Imam Zaid Shakir in conversation

Diffused Congruence speak to Imam Zaid Shakir on “a founding member of Zaytuna College… on 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 […]

On the mass murder of Coptic Christians by ISIS

As-Salaam Alaikum, When murder becomes an end, in and of itself, all principles are cast aside. The fact that the Prophet Muhammad (Blessing and peace of Almighty God upon him) severely condemned Usama bin Zayd, when he killed a captive who had pronounced the Muslim Declaration of Faith (Shahadah), is meaningless to the shot-callers of […]

Imam Zaid Shakir’s khutbah on the Chapel Hill shooting

Imam Zaid Shakir addresses the Chapel Hill shooting in his Friday khutbah in Michigan. See also, his comments shortly after the tragedy unfolded, “May the deaths of these beautiful young people, and all others who have perished as a result of senseless, inexcusable violence, anywhere, not be in vain. May they motivate us all to […]

Mockery by Imam Zaid Shakir

A special thank you to New Islamic Directions for this insightful article. The original article can be viewed here [What is Mockery?] Mockery: Behavior or speech that makes fun of someone or something in a hurtful way. Mockery of entire groups has effectively been criminalized in Western societies. One would think thrice before publicly mocking […]

Israel is Not Like “Them” – Imam Zaid Shakir – New Islamic Directions

Article originally posted here. Reposted, with thanks. “And that’s the difference between us and our neighbors,” he continued. “They consider murderers to be heroes. They name public squares after them. We don’t. We condemn them and we put them on trial and we’ll put them in prison.” Binyamin Netanyahu Reacting to the arrest of the […]

Apologetics Versus Apologizing – Imam Zaid Shakir

Original note from Imam Zaid Shakirs’ facebook page. As-Salaam Alaikum, Many Muslims confuse apologetics with apologizing. Apologizing for a wrong has a great place in Islam, as is the case with all viable religions or systems of morality. It is part of the process of redressing a wrong one has done to another. Apologizing can […]

Understanding Marriage – A conversation with Imam Zaid Shakir by Fahad Faruqui

Editor’s Note: Fahad Faruqui had an in depth discussion with a leading American-Muslim scholar Imam Zaid Shakir, a senior faculty member of Zaytuna College, about marriage, polygamy, temporary marriages and divorce, in attempt to tease out the true spirit of love, romance and marriage in Islam. Some Muslim men and women spend several years in […]