Our Instructors

Ustadhah F. Wahab

Ustadhah F. Wahab, the heart and soul of Zaynab Academy Karachi, has completed her Bachelor’s in Speech and Language Pathology from Ziauddin University. She pursued her Islamic Studies from Zaynab Academy, studying all disciplines of Islamic Learning in the Dars-e-Nizami curriculum under traditional scholars, and received the Alimiyyah Degree in 2013. She is presently the Academic Head of Zaynab Academy in Karachi. While she demonstrates considerable expertise in Quranic Tafseer, she also teaches various courses in Islamic Law, its foundations, and Arabic Grammar to young girls and professional women. She frequently gives talks to women and young professionals on the purification of the heart and drawing closer to Allah (swt).

Ustadhah H. Ehtram

Actions speak louder than words best describes the dynamic intelligence and exceptional organizational skills humming beneath H.Ehtram’s calm exterior. A person of few words but immense prowess, she keeps ZA’s adminstrative affairs in order, having mastered the art that is MS Excel and Google docs, and is the one person everybody turns to for help in admin affairs. Recently she has started teaching Tafseer of the Noble Quran, making use of her Dars-e-Nizami degree as well as her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from KU to counsel others. We seriously don’t know what we would do without her.

Ustadhah J. Adil

Ustadhah J. Adil is passionate, determined and has a thirst for knowledge. She completed both her BBA (2009) and MBA (2011) from Institute of Business Administration, and tread on the beautiful path of Classical Islamic Learning, studying Quran, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Arabic under traditional scholars. She completed the Dars-e-Nizami course and received the Alimiyyah degree in 2013. She has been very active in her quest to spread Ilm far and wide, and accordingly has taught several courses including Fiqh, Usul-ul-Fiqh and Arabic Grammar to university students and young professional women. She has conducted several programs including Dars-e-Tafseer, Ramadan Programs and spiritual talks at IBA. Currently, she is teaching students and young women near Malir Cantt, as well as in Zaynab Academy Online’s CIL Program.

Ustadhah M. Iqbal

Ustadhah M. Iqbal is one of the most eminent teachers at Zaynab Academy Karachi. She completed her Bachelors in Law with Honors from the University of London (External Program). She successfully undertook and completed the Dars-e-Nizami course from Zaynab Academy and received the Aalimiyyah degree in 2014. Being proficiently equipped with knowledge of the Quran, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh and Arabic under the training of traditional scholars, she has now joined teaching. She is known for her ability to teach conceptually and make the subject matter easy to grasp. Presently, she teaches Quran, Hadith, Grammar and Islamic Jurisprudence to the students of Zaynab Academy. She also delivers talks to university students and young professional women on purification of the heart and drawing closer to Allah swt.

Ustadhah A. Irfan

Ustadhah A. Irfan, has acquired her Bachelor’s in Commerce from Govt. College of Commerce and Economics Karachi in 1983. She taught in the City School Karachi from 1987-1988 and worked as a Kindergarten Co-ordinator at Becon House School System from 1994-1996. She went on to the study and masters the exhaustive and demanding Tajweed Program from Hadiqat-ul-Tajweed from 2005-2008. Using her prior experience of dealing with young children, she established “Quran For Kidz” an institute dedicated to teaching tajweed to children. In addition to this, she completed her Alimiyyah degree from Zaynab Academy onsite and Zaynab Academy Online since 2012. Ustadhah A. Irfan is popular with children and adults with her engaging and unique teaching style.

Ustadhah M. Anis

Ustadhah M. Anis, an accomplished writer and content developer, is a Gold Medalist who completed her Master’s in English Literature from the University of Karachi in 2011. She studied Classical Islamic Learning at Zaynab Academy, learning Quran, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Arabic under traditional scholars for four years. She completed the Dars-e-Nizami curriculum and received the Aalimiyyah degree in 2014. Ustadhah takes a keen interest in Hadith, Usul ul Fiqh and Islamic Intellectual History. Currently, she teaches at Zaynab Academy and delivers talks on darwing closer to Allah swt.

Ustadhah N. Faisal

Ustadhah N. Faisal, is undoubtedly one of those who constantly remind others of the beauty of Allah (swt). Born and raised in Quetta, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kinnaird College Lahore (1992). She took short courses on Entrepreneurship and Personal Development and began her pursuit of Classical Islamic Learning at Zaynab Academy Lahore, studying Quran, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Arabic under traditional scholars. She received an Alimiyyah degree after completing the Dars-e-Nizami curriculum in Karachi in 2013. She is the epitome of a seeker of knowledge who travels far and wide to deepen the love for our Loving Creator, Allah (swt). Ustadhah N., now a resident of Karachi, currently delivers talks on spiritual cleansing and development to university students and young professional women, and teaches subjects like Quran, Hadith and Fiqh.

