This is a page dedicated to information, classes and other details that is thought to be particularly helpful for Muslim women. You can ask questions related to menstruation and other such issues and learn if there are any relevant classes or articles.
Recently Asked Questions
- Full Hijab and Dealing with Feeling of Pride
- Irregular bleeding due to the coil (IUD)
- Is Niqab established in Islamic law or is it merely a cultural practice?
- Menstruation: Proofs for the Impermissibility of Women Touching the Qur’an or Entering the Masjid While Menstruating
- Cervical Mucus, Vaginal Discharge and Wudu
- Wudu With Nail Polish For My Husband
- Husband Socialising With Other Women
Biographies of our Female Scholars
Ustadha Umm Huzayfah
Ustadha Umm Huzayfah (wife of Mufti Abdur Rahman Mangera) was raised in the UK where she attended Jami’at ul-Imam, a madrasa in Bradford, England for 5 years. There, she completed the ‘Alimah course of study covering many of the Islamic sciences which she studied exclusively with female scholars. After graduating, she continued to teach fiqh and Hadith at the same seminary. Umm Huzayfah, a mother of four, also previously taught Islamic classes in USA and at a children’s school affiliated with the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara, USA. She specializes in the fiqh of menstruation (hayd), post-natal bleeding (nifas) and dysfunctional uterine bleeding (istihada). Currently she teaches the women’s Advanced Islamic Studies course at Masjid a Quba as well as classes at ZamZam Academy. .
Ustadha Umm Yusuf Abdul Sattar
Ustadha Umm Yusuf A. Sattar completed the 4-year Dars Nizami syllabus from Jamia Zainab, Lahore in 2007. Graduating with honors, she received her Alimiyya degree, as well as ijaza from her teachers in the various classical disciplines, such as Arabic, Hadith, Hanafi Fiqh, Tafsir, etc. After completing her formal studies abroad, she has continued learning and studying, focusing on the most relevant issues facing Muslim women (family and inter-personal relations, marriage, divorce, raising children, maintaining modesty, menstruation and purification, and alleviating the diseases of the heart). She has taken several advanced-level courses specializing in the fiqh of menstruation with Mufti Abdur-Rahman.
She helps run IlmEssentials.com, an online traditional learning program started with her husband, Khalid Abdul Sattar. Born and raised in the U.S. Umm Yusuf has received a BA with double honors in Biology and Political Science. She also received her Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University. She currently resides in the U.S. with her husband and children.
Ustadha Rookeya Kaka
Ustadha Rookeya Kaka completed a five-year intensive program (1999-2003) in the traditional Islamic sciences at a renowned institute, Madrassa Muenul Islam, situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the hands of many eminent scholars she completed several texts in Hanafi Fiqh, Usool al-Fiqh, Aqida, Hadeeth and Tafseer. She received ijazah in Sahih al-Bukhari on completion of the five year program and completed memorization of the Quran during this period of study. From 2004-2007, while studying towards a Bachelors Degree in Communication and Media Studies at the University of South Africa, she taught Qur’an, Fiqh, Islamic History, Hadeeth and Aqaaid to young children and teenage girls. She continues seeking knowledge from various prestigious scholars. She has completed a course in Muslim Family Law and is currently studying the classical texts relating to menstruation with Mufti Abdur-Rahman. Presently she teaches the Islamic Sciences and Arabic to woman in South Africa. She also teaches Hanafi Fiqh online for the Rahmah Foundation.