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Tahir Anwar

Tahir Anwar was born in London, England, and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1983. Upon completing his religious studies at the renowned Darul Uloom Falah Darain in India, he has been serving as the imam of one of the oldest masjids in the country, the Islamic Center of San Jose, since 2001. He also teaches Islamic Law at the renowned Zaytuna College, America’s first Muslim liberal arts college in Berkeley, CA. After teaching middle school at one of the oldest Muslim schools in the country for seven years, he now sits on the board and teaches at the Averroes Institute, the Bay Area’s first Muslim high school. Tahir Anwar has a passion for community service. He currently sits on the board of North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused, an organization that works towards alleviating issues related to abuse and domestic violence, which also has a shelter for abused women in the Bay Area. He served on the Human Rights Commission for the City of San Jose for over five years, and the Human Relations Commission for the County of Santa Clara for one year. He also leads a group for Hajj each year, which has been covered by CNN twice.
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All Things Zakat: From Stocks to Livestock

Posted by Tahir Anwar on Jun 23, 2016 2:41:40 PM

Zaytuna College faculty member, Imam Tahir Anwar reviews the principles and rules associated with paying zakat.

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Topics: Fiqh, Education, donation, Zakat

Islamic Law I: Introduction to Hanafi Fiqh

Posted by Tahir Anwar on Dec 15, 2015 12:00:06 AM

This class introduces the student to Hanafi Fiqh, the foundation of Muslim law as the basis for a life of devotion and servitude to God as envisioned in the school of Imam Abu Hanifah. The students will learn about the reasons Muslim schools of law evolved and the nature and rationale of the legal schools.  Students will learn the detailed rulings relating to purification (Taharah) and prayer (Salat) along with an examination of some of the textual proofs for those rulings.  The class will also introduce the student to reading legal manuals in the Arabic language.

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Topics: Fiqh, Islam, Classes at Zaytuna College, Hanafi Fiqh, Islamic Law, Islamic Law: Hanafi Fiqh, Islamic Law at Zaytuna

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