Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2014-12-18

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The attack by the Pakistani Taliban, purportedly in retaliation for the Pakistani Army’s offensive in Waziristan, illustrates the degree to which an anti-Islamic cult of death has permeated into the ranks of some groups claiming an affiliation with Islam. Be it Boko Haram, ISIS or the Taliban, no one is spared the Satanic wrath of these deranged murderers. Boko Haram blows up mosques filled with worshipers, kills school girls, kidnaps others and sells yet others into sexual bondage. ISIS kills anyone deemed guilty of opposing their twisted view of Shari’ah with wanton impunity. And now the Taliban kills 141 people… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2014-11-22

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The LMA Sydney Muslim Conference 2014 attracted around 900 delegates from around Australia and overseas, and addressed various themes and issues with one of America’s most influential Scholars, Imam Zaid Shakir, By Gina Rushton, Sydney AU, November 17, 2014 ONE of America’s leading Muslim scholars has condemned Islamic State and told a conference in Sydney that people of his faith had to be “messengers of peace”. Imam Zaid Shakir — the co-founder of Berkeley’s Zaytuna College — last night gave the keynote speech at the Sydney Muslim Conference in the city’s west and slammed the actions of… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2014-07-20

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Dwight Howard’s benign “Free Palestine” tweet and the responses it has generated reveals the extent to which America has become, in a sense, an Israeli plantation. You better not say anything the master doesn’t like, or prepared to get “whipped.” When Howard, an African American, dared to have an opinion, which he quickly forfeited, easing back into his “place”,” he was essentially told by many who roundly condemned his position, “Shut up nigger and keep entertaining us.” What was Howard’s treasonous act of political incorrectness? He dared to express sympathy for the hundreds of innocent Palestinian civilians who are being… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2013-11-20

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Verily, they were youth who believed in their Lord and we increased them in guidance. And we strengthened their hearts when they took a stand, saying: “Our Lord is the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth; we will never call on any God besides Him. Were we to do so we would have uttered a grave enormity”. (Qur’an 18:13-14) One of the disheartening features of our modern, or for some our postmodern condition, is that it encourages us to live lives of isolation, oftentimes divorced from even the crowds that might surround us in our bustling cities. We have… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2013-07-11

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Sha’ban is a month of good that introduces the great month of Ramadan. The Prophet, peace upon him, used to fast voluntarily during this month more so than in any other month. One of the motivations for that, as we will mention below, is that Sha’ban is the month during which the deeds performed by the servant ascend to God. What follows is a discussion around fasting during the month of Sha’ban. Usama B. Zayd relates:  “The Prophet, peace and mercy of God upon him, used to fast so many days in succession that we said, ‘He will never break… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2013-06-13

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Sha’ban is a month of good that introduces the great month of Ramadan. The Prophet, peace upon him, used to fast voluntarily during this month more so than in any other month. One of the motivations for that, as we will mention below, is that Sha’ban is the month during which the deeds performed by the servant ascend to God. What follows is a discussion around fasting during the month of Sha’ban. Usama B. Zayd relates:  “The Prophet, peace and mercy of God upon him, used to fast so many days in succession that we said, ‘He will never break… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2012-09-26

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During the event held on 9-17-12, Zaytuna College’s co-founders, Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf spoke about the recent wave of unrest in Libya, Egypt and other parts of the Muslim world that was set off due to the posting of the video maligning the Prophet Mohammad (SAW). James A. Donahue (President, Graduate Theological Union) and Munir Jiwa (Assistant Professor, Graduate Theological Union) also spoke at this event which was moderated by Sandy Tolan, Associate Professor - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.  http://www.zaytunacollege.org/ To view complete video go to: http://youtu.be/Jo1z_eSHdHE Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2012-08-29

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United Against Poverty conference brings together diverse group of religious voices to tackle wealth inequality across the nation. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 On September 29th, the organization United for Change will hold a conference titled “United Against Poverty” to discuss the realities of poverty in the U.S and what role Muslim Americans should play in advocating for the poor and disenfranchised. The program will have various sessions throughout the day, including proper ways to respond to poverty; Muslim women shelters in America; the physical versus spiritual definitions of poverty; and the wisdom behind alms giving, a major… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2012-07-15

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There are many organizations out there trying to educate Americans about our religion, but they do not have an institution that’s engaging in ongoing research around the issues that affect our community. Our organizations and activists have to scramble when it’s time to put literature together to answer FAQs about Islam. They have to scramble when the latest attack on Islam comes—or even when Muslims call to ask: “What can I give my son? What can I give my daughter? What can I give my co-worker? What can I give my fellow student? What can I give my neighbor to… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2011-09-02

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Imam Zaid Shakir recently expressed his support for the “Be a Peacemaker” campaign. He calls upon Americans of all faiths to work together to promote peace. To view complete video go to: http://conta.cc/pwJXzm Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2011-03-21

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By Soraya Salam and Photos: Angie Lovelace March 21, 2011 Imam Zaid Shakir, co-founder of Zaytuna College - which is aiming to be the first accredited Muslim college in the United States - says salat symbolizes what Islam considers the purpose of creation: to worship God. “As a human being, I have a physical body, I have an intellect, and I have a spirit, and the ritual prayer involves all three of those aspects,” says Shakir, who is also a professor of Islamic theology at Zaytuna. “My entire being is involved in… Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2009-10-24

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Imam Zaid’s translation and commentary on Imam al-Muhasibi’s, Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance, has been awarded as a finalist in the category of general spirituality by USA Book News Purchase: http://astore.amazon.com/nidpublishers-20/ Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2009-04-05

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See the following link: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/non-fiction/imam-harith-al-muhasibi/treatise-for-the-seekers-of-guidance/ Read More


Imam Zaid Shakir


Posted on 2008-03-11

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Dear Self: A Year in the Life of a Welfare Mother has won the Bronze Medal for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award. See the Family and Relationship category at: http://www.bookoftheyearawards.com/books/9780979228100/ To purchase go to: http://astore.amazon.com/nidpublishers-20/detail/0979228107/105-7147656-8493227        The book has also won the Indies Awards Book of the Year in Family and Relationships. Read More


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