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The Subtleties of Knowledge

A three-weekend live Ramadan series with Imam Zaid Shakir

All classes with Imam Zaid Shakir begin at 5:30 pm PDT on both Facebook and YouTube

Fridays and Saturdays: April 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1

The Prophet, upon him be peace, said, “The fasting person has two joys: the joy at the breaking of his fast, and the joy upon meeting his Lord.” This is just one of the many subtle blessings, catalogued in Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali's work Lataif al-Maarif (The Subtleties of Knowledge) on the Islamic calendar, that the sacred month of Ramadan offers for believers.  

This three-weekend online series with Imam Zaid Shakir examines the poetry cited by Ibn Rajab on the chapter of Ramadan, illustrating the way Muslim scholars employed verse to embellish and enrich their religious writing.  

Live sessions will stream on both Zaytuna College’s Facebook page and YouTube channel April 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and May 1 at 6:30 PM PDT followed by a question-and-answer period for the online audience. Videos will also be available on our YouTube channel following each session. 





Series Schedule
Date Time
Friday, April 16

6:30 pm PDT

Saturday, April 17

6:30 pm PDT

Friday, April 23

6:30 pm PDT

Saturday, April 24

6:30 pm PDT

Friday, April 30

6:30 pm PDT

Saturday, May 1

6:30 pm PDT



About Imam Zaid Shakir
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Imam Zaid Shakir

Zaid Shakir is a prominent American Muslim scholar and a professor emeritus and board observer of Zaytuna College. He has taught courses in Arabic, Islamic spirituality, contemporary Muslim thought, Islamic history and politics, and Shafi‘i fiqh at the College. He speaks and writes on a wide range of topics, and he travels frequently across the United States to support institution-building projects in the Muslim community. In 2007, he was a signatory of the 2007 letter “A Common Word Between Us and You,” an appeal for peace and cooperation between Christians and Muslims, and in 2016, he presided over the public memorial for Muhammad Ali.  


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