Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Spentem was founded by Imam Taymullah in 2012. 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 doctoral student.

He has been a Holocaust educator, and a professional development facilitator for high school teachers in the subjects of post-civil war Reconstruction, Race & Membership, Eugenics and News Literacy in a Digital Age.

After years of serving as imam for the Massachusetts Department of Correction and witnessing the insidious machinations of the criminal justice system he decided to found an organization 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 host and executive producer of Exconversations podcast, streaming on TIDAL.


My name is Taymullah.

After years of searching for an identity in the streets of Roxbury and later as an ivy-league university chaplain, I found my calling in helping to change the lives of system-affected men like the ones I grew up knowing.

It is an honor to serve them and witness their growth, and maturation as well as the restoration of their humanity through their good works.

We're in this together. No man left behind.