MIT Muslim Chaplain

Nada El-Alami

Nada El-Alami has dedicated her time to be at the service of the Muslim community. She has served for over 15 years in leading study circles. During the last decade, she has planned and supported faith-oriented programs, such as classes and retreats. Much of her work has been focused on youth and young adults. She has also led educational institutions catering to young Muslims, namely Al Huda Academy in Worcester and Malik Academy in Boston. She has a B. A. in psychology and and M.A. in administration and leadership. She holds an Ijaza (authenticated certificate with direct one-to-one transmission going back to the Prophet Muhammad) in teaching Quranic reading.

Nada's spiritual journey started as a teenager. She found great satisfaction in learning to differentiate between cultural and religious practices. She strongly believes in the kindness and mercy of God, the power of strong brotherly and sisterly bonds, and the need to offer a true glimpse of Islam through dialogue. Nada is very passionate about working with Muslim youth, college students and young adults. She is married to Hassan El-Alami and has 3 children and 1 granddaughter.

Muslim-Shia Chaplain

Hossein Mosallaei

Hossein Mosallaei is a Muslim-Shia chaplain at MIT. He has been actively involved with student groups at different universities, also helping Shia student efforts at MIT from 2007 with Mobin also under ZEKR, in organizing various programs including Quran Study, Dua Kumayl, Nahj al-Balagha, Sahifa Sajjadia, and lecture series. His vision is to be a good support for Muslim students in keeping them spiritually fulfilled while they pursue their studies.