A NEW IMAM, A NEW OUTLOOK
Leader of Roxbury mosque says he brings a welcoming vision
He grew up as a preacher’s grandson in Oklahoma, attending Church of Christ services twice a week. His teen years were spent spinning hip hop music as a DJ. Now, William Suhaib Webb finds himself in Roxbury, as the new spiritual leader of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, the biggest mosque in New England. He started this week, and yesterday led his first jummah, the weekly congregational prayer Muslims hold on Fridays. Webb’s unusual path to his new role is at the heart of his plan to make the mosque more inclusive.