Now This News“Imam Zaid Shakir Calls for Action on Police Brutality at Stephon Clark’s Funeral”, Imam Zaid Shakir called for action against police brutality while speaking at Stephon Clark’s funeral. He stated, “Today, we’re gathered to memorialize and to subsequently bury Stephon Clark. But yesterday it was [Amadou Diallo,] and Sean Bell and Trayvon Martin, Walter Scott, Gary King, Oscar Grant, Alan Blueford, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Alton Sterling Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Now This News, March 30, 2018. Click here
USA Today“Live stream: Funeral for Stephon Clark”, Imam Zaid Shakir, Rev. Al Sharpton, and other clergy deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by Sacramento police in his grandmother’s backyard, USA Today, March 29, 2018. Click here
PBS NewsHour“WATCH: Funeral of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, CA”, Imam Zaid Shakir, Rev. Al Sharpton, and other clergy deliver the eulogy at funeral held for Stephon Clark after he was killed in a police-involved shooting in Sacramento, CA, PBS NewsHour, March 29, 2018. Click here
The Daily Northwestern“Muslim Scholars Discuss Faith As Motivation in Discover Islam Week Keynote”, Northwestern Muslim-cultural Students Association invited keynote speaker Imam Zaid Shakir and Imam Omar Suleiman for a conversation about reconstructing the perception of achievements by Muslim Americans. The keynote presentation of the two Scholars advocated the use of faith as fuel for personal achievement and discussed fighting for greater social justice, Feb. 23, 2018. Click here
ABC 7 News“Bay Area Muslim Community Raises Money For Fire Victims”, Imam Zaid Shakir, Congressmen Ro Khanna, Eric Swalwell, Bay Area Community Unite, Muslim Americans for Peace and Prosperity, and hundreds of community minded people joined forces with Islamic Relief USA to raise money for North Bay fire victims. By Katie Marzullo, ABC 7 News, Nov. 10, 2017. Click here
The Islamic Monthly“Ignorance of Islam Is Incomprehensible Today”, For those with less time, there are a number of 15 minutes or less sound-bite lectures by world-recognized Muslim scholars, such as “Becoming a Muslim” by American Imam Zaid Shakir. This story by Farhana Qazi in The Islamic Monthly Oct. 24, 2017 issue. Click here
ESPN The Magazine“The Greatest At Rest”, One year ago, Imam Zaid Shakir and a chosen few brought Muhammad Ali home for the last time. This is the story of how they carried out their sacred calling. This story by Tom Junod appears in ESPN The Magazine’s June 12 World Fame Issue. June 12, 2017 Click here
Yale Daily News“Not So Simple Truths”, The IMC (Ivy Muslims Conference) is an annual conference that brings together Muslim students from across the Ivy League for two nights of spiritual and intellectual discussion with Imam Zaid Shakir and other prominent Muslim personalities, New Haven, CT. April 28, 2017 Click here
News Straits Times“Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Honoured For Spirit, Strength in Upholding Islam”, A two-day conference, which also featured leading American Muslim scholar Imam Zaid Shakir and co-founder of Zaytuna College, Putrajaya, Malaysia. March 5, 2017. Click here
Rafu Shimpo: Los Angeles Japanese Daily News“From Mass Incarceration of JAs to Muslim Ban”, a panel discussion with Don Tamaki, partner at Minami Tamaki LLP and member of Fred Korematsu’s coram nobis legal team, and Imam Zaid Shakir, Muslim American scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College, San Fransisco, CA. Feb. 17, 2017. Click here
Chicago Tribune:“Thousands Gather at Navy Pier Eid Expo to Promote Islam, Peace.” The two-day event celebrated Eid al-Fitr, a holiday that concludes Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Thousands of Muslims from the Midwest attended the event to pray, mingle and eat halal food. Imam Zaid Shakir, who led Muhammad Ali’s funeral prayers, led the Eid prayers. July 7, 2016. Click here
TRT World:“Religious Advisor of Ali family Imam Zaid Shakir Talks About Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali”, Imam Zaid Shakir discusses his fondest memories of Muhammad Ali who passed away on June 3, 2016, Louisville, KY. June, 2016. Click here
CBS News:“Muhammad Ali’s funeral to follow Muslim traditions”, Funeral arrangements are set for Muhammad Ali. The boxing champ will be honored by two events open to the public: an Islamic prayer service Thursday and a funeral Friday preceded by Imam Zaid Shakir. A former president, heads of state, Hollywood celebrities, and sports legends are expected to pay their respects. Jericka Duncan reports from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY. June, 2016. Click here
