New Islamic Directions

By Imam Zaid Shakir

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VIDEO of Imam Zaid Shakir’s interview on Bill Moyers Journal



Here is the link to the full streaming video of the interview: Link to Video More video footage of the Muslim Women who were interviewed: PERSPECTIVES FROM MUSLIM WOMEN The treatment of women under some Islamic systems… Read More

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Event Review:  Islam in the West



Published by Haseeb Ahmed - June 17th, 2007 Subhanallah! It was an honor to volunteer at yesterday’s great event. Overall the event was amazing, and I hope this is the first of a regular series of “Islam in the West” events. Here are some of my thoughts regarding today’s festivities.… Read More

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A Beautiful Religion

by Imam Zaid Shakir

A Beautiful Religion: Part One Unfortunately, many people today perceive Islam as a repugnant, morally bankrupt religion. However, their perceptions cannot alter the reality every conscious believer knows. We know that our religion is beautiful. Perhaps what they view Islam to be is a reflection of their own state. If… Read More

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Safar 1428

by Imam Zaid Shakir

The Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘Awareness emanates from the heart and if the heart is sound, the whole body is sound; if it’s corrupt, the whole body is corrupt.’ The commentary for that hadith further explains the parables for the individual. On the physical level,… Read More

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Muharram 1428

by Imam Zaid Shakir

To summarize the duties of brotherhood and sisterhood in Islam, we should love for our brother and sister what we love for ourselves.  This is an incredible teaching that if implemented would go a long way towards improving relations between us. This spirit of love is especially important between… Read More

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Islam: Religion or Ideology?

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Introduction “Leave this Europe where they are never done talking of Man, yet they murder men everywhere they find them, at the corner of every one of their streets, in all corners of the globe. For centuries they have stifled almost all of humanity in the name of a so-called… Read More

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What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

by Imam Zaid Shakir

When we talk about Islamic education and our children, the discussion usually revolves around strictly academic issues related to technical aspects of curriculum development, testing standards and methodologies, balancing between secular and religious education, and similar concerns. Sometimes we miss the greater objective of an Islamic education. That objective, in… Read More

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Clash of the Uncivilised

by Imam Zaid Shakir

As the crisis that has emerged in the aftermath of the publication of the infamous cartoons that claim to depict the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God upon him, escalates, we would do well by stepping back and attempting to analyze the situation as dispassionately as possible. By doing… Read More

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Brother throws himself on Stephon Clark’s casket: ‘We’re gonna forgive the mayor.’

by Imam Zaid Shakir

By Dale Kasler, Nashelly Chavez, Tony Bizjak And Benjy Egel .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/* Read More