Zaytuna in the media

Think ‘Green’ Outside The Masjid
Feb 04, 2014

One of the most beautiful aspects of our Islamic tradition is the constant reference to the outdoors. Repeatedly we are told to reflect upon the Sky, Sun, Moon, Stars, Mountains and Rivers, which are presented to us as signs. Read More

Photos: Bay Area Muslims gather in Pleasanton to pray for rain
Feb 01, 2014

A large number of the Muslim community attended a “Salatul Istisqa,” a prayer for rain held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The prayer was held by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to help relieve the ongoing drought impacting California residents and agriculture. Read More

Where Islam Meets America
May 22, 2013

A good teacher is hard to find. A good religious teacher is harder still. A few years ago, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Suspect No. 1 in the Boston Marathon bombing, wanted to learn more about Islam. He’d been arrested on a domestic-abuse charge and his boxing career was faltering; maybe he thought religion would help. Who was his teacher? His uncle and former brother-in-law say it was a family friend named Mikhail Allakhverdov. “Somehow, he just took his brain,” the uncle says. But Allakhverdov denies it: “If I had been his teacher, I would have made sure he never did anything like this,” he told Christian Caryl last month. Read More

Zaytuna College Hosts Historic Workshop on Environmental Education in Islamic Schools
Apr 23, 2013

AN HISTORIC environmental service-learning program, initiated by Saleem H. Ali, founding director of the University of Vermont’s In­stitute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security (IEDS), was held Jan. 1 through 5 at Berkeley’s Zaytuna College, the first Muslim liberal arts college in the U.S. Imam Dawood Yasin of Dartmouth College served as program director of the multi-day event, which was co-sponsored by Zaytuna College, the IEDS, and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. Read More

A Muslim College Mixes Subjects to Achieve an American Feel
Apr 12, 2013

I was a bit late for my meeting last week with 19-year-old Mussab Abouabdalla, who I hoped would explain to me why anyone would attend Zaytuna College, an unaccredited three-year-old Muslim institution with about 30 students and not even 10 professors. Read More

First Muslim college in the US
Feb 04, 2013

With only a dozen students for now, Zaytuna College in California hopes to integrate Islamic and western education. Read More

Muslim school Zaytuna College moving to Berkeley’s Holy Hill
May 30, 2012

Zaytuna College, a small school in Berkeley that offers majors in Islamic Law and Theology and also Arabic, is moving across town to a spot on "Holy Hill" north of the University of California, Berkeley campus. Read More

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