Imam Salahuddin M. Muhammad, D.Min.
2010 Doctor of Ministry, Islamic Studies/Christian-Muslim Relations
Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
2007 Graduate Certificate, Islamic Chaplaincy
Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
1983 Master of Professional Studies, Theology and Counseling
New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY
1982 Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences
SUNY at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Licenses and Certifications
2016 Imam/Muslim Chaplaincy-Fully Registered, Certified and Endorsed as an
Imam/Chaplain by Muslim Endorsement Council of Connecticut
2013 Imam/Muslim Chaplaincy-Fully Registered, Certified and Endorsed as an
Imam chaplain by the Mid-Hudson Valley Majlis Ash-Shura Beacon, NY
2004 Imam/Muslim Chaplaincy-Fully Registered, Certified and Endorsed as an
Imam/Muslim Chaplain by Majlis Ash-Shura of the Metropolitan Area, NYC
1986 Imam/Muslim Chaplaincy-Fully Registered, Certified and Endorsed as an
Imam/Muslim Chaplain by the National Association of Muslim Chaplains, NYS
2017 2-day National Imam and Chaplain Training in Preventing and responding to
Domestic Violence/Herndon, Virginia
2012 National In-Service Training for Muslim Chaplains and Imams, New Haven, CT
Workshops Completed Included: Faith and Family Matters; Developing
Chaplaincy and Best Practices Through Research and Maintaining Identity in
the American Context
2010 Participant in Engaged Scholars Fellowship Program, Louisville, KY
Worked collaboratively with other religious leaders to conduct significant
research about religious communities, developing insights within and beyond
the field of congregational studies, working to contribute to the lived reality of
faith communities in Louisville, KY.
2010 Participant in a Muslim Chaplaincy Retreat titled “Feeding the Spirit of the
Muslim Chaplain, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
2005-2006 Completed 400 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), ACPE-Clinical
Pastoral Education Training, The Health Care Chaplaincy, NYC
1992 Completed Second Regional Leadership Training Camp for Dawah Workers.
Imam Training, Qur’anic Studies, Hadith Studies at Dawah Academy
International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Professional Development Continued
1987-2000 Completed Islamic Training and Studies-Fiqh, Imam Training, and Islamic
Leadership Courses through Islamic Teaching Center, Plainfield, IN and
Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul Ul Fiqh) Graduate School of Islamic and Social
Sciences, Lee, VA
Honors and Awards
2017 Earned Certificate of attendance and completion training in “Preventing and
Responding to Domestic Violence.” National Imam and Chaplain training by
The Peaceful Families Project
2013 Honored with Proclamation from Mayor of Beacon, NY, in honor of all good
work done in Beacon and for continuing to champion
efforts to build bridges
of understanding within the religious communities through interfaith
2013 Earned Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor and City Council members
of Newburgh, NY for faithfully serving the people of Newburgh for more than
two decades and planting seeds of community understanding that will bear
fruit for generations to come.
2010 Received Human Rights award from Orange County Human Rights
2010 Awarded Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman
Maurice Hinchey, a Certificate of Merit from New York State Assemblyman
Frank K. Skartados and Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun for unwavering
commitment as a staunch advocate for fostering racial and ethnic equality and
as a community diplomat by promoting communication, cooperation and
respectful co-existence among faith-based religions in Orange County.
2010 Received Certificate of Recognition from Orange County Executive Edward
A. Diana, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Legislature of Orange County
2009 Received an Award for Spiritual Leadership from the Citizens Against
2009 Recognized with a Proclamation for Exemplary Service from the New York
State Assemblywoman Velmenette Montgomery
2007 Honored with award for strong commitment and dedicated service from the
prison organization Fishkill Correctional Facility called CMO-Community
2006 Received award for support, dedication, and general contributions made in
honor of the Muslim Student Association and community of Muslims at the
United States Military Academy (West Point)
2005 Honored with Latif Islam Award from the Greenhaven Prison Program at
Vassar College for distinguished service to the community
2003 Received a Proclamation from Mayor Andrew Marino for having
demonstrated sound moral leadership to the Islamic community and the
citizens of Newburgh, NY
2013-Present, Associate Imam at As Salaam Islamic Center Raleigh, NC
Overview: Assisting the Resident Imam in providing services to members of ASIC, leading prayers, conducting the Prayer Service on Fridays, Teaching Islamic Studies Courses, and in general aiding the Imam where needed.
