Shaykh Rami serves as currently serves as religious consultant to Khalil Center Bay Area, where he specializes in applying Islamic law and ethics to mental health concerns within the center.
Rami Nsour spent a number of years in Mauritania where he studied at some of the foremost Islamic Colleges (mahdaras). He completed studies in various subjects Islamic studies and received traditional teaching licenses (ijaza) to transmit what he learned. In addition to his extensive study of Islamic law (fiqh), he was afforded an extraordinary ‘in-residence’ experience to train in answering questions (fatwa) of Islamic faith, law and practice.
Rami has translated traditional Islamic texts, done extensive spiritual counseling and public speaking, and teaches regularly both in-person and online. He co-founded the Tayba Foundation, which is the first organization to offer a distance-learning program in Islamic Education to incarcerated men and women in the United States. What began with one student in one prison 18 years ago, has grown into the Tayba Foundation which has served 7,000 incarcerated men and women in over 42 states across 600 prisons. He has extensive experience in curriculum development, specifically with character (akhlaq). Rami serves as a board member and religious consultant to the Khalil Center, an Islamically rooted mental health center and clinic. Rami holds a B.A. in Human Development with a focus on Early Childhood and a M.A. in Educational Psychology. Rami resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three children.