Please join us along with Imam Zaid Shakir and Shaykh Alaeddin El-Bakri on May 15th for a very special evening dedicated to “closing the deal” on the establishment of a spectacular permanent campus for Northstar School and the entire Bay Area Muslim community. This long-standing dream of our community is now finally within reach as we make the final push toward realizing this momentous goal. Please come and lend your support to the creation of a beautiful new place for the flourishing of the minds and hearts of our children and community.

Creating A New Community Campus

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 pm

IMAM ZAID SHAKIR (Zaytuna College)
along with a presentations by Northstar students

at the Shannon Center, 11600 Shannon Ave, Dublin, CA, 94568 (Map)

Tickets: $30, dinner included ($35 at the door)
– Pre-registered childcare available (ages 3-10): $15 per child
– Program includes dinner, performance by students, presentation of new campus, and keynote address by Imam Zaid Shakir
– Full table premium reservation (10 seats) available for $300.


IZ-TARIC-picThe New York Times describes Imam Zaid Shakir as a “leading intellectual light” and Dr. Cornel West writes “he is one of the towering principle voices not only in contemporary Islam, but in American society.” Known to the world as Imam Zaid, he is co-founder and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College and also serves on its Board of Trustees. In 1983, while at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ., he co-founded the New Brunswick Islamic Center formerly Masjid al-Huda. In 1987, he settled in New Haven, CT., and continued his community activism co-founding Masjid Al-Islam. Imam Zaid moved to Hayward, California to serve as a scholar-in-residence and lecturer at Zaytuna Institute in 2003.  He co-founded the Lighthouse Mosque, Oakland, CA. in 2007. He co-founded Zaytuna College in 2009, where he now teaches Islamic law and history. Imam Zaid is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding. He has authored numerous articles on a wide range of topics, becoming a voice of conscience for American Muslims and non-Muslims alike.  Imam Zaid was ranked as “one of America’s most influential Scholars” in the West; by The 500 Most Influential Muslims, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, (2009). In the spirit of the great scholars of the past, the Imam embodies the rationality, spirituality and breadth of traditional knowledge, as well as cutting-edge academic intellect. Imam Shakir leaves a lasting impression; his ability to move hearts and minds enlightens all walks of life.

Shaykh Alaeddin Al Bakri began his study of Islam at a young age in North Africa and continued his education in the Islamic sciences in Jordan, learning from predominant scholars in the Muslim world. He has served the Muslim community in the United States in numerous capacities: serving as Imam at several Islamic centers and establishing full-time and weekend Islamic schools. He has also served as a founding board member of IMAN (Inner City Muslim Action Network) in Chicago, as a book editor for IQRA and also is an advisory board member in many Islamic organizations. Having been trained in both the Islamic sciences and secular education, Shaykh Alaeddin has the ability to appeal to various audiences on his main focus of helping Muslims develop a deep understanding of the self, life and faith. He currently serves as Khateeb at Saratoga Masjid.

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northstar’s new community campus

NS_-_Woodroe_Site_overhead_with_property_linesFor over a decade Northstar School has provided top-notch, barakah-filled education to the bright young Muslim minds and leaders of tomorrow. We are thrilled to have finally found a magnificent permanent campus to even more powerfully serve the Muslim community now and into the future, insha’Allah. For more details, pictures, and ways to support CLICK HERE

Shannon Center

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