New Islamic Directions

By Imam Zaid Shakir

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Where I’m Coming From

The past year has been a trying one for Muslims in the United States. The steady drone of anti-Islamic sentiment, growing since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, was catalyzed by a series of unfortunate incidents. We could mention among them the Fort Hood shootings, the failed attempt to detonate a bomb aboard an American-bound aircraft over Detroit, Michigan, the failed bomb attempt at…

Submission Faith and Beauty

Written by the Muslim scholar, Dr. Joseph Lumbard, and co-edited by Imam Zaid Shakir and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this thoughtful and well-written work beautifully and succinctly summarizes the core beliefs of the Muslim faith.

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Islam is the most maligned religion in the West. We have grown accustomed to assertions about Islam that appear almost daily in the media or in the…

Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance

The translation, notes, and commentary of Imam al-Harith al-Muhasibi’s Risala al-Mustarshidin (Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance) by Zaid Shakir is intended to serve as a layman’s guide to Islamic spirituality. Al - Muhasibi presents most of the major ideas that would both serve as the basis for a full program of spiritual development and comprise an insightful overview of a system of Islamic moral…

Scattered Pictures: Reflections of an American Muslim

New Book Release by Imam Zaid Shakir. A collection of essays and articles.

Scattered Pictures can also be bought from Amazon.

“This collection of Zaid Shakir’s essays is long overdue. For some years now he has brought a clarity of mind and feeling to substantive issues challenging Muslims today. It is good to see some of his fire-fly, lightning bolt thinking…

The Heirs of The Prophets (Reprint)

The Heirs of the Prophets is an extraordinary book representing one of the many streams of traditional Islamic scholarship. In addition to huge multi-volume compendiums, many scholars also composed shorter treatises that focused, for example, on one particular statement (hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad. This volume is such a work. Imam Ibn Rajab, who is considered one of the foremost authorities of Prophetic tradition of…