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IMAM FAISAL KHAN
Founder & Executive Director
Imam Faisal Khan is a truly exceptional scholar, with a distinguished educational background that sets him apart from the rest. As a recipient of the prestigious New York Times Scholarship, the Seinfeld Scholarship, and Columbia University’s I.I. Rabi Scholarship, he graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. This education, combined with his extensive formal Islamic studies under various scholars in the United States and abroad, equips him with a rare combination of intellectual rigor and deep spiritual insight, bringing a unique perspective to his teaching.
With a focus on the Qur'an, Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Creed ('Aqeedah), Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul ul-Fiqh), and Arabic Linguistics, Imam Faisal has acquired a solid foundation, depth of knowledge and expertise in Islamic education. He also had the opportunity to further his Islamic studies in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, where he learned from many scholars from the renowned Al-Azhar University.
Imam Faisal's ability to teach complex concepts in an approachable manner allows students to engage with the material and gain a deeper understanding of Islam. His passion for teaching and his ability to connect with his students make him an outstanding teacher. By studying with him at Quba Institute of New York, you will benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience. Join us and learn from Imam Faisal Khan to deepen your knowledge and become a leader in your community. Don't miss out on this opportunity to study with one of the most unique and inspiring scholars at QINY.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) MARYAM
Shaykha (Alimah) Maryam is an accomplished Islamic scholar who has been illuminating, inspiring, and enlightening minds for over 20 years teaching both the Islamic sciences and the National Curriculum. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the Islamic sciences, including Jalālayn (tafsīr), Mishkāt (ḥadīth), Hidāyah (fiqh), and Uṣūl ul-Fiqh, she is a true visionary who delivers lectures throughout the UK and abroad. Her expertise and knowledge are unmatched, and her passion for teaching is awe-inspiring.
Shaykha Maryam's journey began in England, where she received an education from traditional scholars and earned a Master's Degree with an authorization (ijāzah) in Islamic Theology and Jurisprudence. She then specialized in ‘Aqīdah and studied advanced Fiqh (Iftā') for two years. Her thirst for knowledge took her to Morocco and Spain, where she delved into the Islamic sciences of spirituality and purification, expanding her understanding and deepening her expertise.
In addition to her impressive Islamic studies, Shaykha Maryam has also completed a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in English Language and Literature, a Post-Graduate Certificate, and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. She is a qualified Modern Foreign Language teacher in English and holds a Master's Degree in Education (Leadership and Management).
Her extensive travels across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East have enriched her teaching methods and broadened her perspective on the Islamic sciences. Her unique blend of academic excellence and practical experience makes her an ideal teacher for students seeking to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the Islamic sciences. Shaykha Maryam is fully committed to empowering her students with the knowledge and leadership skills required to make a meaningful impact in their communities. With Shaykha Maryam as their guide, students can achieve the highest levels of success and enlightenment in their pursuit of knowledge.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) QURATULAIN
Shaykha (Alimah) Quratulain was born and raised in Pakistan. After completing her primary education with the memorization the Noble Qur’ān, she completed a six-year intensive program in traditional Islamic sciences completing several texts in Fiqh, Uṣūl ul-Fiqh, ‘Aqīdah, Tafsīr, and Ḥadīth. She holds ijāzah (authorization) in Sahīh al-Bukhārī, Sahīh al-Muslim, Sunan at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Sunan an-Nasā'ī, and Sunan Ibn Mājah. Shaykha Quratulain also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Wellness and Alternative Medicine (Homeopathy). For the past 20 years, she has been actively teaching Ḥadīth, Arabic grammar, Tafsīr, Fiqh and Qur’ān to women of all ages in Arabic, English, and Urdu. She has witnessed many young female scholars graduate under her guidance and tutorship. Shaykha Quratulain has also completed two years of specialization in Islamic Law & Legal Theory (Iftā') and authored texts on classical Arabic grammar. Shaykha Quratulain is currently employed as a head teacher of an Islamic institute in London where she resides with her husband and three children.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) SAIRA MUFTI
Shaykha (Alimah) Saira Mufti was born in Pakistan. After completing her primary education in Pakistan, she moved to London, England where she completed a five-year intensive program in the traditional Islamic sciences studying Qur’ān, Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, ‘Aqīdah, Fiqh and Arabic Linguistics. She holds ijāzah (authorization) in Sahīh al-Bukhārī, Sahīh al-Muslim, Sunan at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Sunan an-Nasā'ī, and Sunan Ibn Mājah. For the past 10 years, Shaykha Saira has been actively teaching the Qur’ān and Islamic sciences to women and children of all ages in Arabic, English, and Urdu. She has witnessed many young female scholars graduate under her guidance and tutorship. Shaykha Saira is currently working towards a formal ijāzah in Tajwīd & Qurānic recitations, while furthering her studies in advanced Arabic grammar. She resides in London with her husband and four children—her eldest, twenty-four, is married with a child, making her a very active grandmother.
