Year End Message from Shaykh Hamza Yusuf – Zaytuna College


Dear all,

As-Salaam ‘Alaykum. All of us at Zaytuna hope that you enjoyed a successful past year, and we pray that Allah increases His blessings upon you in the coming year.


I am writing this letter to you because you donated so generously to Zaytuna College in the past. Without your help, the significant and historic accomplishments that were realized this year would not have occurred. The highlight, of course, was the arrival of Zaytuna College’s inaugural freshman class and our move into our new campus in Berkeley, the epicenter of intellectual life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

You made this happen.


However, we have only just begun — because Zaytuna College is expanding rapidly. In 2011, a new freshman class will join our sophomore students continuing from this year.


We are committed to providing our growing student body a world-class educational experience. Next year, insha’Allah, we will make several key additions to the heart of our educational program, our faculty. We will also add to our senior administration, and make our student experience richer by establishing a state-of-the-art academic library, among other initiatives. Finally, we will con- tinue making strong ties with the local, national, and international academic community.


As 2010 comes to a close, we are grateful that we have built the foundation of the vibrant Muslim college in America that we envision — but we are far from where we need to be. To arrive there, we need prayers, support, and providential care. And, we need your help.


We are reaching out to you because you are Zaytuna College. This is no exaggeration, as without you, Zaytuna College would not exist. Your support enabled achievements many thought not possible.


We are asking you to recognize the continuing responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to this necessary endeavor, in order that we may continue to march forward toward fulfilling a powerful and flourishing future for Islam in America through Zaytuna College‘s ambitious and critically needed educational mission.


Great accomplishments occur when people who have wealth enable people who have time. We have devoted our time our lives — to this critical project, and we implore you to continue to devote your wealth.


Yours sincerely,

Hamza Yusuf,

Co-founder, Zaytuna College

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