Imam Zaid Shakir

Assistant Professor
60 Willow Street Chelsea, MA 02150
  • Co-Founder of Zaytuna College
  • M.A. Political Science, Rutgers University

Imam Zaid Shakir

Adjunct Professor


Imam Zaid Shakir is one of three co-founders of Zaytuna College, serves on its Board of Trustees and has taught courses in Arabic, Islamic Spirituality, contemporary Muslim thought and Shafi’i fiqh.

He speaks and writes on a wide range of topics and has become a voice of conscience for American Muslims as well as people of other faiths. He is regularly included as one of the western world’s most influential Muslim scholars in The Muslim 500, an annual ranking edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin.

He is also one of the signatories of “A Common Word Between Us and You,” an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders that calls for peace and mutual understanding. He holds an MA in Political Science from Rutgers University.

Past Courses

  • TazkiyyaTun-Nafs, Spring 2020