Ustadha Hana was born and raised in England. After completing her secondary education, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. She furtherd her studies and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualifying her as an academic teacher. Ustadha Hana is an ijāzah certified Qur’ān teacher who has taught Tajwīd for over 10 years at various institutes in London. She is also the co-founder of Ḥāmil al-Qur’ān providing Tajwīd teachers professional teacher-training programs to spread awareness of the correct recitation of the Qur’ān. Among her esteemed teachers are Ustadh Ghul Fraz Khan whose sanad (a chain of narration connecting to the Prophet ﷺ) links to the late Shaykh Abdul Razzāq al-Halabī, Ustadha Fatima Dabbousi whose sanad reaches the late Shaykh Ḥasan al-Kurdī of Syria, and Ustadha Muhsina Thahera. Ustadha Hana resides in London with her husband and three young children.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) SUMMAYA
Shaykha (Alimah) Summaya was born and raised in Manchester, United Kingdom. While pursuing her secondary education at a renowned grammar school, Shaykha Summaya had a change of heart leading her to study the traditional Islamic sciences for six years. She received various ijāzah (authorization) in Sahīh al-Bukhārī, Sahīh al-Muslim, Sunan at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Sunan an-Nasā'ī, and Sunan Ibn Mājah. After graduation, she furthered her Arabic studies in Egypt for two years. Since completing her traditional Islamic studies, Shaykha Summaya has been continuously teaching Sahīh al-Muslim. In the past, she has had the honor to teach Jalālayn (tafsīr), Mishkāt (ḥadīth), and Hidāyah (fiqh). Since the last 8 years, Shaykha Summaya has also been privileged to teach Sahīh al-Bukhārī. She has also been actively involved in interfaith work within the Manchester community and teaching revert sisters. She has been teaching and giving Da’wah for over 18 years. Shaykha Summaya is also a mother of four children.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) SHAMIRA
She holds ijāzah (authorization) in Sahīh al-Bukhārī, Sahīh al-Muslim, Sunan at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Sunan an-Nasā'ī, and Sunan Ibn Mājah after completing a five-year intensive program at one of Britain’s most renowned Islamic universities for women, Thereafter, she continued her studies in Damascus, Syria where she obtained an ijāzah in Tajwīd of the Ḥafṣ recitation from the late eminent Syrian scholar, Shaykh Ḥasan al-Kurdī. In addition, she furthered her Arabic studies at the Abu-Noor Institute and took classes in Fiqh, ‘Aqīdah and Sīrah at Damascus’ Masjid Zaid. She holds a Master’s Degree in Demographics and Social Analysis from the University of California at Irvine, focusing on the identity formation of the Muslim-American population. Since 2005, Shaykha Shamira has taught Fiqh for women at the Zaytuna Institute in California and other venues across North America. Shaykha Shamira is both a wife and mother, and she enjoys giving interactive and uplifting talks to sisters across the U.S.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) ROOKEYA
She holds ijāzah (authorization) in Sahīh al-Bukhārī, Sahīh al-Muslim, Sunan at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Sunan an-Nasā'ī, and Sunan Ibn Mājah, as well as completing the memorization of the Quran. She completed a five-year intensive program in the traditional Islamic Sciences at a renowned Islamic institute in South Africa. At the hands of many eminent scholars she completed several texts in Fiqh, Uṣūl ul-Fiqh, ‘Aqīdah, Tafsīr, and Ḥadīth. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media studies from the University of South Africa. Since 2008, she has been actively teaching Arabic, Tafsīr, and Ḥadīth to women in South Africa.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) KULSUM
Shaykha (Alimah) Kulsum studied the Islamic sciences for six continuous years and gained a profound in-depth knowledge in numerous fields such as Qur’ān, Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh and Arabic Linguistics. She graduated with a Master’s in Islamic Theology with ijāzah (authorization) in Sahīh al-Bukhārī, Sahīh al-Muslim, Sunan at-Tirmidhī, Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Sunan an-Nasā'ī, and Sunan Ibn Mājah .Upon graduation, Shaykha Kulsum continues to teach children, teenagers and adults. Shaykha Kulsum is married with two children and lives with her family in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) SAIMA
Shaykha (Alimah) Saima was born in Pakistan and raised in the United States. After completing her primary education in the U.S., she traveled to the United Kingdom to begin her formal Islamic studies. For six continuous years, she studied the Islamic sciences and gained a profound in-depth knowledge in numerous fields such as Qur’ān, Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh and Arabic Linguistics. She graduated with a Master’s in Islamic Theology. Alongside her Islamic education, she completed her secondary education.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) SHUMSUN
Shaykha (Alimah) Shumsun was born and raised in New York City. After completing her primary education in Queens, she traveled to the United Kingdom to begin her formal Islamic studies. After memorizing the Noble Qur’ān, she enrolled in a rigorous seven-year Islamic studies course covering Qur’ān, Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh and Arabic Linguistics. At the culmination of her studies, she received a Master’s in Islamic Theology. In addition to her Islamic education, she completed her secondary education.
SHAYKHA (ALIMAH) TAYABA
Shaykha (Alimah) Tayaba was born in Pakistan and raised in the United States. After completing her primary education in the U.S., she traveled to Bangladesh to begin her formal Islamic studies enrolling in a four-year course. Upon completion, she furthered her Islamic studies in the United Kingdom acquiring an in-depth knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Qur’ān, Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh and Arabic Linguistics. She graduated with a Master’s in Islamic Theology.
At the tender age of twelve, Mufti Aminul-Islam completed the memorization of the Noble Qur’ān in Brooklyn, New York along with his academic studies. He then traveled to South Africa to begin his formal Islamic studies acquiring an in-depth knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Qur’ān, Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh and Arabic Linguistics under the guidance of traditional scholars. At the culmination of his studies, he received ijāzah in Islamic Jurisprudence and Ḥadīth. After graduation, he specialized in the science of issuing legal religious verdicts (Iftā') studying advanced classical texts of Fiqh and Iftā'. He then furthered his studies in Qur’ānic recitation earning ijāzah in all ten Qirā’at.
HAJJI MUHAMMAD S. KHAN (RA)