• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.

Zakat Essentials

“And hasten unto forgiveness from your Lord, and for a garden whose breadth is the heavens and earth—prepared for the reverent, who give charity in ease and hardship, and curb their rage, and pardon others—and God loves the virtuous.”

Qur’an 3:133-134

Zakat Essentials with Zaytuna College Faculty

According to many scholars, institutions such as Zaytuna College meet the requirements for zakat eligibility. However, we have chosen to limit the zakat funds only to the total cost of education for zakat eligible students and not for any other institutional expenditures. We take this sacred trust very seriously, so if you choose to give a portion of your zakat to Zaytuna College, we will do our utmost, God willing, to ensure its most judicious and shariah compliant use.

Hanafi Fiqh Of Zakat
Imam Tahir Anwar

Maliki Fiqh Of Zakat
Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

Shafi’i Fiqh Of Zakat
Shaykh Talal Ahdab

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