• 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.

Amar Bellaha


Amar Bellaha


Email: azga95@gmail.com

Office hours: By appointment

Qari Amar Bellaha is a hafiz and expert in the science of Tajwid. He received his ijaza to teach memorization and Tajwid from Imam Nafi Qur’an School in Morocco. He is also an award-winning reciter. At Zaytuna College, Qari Amar teaches memorization and Tajwid. Qari Amar joined Zaytuna College in Fall 2010.


Imam Nafi Qur’an and Islamic Studies School, Morocco, Ijaza Hifz and Tajwid