Events & Speaking Engagements

The following is a list of events involving Imam Zaid Shakir in various capacities.

The Future of MANA: Looking Back to Look Ahead
December 26, 2021 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), Youtube Live

Imam Zaid Shakir examines the role of Islam in the Black Atlantic African Diaspora to gain insight into the critical role Islam must play in not only the future of the African American community, but its critical contribution towards salvaging the American project itself.

Together In Spirit
December 25, 2021 - 9:00 am - December 26, 2021 - 10:00 pm RIS 2021, Livestream

Join from the warm comforts of your home to hear Imam Zaid Shakir and other renowned speakers. inshaAllah.

The RIS 2021 program promises to be a unique, inspirational, immersive, and interactive experience bringing together a wider than ever global audience. With 19 internationally recognized speakers and artists on a single global stage, this will be a convention you don’t want to miss, inshaAllah.
If you haven’t already, register and get your tickets. Ticket prices go up this Sunday Dec. 13th at midnight!

Agenda to Change Our Condition
December 04, 2021 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mizan Avenue, AUS, Livestream

Imam Zaid Shakir will be joining Mizan Avenue for an online program this Saturday. He will be covering Agenda to Change Our Condition, and will shed light on how to transform your inner world through spiritual struggle with the soul.

Exploring the intersection of faith and race on ‘In Conversation’
November 19, 2021 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Radio 89.3 WFPL, Louisville, KY.

“In Conversation,” explored the role of religion in healing from the traumatic events of 2020 — a particularly poignant question to ponder in Louisville, where protesters spent a good part of last year fighting for racial justice.

Louisville’s 25th annual Festival of Faiths, included Imam Zaid Shakir and other renowned panelists who joined to explore this year’s theme, faith and race.

Keeping Emmett’s Casket Open: Racial Reckoning in America and Louisville
November 18, 2021 - 7:00 pm - November 21, 2021 - 12:00 pm Center for Interfaith Relations, Louisville, KY.

Festival of Faiths

Have you made plans to attend the 25th annual Festival of Faiths?

Also, join virtual essential conversations with world-renowned speakers on faith and race!

Presenters: Imam Zaid Shakir, Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, and Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas.

Moderator:  Renee Shaw

  -  What did we learn last year about America and our city?
  -  How is this new period of reckoning similar to previous ones?
  -  How and why is this new period different and unique?
  -  Have we already lost the momentum sparked by the 2020
    protests? Why or why not?
  -  Is it too late for America and Louisville to change?
  -  What does change look like?

Date: Nov. 18, 2021
Time: 7-8pm EST and 4-5pm PST

September 11, 2021 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), Youtube Live

9/11 was a watershed moment event in world history. This is especially true for the Muslim world. The American Muslim community is no exception.  Join us as our distinguished panel considers some of the ways 9/11 has impacted our community.

ISNA 58 - Reimagine and Rebuild with Renewed Resolve
September 04, 2021 - 10:30 am - September 05, 2021 - 10:30 pm ISNA, Virtual Online

Join Imam Zaid Shakir and other renown Scholars, academics, political leaders, internationally acclaimed speakers, and entertainers who will be present at this year’s ISNA 58 virtual convention, inshaAllah.

July 19, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Islamic Relief, Livestream

Join Islamic Relief on the special day of Arafa, to enjoy beautiful recitations of the Qur’an, duaa, reflections and more, inshaAllah.

Imam Zaid Shakir
Dr. Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Birjas

Shaykh Hassan Saleh
Shaykh Ibraheem Bakeer
Imam Ahmad Siddique

Healing of the Ummah
July 18, 2021 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Maristan, Zoom Livestream

Maristan’s Inaugural Event and Fundraiser

On the eve of Arafah, Imam Zaid Shakir will offer some words of spiritual prep for Arafah that will be the next day, inshaAllah!

Please join some of the strongest advocates for #mentalhealth, Dr. Rania Awaad, Dr. Hatem Bazian, Dalia Mogahed, and Zahra Billoo, for an enlightening discussion of the various struggles our communities have endured this past year.

Tune in for an amazing program and Maristan’s first fundraiser.

PLEASE don’t delay registration!

Seats are limited.

Remembering Dr. Betty Shabazz
June 25, 2021 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Clubhouse Live

Viva The Strangers and Rumi’s Cave presents “Remembering Dr. Betty Shabazz.” (wife of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X)

Du’a al-Nasiri Prayer of The Oppressed
June 04, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), Youtube Live

Imam Zaid Shakir will give a special talk with a reading of the Du’a al-Nasiri by Yaseen Mahmoud on Friday evening,inshaAllah.

Muslim Town Hall - COVID and The Community
May 30, 2021 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Zoom Live

Live on Zoom -

Moderator - Amir Rashad

Guest Speakers: Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Scott Whitaker, and Amir Abdel Malik (OICC).

Website: Facebook:
A Year in The Gardens of The Righteous
May 17, 2021 - 6:30 pm - May 17, 2022 - 6:30 pm MANA: Muslim Alliance in North America, Online Session

MANA: Muslim Alliance in North America

Presents: Riyad as-Salihin

A Year in the Garden of the Righteous with Imam Zaid Shakir.

A 45 week course daily Monday through Thursday.

Watch a short 2 minute clip about the course:

The Subleties of Knowledge
April 16, 2021 - 9:30 pm - May 01, 2021 - 10:30 pm Zaytuna College, Berkeley CA., Virtual Online Event

The Prophet, upon him be peace, said, “The fasting person has two joys: the joy at the breaking of his fast, and the joy upon meeting his Lord.” This is just one of the many subtle blessings, catalogued in Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s work Lata‘if al-Ma’arif (The Subtleties of Knowledge) on the Islamic calendar, that the sacred month of Ramadan offers for believers.

This three-weekend series with Imam Zaid Shakir examines the poetry cited by Ibn Rajab on the chapter of Ramadan, illustrating the way Muslim scholars employed verse to embellish and enrich their religious writing.

Sessions will stream on both Zaytuna College’s Facebook page and YouTube channel April 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and May 1, followed by a question-and-answer period for the online audience. Videos will also be available on the YouTube channel following each session.

The Fiqh of Fasting
April 11, 2021 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MANA: Muslim Alliance in North America’s Facebook page

Imam Zaid Shakir will be discussing the wisdom behind fasting and the important rulings related to it.