Shaykh Yassir Chadly
Yassir Chadly a native of Morocco, was the imam of the Masjid Al-Iman, a multi-ethnic mosque in Oakland from 1991 to 2016.
He is currently an associate professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley where he has taught Islamic and Sufi studies since 1993, and has taught classes at the California Institute for Integral Studies and The Zazen Center in Berkeley. His message of tolerance, peace and understanding among religions and peoples is the hallmark of all his lectures and performances. In addition to his academic career he is also an accomplished Moroccan musician, composer, storyteller and lecturer who has appeared at Carnegie Hall with Cuban jazz musician Omar Sosa and the Davies Symphony Hall with Philip Glass in San Francisco. He has also composed and performed for Lines Ballet and The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
His CD of Moroccan music is entitled Asheeq Zeen.