Zaytuna College Benefit Event | February 19 | Bay Area

Zaytuna College Benefit Event | February 19 | Bay Area

  • Date & Time:
    • Sunday, Feb. 19 | 5pm (EVENT SOLD OUT) Childcare is available on-site for ages 2-12 years old. If you have already purchased your event ticket, baby-sitting tickets will be available for sale at the door. Unfortunately, strollers are not permitted in the banquet hall; we apologize for any inconvenience.


Portrait of Hamza Yusuf

Hamza Yusuf

Hamza Yusuf is president of Zaytuna College. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. In addition, he serves as vice-president for the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, which was founded and is currently presided over by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, one of the top jurists and masters of Islamic sciences in the world.

Portrait of Zaid Shakir

Zaid Shakir

Zaid Shakir is a senior faculty member at Zaytuna College. Known to the world as Imam Zaid, he speaks and writes on a wide range of topics and has become a voice of conscience for American Muslims as well as people of other faiths.

Portrait of Hatem Bazian

Hatem Bazian

Dr. Hatem Bazian is a senior faculty member at Zaytuna College. He is also a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian is on the board of several organizations, including the Islamic Scholarship Fund and Muslim Americans for Palestine, for which he is also the founding president.

Portrait of Azhar Usman

Azhar Usman Master of Ceremonies

Azhar Usman is a Chicago-based standup comedian, actor, writer, playwright, and producer. He is one of the hottest standup comics in the city; CNN called him "America's Funniest Muslim," and Georgetown University identified him as "one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World." In 2010, standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 50 times–commented "Azhar Usman is untouchable."