• 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.

Eiyad al-Kutubi

Adjunct Faculty

Eiyad al-Kutubi


Eiyad al-Kutubi is a scholar of Muslim theology and philosophy, the Arabic language, and
usul al-fiqh. He is the author of a monograph, Mullā Ṣadrā and Eschatology: Evolution of Being (Routledge, 2015), and other publications in the field of Muslim philosophy.

Across his career, Dr. al-Kutubi has taught Arabic, Muslim spirituality and thought, and world religions at a range of institutions including Georgia State University, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University, where he received an award for outstanding Arabic teaching.

He has presented conference papers on the work of Imam al-Ghazali, Mulla Sadra, and the tradition.

Dr. al-Kutubi returned to the faculty of Zaytuna College in 2023. He previously taught at the college from 2017-2020.

He is fluent in English and Arabic.

  • University of Indiana, Bloomington, PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 2013 

  • Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, MA, Philosophy, 2009 

  • Mosul University College of Medicine, MBchB. 1985