Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant completed his undergraduate program in Islamic Studies — specializing in Islamic culture from Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia — and where he realized his passion for service, particularly to the disenfranchised. After nearly 10 years of studying and living abroad, Imam Merchant returned to Boston, MA in 2016 to take a leadership position primarily focusing on spiritual care and counseling in New England’s largest mosque. Then, in 2019, he served as the Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Imam Merchant offered mentorship and support in these roles, taught students and inmates, and coordinated programs and activities related to Muslim life in their respective facilities.
In the Spring of 2020, Imam Merchant completed a Master of Theological Studies at Boston University’s School of Theology, concentrating on practical theology. Imam Merchant currently serves as the Lead Chaplain in All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)’s office of the Imams. He also serves as a board member of the Muslim Wellness Foundation. Imam Merchant enjoys spending time with his wife and children in his free time. He asks that you keep him and his family in your prayers.