Nasir Abdussalam is the founding director of Saladin Islamic Seminary. He was born in Chesterfield, MO, and raised mostly in Atlanta, GA. He accepted Islam in 2003 while attending Georgia State University, where he majored in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. He has been studying the Islamic sciences for over a decade, with nine of those years in Jordan, where he studied at the World Islamic Sciences and Education (W.I.S.E.) University for a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Law and Legal Theory, in addition to his traditional studies of theology, the Shafi’i school of law, and other sciences. He has taught privately and for Islamic American University, and is the translator of al-Ghazali’s The Forty Principles of the Religion and The Foundations of Belief, The Creed of Imam Bayhaqi, and Ibn Kathir’s Ikhtisar ‘Ulum al-Hadith.
He is an imam at the Islamic Association of West Virginia in Charleston, WV and continues to study, teach, and translate.