Mohammed earned his B.Arch. in 2001 from the Boston Architectural College with his award-winning thesis project “Prayer as a Generator or Architecture in Islam,” exploring the connection between the Muslim five daily ritual prayers and architecture. Mohammed's interest in Islam and its principles has led him to becoming a co-founder and former president of Hampshire Mosque in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2004. From 2006-2010 he served as the Director of Religious Affairs and Chaplain of Hampshire Mosque, leading services and weekly talks on Islam for local Muslims.
Mohammed has also been deeply involved in interfaith activities. For the past 20 years, he has had the opportunity to speak on Islam to congregations at community gatherings, temples, synagogues, churches, high schools, and college campuses. He has appeared on radio and TV news interviews, including ABC, the Boston channel and NPR, Western New England, and has been featured in local newspapers such as the Hampshire Gazette and the Amherst Bulletin. Mohammed, being a native Arabic language speaker, is also skilled at reciting the Quran.
Position: Muslim Advisor
Office Hours: By appointment
Contact Information: Cadigan Center for Religious Life, 38 Woodside Ave., Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: (617) 953-2805; Mohammed Abdelaal