Dr. Mohamed AbuTaleb

Adjunct Faculty
60 Willow Street Chelsea, MA 02150


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, MIT
  • Alimiyyah (License in Islamic Scholarship), Al-Salam Institute
  • Diploma in Theology, Logic, and Philosophy, Cambridge Islamic College
  • Diploma in Classical Islamic Texts, Cambridge Islamic College
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • B.S., Physics, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland

Dr. Mohamed AbuTaleb

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Mohamed AbuTaleb serves as a Senior Fellow at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Previously, he transitioned from a successful career in technology leadership at a Fortune 100 company to serve 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 a number of universities including Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Duke, and Georgia Tech. He co-founded Oaktree Institute, Muslim Link Newspaper, and Capital-Area Islamic Library.

Dr. Mohamed has a background in both Islamic studies along with science & technology. He completed his Ph.D. and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Alimiyyah degree (License in Islamic Scholarship) from Al-Salam Institute, and multiple diploma programs at the Cambridge Islamic College. He also holds degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Dr. AbuTaleb has traveled extensively as a lecturer, trainer, and educator. He shares his love of learning with audiences at an array of universities, community centers, and houses 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.

Dr. 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.


Archived Courses
  • Confident Answers: Facing Tough Questions about Islam, Fall 2018