My Hijab

Date: Sat 8th August
Time: 4-7pm

The inner meanings of hijab, the concept of modesty and the spirituality underlying both are topics rarely discussed and understood. This can lead to sisters failing to develop a love for the hijab and consequently having a possibly distorted understanding of it, failing to observe it properly or choosing not to wear it.

In recent times especially, the hijab is a topic oft talked about in various circles, whether it is an academic attack on the concept of hijab by orientalists or feminists or another famous influencer choosing to remove it under the banner of freedom of expression.

My Hijab will be an online panel discussion, to educate, instill love, empower and provide guidance/practical steps for those who wear the hijab, are considering or just want to understand it better.

Taught by: Ustadha Umm Jamaal Ud-Din (Australia)
Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight (USA)
Ustadha Syeda Alima (UK)
Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla (UK)

Hosted by Ustadha Safiyya-Maryam

Ustadha Umm Jamaal Ud-Din (Australia)
Ustadha Umm Jamaal ud-Din (Mouna Parkin) is an Australian revert to Islam and teacher of Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology at the Islamic College of Australia. She’s also an active da’iyyah and public speaker at various Masajid and events in Sydney.
Umm Jamaal first reverted to Islaam in 1989, both her father and grandfather were Christian lay preachers in the church. From the very beginning of her Islaam, Umm Jamaal’s dream was to study the religion deeply in order to benefit herself and others.
Soon after marrying she travelled to Saudi Arabia where she studied the Quran at Dar al-Huda Quran School in Jeddah, through which she obtained an Ijaazah in tajweed from her teacher Kareema Czerepinski, the student of Shaykh Ayman Swayd.
Upon returning to Australia, she completed a B.A. Languages (Major in Arabic) at Western Sydney University, which enabled her to study both Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology from prominent Arabic scholars at the Open Islamic Academy, (الأكادمية الإسلامية المفتوحة), Saudi Arabia.
She is currently studying a B.A. Honours in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at Al-Madinah International University, Malaysia. She has completed memorising the Quran and is also a mother of five children, three of whom she taught them their memorisation of the Book of Allah.

Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight (USA)
Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight completed an MA in psychology with a focus on child and family from Columbia University. Alongside her academic degree, she studied traditional Islamic knowledge including Islamic law, theology, spirituality and prophetic biography with local scholars and in the majalis in Amman, Jordan. She is the author of 40 Hadith of Our Mother ‘Aisha, a collection of forty hadith narrated from the beloved sage, scholar, wife of the prophet, peace to him, Lady ‘Aisha.

Ustadha Syeda Alima (UK)
Teacher of Quran and hadith at As-Suffa institute. Alimiyyah graduate from As-Suffa Institute. PGCE in secondary Biology from Warwick university. Masters and PhD in Neuroscience from Oxford University. Currently studying advanced fiqh and advanced hadith studies.

Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla (UK)
Ustadha Fatima is a British ‘Alimah’ (Islamic scholar), author & presenter of the IlmFeed Podcast, based in London. She graduated with two Alimiyyah degrees (classical degrees in Islamic scholarship). One from the Ebrahim College seminary with a specialisation in Fiqh and the other with Distinction from AlSalam Institute, awarded by Sheikh Muhammad Akram Nadwi. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Islamic Law at SOAS, the University of London. In her teens, she studied Arabic & Islamic studies in Egypt at the prominent Fajr Centre and Qortoba Institutes as well as a college of Al-Azhar University. She is currently working on her books ‘Women in the Qur’an’ and ‘Aisha, the Truthful’, having authored her groundbreaking first book: ‘Khadijah, Mother of History’s Greatest Nation’ She has written numerous articles for Muslim magazines as well as for the Times newspaper, Times Online and emel Magazine, sharing the message of Islam with wider society. She was Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE – the biggest Muslim women’s conference in Europe and a Dawah trainer for iERA. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award – for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.


