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Give the Gift of Knowledge
By:Zaytuna College
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:01 am

Give the Gift of Knowledge

Imam Zaid Shakir: "We're building a legacy. We're building an institution that, in sha Allah, we can look back on as a source of great, great pride."

"We're building a legacy"

Imam Zaid Shakir has been connected to Zaytuna College, in one way or another, since the very beginning. In 1991, he first met Shaykh Hamza Yusuf at an event in Detroit, Michigan. In 1999, he flew to California from Syria to speak at Zaytuna Institute's "Remembering the Days of Allah" conference. In 2004, he moved his family from Connecticut to California to lead Zaytuna's four-year pilot seminary program. And, in 2009, he became one of Zaytuna College's three co-founders, along with Shaykh Hamza and Dr. Hatem Bazian.

A decade later, he’s as passionate as ever about the educational mission at the heart of Zaytuna College. “We’re building a legacy," he says in a message about why you should make a gift this month for our year-end campaign. "We’re building an institution that, in sha Allah, we can look back on as a source of great, great pride.”

We urge you to watch his inspiring message and support our students, faculty, and our growing educational vision—and, help launch the next decade for Zaytuna College!

https://zaytuna.edu/give