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12,000 Miles for 12000 Strong

During Ramadan, Imam Zaid Shakir embarked on an historic journey, stopping at your mosques, schools, community centers, and homes across the United States, as part of an unprecedented effort: To enlist 12,000 believers to strengthen and sustain Zaytuna College with consistent monthly gifts.

Inspired by the hadith that “Twelve thousand Muslims will not be defeated for lack of numbers,” Zaytuna’s 12000 Strong program targets a prophetically prescribed number to ensure divine aid for our purpose-driven educational mission. As America’s first Muslim liberal arts college—one which has already begun to produce graduates who will help shape the future of Islam and West—the Zaytuna curriculum emphasizes not how to do, but how to think, asserting that preparing students for lives devoted to service and learning—not to material ends—should be the true aim of higher education.

Imam Zaid plans to log 12,000 miles traveling to every state in the nation—and we want you to meet him along the way. By supporting Imam Zaid during his travels, you can make a difference in the future of Islamic education in the West.

Join the 12000 Strong Today

Twelve thousand supporters giving just $1 a day will cover the annual costs for our general operations as well as the teaching and learning that happens everyday at Zaytuna College, enabling us to build the permanent endowment required to make Zaytuna a lasting beacon of light, not only for today, but for generations to come, God willing. As American Muslims, we are all Zaytuna’s current caretakers, and we all need to ensure that Zaytuna thrives for those to come after us.

A Gift for Your Gift

As one of the 12000 Strong, you will begin a long-lasting relationship with Zaytuna College. In return for your membership you will always enjoy online access to our regularly updated video archive of enriching classes and talks. Learn more about the benefits of membership.


Imam Zaid Resumes his 12000 Miles Tour

Imam Zaid will resume his "12000 Miles for 12000 Strong" tour in October, traveling throughout the East Coast. If you would like to help arrange an event for Imam Zaid in your community, please email rahmad@zaytuna.org or call 510-982-6043. Imam Zaid October Tour Dates
Oct. 3 Masjid At-Taqwa Brooklyn NY (Jummah Khutbah)
Oct. 5 Masjid Hamza Valley Stream NY (Eid Khutbah - 8:30a)
Oct. 6 NBICNorth Brunswick NJ
Oct. 9 Masjid Hamza Valley Stream NY
Oct. 11 ICLIWestbury NY
Oct. 12 Zaytuna College Fundraiser Manhattan, NY
Oct. 13 IALI Seldon Masjid NY
Oct. 14 Masjid Taqwa Brooklyn NY
Oct. 15 NYU Manhattan NY
Oct. 15 ISMM, (55th St) Manhattan NY (Evening)
Oct. 24 ISCJ, Monmouth Junction NJ (Jummah Khutbah)
Oct. 25 ISCJ FundraiserPrinceton NJ

2014-2015 Tour Dates

Imam Zaid will resume his "12000 Miles for 12000 Strong" tour in September 2014 and visit all 50 states in the U.S. to support Zaytuna College and its 12000 Strong monthly donor program. If you would like to help arrange an event for Imam Zaid in your community, please email rahmad@zaytuna.org or call 510-982-6043.
  • Eastern Zone: Oct. 3, 2014 – Nov. 3, 2014
  • Central Zone: Nov. 21, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015
  • Rocky Mountain Zone: Mar. 6, 2015 – Apr. 4, 2015
  • Western Zone: April 17, 2015 - June 15, 2015