Abdus-Salaam Musa / by Jeff Jones

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Chaplain/Imam Abdus-Salaam Musa, holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling and is currently writing his dissertation for a Doctoral Degree in Pastoral Counseling by developing Islamic Compassionate Care Clinical Pastoral Educational Training that is focusing on “Wellness in the Islamic Community.”

He is the first Muslim Diplomate (supervisor) for the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy and is also a board-certified Clinical Chaplain and board-certified Pastoral Counselor. Chaplain/Imam Musa is currently a staff chaplain at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. Additionally, he also trains individuals to become clinical chaplains at the Park Christian Church in New York City and also trains Imams and others in the Bronx, New York, in Islamic Compassionate Care Clinical Pastoral Education.

Musa may be best known for being the co-founder and President of the South East Queens Muslim Collective, co-founder of the first Muslim Women’s Shelter in Queens. Now known as ICNA Relief Women’s shelter and former director of the United Muslim Movement Against Homelessness. He has certifications and training in Disaster Response, Domestic Violence Counseling, HIV/AIDS, Adoptive and Foster Care, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Parenting Workshops. He has been an advocate and responder for those who were in need in communities for the past 25 years.