Queens College President Frank H. Wu Announces the Appointment of Imam Mohammed F. Biwas (Imam Fahim) as a Member of Campus Ministries


—Will help to empower youth academically, professionally, and spiritually—

Flushing, NY, February 13, 2024—Queens College President Frank H. Wu announces Imam Mohammed F. Biwas (Imam Fahim) as the newest member of campus ministries at the college. A native of Queens, New York, Imam Fahim is an educator committed to guiding students at the college by drawing on his personal experiences to address contemporary challenges faced by today’s Muslim youth.

“We are deeply fortunate to have Imam Fahim join the college community as a faith leader,” said Queens College President Frank H. Wu. “His breadth of knowledge and experience will serve our students well in myriad ways, enriching their campus life experience. His commitment to fostering success in both the traditional and modern worlds will serve and inspire our extraordinarily diverse college community in their daily lives.”

The student leadership of the Muslim Student Association as well as administrators from QC Hillel, the Catholic Newman Center, and the Office of Student Development and Leadership served on the selection committee to appoint Imam Fahim.

“I really appreciate the work that Queens College and its faculty do for the campus community and the community at large,” said Imam Fahim. “I look forward to working with our students to help them become the best version of themselves—spiritually, academically, and professionally. As noted in the Sunnah, ‘the best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.’”

Imam Fahim studied traditional Islamic science for seven years at Darul Quran WasSunnah in Woodside, New York. He is deeply immersed in community engagement and his approach benefits from an understanding of the multicultural context of his upbringing. Imam Fahim’s method of guidance is grounded in the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, which is the body of traditional social and legal custom and practice of the Islamic community and a major source of Islamic law. He combines this traditional Islamic knowledge with practical insights to empower youth academically, professionally, and spiritually.

Imam Fahim has served as an inspector for Halal Monitoring Services as well as a teacher at Darul Quran WasSunnah. He leads Friday sermons at many local mosques in the Queens area where he also serves as a youth coordinator.

Since joining Queens College, Imam Fahim has met with Wu and his cabinet members as well as other campus faith leaders and Student Development and Leadership staff. He will work with the Office of Student Development and Leadership to develop opportunities to facilitate student dialogue.

Campus ministries at the college comprise the Catholic Newman Center, Hillel, the Muslim Student Association, and The Vine.




Maria Matteo

Media and College Relations