Shaikha Umm ’Umar

Shaikha Umm ‘Umar has been teaching Qur’aan & Tajweed at various levels for over 12 years. She has taught programs across the world including USA, South Africa and online. Shaikha Umm ‘Umar first completed her memorisation of the Qur’aan at age 20 by the grace of Allah SubHaanahu wa Ta’aala. She is a graduate on the Knowledge International University. Shaikha Umm ‘Umar studied at Dar Al-Huda school of Tahfeedh in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia under the tutelage of Shaikha Kareemah Carol Czerepinski. She went on to teach tajweed at Dar Al-Huda for 8 years as well as taking up the position of Wakeelah/Vice Administrator of the English Speaking Qur’aan Department at the Institute.

By Allah’s Grace she has attained Ijaazah’s (certification to teach) in Hafs ‘an Asim ‘an Tareeq Ash-Shatibiyyah (Hafs upon ‘Aasim by the way of ash-Shaatibiyyah) and she has also attained an Ijaazah an Hafs ‘an Asim ‘an Tareeq Al-Tayyibah (Hafs upon ‘Aasim by the way of Al-Tayyibah) with authentic transmitted chains of narration to the Prophet peace be upon him.

Shaikha Umm ‘Umar studied the poem of Shatibyyah and Durra under respected Shaikha Rehab Shaqaqi, wife of Shaikh Dr. Ayman Rushdi Swayd. Furthermore, Shaikha Umm ‘Umar completed her Ijaazah in Qiraa’aat Al-Ashr min Tareeq Ash-Shatibiyyah (the 10 methods of recitation by way of Ash-Shaatibiyyah). She also has further ijaazahs in several poems, including the Muqaddimah to Tajweed by Imam Ibn al-Jazaree (RaHimahu Allah) authorised by Shaikh Dr. Ayman Swayd), as well as the Shaatibiyyah and Durrah poems.

Shaikha Umm ‘Umar is a dedicated Qur’aan teacher who is eager and keen in helping students of the Qur’aan attain their ultimate goals whilst embedding a love of the Qu’raan in their hearts.

Ustadha Fatima Rashid

Ustadha Fatima Rashid is a well experienced and an enthusiastic Qur’aan teacher, she has been teaching Qur’aan & Tajweed at various levels for over 7 years. She is a haafizah by the grace of Allah subhanahu wa ta’la and has attained the ijaazah in the Muqaddimah to Tajweed by Imam Ibn al-Jazaree (Rahimahu Allah) from Shaikha Umm Umar. She is currently studying Qiraa’aat Al-Ashr min Tareeq Ash-Shatibiyyah (the 10 methods of recitation by way of Ash-Shaatibiyyah under Shaikha Umm Umar.

Ustadha Fatima studied at Dar al Huda Qur’aan School for Tahfeez and Tajweed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia under the tutelage of Shaikha Kareemah Carol Czerepinski. After completing her Tajweed studies at Dar al Huda she then went on to teach at the same institute for 4+ years. She has also taken up the position of a supervisor whilst she was there.

Ustadha Fatima is very passionate about teaching Tajweed and has the ability to fully engage her students in the lessons been taught.

Ustadha Fatima is a very friendly, cheerful, energetic and a caring person and all her students tend to fall in love with her style of interaction and teaching. Her students describe her as someone whose faith in them never seems to end and someone who is always there for them.

Shaikha Kareema describes Ustadha Fatima as been “Outstanding in teaching, teacher preparation, and follow up and also a big asset in extracurricular activities such as organising, planning, and executing for the end of the year parties and similar activities.