NBC Nightly News:“Muhammad Ali Memorial: Thousands Gather to Mourn ‘The Greatest’”, Former President Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel and Billy Crystal delivered eulogies at Ali’s memorial service. Imam Zaid Shakir preceded over the opening and closing, and thousands paid their final respects to the boxing legend in Louisville, KY. June, 2016. Click here
BBC World Service:“Muhammad Ali’s Jenazah”, Interview with journalist Nuala McGovern after Imam Zaid Shakir presided over Muhammad Ali’s funeral service inside Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY. June, 2016. Click here
The Courier-Journal:“Thousands expected for Muhammad Ali funeral”, Muhammad Ali Press Conference with Imam Zaid Shakir in Louisville, KY. June, 2016. Click here
CNN:“Highlights from the Muhammad Ali Memorial Service”, Friday’s memorial service began with Imam Zaid Shakir and other religious and faith leaders, and ended with eulogies from family and friends. It was long—about three hours—but there were moving tributes and remembrances throughout the service June, 2016. Click here
Triple Pundit:“3p Weekend: Your Cheat Sheet to the Paris Agreement Signing”, More than 80 Muslim leaders presented the Islamic Climate Change Declaration before the U.N. and created the Global Muslim Climate Network, which pledges to mobilize the Muslim community around climate action.” Imam Zaid Shakir, page 12. April 22, 2016. Click here
Alliance News:“Record 175 Countries Sign Historic Paris Climate Agreement”, Islamic leaders from around the world presented the UN with a declaration in support of the climate agreement.” Imam Zaid Shakir, page 12. April 25, 2016. Click here
Al Jazeera America:“US Muslim groups launch fundraiser to help rebuild burned black churches”, the American Muslim community cannot claim to have experienced anything close to the systematic and institutionalized racism and racist violence that has been visited upon African-Americans,” organizer Imam Zaid Shakir. July 7, 2015. Click here
Al Jazeera Third Rail:“Debating The Merits of Religion: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?”,Atheist scholar Daniel Dennett, evangelical Christian Larry Alex Taunton and Muslim scholar Imam Zaid Shakir debate. May 17, 2015. Click here
BBC News:“Muslims in America Explain How They Feel in Five Words,” following Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, BBC News asked Imam Zaid Shakir and other American Muslims to explain in five words how they feel at the moment, December 9, 2015. July 7, 2015. Click here
Huffington Post:“How American Muslims Are Helping Black Rebuild After Spate Of Fires”, Imam Zaid Shakir, an Islamic scholar at California’s Zaytuna College explained,“we do, however, understand the climate of racially inspired hate and bigotry that is being reignited in this country. We want to let our African American brothers and sisters know that we stand in solidarity with them during this dark hour.” July 7, 2015. Click here
SBS Australia:“Muslim Charities Raise Funds For Black Churches Burnt Down After Charleston Shootings”,California-based imam and Muslim scholar Imam Zaid Shakir added on his Facebook page that the fundraising campaign was a “small symbol of solidarity” between Muslims and African-American Christians, July 7, 2015. Click here
TeleSur: “Muslim Groups Raise Funds for Destroyed US Black Churches”, Imam Zaid Shakir says “we want to let our African American brothers and sisters know that we stand in solidarity with them during this dark hour.” July, 7, 2015. Click here
The Dallas Morning News:“North Texas Muslims, Neighbors Gather to Call For Peace”,Imam Zaid Shakir told the crowd that Muslims have to “touch the hearts” of their neighbors.“Our religion is focused on our hearts,” he said. “It started in the heart of our prophet, and he spread it to the hearts of his companions. They spread it to the hearts of the successors, and it reached our hearts.” January 2015. Click here
The Australian:“Mexican drug cartels worse than Islamic State, Imam tells Sydney Muslims”, 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”, November 2014. Click here
Houston Chronicle:“Middle East turmoil weighs heavy as local Muslims gather for Eid”, Imam exhorts 15,000 area Muslims gathered to mark Eid: “Let us endure as they endure. Let us advocate for peace”, July 2014. Click here
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
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs:“Zaytuna College Hosts Historic Workshop on Environmental Education in Islamic Schools”, At the opening night reception, Imam Zaid Shakir, co-founder of Zaytuna College, delivered the keynote address on “Planting Seeds for a Greener Tomorrow, Northern California Chronicle, April 2013, page 48-49. 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.
