Zaytuna College Bookstore

Help Zaytuna build a campus bookstore that will be a center for learning and community

Berkeley, CA Education

Partial Funding

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About Zaytuna College

Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, has a holistic liberal arts curriculum that blends the best of the Islamic and Western intellectual traditions. Established in Berkeley, California in 2009, Zaytuna offers two academic programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Law and Theology and the Summer Arabic Intensive.

"Six years ago, we introduced an undergraduate liberal arts program inspired by the idea of restoring the holistic education that had been offered in the great teaching centers of Islamic civilization. Zaytuna gives our community its first accredited academic address in the United States." 

-- President Hamza Yusuf

More Than a Bookstore

Zaytuna's bookstore will showcase books selected by its faculty that reflect a range of genres, from classical Islamic literature to current events. We envision a store that will also host authors for readings and events and that offers a variety of gifts and school merchandise for purchase. Given that Zaytuna is primarily funded through individual donations by its supporters, this bookstore will also generate a much-needed additional source of revenue for the College. With its curated selection of books and its commitment to authenticity, we're confident the store will become a destination, God willing, for seekers of knowledge and visitors to Zaytuna College that come from around the country and around the world.

Committed to Ethically Sourced Merchandise

  We value quality over quantity, the idea of buying less but buying better. 

                                  We value real and authentic things. 

                       We believe that products should have meaning. 

At a Glance

  • Hand-picked selection of books by Zaytuna's faculty
  • Located on Zaytuna's campus in Berkeley, California 
  • Books and merchandise available for purchase online 
  • Host authors for readings and events
  • An additional source of revenue for the College

Where Your Money Goes 

    • Remodeling the space | flooring, painting, lighting
    • Shelving
    • Furniture 
    • Books
    • Products
    • Printing
    • Packaging
    • Software & backend systems

The Space

The bookstore is designed by local interior decorator, Khadija Annette, who has been a long time designer for Zaytuna. Below are some of her concepts and materials for the space. 

How You Can Help

  • Donate here and encourage your friends to do the same!
  • Share this page on your social media
  • Visit us in person at the campus bookstore when it opens in September
  • As always, we ask that you pray for the success of Zaytuna College

By supporting the store you are helping to support Zaytuna College. 

$20 USD

Friend of the Zaytuna Bookstore

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$100 USD

Champion of the Zaytuna Bookstore

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$500 USD

Benefactor of the Zaytuna College Bookstore

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$1000 USD

Patron of the Zaytuna College Bookstore

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$5000 USD

Guarantor of the Zaytuna College Bookstore

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