Mikal Saahir

Mikal Saahir is the Resident Imam of Nur-Allah Islamic Center of Indianapolis.

Michael Saahir – a student of Imam W. Deen Mohammed – has been the Imam (Islamic Minister) of the Nur-Allah Islamic Center and Director for the Clara Muhammad Weekend School since 1992. He serves on many interfaith boards.

He writes a monthly column for The Indianapolis Recorder titled Al-Islam in America addressing issues for Muslims and Americans about Islam. Michael also writes for Muslim Journal, a national Islamic newspaper. He is writing an insightful book titled The Honorable Elijah Muhammad: The Man Behind the Men.

Twice Imam Saahir has completed the Islamic Hajj (pilgrimage) in Mecca. He has made numerous visits to Rome, Italy supporting interfaith efforts between Muslims and Focolare Catholics. In 2008 Michael traveled to Jordan with the International Interfaith Initiative, building a Habit for Humanity home called "House of Abraham," in collaboration with Jews and Christians.

Michael graduated from Martin University Summa Cum Laude earning a BA Degree in Humane Exchange. He is the husband of Carolyn (30 years) and the father of Aline (Kita), Mikal, Hamid, and Muhammed. He’s a 31-year veteran of the Indianapolis Fire Department.