• The vision of Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS) was born


  • Muslim American Society (MAS) Boston initiated the first core team to start the Seminary


  • BIS registered as a corporation with the Massachusetts Secretary of State.
  • BIS’s board of directors was formed with only three (3) board members
  • Current logo has been created.


  • Continuing education program was launched in Fall 2016
  • BIS operated its offices out of 100 Malcom X Boulevard in Boston, MA
  • BIS successfully hired its first Dean of Academic Affairs
  • The first Academic Committee was formed to design and develop the curriculum of BIS’s full-time program.


  • BIS offered its first fellowship program – Iqra Fellowship Program for college and graduate students.
  • BIS launched its first certificate program in Islamic Intellectual History
  • BIS offered its first hybrid online course in Spring 2017
  • The completion development of the first BIS full-time program curriculum
  • Annual Report 2017


  • BIS was registered as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit tax-exempt organization.
  • BIS had submitted an application with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE), to secure degree-granting authority.
  • BIS launched its first Graduate Certificate Program in Islamic Foundations, a sequence of five courses offered by BIS faculty members, as a preparation for the full-time degree program.
  • Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Basyouny Nehela, was named as BIS’s first President.
  • Annual Report 2018


  • BIS Hired its first Dean of Administration & Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Expanded the number of board members to 6 board members.
  • BIS moved its offices to the heart of Cambridge, Prospect Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • BIS expanded its offerings to include a range of five (5) unique different offerings and programs 
  • BIS held its first graduation ceremony to recognize and award its students, faculty members and instructors.
  • BIS Yearly Overview


  • BIS Launched its first virtual certificate in Islamic foundations.
  • BIS launched its first live show( Real talk between students and faculty)