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 NewsNew 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
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 hereYou Tube: Click here
KPFA Radio and UCB Devotion and Extremism in the Modern Age. 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 RadioReligion 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
ABC 7 News: Bay Area Muslim Community Raises Money For Fire Victims. 2017. Click Here
The Islamic Monthly: Ignorance of Islam Is Incomprehensible Today. 2017. Click Here
ESPN The Magazize: The Greatest At Rest. 2017. Click Here
Yale Daily News: Not So Simple Truths. 2017. Click Here
New Straits Times: Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Honoured for Spirit, Strength in Upholding Islam. 2017. Click Here
Louisville Magazine: The Greatest Goodbye: The week the city (and world) came together to send Ali home. Page 34. 2017. Click Here
North Jersey: First Imam Speaks at MLK Celebration in Ridgewood. 2017. Click Here
The Muslim 500: The Worlds Most Influential Muslims Muhammad Ali: A Humble Mountain. 2016. Click Here
Time Magazine Sharia Is Nothing to Fear. 2016. Click Here
NBC New York Ali Remembered in Prayer as Icon Who Pushed for Unity. 2016. Click Here
BBC News Muhammad Ali memorial begins with Muslim prayer service. 2016. Click Here
Mirror UK Muhammad Ali Funeral Recap: Celebrities and Fans Pay Tribute to Boxing Legend in Moving Public Service. 2016. Click Here
Euro News Louisville mourns Muhammad Ali with prayer service. 2016. Click Here
Recordnet.com Stockton Art Scene: Al Firdaus Ensemble Fills The Air With Joyous Sound. 2016. Click Here
Christian Science Monitor: Why Muslims Are Raising Money for Black Churches Destroyed By Fire. 2015. Read More
Daily Pakistan: Muslims Gather Money to Rebuild Burnt Black Churches. 2015. Read More
Daily Sabah (Turkey?): Muslim organizations in US fundraise to rebuild burned black churches. 2015. Read More
Huffington Post: How American Muslims Are Helping Black Churches Rebuild After Spate Of Fires. 2015. Read More
Quartz: Muslim non-profits are raising money to rebuild black churches because “all houses of worship are sanctuaries. 2015. Read More
RT Question More: Muslim Groups Fundraise to Restore Black Churches, Support Victims of Arson. 2015. Read More
CNN "“New Charlie Hebdo Cover Depicts Prophet Mohammed”“Let us ignore the provocations and defamation and get about the work of being a source of good and mercy to all we may come into contact with”, Imam Zaid Shakir, a popular cleric and scholar from California, posted on Facebook this week. “May Allah bless you all and make things easy for you and your families during these trying times”., 2015. Click Here
iShare Media/ Al Wasat Newspaper Sydney, " SMC 2014 Great success from top to toe”, The conference addressed various themes and issues, with one of America’s most influential Scholars Imam Zaid Shakir, described by the New York Times as “A Leading Intellectual Light”.”, 2014. Click Here
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs:“Zaytuna College Fundraiser”, Why a Muslim College in America? The topic for a panel discussion including co-founder Imam Zaid Shakir, 2010. Click Here
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.
Muslim-American Scholars Launch Islamic College in California, Zaytuna College Convocation held at the International House,
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 hereVideo: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", 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"., 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.
