The Board of Trustees, faculty, students, and staff of Zaytuna College wish to express their deepest condolences to President Hamza Yusuf and his family for the loss of his mother, Elizabeth Anne George Hanson, who passed away this week at the age of 95. "My mother spent her life serving others," President Yusuf wrote in a moving tribute he posted online. "She never complained and was the most ethical person I have ever known." Ms. Hanson—or Auntie Elizabeth, as she was known to many in the community—was a familiar face at Zaytuna College and at many of the milestone events in the College's history. A characteristic warmth and gentleness accompanied her presence, and she always offered a sweet smile to everyone she met. The Zaytuna community will miss her dearly. We request that our friends and supporters join us in praying sincerely for her soul.

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Employment Opportunities

Zaytuna is currently looking for a Regional Development Officer. Click here to learn more.

Zaytuna College Bookstore

Help Zaytuna build a campus bookstore that will be a center for learning and community. Learn More & Contribute >

Join the American Muslim Conversation at ISNA

Zaytuna College and members of its faculty will be at the ISNA convention on Labor Day Weekend. Learn More >


Inside Zaytuna College

2016 Summer Programs

An integral part of Zaytuna’s mission is its commitment to community education through varied programs such as the annual Summer Arabic Intensive; satellite seminars across the United States; outdoor education through wilderness treks and camping; as well as the weekly Living Links classes.

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The Zaytuna Curriculum

Zaytuna's unique curriculum emphasizes key foundational texts; an in-depth examination of critical methodological issues; a command of the Arabic language; a familiarity with the most important Islamic sciences; and grounding in law, history, philosophy, science, astronomy, literature, ethics, and politics.

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