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Ramadan Reminders: Out of this World – Imam Zaid Shakir

Ramadan Reminders: Out of this World – Imam Zaid Shakir This exclusive message for Ramadan by Imam Zaid Shakir is packed with energy…which is exactly what is needed in these long summer days of fasting as we seek a reward from “Out of this World”.

Race To The Top – Imam Zaid Shakir – New Islamic Direction

Race To The Top – Imam Zaid Shakir – New Islamic Direction “The fight against racism is not over; we must redouble our efforts.” As the level of racially-charged exclusionary politics grows throughout the Western world, Muslims will have to contribute to the developing discourse to counter this problem. Doing so will require a plunge […]

What Went Wrong? Funny You Should Ask – Imam Zaid Shakir

What Went Wrong? Funny You Should Ask – Imam Zaid Shakir [Imam Zaid Shakir discusses the interplay between wealth and communal well-being in the Muslim world and in the West] The refrain from an old popular song goes as follows, “What the world needs now is love sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s […]

Video: Youth, Islam & Politics – Imam Zaid Shakir

Youth, Islam & Politics – Imam Zaid Shakir Youth, Politics & Islam – Imam Zaid Shakir from Tariq Subhani on Vimeo. Imam Zaid Shakir is amongst the most respected and influential Islamic scholars in the West. As an American Muslim who came of age during the civil rights struggles, he has brought both sensitivity about […]

Reflections on the Situation in Egypt – Imam Zaid Shakir

Reflections on the Situation in Egypt Imam Zaid Shakir We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident… A well-meaning friend of mine has suggested that if I write anything else on the ongoing uprising in Egypt, I should frame it in terms understandable to Americans. After all, we should be aiming to affect American public opinion […]

The Ansaar Project’s Srebrenica Initiative

The Ansaar Project’s Srebrenica Initiative The Ansaar Project’s Srebrenica Initiative from AGCaustralia on Vimeo. “…As the hatred being directed to Muslims becomes more pointed, and we pray that Allah protect us, but that could happen to us brothers and sisters and were it to happen to us, we would want someone to defend us, we […]

Eid Al-Adha 2010 Sermon – Imam Zaid Shakir

This sermon was delivered on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice). This holiday occurs at the end of the annual Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) in which Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Abraham, upon him be peace.
 Recorded at the Muslim Community Center East Bay in Pleasanton, […]

Zaytuna College Admissions Open for Fall 2011

Zaytuna College Admissions are now open for Fall 2010. Co-Founder, Imam Zaid Shakir invites you to apply at http://zaytuna.org/admissions  

Muslim Scholars On Spousal Abuse: “In Islamic law it is absolutely unlawful to abuse a wife, injure her, or insult her dignity.” – Allahcentric

Muslim Scholars On Spousal Abuse Courtesy of Sidi Khuram’s exhaustive research at Allahcentric Regarding the recent UAE Federal Supreme Court ruling stating that a husband can beat his wife and children so long as no marks are left (reminiscent of Guantanamo-style torture sessions), Shaykh Jihad Brown of the Tabah Foundation responds that spousal abuse is […]

Zaytuna College October 2010 Update – Imam Zaid Shakir

Zaytuna College October 2010 Update – Imam Zaid Shakir A glimpse into the student life of the new Zaytuna College. Imam Zaid Shakir delivers an update on the latest happenings at Zaytuna College for the month of October.