Imam Danny Salgado is a Puerto Rican convert to Islam born and raised in New York. He accepted Islam in the fall of his freshman year at college in 1995. He graduated from SUNY-Binghamton where he double majored in Arabic and in Political Science with a concentration in Middle East and North African Studies in 2004. He attended Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and completed a 2-year Arabic program in 2001 followed by two additional years of Arabic, Shariah, and education courses.
Additionally, he studied under major scholars in circles of knowledge in Makkah, Riyadh, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia and has received a number of ijazas from scholars from around the world. He also holds a Master’s degree in TESOL from Murray State University (2011) and completed a graduate certificate in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations from Hartford Seminary in 2017. He is currently enrolled at the Hartford Seminary Islamic Chaplaincy Program where he is pursuing a Master’s of Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations and Certificate of Islamic Chaplaincy.
Imam Danny Salgado served as president of the Muslim Students Association and Assabeel at SUNY. He also held the post of Secretary for the League of Latin American Muslim Organizations (LLAMO) from 2008-2011. While living in Tennessee, he was president of the Islamic Center of Clarksville, TN in 2010, and a full time Arabic and English teacher at Nashville International Academy. In 2018 he was the full time imam at theAbrar Masjid in the Bronx, New York City and a chaplain intern at Westchester Medical Center.
Currently, he is the NY Dawah Coordinator for WhyIslam and a volunteer chaplain at Northern State Prison in Newark, New Jersey.