Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari is a Lebanese teacher and motivational speaker at Jeddah Dawah Centre, KSA. He has studied Aqeedah, Fiqh and Islamic sciences under prominent scholars in U.S.A. and Saudi Arabia. He teaches weekly classes in various Islamic Sciences and delivers the Jumu’ah Khutbah in Arabic and English. Born as a Muslim, he spent most of early life as a non-observant Muslim along with the rest of his family. He then migrated to U.S.A. for further education. As Abu Musab hilariously tells the story,
“I got into all kinds of Hollywood-like situations in my life that time and good manners prevent me from elaborating. The bottom line was the fact that I joined an underground rap group called “Scums of the Earth” who were all Buddhists and I subsequently became a Buddhist myself. I suffered a lot for 5 years internally even though externally I appeared to be living a lavish life and enjoying myself. After reaching rock bottom and the epitome of humiliation, I got hired by a Lebanese Muslim gentleman who was running an insurance company. He treated me very kindly and helped me out a lot. He used to establish the Salaah and in turn, I started to pray with him out of shyness and as a token of appreciation to the assistance he provided me with. He would also take me with him to the Masjid on Fridays and I would listen to the sermons and become more convinced that the way I was leading my life was a destructive one.”
Known for his use of humour and pop-culture references to spread the Message of Islam, Abu Mussab pulls no punches with the Truth. His no-holds barred approach makes him a polarizing figure. He is extremely popular with young Muslims due to his ability to relate to their situation.