Mohamed AbuTaleb

IAR Imam 2015-2022

Note: Imam AbuTaleb retired in 2022 after 7 years of service to the community. He was an essential part of building and strengthening the community and will leave a lasting legacy of leadership. May Allah bless him for his hard work and dedication.

Mohamed AbuTaleb served as the Imam of the Islamic Association of Raleigh. He is a lifelong student of the Quran and Islamic studies, has studied with a number of credentialed scholars and teachers and has been blessed to memorize the Holy Quran.

Mohamed has pursued seminary training through the Cambridge Islamic College and Al-Salam Institute in the United Kingdom, and studied under teachers trained at Islamic universities in India, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.

Mohamed also shares a love of science and reason and completed his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT along with degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Imam AbuTaleb has traveled the United States extensively as a lecturer, trainer, and educator. He serves as an instructor for the OakTree Institute and has collaborated with a myriad of organizations and institutions.

He shares his love of learning with audiences at an array of universities, community centers, and places of worship. His style enables audiences to couple transformative understanding with relevance to daily life, and to cut across labels and divisions through scholarship and dialogue.

Previous lectures from Harvard, MIT, Columbia University, Georgia Tech, and many others can be found on his YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter pages.

Imam AbuTaleb has sought to mirror the marriage of sacred and worldly sciences found in earlier generations of Muslim scholars. Complementing his service record in youth work, education, and ministry, Mohamed has worked in technical engineering positions spanning academia, government, and industry.

Imam AbuTaleb’s greatest charge in life is to worship Allah by being a good father, husband, and son. He is happily married and blessed with a young son and a young daughter.​

We are delighted to highlight the amazing work of our community in this impact report.