Imam Zaid Shakir - Professor, Scholar, Writer

Hayward, CA (PressExposure) October 03, 2007 -- The major headlines today include the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, terror plots and racial profiling. As a result, Islam has become the most talked about religion in the media and among the public.

Imam Zaid Shakir is uniquely qualified as a commentator on these current events and issues. Trained in both socio-political and Islamic sciences, Imam Shakir has a military background in the US Airforce, is a former political science professor and is one of the most influential Islamic scholars in the West.

A sought after speaker and writer on religion, sociopolitical issues and race relations, Imam Shakir has collaborated with great American thinkers such as Dr. Cornel West and Reverend Jesse Jackson and was recently a featured guest on Bill Moyer’s Journal. He has been invited to lecture at several prominent universities including Stanford, UCLA, Berkeley, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Rutgers, and Temple University.

According to Imam Shakir, “Within us all there lies the potential to realize our dreams. However, within only a few of us there lies the courage to realize our potential”. With a long-standing dedication to the human community, the Imam has also forged campaigns for human rights and social justice and helped to reinforce intellectual and spiritual roots. He is the author of the groundbreaking books “Heirs of the Prophets” and “Scattered Pictures”, and has written for several notable publications including The New Haven Register and the Washington Post.

In the spirit of the great scholars of the past, he embodies the rationality, spirituality and breadth of traditional knowledge, as well as cutting-edge academic intellect. Imam Shakir leaves a lasting impression; his ability to move hearts and minds enlightens all walks of life.

Contact: Zaid Shakir, Imam P.O. Box 657 Hayward, CA. 94543-0657 Phone: 510 387-2605

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Press Release Submitted On: September 30, 2007 at 2:26 pm
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