New Islamic Directions

By Imam Zaid Shakir

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Failure to Realize Our Blessings

Failure to Realize Our Blessings
3 part audio lecture.

Submission Faith and Beauty

Written by the Muslim scholar, Dr. Joseph Lumbard, and co-edited by Imam Zaid Shakir and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this thoughtful and well-written work beautifully and succinctly summarizes the core beliefs of the Muslim faith.

From The Back Cover:

Islam is the most maligned religion in the West. We have grown accustomed to assertions about Islam that appear almost daily in the media or in the…

Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance

The translation, notes, and commentary of Imam al-Harith al-Muhasibi’s Risala al-Mustarshidin (Treatise For The Seekers Of Guidance) by Zaid Shakir is intended to serve as a layman’s guide to Islamic spirituality. Al - Muhasibi presents most of the major ideas that would both serve as the basis for a full program of spiritual development and comprise an insightful overview of a system of Islamic moral…

African Muslims in American History

In this historic talk, Imam Zaid Shakir presents an insightful look at the history and presence of African Muslims in America during the twentieth century. From slavery, the early Islamically influenced pan-African movements, the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, and the varied Sunni communities to the life and legacy of Malcolm X as a Sunni Muslim, including questions and answers. These groundbreaking lectures…

The Unfulfilled Legacy

This special selection from Zaytuna&#8217s 2005 &#8220Ethnic Jihad&#8221 Minara program
looks at how Muslims can honor and fulfill the spiritual and cultural legacy they have inherited. Imam Zaid highlights the importance of maintaining families, cultivating spirituality, and leveraging the blessings and opportunities of our time

CD 1
1. Opening/ The struggle to maintain our families
2. Cultivating spirituality, love, and mercy

Foundations of the Deen: Islam, Iman, and Ihsan

In this series of four lectures, Imam Zaid and Ustadh Abdullah focus on the foundational Muslim teachings by examining the core concepts of Islam, Iman, and Ihsan and linking these fundamentals with their noble and lofty objectives.  Recorded at a 2006 Zaytuna Minara program in Brooklyn, N.Y., this series provides, in a practical fashion, essential Islamic knowledge and includes an extensive question and answer session.

Muslim Survival Guide: Advice in Three Parts

In this special, three-part lecture series, Imam Zaid focuses on providing essential advice for Muslims striving to hold strong to their faith in today&#8217s context.  Each individual lecture provides practical guidance and insights in light of the unique dynamics and diverse challenges facing Muslim men, women, and youth in modern society.  Drawing from a number of sources, including the Qur&#8217an, hadith, sayings of the great…

Scattered Pictures: Reflections of an American Muslim

New Book Release by Imam Zaid Shakir. A collection of essays and articles.

Scattered Pictures can also be bought from Amazon.

“This collection of Zaid Shakir’s essays is long overdue. For some years now he has brought a clarity of mind and feeling to substantive issues challenging Muslims today. It is good to see some of his fire-fly, lightning bolt thinking…

Malcolm and Martin

On the evening of Friday Dec 2, 2005, a jubliant audience gathered at the Calvin Simmons Theatre in Oakland to share in the knowledge, wisdom, and insight of Dr. Cornel West and Imam Zaid Shakir. englightening lecture on the implications of the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X for the future. According to Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Martin Luther and Malcolm X…

The Heirs of The Prophets (Reprint)

The Heirs of the Prophets is an extraordinary book representing one of the many streams of traditional Islamic scholarship. In addition to huge multi-volume compendiums, many scholars also composed shorter treatises that focused, for example, on one particular statement (hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad. This volume is such a work. Imam Ibn Rajab, who is considered one of the foremost authorities of Prophetic tradition of…

What Would Malcolm Say?

1. Introduction
2. Malcolm: The Servant of Allah
3. The Risk of Being a Leader
4. The Vision of a Leader
5. The Force of Good in this World
6. Clash of Civilizations
7. A Time for Mentors.

The Rise & Fall Of The Ummah

Guided by the astute insight of notable scholar Imam Zaid Shakir, this recording provides an enlightening and incisive examination of the social, economic, cultural and political decline of the Muslim ummah as a dominate global actor. From the impact and implications of Western global expansion to the deterioration of the classical Islamic educational system, this informative series of lectures takes a wide-ranging look at the…

The Inaugural Address of Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq (ra) - 16cd set

One of the greatest crises confronting our contemporary Islamic community (Ummah) is the crises of leadership. Unprincipled, unscrupulous action has become the order of the day. Such a reality is a far cry from the lofty standards established by Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, May Allah be pleased with him, the first political leader of the Ummah after our beloved Prophet Muhammad, May the Peace and blessing…

Remember Who We Are! & Challenges of a Muslim

Tracks include:
Remember Who We Are!
1. Created to worship fulfilling the purpose
2. Putting things in perspective
3. Are you serving humanity?
4. We have forgotten whom we are
5. We are the best community
6. Our position in this world

Challenges of a Muslim!
7. 9-11: a parallel to the aftermath of Uhud

Purification of the Soul 12 CD set

Purification of the Soul (English Audio Commentary on Al-Muhasibi’s Risalah al-Mustarshideen) (12-tape set w/ gift album) Imam Zaid Shakir *12 Audio Tapes in a gift box * Approximate Running Time: 11 Hours * New 2003 Re-Issue Edition Al-Muhasibi’s Risalah al-Mustarshideen is translated as “Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance.” Now, for the first time, this classical work, dealing with the purification of the soul, has…

Looking Back to Look Ahead

In this series of four special lectures, Imam Zaid Shakir examines some of the most pertinent issues of our day in the light of classical Islamic political theory. Opening with an insightful overview of classical Islamic political theory, each of these four dynamic and provocative talks push the limits of the Muslim political imagination to new heights, and force one to think about what it…

Islamic Civilization: Myth or Reality? 2 CD set

Talk given at the Florida Deen Intensive
Total Running Time= 130 minutes

Tracks Include:
1. Definition of Civilization
2. Islamic History in Light of Civilization
3. Islam: A Unique Understanding of Monotheism
4. Islamic Civilization is Assimilative
5. Advancement of Islamic Sciences
6. Systems of Social Sciences and Social Institutions
7. Islamic Civilizations are Faith Based

Following a Madhhab

One of the greatest points of contention today is the validity of following one of the four Sunni juridical schools (madhhab). By following a madhhab, we are following the prophetic guidance more scrupulously, as we are deferring to the understanding of that guidance as it has been re?ned by successive generations of scholars. In this class, Imam Zaid Shakir explains what a madhhab is, what…

American Power and Islam

One CD As Muslims living in America, we oftentimes find ourselves trying to negotiate a fault-line between our religious and patriotic duties. This has been especially true in the aftermath of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, events which we are told changed the country, forever. Unfortunately, we find that those attacks have done little to fundamentally change the country. The rich are getting…