Amir A. Toft, PhD

Associate Chaplain of the University for the Muslim Community

Contact Information Office Location Office Hours or Schedule a Meeting
[email protected]
Page-Robinson Hall, Room 417

Informal office hours: Wednesdays, 11 am to 1 pm. 
Stop by for as little or as long as you like to check in or just chat. Freshly brewed tea, and maybe some tea treats, will usually be on offer.

For more personal matters, or just to speak one on one, please email me to schedule a meeting. 

**Summer note: These tea hours will be held by appointment only during the summer. Please send me an email to schedule.

Imam Amir Toft serves as the Associate Chaplain of the University for the Muslim Community. His primary roles are to provide pastoral care and administrative support to the Muslim community at Brown and, in frequent collaboration with the Brown Muslim Students Association (BMSA), to promote religious literacy among Muslims and the broader campus community. This community includes not only undergraduates but also graduate and professional students, faculty and staff, and members of the medical campus. Learn more about the BMSA here.

Imam Amir grew up in the Chicago area. Before joining Brown in 2020, he earned his PhD in Islamic history and thought at the University of Chicago, and before that he completed an ‘Alimiyya degree at the Institute of Islamic Education, a Chicagoland Muslim seminary, where he memorized the Qur’an and received advanced training in Arabic and core classical Islamic disciplines. Over the course of his seminary and graduate studies, he served in multiple communities as a teacher and imam. At Brown, Imam Amir hopes to draw on his education and experience, at both the seminary and the university, to further enrich Muslim Life at Brown with tailored opportunities for learning and spiritual development. More information about his scholarly profile may be found here.