D.Th. Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy (University of Theology and Spirituality)-soon
M.Th Spiritual Direction ((University of Theology and Spirituality)-soon
M.Ed. Multicultural Education (Northern Arizona University)
B.A. Education (Ottawa University)
Certified Trauma Recovery Coach (IAOTRC)
Certified Life Coach (Certified Life Coach Institute)

D.Th. Clinical Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy (SCA University of Theology and Spirituality)
M.Th. Clinical Chaplaincy (SCA University of Theology and Spirituality)
B.A. Intercultural Ministires (SCA University of Theology and Spirituality)
Chaplain Certification ( International Certification of Police Chaplains)
Chaplain Certification (Carson City Sheriff’s Office)
Supervisor Education Fellow (Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation
Supervisor Education Fellow (Graduate Academy of CPE Supervision)


Ph.D. Pastoral Counseling (Trinity Theological Seminary) – soon
D.Th. Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy (University of Theology & Spirituality)–soon
M.Div. (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
B.A. Pastoral Studies (Lee University)
Licensed (Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Illinois)
Ordained (Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Illinois)
BCC (Association of Certified Christian Chaplains)
BCC (Spiritual Care Association
Certified Dementia Practitioner (National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners)
CPE Supervisor (Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training)

Psy.D. Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy (Graduate Theological Foundation)
Psy.D. Institute for Psychodynamic and Pastoral Supervision
M.Div. (Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary)
CPE Supervisor (Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation)


MSN in Nursing Education (Bellarmine University)
BSN in Nursing (Ohio University)
Associate Degree in Nursing (Ferris State University)
Certification (Faith Community Nursing)
BCC – soon

M.Div. (Princeton)
M.A. in Communications (Princeton)
B.A. in Communications (Princeton)
BCC (Association of Professional Chaplains)
BCC (Spiritual Care Association)


Doctor of Ministry Islamic Studies / Christian Muslim Relations (Hartford Seminary)
Graduate Certificate Islamic Chaplaincy (Hartford Seminary)
Master of Professional Studies in Theology and Counseling (Theological Seminary)
B.A. in Social Sciences (SUNY)

D.Min. (Chicago Theological Seminary)
M.Div. (McCormick Theological Seminary
Ordained (United Methodist Church)
BCC (Association of Professional Chaplains)
Certified Spiritual Director


B.S. in Rehabilitation Services
LNHA Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care: Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Founder and Director: Spiritual Pathways, a nonprofit collective of spiritual and creative retreat leaders and organizers.


Masters of Education in Educational Leadership
M.A. in English Literature
B.A. in Literature, Writing, and Film

APBCC (Spiritual Care Association)
BCC (Spiritual Care Association)
BCC (Association of Professional Chaplains)


Ed.D. Pastoral Counseling (Argosy University)
M.Div. Chaplaincy (Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary)
B S. Occupational Education (Wayland Baptist University)
BCC (Spiritual Care Association)
APBCC-HPC (Spiritual Care Association)

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M.Div. Chaplaincy (Harvard Divinity School)
B A. Comparative Religion (DePaul University)
Spiritual Director (ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal)
Pediatric Palliative Care Chaplain
Grief Companion
Life Cycle Officiant


PhD, Registered Nursing (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
MSN, Nursing Educating and Community Health (Cardinal Stritch University)
FCN Coalition Board member

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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  

Professional Development

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


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                                                                                                                      


Earned Certificate of attendance and completion training in “Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence.”  National Imam and Chaplain training by The Peaceful Families Project


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 activities.


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.


Received Human Rights award from Orange County Human Rights Commission


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. 


Received Certificate of Recognition from Orange County Executive Edward  
A. Diana, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Legislature of Orange County


Received an Award for Spiritual Leadership from the Citizens Against Recidivism       


Recognized with a Proclamation for Exemplary Service from the New York State Assemblywoman Velmenette Montgomery


Honored with award for strong commitment and dedicated service from the prison organization Fishkill Correctional Facility called CMO-Community Minded Organization


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)


Honored with Latif Islam Award from the Greenhaven Prison Program at Vassar College for distinguished service to the community


Received a Proclamation from Mayor Andrew Marino for having demonstrated sound moral leadership to the Islamic community and the citizens of Newburgh, NY

Professional Experience

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.

Teaching Experience

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

  • Counseling/Mentoring/Leadership Development

  • 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.

Research Interests

  • 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

  • Islamic Movements

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

                        Horizons magazine

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

Professional Affiliations

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