Vision, Mission, & Values

About Us

The Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS) is an academic institute of higher education committed to training religious leaders to serve American Muslim communities and enhance the understanding of Islam for people immersed in the contemporary context.

Vision, Mission, & Values

Our Vision: To cultivate the next generation of Islamic religious leadership in America. 

Our Mission: To prepare exemplary and professional American Muslim Religious leaders for compassionate service to society.


BIS endeavors to be a world-renowned graduate Islamic educational institution in America, offering accredited graduate-level degrees with the goal of producing Muslim American Religious leaders.

We envision a society that has role models of practicing Muslims in all fields who are contributing to the wellbeing of America and the world.

Continuity And Authenticity

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 (PBUH).

Relevance And Practicality

We are committed to work together to develop practical Islamic solutions at the individual, family and community levels that also enrich our broader environment.

Responsiveness And Rightfulness

We will train competent Muslim religious leaders who have the knowledge and skills to help communities navigate new issues and unforeseen circumstances with wisdom, integrity and dignified human interaction.

& Affirmative Action

Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination as defined under applicable state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. 

Boston Islamic Seminary embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values. The Seminary operates a school which admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and the Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community.

We aim to train leaders who are grounded in the Islamic tradition and prepared to navigate both the challenges and the opportunities of today –

Dr. Basyouny NehelaPresident