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.