Mufti Niaz Hannan

Mufti Niaz Hannan is the Imam and Religious Director at ICSJ (Islamic Center of South Jersey) in Palmyra, NJ. Shaykh Hannan studied in the UK at Madinatul-Uloom Al-Islamiya and graduated as a ‘Ālim in the Islamic Sciences from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda. He completed a MA in Islamic Studies from...

Sr Gehan Taha

Sr Gehan Taha is a Montessori trained teacher bringing 16 years of experience in teaching Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran.  She enjoys working with children and adults and help them reach their dreams through their education. She feels an education should empower a child and help him or her make...

Sr. Elly Tonnon

Elizabeth Tonnon also affectionately known as “Sister Elly”, has been teaching students in a variety of settings for the past twenty years. She believes that a solid foundation of Islamic education is the key to raising a new generation of strong Muslim leaders of the future. Elly majored in Elementary...

Sr. Ayesha Sharif

Sister Ayesha Sharif has been teaching for the past 14 years in Islamic school setting.  She joins IQRA Academy as the Lead QI (Quran/Islamic Studies) Teacher. Sr. Ayesha brings with her 14 years experience, Ijazah in Al-Nouraniyah from Sheikh Mohammad Farooq Al-Raee, Al-Furqan Center, Jeddah Saudi Arabia, as well as...

Sr. Seham Amer

Sister Seham Amer began her study of the Quran 25 years ago, which involved her teaching and memorizing the Quran in different Masjids in Egypt, until she attended the Center of Quranic Studies in Al-Mokattam, Egypt. Following the teachings of the Center of Quranic Studies in Al-Azhar, she completed her...

Sr. Shamsun Kabir

Sr Shamun Kabir believes all students are capable of learning and mastering at their own pace when given the accurate tools and atmosphere inshallah.  The majority of her earlier literature and research explore the role of cognitive theory on learning, and assessment and treatment strategies of childhood & adolescence disorders....

Sr. Heeba Malik

Sister Heeba Malik grew up in Maryland and moved to Pennsylvania in 2018. Growing up, she attended Al-Huda School in College Park, MD before she went on to pursue Hifdh. Upon completion, she continued her education at UMBC where she acquired a degree in Health Administration and Policy. As a...

Ustadh Usama Baqai

Ustadh Usama Baqai began his journey of Islamic Knowledge in Ajax, Canada where he completed the memorization of the Quran during high school. He went on to study Arabic and Islamic Studies locally in the Philadelphia area while working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Temple University. Ustadh Usama...

Hafidha Sidra Afzal-Baqai

Hafidha Sidra Afzal-Baqai is pursuing her degree in psychology, communication and minor in sociology. She served as MSA president for her campus in 2018. She has been teaching Arabic, Quran and Islamic Studies to students for the past 8 years and was an active leader in MCNA/YM. She studied for...

Br Bilal Baqai

Bilal Baqai is a graduate of Drexel University with a Masters in Civil Engineering, currently he works for DCNR.  He studied classical Arabic at Bayyinah Institute’s Dream Program in Dallas. He currently sits with various Mashaik to continue his Islamic and Arabic Studies. In his free time, Bilal enjoys playing...