Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir was born in Berkeley, California, and accepted Islam in 1977 while serving in the United States Air Force. He graduated summa cum laude and earned a B.A. in International Relations at the American University in Washington D.C. and an M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. While overseas in Egypt, Syria, and Morocco, he studied Arabic and traditional Islamic sciences including Islamic law, Qur'an, and Islamic spirituality. He co-founded Masjid Al-Islam in Connecticut...See more