Eid-in-Place brings together artists across oceans and a global audience to celebrate Eid, despite the quarantine. While COVID-19 forces us to shelter-in-place, we will celebrate EID together, worldwide, like never before! That’s what Zakat Foundation does – we bring humanity together.
This will NEVER happen again. These artists, this line-up, this pandemic – will never happen again. All to help benefit a charity that saves lives. Don’t miss it.
Brother Ali is a highly respected Hip Hop artist, speaker and community leader from Minneapolis, MN. His two-decade resume includes eight critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with iconic Hip Hop legends Chuck D and Rakim, and performances on late night talk shows with Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien.
Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress and writer, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point of view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of 13 siblings in a Muslim family. She has most recently been featured on the new Greg Daniels show Upload which was released in April 2020 and renewed for a second season a week after its release.
Poet. Harvard Fellow. Abolitionist. Actor. Screenwriter. Amir Sulaiman has his hands — and words — in different forms of art, knowledge and society to explore what it means to reconcile humanity with modernity’s unprecedented trials.
Pearls of Islam
A soulful duo, Pearls of Islam ladies Sakinah Lenoir and Rabiah Abdullah are first-generation Carribean Muslims, passionate environmentalist lovers, spiritual warriors, Afro-conscious Muslims and community givers. They take musical inspiration from their faith, and they thrive on nasheed.
Shazia Mirza is an award-winning British stand-up comedian and writer. Widely known for her 2016 stand up show ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’, Shazia’s new show; Coconut, launched at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019; a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival in a world of crocodiles, coconuts and alpha males.
Mohammed Ali is a UK-based street-artist and curator who has been painting murals around the globe for close to two decades. His art now extends beyond walls to theaters, museums, outdoor projections and more recently in the format of immersive experiences through the live-stream medium. He has been experimenting during the COVID-era with pushing the boundaries of live-streaming incorporating his signature-style of on-screen digital painting and combining that with the work of poets, musicians and thinkers. He is artistic director of Soul City Arts, an organization he founded, which is committed to capturing and presenting our stories in extraordinary forms.
Imam Khalid Latif
Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU. He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, the first-ever all-natural/organic halal butcher in NYC and its spinoff restaurant Burgers by Honest Chops, the Muslim Wedding Service, an agency specializing in providing charismatic and inspirational marriage officiants for wedding ceremonies, and a partner in the MKO Group, an investment group that owns and operates multiple Edible Arrangements franchises in Manhattan. Each of these ventures was started to help generate revenue to assist people in need.
Also featuring Surprise Guest visits throughout the night!
Paul Elia is an actor and comedian of Chaldean and Assyrian heritage, best known for his frequent roles as sketch characters on “Conan” with Conan O’Brien. In addition to his extensive comedy background, he made several TV/Film appearances including a role in Two Minutes of Game starring Jay Pharaoh and Kat Williams, set to drop this summer.
Azhar Usman is an outspoken American Muslim comedian, writer, and producer of Indian descent. As co-founder of ALLAH MADE ME FUNNY, he is a pioneer in the world of ‘Muslim comedy,’ and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. A consulting producer on numerous Netflix standup specials, and a writer on Hasan Minhaj’s historic speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner, he is presently a writer/advisor on Hulu’s ground-breaking original series RAMY. He is also the creator, writer, and star of the limited web series “ABBU & AZZU” (on Instagram), in partnership with Zakat Foundation.
Danish Maqbool is a Pakistani-American nationally touring comedian from New Jersey who holds a laid back style with sharp wit. He just recently finished a co-headlining tour with Akaash Singh titled ‘Big Desi Energy’ and since quarantine has started, he has launched a podcast called ‘The Dmaq Hour’, available wherever you get your podcasts. He is also set to make his TV acting debut on Season 2 of Ramy.
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