Imam Muhammad has received his Doctoral degree in Islamic Studies—Christian/Muslim relations from Hartford Seminary, a Masters degree in Theology and Counseling from New York Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences from SUNY at New Paltz. He has also received a Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary. Imam Muhammad has a Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education.
Bilal Ansari is a native of New Haven, Connecticut currently finishing his master's thesis towards completion of his degree in Muslim and Christian Relations and has already received an Islamic Chaplaincy Graduate Certification from Hartford Seminary.
Bilal is a contracted lecturer at Bureau of Prisons as Islamic Faith Leader at Federal Correction Institution, Danbury and a contracted employee at Tunxis Community College as At Risk Student Academic Counselor/Evening Administrator.