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
Emel Magazine – “Saving The Ship of Humanity”, 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 ClubThe 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 OnlineAnalysis 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
Northwestern University: “Muslim Scholars Discuss Faith As Motivation in Discover Islam Week Keynote”, Northwestern Muslim-cultural Students Association invited keynote speaker Imam Zaid Shakir and Imam Omar Suleiman for a conversation about reconstructing the perception of achievements by Muslim Americans. The keynote presentation of the two Scholars advocated the use of faith as fuel for personal achievement and discussed fighting for greater social justice, Feb. 23, 2018. Click here
University of Southern California: “Moving Towards Defining an Islamic Psychology”, Imam Zaid Shakir, other Islamic Scholars and mental health professionals participated in a two day conference addressing the problem of not having a clearly agreed upon definition of an Islamic Psychology, and to discuss how Islam views the core components that make up a psychological perspective. Feb. 11, 2018. Click here
Howard University: “Islam and The Black American: From African Roots to American Fruit”. A conference featuring Imam Zaid Shakir as a responder to academic paper presentations, Washington DC., Sept. 29, 2017. Click here
St. Thomas More, Yale University’s Catholic Church: “Ivy Muslims Conference”. The IMC is an annual conference that brings together Muslim students from across the Ivy League for two nights of spiritual and intellectual discussion with prominent Muslim personalities and with each other. Imam Zaid Shakir taking a spiritual angle, talked about love and altruism. April 28, 2017. Click here
UC Berkeley: “The Black Muslim Experience”. A lovely night of information and knowledge with Imam Zaid Shakir, and panel conversation among various intelluctual speakers. Each speaker has a unique background that will show different perspectives in regards to various topics surroudning the theme of “Black Muslims”. Feb. 22, 2017. Click here
Howard University: “Deepen Your Understanding of Islam”. A conversation with Imam Zaid Shakir and immigration Attorney Abdullah Salim, Washington DC., Feb. 10, 2017. Click here
Kehilla Synagogue: “Resisting Injustices”. ONiT presents a free community workshop led by Imam Zaid Shakir, Oakland, CA., Jan. 26, 2017. Click here
Ridgewood Methodist Church: “Together In Hope”. Imam Zaid Shakir is the keynote speaker for the 35th Anniversary interfaith committee’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. at United Methodist Church, Ridgewood, NJ., Jan. 17, 2016. Click here
McLaren Hall: “Arabic In An African Context”. by Imam Zaid Shakir as a theology and religion interfaith panelist hosted by the Arabic Language and Culture Fair, Gleeson Plaza, University of San Fransisco, CA., Oct. 22, 2016. Click here
KFC Freedom Hall: “Muhammad Ali Funeral Prayer”. Imam Zaid Shakir precedes over the funeral prayer service held Thursday for Muhammad Ali at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, Louisville, KY., June 9, 2016. Click here
KFC Yum Center: “Muhammad Ali’s Memorial Service: The New York Times”. Imam Zaid Shakir precedes over the opening and closing of the Memorial Service held Friday for Muhammad Ali, Louisville, KY., June 10, 2016. Click here
University of Dayton: ”.....Jesus In Islam”. A conversation with world renown Imam Zaid Shakir. An interfaith event hosted by the University of Dayton MSA (Muslim Students Association); open to all communities to promote dialogue and understanding within Dayton. Event was held at Dayton Kennedy Union Ballroom, Dayton, OH., March 11, 2016. Click here
University of The Pacific: Stockton Art Scene: Al Firdaus Ensemble Fills The Air With Joyous Sound. Co-founder, and senior faculty member Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College gave a stirring address noting that, “the arts are the light in our hearts.” “The Al Firdaus Ensemble brought the people of Stockton together in positivity, uniting our hearts in celebration.” The Sacred Songs Of Love Concert was held at Morris Chapel at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA., February 19, 2016. Click here
Pacific School of Religion: GTU and Partners Stand Against Islamophobia: Challenging Recent Islamophobic Hate Speech, co-founder, board of trustees and senior faculty member Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College as a panelist with other faith leaders, Naomi Seidman, director of the GTU Center for Judaic Studies, Munir Jiwa, director of the Center for Islamic Studies at GTU, Rita Sherma, director for Hindu Studies at GTU, and Rev. James Hopkins, chairman of the American Baptist Seminary of the West and pastor at Lakeshore Baptist Church in Oakland, shared a solidarity statement in support of Muslim communities facing hostile political rhetoric, held at The Pacific School of Religion,“Holy Hill” in Berkeley, CA., December 17, 2015. Click here
Zaytuna College: co-sponsored a day-long series of programs announced as “Against Islamophobia,” with co-founder, board of trustees and senior faculty member Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College and the following institutions: American Baptist Seminary of the West, Center for Dharma Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Islamic Studies, the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, the Graduate Theological Union, Ignite Institute at the Pacific School of Religion, the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, and United Religions Initiative, held at Zaytuna College, “Holy Hill” in Berkeley, CA., December 17, 2015. Livestream: Click here
University of The Pacific: “Reclaiming Malcolm X”, an inspiring and thought-provoking afternoon learning about Malcolm X’s legacy with keynote speaker Imam Zaid Shakir, Long Theatre, Stockton, CA. April 6, 2015. Click here
Emory University: “Building and Maintaining the Ummah”, alecture with Imam Zaid Shakir as keynote speaker, Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. February 18, 2105. Click here
University of Texas: “Be An Example and Represent Islam” lecture with Imam Zaid Shakir as keynote speaker for the Muslim Students Association, University of Texas, Austin, TX. January 23, 2015. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Center for Race & Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, Council 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.
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.
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.
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.
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