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Imam Zaid Shakir

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Ep. 017 - Moving Through Heartache & Tragedy ft. Imam Zaid Shakir & Br. Aqib Farid

Miftaah Institute

We hear about tragedies often, whether it be from the seerah, Islamic history, or in the present day, and we express sorrow for those that experienced them. The experience is completely different when the tragedy hits close to home. A great loss has hit the Miftaah family recently and has left our hearts shattered. One of the beloved Waheed brothers, Shaykh Abdul Raheem Waheed, has left our world and returned to Allah SWT as a shaheed inshallah. In the aftermath, Imam Zaid Shakir held a conversation with Shaykh Abdullah Waheed on grief and how to move through these difficult situations.

1hr 35mins

27 Nov 2020

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Ep. 93: Imam Zaid Shakir

Making Sense of Islam

Zaid Shakir, a cofounder of Zaytuna College, is a prominent American Muslim scholar. He has taught courses in Arabic, Islamic spirituality, contemporary Muslim thought, Islamic history and politics, and Shafi’i fiqh at the College. He speaks and writes on a wide range of topics, and he travels frequently across the United States to support institution-building projects in the Muslim community. In 2007, he was a signatory of the 2007 letter “A Common Word Between Us and You,” an appeal for peace and cooperation between Christians and Muslims, and in 2016, he presided over the public memorial for Muhammad Ali.

1hr 22mins

11 Nov 2020

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Yasir Qadhi - Interview With Imam Zaid Shakir - Muslims and The Race Issue

Yasir Qadhi

Racism has been well and alive in our communities. In this video, Shaykh Yasir interviews Imam Zaid Shakir regarding Muslims and the race issue.

1hr 6mins

12 Jun 2020

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#19 In Conversation | Imam Zaid Shakir USA & Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed UK | 23 April 2020

The MuslimCentric Podcast

Religious and Social imperatives of a RAMADAN like no other - The age of Covid-19. Organised by iSyllabus UK View video on www.facebook.com/iSyllabus *SUPPORT US If you benefited from The MuslimCentric Podcast, please leave a review and 5-star rating on the Apple Podcasts page *KEEP IN TOUCH Facebook: muslimcentric Instagram: muslimcentricpodcast Twitter: @muslimcentric Email us at muslimcentricpodcast@gmail.com

1hr 9mins

26 Apr 2020

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The Unfinished Business of Martin Luther King | Imam Zaid Shakir


This article can be found online here at Muslimmatters.org.  Imam Zaid Shakir is a scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. In 2001, he was the first American male graduate from Syria's Abu Nour University.Article read by Zeba Khan.


17 Jan 2020

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Imam Zaid Shakir Ramadan Preparation | Election Results | Luton Town FC's Promotion

Friday Night Live

Imam Zaid Shakir Zaytuna College

1hr 44mins

3 May 2019

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CTF interview with Imam Zaid Shakir

Call to Freedom

Call To Freedom interview with Imam Zaid Shakir


20 Apr 2018

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Ep: 23 - Spiritual Family - Imam Zaid Shakir

Coffee with Karim

Imam Zaid Shakir is an American Muslim scholar, author and renowned speaker. A co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley California and a professor of Arabic, Islamic law, history and spirituality.Imam Zaid joins me to discuss the importance of Black History Month and the power of our spiritual family as an Ummah.Leave us a review on iTunes!Sponsor a coffee today!www.patreon.com/coffeewithkarim


28 Feb 2018

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#004: The All-American Journey of the People's Imam w/ Imam Zaid Shakir

Path & Present w/Baraka Blue

Imam Zaid shares his journey and offers his thoughts on the current anti-Muslim political climate in America.One of Americas most prominent Imam's shares his journey growing up in a segregated south; a youth of political activism and spiritual seeking; serving in the armed forces where he converted to Islam; attaining degrees in Political Science & International Relations; serving an inner city congregation in the middle of the crack epidemic; traveling overseas for nearly a decade to study with some of the world's most prominent Muslim scholars and spiritual masters in Syria & Morocco; then returning after 9/11 to co-found one of America's most prominent Muslim institutions, Zaytuna College.Zaid Shakir is co-founder and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College and also serves on its Board of Trustees. In 1983, while at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ., he co-founded the New Brunswick Islamic Center formerly Masjid al-Huda. In 1987, he settled in New Haven, CT., and continued his community activism co-founding Masjid Al-Islam. Zaid Shakir moved to Hayward, California to serve as a scholar-in-residence and lecturer at Zaytuna Institute in 2003. He co-founded the Lighthouse Mosque, Oakland, CA. in 2007. He co-founded Zaytuna College in 2009, where he now teaches Islamic law and history. Zaid Shakir is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding. Known to the world as Imam Zaid, he has authored numerous articles on a wide range of topics, becoming a voice of conscience for American Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Recently, he was ranked as “one of the western world’s most influential Scholars The 500 Most Influential Muslims, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, (2009).


14 Dec 2015

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Episode 18: Imam Zaid Shakir

Diffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience

We're very excited to be joined by renowned scholar Imam Zaid Shakir for this month's episode. As a founding member of Zaytuna College, the first accredited Islamic college in the United States, Imam Zaid discuss the school's history and its mission, and then shares the amazing story of his own journey to Islam, in the process helping to add yet more layers to the ongoing tapestry of the American Muslim experience that we've been weaving together ever since our very first show. It's a fascinating conversation with one of the most prominent and preeminent Muslim minds in the world, and you can listen via the embed below, or download via iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Feel free to send any comments or questions our way at diffusedcongruence@gmail.com, and make sure you hit "like" on our Facebook page!

1hr 19mins

9 Mar 2015