the time when random users used to upload random lectures on YouTube that they either recorded on their phones or via their TV screens. Today, Muslim speakers are receiving high-quality screen time on YouTube channels that are updated frequently with new content.
Here are few Muslim speakers winning hearts and minds on YouTube:
As the founder of Bayyinah, an Insitute in Texas for learning Qur’anic Arabic, and a renowned International Speaker, Nouman Ali Khan rose to fame six years ago when his talks started getting uploaded to YouTube by his fans. Now, his lectures on YouTube are a go-to resource for anyone willing to learn the Qur’an. He is known for connecting with the youth; another reason for his popularity on YouTube.
As one of the friendliest guys on screen, Omar Suleiman’s talks on YouTube about how the Companions of Prophet Muhammad pbuh used to interact with the Qur’an, amongst his many other pearls, have won over a plenty. If you watch lectures on the Qur’an on YouTube and haven’t come across him, it is as if you never used YouTube.
Abdul Nasir Jangda is the founder of Qalam Insitute and is famous for his talks about the Biography of Prophet Muhammad pbuh. He will go into more depth than any other speaker and will analyze the life of the seventh century and derive anectodes from it for our life today. Yup, he’s got a major following on YouTube.
Turned pro at the young age of 22, Abdel Rahman Murphy can relate to the youth like not other and can deliver talks on topics like love and desires and yes you can imagine his videos receiving a lot of views then. YouTube has given a platform to people to finally break societal taboos and talk open about things that matter. And Abdel Rahman Murphy like others has proved that Islam encourages us to do so.
Well, men don’t receive all the spotlight these days, at least not on YouTube. Yasmin Mogahed has single-handedly repaired so many broken hearts via her talks on spirituality and finding the true meaning of life. She has become a YouTube sensation faster than any one could even imagine.
Known for his motivational speeches, Mufti Menk has attracted a large audience on YouTube. His talks are not only relevant to the modern age but also so amusingly orchestrated, that it is difficult to avoid him. He’s got a degree in Shari’a Law from the University of Madinah Munawwarah, but on YouTube he is famous for sharing beneficial reminders from the Qur’an.
If you want to learn Tajweed – correct pronunciation of the Qur’an – you got to learn from Wisam Sharieff. His epic recitation of the Qur’an coupled with his powerful voice can send a shiver down your spine even if you are relaxing on your bed while watching a YouTube video of his.
Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) in Washington, DC and is famous on YouTube for her discussions on defending Islam from its stereotypical image and how the cultural and political changes in the Muslim world have affected its residents.
Yasir Qadhi may be notorious on YouTube for tackling difficult questions, but his way of explaining a point is unlike any other and this is what makes him thrive on YouTube. His discussions on CNN have received much popularity online and have made him a gem in the Muslim world.
Suhaib Webb is an emotional genius because he talks about matters that actually matter to the youth. And because YouTube’s primary audience is the youth, he’s got plenty of support. His blog is frequented by anyone and everyone looking to find some spiritual high ground and relieve themselves of any emotional and psychological stress.