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The Lawfulness of Muslim Revolutions – Imam Zaid Shakir (Emel)

April 4, 2011 by


The Lawfulness of Muslim Revolutions By Imam Zaid Shakir As protests and defiance spread in Muslim countries, questions are being asked as to whether such conduct is halal.   As revolutions and uprisings sweep the Middle East and North Africa, most Muslims everywhere are energised by a wave of hopeful change in a region that […]

Why I Oppose the US-led Intervention in Libya by Imam Zaid Shakir (New Islamic Directions)

March 29, 2011 by


Why I Oppose the US-led Intervention in Libya By Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College   Some days before the U.S.-led intervention in Libya began; I was forwarded a copy of an open letter directed to President Barack Obama urging him to work in concert with U.S. allies, NATO, and the United Nations to immediately […]


March 23, 2011 by


The Habib Umar USA Tour Has Officially Launched! Habib Umar’s “TRANQUILITY AMIDST TURBULENCE TOUR” has officially launched in the US with his first visit to Atlanta, GA.  It coincides with a time of notable turbulence: the uprisings throughout the Middle East, the earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, and the recent Congressional Hearings in the […]

Imam Zaid Shakir Introduces Habib Umar ibn Hafiz (Habib Umar Tour)

March 17, 2011 by


Imam Zaid Shakir Introduces Habib Umar Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College and New Islamic Directions, discusses the arrival of Habib Umar bin Hafiz to North America and the importance of taking benefit from his visit. Recorded March 10th, 2011 in Berkeley, California.  

Characteristics to be Avoided: Love of the World by Imam Zaid Shakir (New Islamic Directions)

February 6, 2011 by


Characteristics to be Avoided: Love of the World By Imam Zaid Shakir A. Love of the World in a blameworthy sense is to love it to such an extent that it moves from being a means to Paradise and becomes an end, the obsession with which leads to Hell. A.1. Three Types of Praise for […]

Imam Zaid Shakir on the Revolutions in the Middle East

February 1, 2011 by


Game Over…We Win? By Imam Zaid Shakir The current uprising in Egypt, coming in the aftermath of the popular revolution in Tunisia, is a monumental event that is altering all of the political calculations currently governing how we think about Middle Eastern politics. The emerging popular movements in the region have led to a swift […]

Eradicating Islamophobia Conference at Georgia International Convention Center (January 14-15)

January 8, 2011 by


The conference will feature several notable speakers including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Siraj Wahaj, Br. Nouman Ali Khan, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Zaid Shakir and many others. More information can be found at: Or facebook page:!/event.php?eid=158876827482792

Imam Zaid Shakir’s Powerful Rebuttal Against Muslim Extremists

December 15, 2010 by


The American Muslim community needs to have a frank and honest discussion about extremists within our ranks. Within the past few years, we have witnessed a rise in homegrown terrorists. Like the problem of domestic violence, we pretend that homegrown terrorism doesn’t exist and are quick to point figures at law enforcement agencies and accusing […]

DIGITAL MAWLID: Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Celebrate Mercy Performance (Video)

December 9, 2010 by


Bismillah. Unfortunately, the dominant discourse on Islam has devolved into the politics of fear and control. When people conceptualize Islam, the typical Muslim is often perceived as hairy and scary. These popular images contrast with the life and ethics of the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam), referred to in the Qur’an as “A Mercy to […]

Imam Zaid Shakir: Eid Al-Adha 2010 Sermon

November 21, 2010 by


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, […]