Dr. Mohamed AbuTaleb

Dean of Administration and Faculty
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 AbuTaleb

Dean of Administration and Faculty


Mohamed AbuTaleb serves as Dean of Administration and Faculty at the Boston Islamic Seminary and Senior Fellow at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.  He transitioned from a successful career in technology at a Fortune 100 company to serving the community full-time at the helm of one of the largest Islamic centers in the South, serving as Imam, Religious Director, and Member of the Board for seven years.  Dr. AbuTaleb has been featured in media coverage from outlets including National Geographic, NPR, ABC11, Religion News Service, and WRAL; and lectured at many universities including Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Duke, and Georgia Tech.  Dr. Mohamed pursued seminary training through the Cambridge Islamic College and Al-Salam Institute in the United Kingdom, and completed his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT along with degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. AbuTaleb has traveled the United States extensively as a lecturer, trainer, and educator.  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.
Prof. AbuTaleb has sought to mirror the marriage of sacred and worldly sciences found in earlier generations of Muslim scholars. Complementing his service record in youth work, education, and ministry, Dr. Mohamed has worked in technical engineering positions spanning academia, government, and industry.

Past Courses

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