Message from the President

“To reach their potential as ambassadors of Islam, modeling and conveying Allah’s guidance to mankind with clarity, integrity, and compassion.”

Asslamu Alikum Dear Community and Visitors, 

Welcome to the official website of Boston Islamic Seminary.

As the President of this esteemed institution, I am humbled and grateful to Allah for guiding us in establishing a center of higher learning dedicated to excellence in Islamic science and professionalism.

At Boston Islamic Seminary, we have a vision to produce top-quality religious leaders who will serve society and humanity, guided by the teachings of the Qur’an and the prophetic tradition. Our institution was founded recognizing the need for a comprehensive educational institution to train and educate community members to become effective and influential religious leaders in the USA.

We have achieved remarkable milestones rooted in three fundamental principles – sincerity for the sake of Allah, striving to maximize our efforts, and pursuing excellence in all aspects of our work. Today, we are an esteemed Islamic academic institution in Boston, authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to confer the prestigious Master of Islamic Religious Leadership (MIRL) degree.

Our master’s and certificate programs have attracted hundreds of dedicated students thanks to the hard work of our esteemed faculty and staff. We are proud to offer tens of graduate courses that help our students achieve their academic and professional goals. Additionally, we have established valuable partnerships with Muslim and non-Muslim educational institutions, facilitating mutual growth and progress.

As we look forward to welcoming our third cohort of MIRL students and preparing to graduate our first batch next year, Inshallah, we reiterate our unwavering commitment to providing a comprehensive Islamic education that equips our graduates to serve their communities and the wider society.

May Allah guide us towards that which pleases Him and that we remain a source of blessings for this world and the hereafter.


Prof. Basyouny NehelaPresident, Boston Islamic Seminary