• 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.

Tahir Anwar


Tahir Anwar


Email: tahir.anwar@zaytuna.edu

Office hours: By appointment

Imam Tahir is a scholar of Hanafi Fiqh with an ijaza to teach Fiqh, Hadith, Tafsir, and Usul al-Fiqh.

Imam Tahir is a native Gujurat and Urdu speaker. He is also proficient in Arabic and Hindi.

Imam Tahir joined the faculty of Zaytuna College in 2010.


  • Islamic Law I: Introduction to Hanafi Fiqh, Purification, and Prayer.

  • Islamic Law II: Funerals, Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj. 


Darul Uloom Falah e Darain

Fazilat/Alimiyat, Fiqh, Hadith, Tafsir, Usul al Fiqh, 1999


Professional Activity

Imam Tahir Anwar has been serving the Bay Area Muslim community in a variety of capacities since completing his studies in 2000. He is the founding board member of Averroes High School, the Bay Area’s first Muslim high school. Additionally, he currently serves as the chairman of the board of NISA, North-American Islamic Shelter for the Abused, an organization that works towards alleviating issues related to domestic violence. He has a passion for community service. He served on the Human Rights Commission for the City of San Jose for over 5 years and on the Human Relations Commission for the County of Santa Clara for one year. He also leads a group for Hajj each year.