Our Teachers

Shaikh Reda Khodeer

Shaikh Reda Khodeer is from Egypt. He graduated from the Faculty of Sharīʿah (Islamic Law), Al-Azhar University, rating top of his class. He has also earned his master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the same university.

Shaikh Reda is a native Arabic speaker and Ḥāfidh (Qurʿān memorizer). He has been teaching Qurʿān and Islamic Studies for more than 5 years now. He received many Ijāzāhs in the Holy Qurʿān in the following Qirāʿāt (modes of recitation):

  • Ḥafṣ from ʿĀṣim.
  • Shuʿbah from ʿĀṣim.
  • Ibn Kathīr.
  • Abu Jaʿfar.
  • Qālūn from Nāfiʿ.


He also received many Ijāzahs in various Islamic branches of knowledge, in Fiqh (Islamic Law), ʿAqīda (Creed), Hadīth (prophetic sayings) and Usūl al-Fiqh (Islamic Legal Theory). In Tajweed, he received an Ijāzah in “Tuḥfat al-Aṭfāl” and “al-Jazariyyah”. As for Hadīth, he received one in “al-Baiqūniyyah”. For Naḥu (Arabic grammar), he holds an Ijāzah in “al-ʾĀjurrūmiyyah”.

Shaikh Fares Muhammad

Shaikh Fares Muhammad is from Egypt. He graduated from Al-Azhar University, Department of Islamic Studies in English. He has studies all of the various Islamic and Arabic branches of knowledge at Al-Azhar for 16 years now.

He holds an Ijāzāh in “al-Arbaʿūn al-Nawawiyyah” in Hadith. He is also expecting to receive an Ijāzah in the holy Quran in the mode of recitation of Ḥafs soon, InshāʾAllah.

He has been teaching Quran, Tajweed, Islamic studies, and Arabic for non-Arabic speakers for over 3 years. He has helped many students all over the world recite the Quran properly with the rules of Tajweed and many others speak Arabic.

Shaikh Fares believes good teaching should be fun; that is why he keeps his young students enthusiastic and focused through games and challenges.

Shaikh Fares has also authored several books in the fields of Islamic studies, Tajweed, and Arabic in the past couple of years, such as:

  • Tajweed al-Qurʿān li-Tilāwat Kalām al-Raḥmān (Learning Tajweed to Recite the Words of The Most Compassionate)
  • Al-Hadiyyah fī Taʿlīm Allughah al-ʿArabiyyah (The Gift in Learning Arabic)
  • Al-Kitāb al-Shāmil (The Comprehensive Book)
  • Mafātīḥ al-Naḥu (The Keys of the Arabic Grammar)

Shaikh Ahmad Elrefaey

Shaikh Ahmad Elrefaey is a native Arabic speaker from Egypt. He graduated from the faculty of languages and translation, Islamic studies department in English, al-Azhar university.

Shaikh Ahmad has finished memorizing the Holy Qurʿān at the age of 10. He later received an Ijāzah in the Holy Qurʾān according to ʿĀṣim’s mode of recitation through his two narrators, Ḥafṣ and Shuʿbah. He has taken it upon himself to spread the word of Allah and the knowledge of His Deen to the best of his ability.

He has over 4 years of experience teaching Qurʾān, Tajweed, Arabic, and Islamic Studies.  He utilizes various methods to get concepts and ideas across. One would describe his classes as being both fun and goal oriented. For kids, he includes games and challenges and gets them to memorize the Quran and learn Arabic in a very simple and amusing way.

Shaikh Khaled Hijazi

Shaikh Khaled Hijazi is a native Arabic speaker from Egypt. He graduated from the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Department of Islamic Studies in English, al-Azhar University. He has studies Islamic Studies for 12 years at Al-Azhar. He also holds an Ijāzah in the Qurʾān in the narration of Ḥafṣ and has been teaching Arabic, Qurʾān, and Islamic studies for over 4 years (online and offline).

Shaikh Khaled’s teaching is very interactive, and he keeps it interesting through challenges; that is why it is children who enjoy his classes the most.

Shaikh Islam Nassar

Shaikh Islam Nassar is a native Arabic speaker from Egypt. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies in English from Faculty of Languages and Translation, al-Azhar University.

