Our mission arises from our belief that Islam is relevant for all times and all places, but that the needs of people and the application of Islamic principles vary by context.

Our goal is to train our students to become deeply conversant with the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunna, the scholarly tradition of Islam as it has been elaborated over time, the history and socio-cultural context that shapes Islam in America, and the tools required to serve communities 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.



The Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to the authentic, balanced spiritual and intellectual heritage of Islam, deeply rooted in the compassionate teachings and wisdom of the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad  (p.b.u.h.). We pledge to uphold the Islamic duties of submission to God and service to humanity, anchored in the teaching that only through righteous action towards others is one’s faith complete.


The Seminary is committed to the search for principled Islamic solutions to the particular challenges facing Muslims in their families, communities, and broader cultural environment. We further seek to build upon and develop the many areas of overlap between American and Islamic values and principles.


The Seminary seeks to train competent Muslim leaders who have the knowledge and skills to help communities navigate new issues and unforeseen circumstances with wisdom, integrity, and compassion. We are committed to facilitating peaceful dialogue and dignified human interaction, as well as promoting the Islamic imperative of being good stewards of the earth.