1996-2013, Bard College, Annandale, NY, Imam/Muslim Chaplain
Overview: Led worship services, taught classes, as well as counseled Muslim and non-Muslim students and staff. Expertly taught principles of Islamic religion, supported Muslim students on campus, and fostered positive interfaith relations through development of interfaith programs.
1986-2013, Masjid Al Ikhlas-The Islamic Learning Center of Orange County, Newburgh, NY, Senior Imam (Religious Leader)
Overview: Led worship services, taught, counseled, directed, and provided leadership to more than 150 families of various cultures including people from different Islamic countries.
1985-2013, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) at Fishkill Correctional Facility, Fishkill, NY, Imam/Muslim Chaplain
Overview: Skillfully led worship services, taught the fundamentals of Islam, provided religious training to incarcerated individuals, counseled prisoners, conducted family related counseling, and acted as liaison between the administration and inmates on religious matters.
1986-1994, Orange County Correctional Facility, Goshen, NY, Imam/Muslim Chaplain
Overview: Provided religious services and counseling to county jail prisoners, acted as liaison between administration and prisoners in religious matters.
1989-1991, Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center, New Hampton, NY, Imam/Muslim Chaplain
Overview: Provided counseling services to mental health patients.
2014- 2017, Wake Tech Community College, Adjunct Instructor
Overview: Teaching a 3-credit 100 level course on World Religions.
2013, Bard College, Annandale, NY, Adjunct Professor
Overview: Taught a one-credit mini-course entitled, “What is Islam?”
2011-2012, Fishkill Correctional Facility, Fishkill, NY, Imam/Muslim Chaplain-Teacher
Overview: Taught a 100-level college course on Islamic leadership covering principles of leadership, with syllabus and bibliography. Taught a 100- college level course on the science of Qur’an (Ulum ul Qur’an).
Teaching Experience Continued
2008, Fishkill Correctional Facility, Fishkill, NY, Imam/Muslim Chaplain-Teacher
Overview: Taught a 100- college level course on the reality of death and dying and its various components.
1992-1994, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Adjunct Professor for Prison Program
Overview: Taught a three-credit course on World Religions.
1985-1987, Mercy College, Bronx, NY, Adjunct Professor
Overview: Developed syllabus and bibliography and taught three-credit course entitled “Contemporary Issues in Religion, the Religion of Al-Islam”
Areas of EXPERTISE AND Professional Skills
Public Speaking & Presentations
Interfaith Relations & Program Development
Curriculum Development & Classroom Instruction
Community Engagement & Outreach
Language Skills: Speak, read, and write English. Basic knowledge of Arabic; able to read.
Islamic Law, Religion and Law, Islamic Theory
Islamic Ethics, Modern Islamic Political Thought, Comparative Religions
Marriage Counseling in Islam and Issues of Divorce
Islam and Muslims in the United States (African American, South Asian, and Arab)
Race and Ethnicity, Immigration and Transnational Identity
Presentations and Publications
2012 Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality-Presented at the University of Michigan at the Muslim Chaplains’ Retreat
2012 Bridging the Divide-Presented at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
2010 Bridging the Divide Between Immigrant and African American Muslims
by Utilizing the Concept of Tawheed as the Catalyst. Published by Xlibris
2004 Divorce in Islam and Honoring Religion in Mediation-Presented at Conference on Divorce Mediation in Bear Mountain. Topics covered included considerations concerning holidays, education, and prayer-couples with different levels of observance –dietary laws and Sabbath observance.
Presentations and Publications Continued
2002 Neighbors from an Islamic Perspective. Published by The Living Pulpit Magazine
1997 Healers from Within-The Role of Muslim Chaplains. Published by Islamic
1994 Worship Obligations in the American Context-The Role of the Chaplain in Guiding Muslim Worship-A View from the Hudson Valley. Lecture given at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
2012 Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC)
2012 American Academy of Religion (AAR)
2005 National Notary Association (NNA)
1986 National Association of Muslim Chaplain (NAMC)
Professional Service and Committee Memberships
2014 Volunteer At Women’s prison in Raleigh, NC
2012 Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC), Quincy, MA
2011 Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT
Board of Trustee Member, President of Alumni Council
2008 Newburgh Community Action Committee (NCAC), Newburgh, NY
2004 Fortune Society, New York, NY, Member of the board