ABOUT THE SEMINARY

Our mission to prepare exemplary and professional American Muslim religious leaders arises from our belief that Islam is relevant for all times and all places, but that the needs of people and the best application of Islamic principles vary by context. Our goal is to train our students to become deeply conversant with the Qur’an, Sunnah and the scholarly tradition of Islam as it has been elaborated over time, as well as the history and socio-cultural context that shapes Islam in America. Through our educational programs described below, we seek to provide American Muslims with the tools required to serve communities with compassion in a variety of roles. We believe that Muslims should be vibrant members of America’s pluralistic society, working collaboratively with people of other faiths on matters of common concern towards a better world for all. LEARN MORE

MASTER OF ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP

The Master of Islamic Religious Leadership (MIRL) program at Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS) aims to prepare exemplary, professional Muslim American religious leaders for compassionate service to society. BIS’s uniquely-designed interdisciplinary curriculum will equip students with a deep understanding of Islam, the contemporary American context, and the skills necessary to serve competently. Learn more about this program and the application process!

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

BIS graduate certificates provide relevant and foundational Islamic knowledge connected to various professions whose practitioners serve in leadership roles in the Muslim community. LEARN MORE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

BIS Professional Development Certificate Programs are carefully designed skills-oriented programs of study in crucial areas where sufficient religious leadership is lacking. LEARN MORE

WORKSHOPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS

BIS Workshops and Community Events provide participants with an intensive overview or introduction on a topic of relevance to Islam in the contemporary context. Facilitated by guest faculty and practitioners, these opportunities take place across 1-2 weekends.

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GET INVOLVED

The Boston Islamic Seminary is always looking for hard working and dedicated individuals to contribute to our programs’ success. If you wish to take part in any aspect of our operations, please email us at jobs@bostonislamicseminary.org.

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NEWS & EVENTS

Boston Islamic Seminary launches its flagship program, the Master of Islamic Religious Leadership (MIRL)!

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TESTIMONIALS

I was making lots of Duaa for some type of class to better my communication. This class hit the nail on the head. The Qur’an has the best communication with examples that include every relationship and circumstance.“ 

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

The Boston Islamic Seminary offers both general and tailored community outreach programs in service of our mission to prepare the next generation of American Muslim leaders. Catering to large audiences on public platforms as well as specific institutions, our programs are designed to meet and address the needs and issues facing American Muslims. LEARN MORE