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New Charlie Hebdo Cover Depicts Prophet Mohammed

by Imam Zaid Shakir

By Brian Stelter (CNN) It is a message of defiance, but also forgiveness—and many Muslims responded with similarly mixed emotions. It is a magazine cover depicting the Prophet Mohammed with a tear falling from his cheek, holding a sign that says, “Je suis Charlie,” the slogan that… Read More

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Pakistani Murders Are Wrong!

by Imam Zaid Shakir

The attack by the Pakistani Taliban, purportedly in retaliation for the Pakistani Army’s offensive in Waziristan, illustrates the degree to which an anti-Islamic cult of death has permeated into the ranks of some groups claiming an affiliation with Islam. Be it Boko Haram, ISIS or the Taliban, no one is… Read More

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Drug cartels worse than Islamic State, Imam tells Sydney Muslims

by Imam Zaid Shakir

The LMA Sydney Muslim Conference 2014 attracted around 900 delegates from around Australia and overseas, and addressed various themes and issues with one of America’s most influential Scholars, Imam Zaid Shakir, By Gina Rushton, Sydney AU, November 17, 2014 ONE of America’s leading Muslim scholars has condemned… Read More

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When “Yes Massa” Starts Getting Old

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Dwight Howard’s benign “Free Palestine” tweet and the responses it has generated reveals the extent to which America has become, in a sense, an Israeli plantation. You better not say anything the master doesn’t like, or prepared to get “whipped.” When Howard, an African American, dared to have an opinion,… Read More

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The War Within Our Hearts

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Verily, they were youth who believed in their Lord and we increased them in guidance. And we strengthened their hearts when they took a stand, saying: “Our Lord is the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth; we will never call on any God besides Him. Were we to do… Read More

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Living The Quran

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Sha’ban is a month of good that introduces the great month of Ramadan. The Prophet, peace upon him, used to fast voluntarily during this month more so than in any other month. One of the motivations for that, as we will mention below, is that Sha’ban is the month during… Read More

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Fasting During Sha’ban

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Sha’ban is a month of good that introduces the great month of Ramadan. The Prophet, peace upon him, used to fast voluntarily during this month more so than in any other month. One of the motivations for that, as we will mention below, is that Sha’ban is the month during… Read More

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Imam Zaid Shakir invites you to the 1 Billion Salawat Day

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Whereas, the sanctity of Islam and Muslims is being violated in myriad ways -innocents are being killed, graves are being desecrated, the social fabric of many Muslim societies is being torn asunder, and the honorable life and legacy of our Prophet, Muhammad, peace upon him, is being assailed in unprecedented… Read More

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Between Militarism & Extremism: The Excluded Middle with Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir and Hamza Yusuf

by Imam Zaid Shakir

During the event held on 9-17-12, Zaytuna College’s co-founders, Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf spoke about the recent wave of unrest in Libya, Egypt and other parts of the Muslim world that was set off due to the posting of the video maligning the Prophet Mohammad (SAW). … Read More

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U.S Muslim Leaders to Address Poverty in America Around Occupy Protests Anniversary

by Imam Zaid Shakir

United Against Poverty conference brings together diverse group of religious voices to tackle wealth inequality across the nation. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 On September 29th, the organization United for Change will hold a conference titled “United Against Poverty” to discuss the realities of poverty in the U.S… Read More

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Help Imam Zaid Build Zaytuna College

by Imam Zaid Shakir

There are many organizations out there trying to educate Americans about our religion, but they do not have an institution that’s engaging in ongoing research around the issues that affect our community. Our organizations and activists have to scramble when it’s time to put literature together to answer FAQs about… Read More

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Occupy - Reflecting on the American Frustration - with Imam Zaid Shakir & Abobaker Mojadidi

by Imam Zaid Shakir

This is an in-depth discussion between Imam Zaid Shakir co-founder of Zaytuna College and (Host) Ustadh Abobaker Mojadidi in regards to the American peoples frustration with the financial and economic disparities and injustices. This program was broadcasted live via Arman Satellite TV - 'Islam in America' program throughout the continental… Read More

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United We Stand Conference: Eavesdropping on Muslims

by Imam Zaid Shakir

by Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP “When you have an opportunity to “listen in” on the conversation taking place within a family, you get a level of honesty you might not otherwise get, and it can provide insight into the operative values guiding the lives of those family members.… Read More

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Imam Zaid Shakir on News 7 Australia on 10th Anniversary of 9/11

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Interviewed by Angela Cox, Imam Zaid Shakir, Simon Kennedy, and Rhais Bhuyian on News 7 Australia on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 To view video go to: http://youtu.be/NJJVYmggjfM Read More

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Hate Speech Against Muslims Incites Violence

by Imam Zaid Shakir

By Anya Cordell Last month, I was the only Jewish speaker at a predominantly Muslim conference (United for Change). Every speaker condemned 9/11 and all attacks on innocents. Each acknowledged atrocities by some who have falsely usurped Islam and distanced themselves from those criminals. This is something that… Read More

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Imam Zaid Shakir Calls On All Americans to Be Peaceamakers

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir recently expressed his support for the “Be a Peacemaker” campaign. He calls upon Americans of all faiths to work together to promote peace. To view complete video go to: http://www.allahcentric.com/2011/08/31/who-will-answer-imam-zaid-shakirs-call-to-be-a-peacemaker/ To view complete article go to: http://conta.cc/pwJXzm Read More