Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman
SPENTEM was founded by Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman in 2018. Imam Taymullah is a religious leader, educator and former chaplain at Harvard University. He holds a diploma in Islamic Studies from Al Baseerah International Institute as well as classical license in Islamic theology. In addition he has an M.A. in Global Inter-religious Leadership from Andover Newton Theological School and is a PhD student in Islamic Law at the Graduate Theological Foundation.
He has been a Holocaust educator, and a professional development facilitator for high school teachers in the areas of culturally responsive teaching, social justice, black history and news literacy. He is a counselor for at-risk youth and spiritual advisor to many families including ex-offenders.
After years of serving as imam for the Massachusetts Department of Correction and witnessing many men return home and fall short of their goals and their moral capacity for spiritual growth, he decided to found an organization and program that would address the deficits in the rehabilitation of returning citizens as well as help build an Urban Muslim identity with context and meaning.
He is the author of 44 Ways to Manhood (published by International Islamic Publishing House in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and founder of Deenscreen, an Islamic streaming service found on all digital platforms
As Saalamu Alaikum.
My name is Taymullah.
After years of searching for an identity in the streets, I found my calling as a Muslim leader serving system-affected men like the ones I grew up knowing.
It is an honor to witness their growth, and the restoration of their humanity as they worship their Lord purify their hearts and repair the wrongs they've done.
Be Muslim. Live right. Pay forward.