"Ricky D. Mitchell Zaid Shakir was born in May 1956 in Berkley, United States" "Follows Traditional Sunni."
Ricky D. Mitchell Zaid Shakir
May 1956 in Berkley, United States (age 62-63)
Northern California, United States
Arabic Islamic law Quranic studies Spirituality
Non-Islamic Sciences Studied:
International Relations Political Science
Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri Mustafa Al-Turkmani
Rutgers University Abu Nour American University
New Jersey Syria Washington Morocco
Ricky Daryl Mitchell was born in May 1956 in California. He comes from various roots including Irish, Native American and African. He was always interested in social change and justice. In 1977 he found Islam and shortly became the famous Zaid Shakir. The Imam has had a rich learning experience as he has studied under some of the great scholars who have immersed themselves in Tazkiyah. The places he studied in include New Jersey and Washington of United States. He has also been to Syria and Morocco which are known for their traditional teachings of Islam. The Imam has founded the Zaytuna Institute with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.