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Muslims to Gather in Nation’s Capital to Remember Attacks on 9/11, Discuss Moving Forward

by Imam Zaid Shakir

WASHINGTON, Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:59am EDT PR Newswire United We Stand: One Nation, One Destiny conference brings together leading Western intellectuals to address the role of Muslims in the West ten years after 9/11. United For Change was created to galvanize the Muslim leadership in North America… Read More

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Service with Zaytuna College and Berkeley Muslim Students’ Association

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Reflections from the Dartmouth Chaplaincy By Maryam Zafer “Our first day took us to the UC Berkeley campus where students of Zaytuna College greeted our 13 enthusiastic trip members soaked from the characteristic early-Spring Northern California downpour. The plan for the day was to attend Friday… Read More

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Why Do Muslims Pray Five Times A Day

by Imam Zaid Shakir

By Soraya Salam and Photos: Angie Lovelace March 21, 2011 Imam Zaid Shakir, co-founder of Zaytuna College - which is aiming to be the first accredited Muslim college in the United States - says salat symbolizes what Islam considers the purpose of creation: to worship God. Read More

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Bridging The Gaps

by Imam Zaid Shakir

The International Museum of Muslim Cultures had partnered with Tougaloo College to host two historic national conferences, “Islamic West Africa’s Legacy of Literacy and Music to America and the World” on Feb. 19 and 20, and “Slavery and Its Legacy” Feb. 21 and 22 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Scholars,… Read More

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A Conversation with Imam Zaid Shakir

by Imam Zaid Shakir

by Maria Kari | World Writer on Jan 31, 2011 Note: The opinions of the people we interview are not always a reflection of the opinions of Candor | Muslim Lifestyle Magazine or its affiliates. Thank you. In the winter of 2010, Islamic Relief Canada… Read More

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Muslims, Human Trafficking and What We Can Do About It

by Imam Zaid Shakir

An Interview with Imam Zaid Shakir Posted by Muslim Outtakes in Community When I listened to the audiobook, “Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristoff, I was blown away by the sheer magnitude of modern day slavery, i.e. human trafficking. 27 Million people worldwide. A heinous crime, but I was… Read More

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Learning about Muslims, by Marian Ronan

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet has just been released by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010). Here’s what Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California has to say about this book: “Ibrahim Abdul-Matin not only shows the myriad ways American Muslims are contributing to… Read More

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A Zaytuna College Benefit Dinner

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Attend This Exciting SF Bay Area Event!  as KQED talk-show host MICHAEL KRASNY leads a timely discussion about the relationship between Islam and America with scholars ZAID SHAKIR & HAMZA YUSUF. You can be a part of Limits of Allegiance by submitting a video question related to the event’s theme… Read More

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Why Zaytuna College?

by Imam Zaid Shakir

By Nisa Islam Muhammad - Staff Writer Islamic institution of higher education fosters climate of understanding and tolerance. With all of the educational diversity America offers why start a Muslim college?...... http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_7387.shtml Read More

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Zaytuna College, October 2010 Update by Imam Zaid Shakir

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir delivers an update on affairs at Zaytuna College for the month of October. For more on Zaytuna College, http://www.zaytuna.org For more info:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzagkNDlVQc Read More

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Response to Controversy Surrounding Park 51 Project

by Imam Zaid Shakir

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—The following was released by the Coalition of African American Muslims (CAAM): http://finalcallnation.edgeboss.net/wmedia/finalcallnation/finalcall_nationofislam/caam_press_conf09-02-2010.wvx What: Press Conference When: Thursday, September 2, 2010 1:00 pm Where: National Press Club 529 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20045 Why: The controversy over the Park 51 Project (Islamic Center in Lower… Read More

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Imam Zaid Listed Among 500 Most Influential Muslims

by Imam Zaid Shakir

A 200 page report entitled, “The 500 Most Influential Muslims”  edited by noted professors John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin was published this month by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (Jordan) and the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (Georgetown University) describes Imam Zaid Shakir as “one of America’s most influential scholars.”… Read More

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National Best Books, “Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance”

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid’s translation and commentary on Imam al-Muhasibi’s, Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance, has been awarded as a finalist in the category of general spirituality by USA Book News Purchase: http://astore.amazon.com/nidpublishers-20/ Read More

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Zaytuna College in Euro-Islam

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Zaytuna College discussed in Euro-Islam. http://www.euro-islam.info/2009/09/21/islamic-scholars-plan-for-americas-first-muslim-college/ Read More

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Videos of Imam Zaid’s Britain Tour for Islamic Relief (click links)

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Here are a couple of video links to Imam Zaid’s fundraising tour for Islamic Relief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdNTrs41zh0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCRa0VF5cSI Read More

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Islamic College Planned by Zaytuna

by Imam Zaid Shakir

Zaytuna Institute’s plan for Zaytuna College moves closer to fruition. View the article at the following link. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520450,00.html Read More