It is with our utmost pleasure and excitement that we share with you the following news: The Office of the University Chaplain has officially hired Imam Shair Abdul- Mani as the new Muslim Programming Associate for Columbia’s Muslim community. Alhamdullilah, after months of searching for a candidate to fill Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid’s position for the remainder of the semester, we have found a wonderful match. Imam Shair is a graduate of Islamic Studies and Comparative Theology from Madrasa Shahidayn in New York and the Columbia University Hospital School of Nursing. He received his Imamical Seal from the State of New York and completed his graduate studies in Interdisciplinary Studies and Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Salamanca, Spain.

As our Muslim Programming Associate, Imam Shair will provide support to the Muslim community at Columbia and participate in interfaith activities across campus. May Allah (swt) continue to bless our community and allow Muslim life to flourish on this campus in the best way possible, inshallah. His office hours for the month of June are:

  • Mondays from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesdays from 9 PM to 5 PM
  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM

Additionally, he can be reached by phone at 212-854-9243. Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns.