Welcoming Our New Muslim Life Coordinator

June 08, 2021

I write to share with you the good news that Ebadur Rahman has been selected as the next Muslim Life Coordinator at Columbia and will begin on July 1st. Ebad is well known within the New York City and Columbia communities, having led programming for many years with the Islamic Center at NYU and having recently defended his PhD dissertation within Columbia’s Department of Religion.
Ebad’s training, accomplishments, and experiences are remarkably well-suited for this new role. Having memorized the Qur’an while a student at Stuyvesant High School, he has led the nightly prayers during Ramadan in various mosques throughout the country. Following his seminary training as one of the first students of Zaytuna Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ebad earned his B.A from New York University, concentrating on Islam in America. His PhD research and teaching at Columbia have focused on contemporary works of Qur'anic interpretation.
We are pleased that our university will continue to benefit from Ebad's work in the context of Columbia’s Office of Religious Life. We look forward to sharing with you in-person and virtual opportunities to meet him in the coming months. Please join me in welcoming Imam Ebad ([email protected]) to his new role.



Ian Rottenberg
Dean of Religious Life