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Dr. Chaplain Joshua Salaam

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Joshua Salaam

Joshua Salaam has strong roots in the American Muslim community.

He started attending national Muslim youth camps at the age of 12 and continued as a participant, counselor and speaker for over 30 years. Joshua entered the U.S. Air Force in 1995 and served as a Police officer for four years.

He was a key contributor in establishing Friday prayer services on base for Muslim military members and went on to serve as an Imam in Goldsboro, NC for several years. After the military, Joshua immersed himself in community activism.

He managed the Civil Rights department for the Council on American-Islamic Relations from 2000-2004 and helped oversee a Baltimore Muslim community and neighborhood development project from 2004-2007. Before starting at Duke in July 2018, Joshua worked with youth and families for 11 years at one of the largest Muslim communities in America.

His diverse background gives him a unique perspective on many issues and helps him connect with students. He holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies with a focus in Christian/Muslim relations from Hartford Seminary. He also has his Doctorate in Ministry.

Service Areas: Counselling: General & Pastoral, Interfaith Engagement, New Muslims & Shahadah, Visiting Mosques, Visiting Prisons, Coaching, Leadership & Mentoring, Al-Qur'an Studies - Memorization, Tajweed & others, Mosque Consultancy, Friday Khutba, Media Engagement & Public Speaking, Seerah & Storytelling, Support: Grief Counselling, Visiting the Sick, Nikah, Post Marriage Counselling, Pre-Marital Advice, Family Mediation, Divorce Counselling
Suggested Price Package: Counseling: $100/hr. In my role as a Chaplain, I conduct individual, marital, and family counseling sessions. In-person and online. I provide referrals to licensed professional counselors when needed.
Suggested Price Package: Public Speaking: $500/speech (up to 1 hr). Inspirational, motivational and spiritual talks, lectures, and group discussions.
Key Areas of Expertise: Individual Counseling, Khutbah, Public Speaking
Vetting Level: Intermediate
Method: In-Person & Online
Marriage & Family Services:
Divorce Counselling
Family Mediation
Family: Child Minding
Marriage: Independent Wakeel
Post Marriage Counselling
Pre-Marital Advice
Support: Domestic Abuse
Birth & Death:
Birth: Circumcision
Birth: Doula & Mother's Help
Gravestone Engraving
Support: Grief Counselling
Visiting the Sick
Wills & Inheritance
Counselling & Support:
Advice on Shariah Matters
Dream Interpretation
Certified Counselling
Counselling: General & Pastoral
Interfaith Engagement
New Muslims & Shahadah
Support: Addiction & Mental Health
Visiting Mosques
Visiting Prisons
Classes, Training & Services:
Al-Qur'an Studies - Memorization, Tajweed & others
Education - GCSE, SATS, IB, Homeschooling, etc
Arabic Language
Celebratory Services
Coaching, Leadership & Mentoring
Dietary, Fitness, Health & Nutrition
Friday Khutba
Islamic Studies & Halaqas
Islamic Art, Design & Architecture
Media Engagement & Public Speaking
Mosque Consultancy
Research & Translation
Sustainable Living
Seerah & Storytelling
Videography & Photography
Booking for an audience of:
Youth Boys
Youth Girls
Special Needs
Qualification, Studies and Certificates: Chaplaincy Certificate - Master in Religious Studies (focus in Christian Muslim Relations) - Doctor of Ministry
In Service Since (Year): 2012
Regular Locations: Durham, NC

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