He has finished memorizing the Holy Quran 8 years ago and received an Ijāzah in the narration of Ḥafṣ from ʿĀṣim. He also holds many Ijāzahs and certificates in some books of Hadith, such as Mukhtaṣar Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, al-Shamʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah, al-Arbaʿūn al-Nawawiyyah, al-Arbaʿū al-ʿjlūniyya, and others. He has taught in some Masajid, giving sermons, and teaching many people the Holy Quran, Tajweed, Tafseer, Hadith, Seerah, and Arabic for over 6 years.

Shaikh Islam Moustafa

Shaikh Islam Moustafa is a native Arabic speaker from Egypt. He studied at al-Azhar University, Faculty of Languages and Translation, Department of Islamic Studies in English. He finished memorizing the Holy Qurʾān during his childhood. He later received an Ijāzah in the mode of recitation of Ḥafṣ.

Shaikh Islam has a deep passion for teaching the Qurʾān, Arabic, and Islamic studies; He has been teaching them for over 3 years now, so he has gained experience in teaching kids, how to deal with them and how to make their journey of memorizing the Qurʾān and learning Arabic enjoyable and informative.

What everyone loves about Shaikh Islam’ classes is that he fills them with stories of the prophets and the pious as well as the honored Ḥadiths of the prophet ﷺ.

Shaikh Ammar Yasser

Shaikh Ammar Yasser is a native Arabic speaker with a great passion for teaching the Qurʾān, Islamic Studies and Arabic to non-Arabs. He is a fresh graduate of Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Languages and Translation, Department of Islamic Studies in English. Currently, he is preparing a diploma in teaching methods at the faculty of Education.

Shaikh Ammar has an Ijāzah in the recitation of ʿĀṣim in both of his two narrators: Ḥafṣ and Shuʿbāh. He also has a certification in the forty Ḥadīths of Imam al-Nawawi, Riyād al- Ṣāliḥīn, and al-Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah of Imam al-Tirmidhī.

Moreover, he has worked as an adjunct English instructor for a year which means his English is excellent.

Shaikh Muhammad Nazmi

Shaikh Muhammad Nazmi is an Egyptian native Arabic speaker. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering. You got that right! He is an engineer, but he definitely prefers teaching the Qurʾān to engineering. It is a great honor to be able to spread the words of the Designer of this universe and help people understand them and connect with them.

Shaikh Muhammad is a Ḥāfiẓ (Qurʾān memorizer). He also holds Ijāzahs in the Qurʾān in the following Qirāʾāt (modes of recitations): ʿĀṣim, Ibn Kathīr, Abu Jaʿfar, and Qālūn, as well as other Ijāzahs in various books of Tajweed, such as Tuḥfat al-Aṭfāl, and al-Jazariyyah. That makes him very well-qualified to teach Qurʾān memorization, Tajweed, as well as the aforementioned Qirāʾāt that he is certified to teach.

Shaikh Abdurhman Eraky

Shaikh Abdurhman Eraky is from Cairo, Egypt. He worked as an Arabic proofreader and editor at an Islamic publishing house for two years. In those two years, he proofread around two million Arabic words, from articles to books by contemporary Islamic authors.

In 2022, he graduated from the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Department of Islamic Studies in English, al-Azhar University. Currently, he works as a translator and an English proofreader and editor besides teaching Qurʾān, Tajweed, Arabic, and Islamic Studies for English and Arabic speakers.

Shaikh Abdurhman has taught over 2,500 online classes during the last two years. He has helped many students recite the Qurʾān fluently with proper Tajweed, and a few others learn Arabic. He has also taught most if not all of his students the basics of Islam.

Shaikh Abdurhman’s method of teaching is inspired by Rasulullah ﷺ, for who is a better teacher than him? Through reading the Ḥadiths of the prophet, one finds that, on many occasions, he would not give direct information but would rather ask questions, and when the companions did their best to answer them, the prophet would give them the answer and correct their mistakes.

He does the same thing; he would ask a question, which guarantees the students’ attention and curiosity (and competitiveness too in group classes), and then he would provide them with one piece of information at a time and guide them through the process and try to get them to figure out the answers on their own.

Shaikh Sayed Mohamed

Shaikh Sayed Mohamed, who hails from Egypt, is a member of Dr. Ahmed Eissa Al-Ma’sarawy Centers for Qur’an Teachings.

Under the guidance of the honorable Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Eissa Al-Ma’sarawy and Dr. Abdel Karim Saleh, the head of the committee to review the Noble Quran, Shaikh Sayed has received numerous Ijazahs in the Holy Quran, including:

  • Ḥafṣ from ʿĀṣim.
  • