Media

  • USA Today: “Muslim college carves niche in USA”, until Zaytuna opened its doors three years ago, American Muslims who wanted to study and grow in their faith mostly had to look overseas for a college education, June 2013. Click here
  • Mercury News, Faith Digest: “Interfaith UCSC talk focuses on Occupy”, perspectives from several faiths regarding the economy and the Occupy movement, March, 2012.  Click here
  • Paulist Fathers: “United We Stand Conference: Eavesdropping on Muslims”, September, 2011. Click here
  • News 7 Australia: Interviewed by Angela Cox along with Simon Kennedy, and Rhais Bhuyian on the 10th anniversary of 9/1. 2011. Click here
  • Dartmouth College: reflections from the Chaplaincy, “Service with Zaytuna College and Berkeley Muslim Students’ Association”, March, 2011. Click here
  • CNN Belief Blog: “Why Do Muslims Pray Five Times A Day”, 2011. Click here
  • Candor Styles: an interview by world writer Maria Kari, “A Conversation with Imam Zaid Shakir”, January, 2011. Click here
  • Jackson Free Press: “Bridging the Gaps”, Jackson Convention Center,  Jackson,  Miss.,  Keynote speaker and panelist with Dr. James Loewen, scholars, filmmakers and experts, Feb. 2011. Click here
  • Ustream TV: “GROUND ZERO MOSQUE” or Zero Mosques in America: “Islamophobia and Critical Race Theory”, Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley, CA., Speaker and panelist with Ramon Grosgoguel, UC Berkeley Dept. of Ethnic Studies, Oct. 2010. Click here
  • USA Today: “Muslim college opens in California”, Berkeley, California — Amid the uproar over the proposed mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York, a new Islamic college recently opened its doors in California with plans to educate a new generation of Muslim-American leaders, Sept. 2010.Click Here  
  • NPR Radio: "Founders, Students Defend Islamic College". Interview with co-founders of Zaytuna College. Sept.  2010.Click Here  
  • KQED Radio:  "Zaytuna College".  A talk with two of the college’s co-founders about their mission, and about what it means to be a Muslim American today. Sept. 2010.Click here
  • KOSU News New College Teaches Young American Muslims". Interview with Imam Zaid and students of Zaytuna College. Sept. 2010. Click here
  • KQED Radio: "New College Teaches Young American Muslims". Interview with 2 co-founders and students of Zaytuna College. Sept. 2010. Click here and NPR Radio: Click here
  • KPFA Radio : 94.1FM - The Morning Show, “Imam Zaid responds to the Tragedy at Fort Hood”  Nov. 13, 2009. listen here
  • CrossCurrents from KALW – Zaytuna College with Imam ZaidShakir - Nov. 2, 2009. listen here
  • Zaytuna College - Imam Zaid, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and others discuss plans for Zaytuna College, 2009. click here
  • Tikkun Daily - Imam Zaid Shakir on the Tikkun Phone Forum, 2009. click here
  • Tikkun, 2009. click here
  • Euro-Islam.Info - Islamic Scholars Plan for America’s First Muslim College, 2009. click here
  • Zaytuna College - Islamic College Planned by Zaytuna. 23 May 2009. click here
  • The Herald Sun - Iraq violence puts off plan for seminary, 2009. click here
  • Danish Television DR2 Deadline Islamic Radicalization. 2008. click here
  • Up Front NPR Affiliate KALW Show Beufort, Border Angels and the Imam. 2008. click here
  • Dear Self book discussion KPFA Morning Show. 2008. click here
  • National Public Radio, Roundtable: Muslim Americans Battling Bias. 2008. click here
  • PBS: Prince Among Slaves – Documentary. 2008. click here
  • KPFA 94.1 FM, Cody’s Books, the Near Eastern Studies Department, and the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program at UC Berkeley sponsored "Can We Talk About God".  A capacity crowd gathered for a thought-provoking conversation between Roger Scruton and Imam Zaid Shakir, two thinkers with some common ground—and some sharply differing perspectives. The event moderated by Sandy Tolan of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. April 24, 2007. Click here You Tube: Click here
  • KPFA Radio and UCB Devotion and Extremism in the Modern Age. 2007. click here
  • Bill Moyers Journal. 2007. click here
  • National Public Radio Muslim Liquor Store Owners Face Criticism. 2007. click here
  • PBS: Documentary on the Zaytuna Institute. 2007.click here
  • National Public Radio Mecca and Main Street. 2006. click here
  • Jim Lehrer The NewsHour Images Reinforcing Stereotypes. 2006. click here
  • National Public Radio Religion and Technology. 2005. click here
  • BBC Interview: The Empire and the Crescent. 2004. Click here
  • PBS Faith Trust Initiative: Frontline documentary. 2003. click here
  • Bill Moyers Now: Being Muslim In America. 2002. click here

In Print

     
  • Author Connects Islam to Environmental Preservation, Imam   Zaid Shakir was an advisor to Author Abdul - Matin’s new release entitled,   “Green Deen” November 2010. Click Here
  • Marian Ronan: Learning about Muslims, “An American Catholic on The Margins of World Christianity”, 2010.   Click here
  • Muslim-American Scholars Launch Islamic College in California, Zaytuna College Convocation held at the International House,    Berkely CA., August, 2010.   Click Here
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  • Beliefnet.com and Religion News Service: "Black Muslims Hear Echoes of Jim Crow in Current Furor". Response to Controversy Surrounding Park 51 Project. Sept. 2010. Click here  Video:Click Here
  • StateUniversity.com: "First Muslim College Opens in United States". Sept. 2010. Click here  
  • Gulf Times: "An Olive Branch". The Zaytuna arts college stems from a growing desire in many parts of the US Muslim community for leaders and imams who understand Islam within a Western context. Sept., 2010. Click here  
  • The Huffington Post: "Zaytuna College, First Muslim College In U.S., Opens In California". Aug., 2010. Click here
  • California Report:  "First Muslim College in US to Open in Berkeley":  Zaytuna’s academic motto is ‘Where Islam meets America’. It will offer a general education, but students will also learn Arabic and. July 2010. Click here  
  • The Daily Californian:"Islamic College Plans to Open This Fall,  Seeks Accreditation". July, 2010. Click here  
  • Editorial review for Ascent to Felicity by Abu I-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali. 2010. Click here
  • CNN blog This Just In entitled, “Today’s Intriguing People”. 2010. Click here
  • Voice of America, “America’s First Muslim College Opens This Fall: US institution hopes to cultivate native-born Islamic scholar”. 2010. Click here
  • Counter Punch, Interracial Tensions and Muslim Image-Making in the “Hood” The Liquor Store Wars. 2010.  Click here
  • Building Bridges Christian-Muslim Seminar on Tradition and Modernity, The Archbishop of Canterbury,  Dr Rowan Williams chaired the annual seminar, which brings together leading Muslim and Christian scholars from around the world to explore issues at the heart of the two traditions,  Washington D.C., 2010. Click here
  • In These Times – “Who Are ‘They’?” March, 2010. Click here
  • Emel Magazine – “Saving The Ship of Humanity” Feb. 2010.  Click here
  • The National: Scholar Seeks Support for First Accredited Muslim College In US, 2010.  Click here
  • The National: American Muslims Must Rise to The Challenge of Change, 2009. Click here
  • Guardian - First accredited Islamic college planned for US, 2009.Click here
  • Fox News - Scholars Plan U.S.’ First Four-Year Accredited Islamic College, 2009. Click here
  • Times Leader - US scholars planning Islamic college, 2009. Click here
  • Lexington Herald-Leader - American Muslim college in works, 2009.  Click here
  • Introduction for The War Within Our Hearts by Habeeb Quadri and Sa’ad Quadri. 2009. click here
  • Introduction for The Teacher Messenger and His Methods of Teaching by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah (1917-1997). Translation Ustadh Muhammad Zahid Abu Ghuddah. 2009.
  • Princeton University Press; Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought Malcolm X. 2008.
  • Sierra Book Club The Zaytuna Ruku Tree featured in A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation. 2008. Click here
  • Columbia University: The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, article entitled, “An Examination of the Issue of Female Prayer Leadership”, 2007. Click here
  • Christian History Institute - A Common Word Between Us and You. 2008.  Click here
  • Islamica Magazine Online Analysis Islam and Honor Killings. 2007.
  • Islamica Magazine International (Co-author) Civic Involvement: An Islamic Imperative. 2007.
  • Emel Magazine, London UK The Teddy Bear Crisis. 2007.
  • EzineArticles.com Expert Contributor. 2007 – Current. Click here
  • Islamica Magazine International: Profile on Imam Zaid Shakir. 2007.
  • Horizons Magazine USA: Profile on Imam Zaid Shakir. 2007.
  • Islamica Magazine, International: Review on Scattered Pictures. 2007.
  • New York TimesIslamic Seminary in America. 2006. Click here
  • Emel Magazine, London, UK: Profile on Imam Zaid Shakir. 2006.
  • Washington Post, Newsweek: Weekly contributor to online panel. 2006.
  • USA Today: Islamic Education in America. 2006. Click here
  • San Francisco Chronicle: French Violence, No Easy Answers. 2005.  Click here
  • The Empire and The Crescent - Contributing to an anthology, 2004. Click here
  • Cross Currents: American Muslims and a Meaningful Humans Rights Discourse. 2003. Click here
  • Seasons Journal: Regular contributor. 2003 – Current. Click here

Events

  • First Presbyterian Church and The Islamic Association of West Virgina, The Lay Academy of Religion Program: Open House Interfaith Program with keynote speaker Imam Zaid Shakir on the topic “Prophets Moses & Jesus as described by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Geary Student Union, Appalachian Room, Charleston, WV., April 13, 2013.  Click here
  • University of Buffalo, “What Every Muslim Needs to Be Successful”, a two day intensive workshop with keynote speaker Imam Zaid Shakir, North Campus, Amherst, N.Y., March 13-14, 2012.  Click here
  • Noel Q. King Memorial, University of California, Santa Cruz, co-sponsored by the Noel Q. King memorial fund; the University Inter-faith Council; Santa Cruz Progressive Christian Forum; Cowell and Stevenson Colleges; and the Humanities Division of UCSC. Interfaith Perspectives on Economic Justice, and Its Implications for The Worldwide Occupy Movement, representatives of four of the world’s great religions join in a panel conversation and discussion led by Ched Myers: Christian, other panelists: Imam Zaid Shakir - Muslim,  Rabbi Paula Marcus - Jewish, and Dr. Inder Mohan Singh - Sikh, held at Stevenson College Event Center, Santa Cruz, CA., March 8. 2012. Click here
  • American Academy of Religion:  Religion and Politics Section and Contemporary Group, Theme:    Egypt and Liberation (Square) Theologies,  a panelist discussion with Mona Hassan, Duke University –     Presiding, along with Imam Zaid Shakir – Zaytuna College, Cornel West - Princeton University, Febe     Armanios - Middlebury College, Mohammad Fadel - University of Toronto, held in San Francisco, CA.     November, 2011, Click here    
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  • Washington DC Convention Center -  United For Change in partnership with Zaytuna College hosted a conference entitled, “UNITED WE STAND: ONE NATION, ONE DESTINY” to discuss and analyze the anti-Muslim bigotry that is currently sweeping the country, and to begin to lay the foundation for an alternative discourse. A keynote speaker along with Karen Armstrong, John Esposito, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Dr. Sherman Jackson, Imam Mohammed Magid, Dr. Merve Kavakci, Anya Cordell and many other speakers and activists in Washington D. C., Sept. 2011. Click here
  • Zaytuna College, moderated Dr. Sylviane Diouf’s discussion / interview for faculty, and students on how future research can continue to enlighten us about early Muslim presence in America. Her acclaimed book entitled, Servants of Allah is the first 500 year-old story of West African Muslim communities in the New World, and its publication in 1998 marked a milestone in the study of early Muslim presence in the Americas, Berkeley, CA., May 3, 2011. Click here
  • Zaytuna College, “Liberation Theology and Islamic Thought in Light of the Arab Revolt,”  a conversation with Professor Enrique Dussel, a South American thinker who has written extensively on the philosophy of liberation from another tradition, and moderated by UC Berkeley Professor of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies Dr. Hatem Bazian, Berkeley, CA. April 7, 2011. Click here
  • Candles Convention Center, Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities (CAAM-D), “Building Opportunities for People with Disabilities”,  was the keynote speaker for the second Campaign Gala Dinner and Fundraiser held, Mississauga, Ontario, March 13, 2011. Click here
  • University of California Santa Barbara,“Women’s Rights In Islam: The Emancipation Proclamation of 7th Century Arabia “ keynote speaker. The event was held by UCSB MSA and co-sponsors:  Islamic Relief Women’s Center, Associated Students Finance Board, Student Commission on Racial Equality (SCORE), AS Women’s Commission, East African Student Union (EASU), Black Pioneers Renaissance Organization (BPRO) UCSB MSA and co-sponsors: Islamic Relief, Women’s Center Associated Students Finance Board, Student Commission on Racial Equality (SCORE), AS Women’s Commission, East African Student Union (EASU), Black Pioneers Renaissance Organization (BPRO), Buchanan Hall 1910, Santa Barbara, CA., Feb. 28, 2011.  Click here
  • Arizona State University, “How Do We Respond? American Muslims and the Crisis of anti-Islam Propaganda”- a benefit event for Zaytuna College with live web stream, keynote speaker along with   Sh. Hamza Yusuf held at Arizona Ballroom, 301 E. Orange Mall,Tempe, AZ.,  March 6, 2011. Click here
  • International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) in collaboration with Tougaloo College held 2 historic national conferences with other local, national, and international partners - “Islamic West Africa’s Legacy Of Literacy And Music to America And The World” and “Slavery And Its Legacy” (Intergenerational—Transferring the Legacy) ,  a keynote speaker,  scholars, artists, and community leaders explored West Africa’s literary and musical legacy, issues of slavery and justice, and Muslim cultural identity, Jackson, Miss.,  Feb. 19 -22, 2011. Click here
  • Center for Race & Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation ProjectCouncil on American Islamic Relations, GTU Center for Islamic Studies and Zaytuna College sponsored a panel discussion entitled, “Ground Zero Mosque” or Zero Mosques in America: Islamophobia and Critical Race Theory” , participated as a co-panelist with Dina Ibrahim, San Francisco State University, Munir Jiwa, Graduate Theological Union, Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, San Francisco State   University, Basim Elkarra,  CAIR Sacramento, Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley & Zaytuna College, and Ramon   Grosfoguel, UC Berkeley, 155 Dwinelle Hall UC, Berkeley, CA., Oct. 12, 2010. Click here
  • Islamic Cultural Center Of Northern California, participated in an onstage conversation / interview with Prof. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world’s leading teachers on Sufism and Islamic spirituality; and writer, about his new autobiographical book,  In Search of the Sacred.  Moderated by writer Jason van Boom, Oakland, CA., Oct., 2010. Click here
  • Islamic Relief and United For Change hosted “Our Families, Our Foundation”, with an aim to   build stronger families and better communities, prominent scholars and about 2,000 people took   part Saturday in the largest bilingual Islamic conference taking place at the Palais des congres   Convention Center that Montreal, Canada has ever seen. Sept. 25, 2010.  Click here - YouTube
  • University of North Carolina: FedEx Center for Global Education: “What do Christianity and Islam have to say about Black American group suffering?” Imam Zaid was a panelist for the Interfaith Black Theodicy Forum and Public Discussion on the topic of Chapel Hill, NC., Aug. 6-  7, 2010.  Click here
  • University of Colorado at Boulder: University Memorial Center, Boulder, CO., “Towards A Balanced Undertanding of Islam”, Keynote Lecturer Imam Zaid Shakir, March 18, 2010. Click here
  • University of Toronto, South Building 2072, UTM Campus, “A Wake UP Call” Keynote Lecturer Imam Zaid Shakir, March 8, 2010. Click here
  • University of Southern California (USC) Mark Taper Hall of Humanities – “Eras of Change: Malcolm X, 9/11, and Obama”.  A co-panelist discussion with Professor Sohail Daulatzai, Room 101, 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA. , Feb. 24, 2010. Click here
  • Dartmouth College, Filene Auditorium (Moore Hall) -  Keynote Address “Pluralism and Islam in America”, Hanover, NH, Feb. 4, 2010. Click here
  • Claremont McKenna College, Mary Pickford Auditorium:“Tragedy At Fort Hood”, Keynote Speaker and Q&A session, Claremont, CA. Dec. 8, 2009. Click here
  • Western Michigan University, Bernhard Center Ballroom.  Keynote address: “From Original Sin to the Color of Skin: Gender, Class and Racial Equality in Islam” , Kalamazoo, MI., Nov. 2009. Click here
  • NC State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel: “An Evening Talk with Imam Zaid Shakir”, Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium Monday, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 9, 2009. Click here
  • Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Eid and Rosh Hashanah: “Introspection and Responsibility”, an event with Rabbi Michael Lerner and   Imam Zaid Shakir, co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies. Easton Hall, Berkeley, CA., Sept.14, 2010. Click here
  • Georgetown University, “Perspectives on Tradition and Modernity”, a building bridges theological discussion with Anglican Church Archbishop Rowan Williams, participated as a co-panelist, Washington, D.C., May 2009.  Click here
  • Common Bond Institute: Third International Conference On “Engaging The Other:” The Power of Compassion, was an ETO panelist, San Mateo, CA., 2008. . Click here
  • UC Berkeley: “The Cost of War: The US in Iraq 5 Years Now, How Much More”, Co-panelist with Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel and Matt Gonzalez, Berkeley, CA., 2008. Click here
  • Westminster, London: Reverend Jesse Jackson Economics of Color Tour: as a co-panelist was part of an ambitious attempt to address issues of poverty that exists in the UK., Sep. 2007. Click here
  • Stanford University: Aurora Forum and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute presented an interfaith roundtable discussion focusing on the “Relation of Spiritual Practice and Social Change”. And, moderated by Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann of Stanford’s Office for Religious Life and includes representatives from a range of faith traditions, a co-panelist with Prof. Susannah Herschel of   Dartmouth College; Rev. Dr. Heng Sure of the Berkeley Buddhist   Monastery; Rev. Dr.  Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, 466 Via   Ortega, Cypress Hall D, Stamford, CA., Jan. 2007.  Click here
  • Cody’s Books, KPFA 94.1 FM, the Near Eastern Studies Department, and the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program at International House: UC Berkeley sponsored “Can We Talk About God”.  A conversation with British philosopher Roger Scruton. The event moderated by award-winning journalist, documentary-maker, Sandy Tolan of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA. April 24, 2007. YouTube
  • Calvin Simpson Theatre: “Malcolm and Martin: Implications of Their Legacies for The Future”, Discussed the legacies of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the future with American philosopher Dr. Cornel West, moderated by Dr. Hatem Bazian,  West, Oakland ,CA., Dec. 2005. Click here

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