Sohaib Sultan

Imam Sohaib Sultan


Sohaib Nazeer Sultan is the first full-time Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain at Princeton University.

Sultan is a graduate of the Hartford Theological Seminary earning a Masters in Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations, and a Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. His research and academic interests are in Islamic spirituality and psychology, as well as the development of practical skills in religious leadership. Sultan's master's thesis was on Preaching with Purpose: Writing and Delivering Great Sermons.

Sultan is a well-known author and writer. His first book, The Koran for Dummies, part of the well-known for Dummies series was published by Wiley Publishing Inc. in 2004. Sultan published his second book with Skylight Paths Publishing, The Qur’an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selection Annotated and Explained, in 2007. He is also the author of several published articles and continues to write for various publications.

Sultan is also a public lecturer on Islam, Muslim Cultures, and Muslim-Western Relations. He has traveled all around the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe to promote mutual respect and understanding.

Currently, Sultan lives in Hamilton, New Jersey with his wife, who is also a very active part of Muslim life on campus.

At Princeton University, Sultan provides the following services:

  • Organizing Friday prayers and other religious activities
  • Counseling and mentoring students
  • Offering faith-based learning opportunities through study circles and seminars
  • Promoting awareness and accommodation in various parts of campus life, such as dining services, athletics, and residential colleges
  • Building bridges of understanding with other chaplains and faith communities


Sultan’s office is located on the 3rd floor Green Hall, Room 3-S-13. To make an appointment, email or call 609.258.3042. View the Muslim Life Program website at