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Zaytuna College Lecture Series

Join us for Specialized Programming During Black History Month

Muslim African Americans and Islamic Education

Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad will address the historical development and pedagogical issues that transformed education in the African American experience. Followed by a moderated conversation with Imam Zaid Shakir co-founder Zaytuna College.


Portrait of Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad

Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad

Dr. Zakiyyah Muhammad is the Founding Director of the Institute of Muslim American Studies – IMAS. She earned a Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, and a Certificate for Arabic Language and Islamic Civilization from American Islamic College, Chicago.

She is credited with writing the first dissertation on Islamic Schools in America and was appointed Director of Education for Clara Muhammad Schools by Imam W. Deen Mohammed. Dr. Muhammad was a Research Associate to Dr. C. Eric Lincoln on Muslim Schools and an Affiliated Scholar at Howard University under the direction of Dr. Sulayman Nyang.
Dr. Muhammad has presented at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Georgetown University and published in Muslim Education Quarterly, Cambridge, UK; Journal of Negro Education, Journal on Religion and Education and Encyclopedia of African American Education. She has lectured at Stanford University, the University of Chicago, California State University-Sacramento, DePaul University, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought.


Event Details

  • Date & Time:
    • Tuesday, February 28th
      6:00 pm | Light refreshments
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Lecture and Moderated Conversation
  • Venue (click address for directions):


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