Dr. Suheil Laher has an MA in Religious Studies from Boston University and a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. He previously served as Academic Dean at Fawakih Institute, which teaches Classical Arabic.
He has previously taught at Harvard, Brandeis and Boston Universities, and has also taught courses at the Ella Collins Institute and the Bukhari Institute. He has benefited from a number of teachers of traditional Islamic disciplines, in the U.S. and abroad, and has ijazahs in Islamic theology (‘aqidah), Islamic law (fiqh), hadith and other subjects.
He also has extensive experience working with youth while serving as Muslim Chaplain at MIT. He currently serves as Associate Professor and Lead Faculty at BIS.