Events & Speaking Engagements

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

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.

The Gathering
March 27, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CAIR, PA., virtual online webinar

CAIR-Philadelphia and special guests Imam Zaid Shakir and Moses the Comic to celebrate the spirit and resilience of the American Muslim community in the greater Delaware Valley.

Exploring Malcolm’s Agenda
February 28, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), Youtube Live

Join Imam Zaid Shakir, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Waheedah Muhammad, and Mika’il Stewart for MANA: Muslim Alliance in North America’s webinar.
Moderated by Salahuddin Muhammad.

Greening The Hood
February 16, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Youtube Live

Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)host Imam Zaid Shakir, Imam Saffet Catovic, and Lubna Ahmed in conversation on Islam, environmental justice, climate change, and America’s inner cities. Plus Q and A, inshaAllah.

Black History Month - A Dialogue
February 15, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Al-Falah Center, Virtual live, Youtube

Join religious advisor, Shaykh Yasir Fahmy in conversation with special
quest Imam Zaid Shakir on Black History Month from an Islamic perspective.

Black History Month: Honoring Our Leaders
February 01, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm New Islamic Directions, Facebook Live by StreamYard

Join LaunchGood and the MANA: Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) the
Black History Month kickoff event! Hear from Dr. Sherman Jackson, Imam Zaid Shakir,
Shaykha Ieasha Prime, Khalil MuMinun, Khadijah Abdullah, Hazel Gomez,
Margari Hill, Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans, Jermaine Carey, Shaykh Muhammad Mendes
and Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick.

Living in the Light and Creating Spiritual Impact
December 28, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual Live Stream, Malaysia

Celebrating Global Muslim Spiritual & Social Impact with quest speaker Imam Zaid Shakir.

The global Muslim social and spiritual impact forum and awards are designed to bring together some of the world’s great thinkers, creatives, and Muslim change-makers from around the world to discuss the future of global Muslim life. While 2020 will always be remembered as one of our most difficult years, we also want to recognize all those who inspired us this year with their actions on the frontlines, with beautiful art, and with their words that reached our hearts and our homes. The forum and awards cover issues including - leadership in spiritual & social impact, technology, startups, film, media production, music, design, and books.

Annual Year-End Benefit Event by Ta’leef Collective
December 26, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Virtual Live Stream, Chicago, IL.

You are cordially invited to join Ta’leef for the Annual Year-End benefit event to culminate a profound year of changes, celebrating our community and “A Path to Healing” campaign. Ta’leef will be reflecting on 15 years and counting, God-willing with special guests: Zainab Ismail, Ieasha Prime, and beloved teacher, Imam Zaid Shakir. You won’t want to miss this!