Ustadhah N. Irshad

Alimah N. Irshad was born and raised in Karachi and has been the major help line for managing outreach and troubleshooting at Zaynab Academy. She has received her B.S. with Computer Science majors, from the University of Karachi (KU) and her MBA with Marketing majors from CBM (IoBM). She has several years of experience working with International companies and Corporate Sector. She joined Zaynab Academy and started her Dars-e-Nizami along with her job at a well known organization. Later, she dedicated herself full time to religious and spiritual studies, and completed the Dars-e-Nizami course in 2015. Currently she is utilizing her Bachelor’s degree by heading the IT Admin & Support structure for Zaynab Academy Online (ZAO) and plays admin advisory role for ZA Karachi. She is also Program Coordinator of Online Urdu Quran Program, teaches different subjects online under Urdu Alimah Program offered by Zaynab Academy Online (ZAO) and is also an instructor for Foundations Program at ZA Malir Cantt.

Ustadhah S. Ehtram

One of the most impactful teachers at Zaynab Academy Karachi, S.Ehtram has been associated to Islamic Studies for three decades. She completed her traditional Dars-e-Nizami course from the renowned Mahad-ul-Faqeer in 2012, and thereafter has been committed to spreading her ilm and fazal, in addition to her responsibilities as a homemaker. She teaches fiqh, tajweed and Seerah of the Beloved Prophet sallalahu alyhe wasallam. An irreplaceable asset, we are indebted to her for her invaluable services.

Ustadhah W. Siraj

Utilizing her enthusiasm and counseling girls, Ustadhah Warda Siraj received her BBA in Marketing with Honors (2009) from the College of Business Management (IoBM) and MBA in Marketing (2011) from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA). She has worked for well reputed organizations such as the State Bank of Pakistan, but later opted for her real passion and came under the guidance of Mufti Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed and began her pursuit of classical Islamic learning in 2009 at Zaynab Academy. She studied Quran, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Arabic under traditional scholars and completed the Dars-e-Nizami Course hence receiving the Alimiyya degree with the highest grade in 2013. Her main interest is Islamic Law (Fiqh). Currently she is teaching Inheritence Laws at Zaynab Academy, and also delivers talks at universities and for young professionals.

Ustadhah S. Nasir

Ever-ready to answer any question, Ustadhah S. Nasir is a gem at Zaynab Academy and an inspiration for many. Her simplicity has won the hearts of many. After completing her Bachelors in English Literature from the Defence College for Women she dedicated herself fully as a student of sacred knowledge and self purification (tazkiya). She joined Zaynab Academy in 2009, and completed her Dars-e-Nizami course in 2013, always at the top of her class. Presently she is teaching various subjects such as Hadith, Fiqh, Usul Al-Fiqh, and Arabic Grammar to some of the most senior students at ZA. She is also from the first batch of Zaynab Academy Karachi, and has been in the constant guidance of Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed and his respectable wife.

Ustadhah Dr. S. Farooqi

After completing her MBBS in 1989, from Sindh Medical College, Ustadhah Dr. S. Farooqi explored different places in order to connect to Deen. She eventually joined the Classical Learning Program at Zaynab Academy Karachi and completed her Dars-e-Nizami in 2014. She is from the second batch of Zaynab Academy Karachi and has been conducting Daura-e-Quran during Ramadan, as well as teaching the Quran Program in DHA. She regularly delivers talks to women of all backgrounds, and is a huge inspiration to all those who give up on themselves once they cross their twenties.

Ustadhah S. Agha

Ustadhah S. Agha is a multi-talented business graduate, having majored in Human Resource from CBM in 2013 and interned at both Pfizer and Meezan Bank Ltd. She pursued the traditional Alimiyyah degree completing the Dars-e-Nizami course at Zaynab Academy. Her spiritual journey began in 2010, when she studied Quran, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, and Arabic under traditional scholars. Four years later, as a result of careful tutelage, sheer hard work and the Will of Allah (swt), Ustadha received her Aalimiyyah degree in 2014. Now she is a Hadith and Fiqh teacher at Zaynab Academy and regularly delivers talks to university students and young professional women on purification of the heart and drawing closer to Allah (swt).