Dr. Mohamed Abu-Taleb

Professor & Dean of Administration
60 Willow Street Chelsea, MA 02150


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, MIT
  • Seminary Training, Cambridge Islamic College
  • Seminary Training, Al-Salam Institute U.K.
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT

Dr. Mohamed Abu-Taleb

Professor & Dean of Administration


Dr. Mohamed Abu-Taleb served as the Imam of the Islamic Association of Raleigh. He is a lifelong student of the Qur’an and Islamic studies, has studied with a number of credentialed scholars and teachers and has been blessed to memorize the Holy Qur’an.

Mohamed has pursued seminary training through the Cambridge Islamic College and Al-Salam Institute in the United Kingdom, and studied under teachers trained at Islamic universities in India, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan and Egypt.

Mohamed also shares a love of science and reason and completed his PhD and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT along with degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Abu-Taleb has traveled the United States extensively as a lecturer, trainer, and educator. He serves as an instructor for the OakTree Institute and has collaborated with a myriad of organizations and institutions.

He shares his love of learning with audiences at an array of universities, community centers and places of worship. His style enables audiences to couple transformative understanding with relevance to daily life, and to cut across labels and divisions through scholarship and dialogue.

Past Courses

  • Confident Answers: Facing Tough Questions about Islam, Fall 2018
  • IRL-522: Philosophy of the Prophetic Sīra (Makkī and Madanī), Spring 2022