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Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir is a co-founder, Board of Trustees, and Faculty member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA.

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Love for Allah

Love For Allah Does Not Come Cheap

How to strengthen your love for Allah? This inspiring speech elaborates on the love relationship that develops between Allah the Almighty and His servants. It describes the ways to nurture and this relationship and and illuminates the reciprocal nature of this lofty love. The speech goes further to discuss the love between Muslims and Prophet Muhammad …


Hajj Lessons to Take Home

Hajj Is Over… What Lessons to Take Home?

As the pilgrims have wrapped up their highly spiritual journey of Hajj, it is time to ponder over Hajj lessons that should be taken home. How daily life should be like following the performance of this great ritual of Islam? And how can Muslims, pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike, benefit from the deep meanings of this …


Imam Zaid Shakir on Muhammad Ali: a Humble Mountain

Imam Zaid About Muhammad Ali: The Humble Mountain

I was honored to attend the waning hours of Muhammad Ali’s life along with his immediate family. Taking a brief break from the stream of Qur’anic recitation, invocations, and devotional songs we were dedicating to Ali, one of the Champ’s daughters asked how would I describe her father? After momentarily reflecting on her query, I …


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