Teachers

Ustadh Nihal Khan

Nihal Khan is the Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Connecticut. He holds a MA in Religious Studies from the Hartford Seminary, studied at the Harvard Divinity School, received an alimiyyah degree in Islamic Studies from Nadwatul ‘Ulamā in Lucknow, India, and a BA in Psychology from Montclair State University. He also serves on the Faith Advisory Council of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont. See his most recent project, the “Faith in Fine Print” podcast.

Ustadh Kaiser Aslam

Ustadh Kaiser Aslam has been serving as the Rutgers chaplain since in August 2016. He previously served as the Muslim Chaplain at Wesleyan University. Kaiser has studied various classical Islamic sciences including Arabic, tafseer, hadith, fiqh in his studies within the United States, as well abroad at Markaz Fajr in Cairo, Egypt and Al Amana Center in Oman. Kaiser holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations from Hartford Seminary. In addition to his work at Wesleyan, Kaiser served as the only Muslim Chaplain at Hartford Hospital and as the youth director at the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center.