Zaid is volunteering for the Human Library Champaign-Urbana with the title ‘Black Muslim.’ When asked why he felt it was important to volunteer, Zaid said “I represent a receding form of Islamic representation in America as a Black American born Muslim. The community in which I was raised stems from the Nation of Islam, which brings a unique perspective on the American Muslim experience. I am very aware of the Arabization of western Islamic culture due to the influx of Muslims from the Middle East. I consider myself an example as well as an educator of the successes represented within American Black Muslim communities, and the public must become aware of our efforts and experiences.”