Salahuddin M. Muhammad
A student of Islam since 1964, Bard Chaplain Salahuddin M. Muhammad is an accomplished scholar and a certified imam by the National Association of Muslim Chaplains and the Majlis Ashura of New York City.
He has spent a great deal of time on the lecture circuit teaching Islam, and has been an adjunct professor for Mercy and Marist colleges. He received his B.A. from SUNY at New Paltz, M.P.S. from New York Theological Seminary, graduate certificate in Islamic chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary, and D.Min. from Hartford Seminary. He is the senior imam at Masjid Al Ikhlas in Newburgh, New York; a Chaplain at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, New York; and amir (convener) of the MidHudson Valley Majlis, Newburgh, New York. His published works include Bridging the Divide between Immigrant and African American Muslims by Utilizing the Concept of Tawheed as the Catalyst
; “Healers from WithinThe Role of Muslim Prison Chaplains," in Message Magazine
; and “Neighbors: from a Muslim Perspective," in the Living Pulpit
. At home, Salahuddin is a loving and devoted husband and father. He brings this sensitivity to the campus and is particularly interested in bridging the gap between the academic and religious lives of Muslim students.