Date: Sat 8th August
Time: 4-7pm
Taught by: Ustadha Umm Jamaal Ud-Din (Australia)
Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight (USA)
Ustadha Syeda Alima (UK)
Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla (UK)

Hosted by Ustadha Safiyya-Maryam
Venue: Online
Open to: Sisters only
Enrollment fee: FREE

Date: Sat 8th August
Time: 4-7pm
Taught by: Ustadha Umm Jamaal Ud-Din (Australia)
Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight (USA)
Ustadha Syeda Alima (UK)
Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla (UK)

Hosted by Ustadha Safiyya-Maryam
Venue: Online
Open to: Sisters only
Enrollment fee: FREE

The inner meanings of hijab, the concept of modesty and the spirituality underlying both are topics rarely discussed and understood. This can lead to sisters failing to develop a love for the hijab and consequently having a possibly distorted understanding of it, failing to observe it properly or choosing not to wear it.

In recent times especially, the hijab is a topic oft talked about in various circles, whether it is an academic attack on the concept of hijab by orientalists or feminists or another famous influencer choosing to remove it under the banner of freedom of expression.

My Hijab will be an online panel discussion, to educate, instill love, empower and provide guidance/practical steps for those who wear the hijab, are considering or just want to understand it better.

Taught by: Ustadha Umm Jamaal Ud-Din (Australia)
Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight (USA)
Ustadha Syeda Alima (UK)
Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla (UK)

Hosted by Ustadha Safiyya-Maryam

Ustadha Umm Jamaal Ud-Din (Australia)
Ustadha Umm Jamaal ud-Din (Mouna Parkin) is an Australian revert to Islam and teacher of Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology at the Islamic College of Australia. She’s also an active da’iyyah and public speaker at various Masajid and events in Sydney.
Umm Jamaal first reverted to Islaam in 1989, both her father and grandfather were Christian lay preachers in the church. From the very beginning of her Islaam, Umm Jamaal’s dream was to study the religion deeply in order to benefit herself and others.
Soon after marrying she travelled to Saudi Arabia where she studied the Quran at Dar al-Huda Quran School in Jeddah, through which she obtained an Ijaazah in tajweed from her teacher Kareema Czerepinski, the student of Shaykh Ayman Swayd.
Upon returning to Australia, she completed a B.A. Languages (Major in Arabic) at Western Sydney University, which enabled her to study both Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology from prominent Arabic scholars at the Open Islamic Academy, (الأكادمية الإسلامية المفتوحة), Saudi Arabia.
She is currently studying a B.A. Honours in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at Al-Madinah International University, Malaysia. She has completed memorising the Quran and is also a mother of five children, three of whom she taught them their memorisation of the Book of Allah.

Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight (USA)
Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight completed an MA in psychology with a focus on child and family from Columbia University. Alongside her academic degree, she studied traditional Islamic knowledge including Islamic law, theology, spirituality and prophetic biography with local scholars and in the majalis in Amman, Jordan. She is the author of 40 Hadith of Our Mother ‘Aisha, a collection of forty hadith narrated from the beloved sage, scholar, wife of the prophet, peace to him, Lady ‘Aisha.

Ustadha Syeda Alima (UK)
Teacher of Quran and hadith at As-Suffa institute. Alimiyyah graduate from As-Suffa Institute. PGCE in secondary Biology from Warwick university. Masters and PhD in Neuroscience from Oxford University. Currently studying advanced fiqh and advanced hadith studies.

Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla (UK)
Ustadha Fatima is a British ‘Alimah’ (Islamic scholar), author & presenter of the IlmFeed Podcast, based in London. She graduated with two Alimiyyah degrees (classical degrees in Islamic scholarship). One from the Ebrahim College seminary with a specialisation in Fiqh and the other with Distinction from AlSalam Institute, awarded by Sheikh Muhammad Akram Nadwi. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Islamic Law at SOAS, the University of London. In her teens, she studied Arabic & Islamic studies in Egypt at the prominent Fajr Centre and Qortoba Institutes as well as a college of Al-Azhar University. She is currently working on her books ‘Women in the Qur’an’ and ‘Aisha, the Truthful’, having authored her groundbreaking first book: ‘Khadijah, Mother of History’s Greatest Nation’ She has written numerous articles for Muslim magazines as well as for the Times newspaper, Times Online and emel Magazine, sharing the message of Islam with wider society. She was Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE – the biggest Muslim women’s conference in Europe and a Dawah trainer for iERA. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award – for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.