Religious Advisor of Ali Family Imam Zaid Shakir Talks About Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

Jun 05, 2016

Interview with Imam Zaid Shakir on the passing of Muhammad Ali For complete TRT World interview go to:


Faith Leaders Provide Context to Black Lives Matter

May 21, 2016

Responses to terms can be telling. Just a mention of the Black Lives Matter movement can elicit some of the most visceral reactions from people of all races. No matter how little they know the history or purpose of the activist effort, certain folks feel emotion well up in…


Covenant of Compassion

Mar 07, 2016

The following students, representing Zaytuna College, The Graduate Theological Union and UC Berkeley, came together to sign and Covenant of Compassion, drafted by our student, Yusuf Seyal. Here is the text of the Covenant: “Today, the third of March, two-thousand and sixteen, marks the rise of a new…


Thousands of Muslims gather in Toronto

Dec 24, 2015

One of North America’s most influential Islamic scholars, Imam Zaid Shakir, will address thousands of Muslims at the Metro Convention Centre this weekend for the annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference. Thousands of Muslims will gather at the Metro Convention Centre this weekend for the annual Reviving the…


Why Muslims are raising money for black churches destroyed by fire

Jul 07, 2015

Muslim organizations have joined together to raise money for eight black churches that have been destroyed by fire since the nine murders in Charleston, S.C. last month. The campaign coincides with Ramadan, a time of greater charity in the Muslim faith. Three Muslim organizations have banded together to…


For young Muslims, the struggle to belong is ‘emotionally draining’

Dec 15, 2015

They come to him — students, co-workers and congregants alike, sometimes in tears — with their questions: What should we do, Imam Zaid? What should we do about the suspicion, about the hatred, about the second glances and the threat of confrontations on the street? What should…


Imam Zaid Shakir Signs Memorandum of Understanding

On Sept. 24, 2015, Imam Zaid Shakir Zaytuna College’s co-founder, serves on its Board of Trustees, and Senior Faculty member signs the official Memo of Understanding with President Heidi Hadsell of Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. To read full version go to:


America Just Got Its First Accredited Muslim College

“Muslim college received formal academic accreditation this past weekend, making it the first officially recognized Islamic institution of higher learning in the United States”. By Jack Jenkins, March 10, 2015 On Sunday, Zaytuna College, a liberal-arts school based in Berkeley, California, announced that it was formally…


Diffused Congruence Podcast: Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College

We’re very excited to be joined by renowned scholar Imam Zaid Shakir for this month’s episode. By Zaki Hasan and Parvez Ahmed, Oakland, CA. March 15, 2015 As a founding member of Zaytuna College, the first accredited Islamic college in the United States, Imam Zaid discuss the school’s history and…


Let Us Mock the Muslims (For We Traffic in Mockery)

Mockery: Behavior or speech that makes fun of someone or something in a hurtful way. Mockery of entire groups has effectively been criminalized in Western societies. One would think thrice before publicly mocking Jews, African Americans, homosexuals or many other groups. Yet when it comes to Muslims, all bets, and…

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