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Zaid Shakir
Works at Zaytuna College
Attended American University
Lives in Berkeley, CA.
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Masha-allah tabarakallah. This was inspiring. There were a lot of great reminders in your khutbah and the reminder benefits the believer. I like how you made the point that the killer was a victim as well. I have not heard many people consider this and it is a  realization that comes to one who traces the origins of things, getting to the foundations of a matter . Indeed, this man was just one wicked fruit from a wicked tree and there are many. We each need to do our part to destroy the root whose complex network has infiltrated and penetrated our lives and the perceptions of those around us. May we tear them out via every sincere statement and action. May we enrich the figurative soil and grow goodness such that it overcomes evil. May we be examples of light and truth by which darkness and falsehood must flee. 
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Here is the first of several brief videos we plan to record for the newly developed "Good Living" series.

In this video we discuss the importance of clean water in the context of the Charleston, West Virginia chemical spill.
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May Allah bless Imam Zaid and give him a long healthy life...Ameen!

More of our esteemed and beloved scholars should be speaking along these lines. I don't know where I heard this, and whether it's a hadith or from the athar but it's said that "there is no good in a people that don't grow their own food and mend their own clothes".
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 National Day of Action for Citizenship event in San Francisco in front of Nancy Pelosi's office. This event was part of the national day of action with 185 events across the country calling for a direct path to citizenship to be passed as part of the immigration reform bill now. Thanks to the PICO National Network and PICO California for sponsoring this beautiful multi faith call to action.
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well said akhi
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Thanx for this upliftment and affirmation. My wife saw this and told the children about your and your wife's visits.
May Allah shower more and more rewards on you, your family and friends
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Zaytuna College Co-founder and Board of Trustees
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Scholar, Author, and Lecturer
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  • Zaytuna College
    Faculty Member, 1988 - present
  • Masjid AL- Islam
    Clergy, 1987 - 1994
  • SCSU - Southern CT. State University
    Professor, 1988 - 1994
  • English Language Institute, Syria
    English Instructor, 1997 - 1999
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Berkeley, CA.
Previously
New Mexico, Turkey, Eygpt, England, Morocco, Syria
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Berkeley, CA.
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By being sensitive to the Creator, we are more sensitive to the creation.
Introduction
Zaid Shakir is a co-founder and faculty member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. As a gifted author and lecturer, he was ranked as one of the world's  most influential Scholars by "The 500 Most Influential Muslims", edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, (2009).

He has also authored numerous articles. His groundbreaking books are "Heirs of the Prophets" in 2002, "Scattered Pictures: Reflections of An American Muslim" in 2005, an award-winning text "Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance" in 2008, and Where I'm Coming From: The Year In Review, in 2010.

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Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
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  • American University
    International Relations, 1982 - 1985
  • Rutgers University
    Political Science, 1985 - 1988
  • Abu Noor University
    Islamic Law, 1996 - 2000
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Imam Zaid Shakir