Dr. Mohammad Daoud Nassimi


Dr. Nassimi is an Associate Professor of Islam and world religions at NOVA College in Virginia. He has also taught many Islam classes at Shenandoah University, Johns Hopkins University, and Qurtuba Institute in Virginia.


Dr. Nassimi also served as the vice-chairman of Council of Muslim Organizations in Washington, DC area for 7 years, and he has been a regular Khateeb of Friday prayers in all major Masajid of Washington DC area for the last 20 years, with educational, though provoking, dynamic, and inspiring Khutbas, Al-Hamdulillah.


Dr. Nassimi has a unique and combined educational background in Engineering and Islamic Studies. After growing up and finishing his BS in Electrical Engineering from Kabul University in Afghanistan, he came to USA in 1983 and did his Master’s degrees in electrical engineering at Purdue University. He worked as an electrical engineer in the field of telecommunications and satellite communications for many years. Then, because of his passion in religion and serving the community, he decided to move his career from engineering to Islamic and Religious Studies.


Dr. Nassimi started his academic Islamic studies in 1995 by first studying the Arabic language in Imam Muhammad University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Then, he moved to Virginia to join Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences. Later, he earned a second Master’s degree in Islamic Studies at Cordoba University in 2004 and then he did his PhD in Islamic Studies from University of Birmingham in England in 2008. His PhD thesis was on a comparative review of English translations of the Quran.


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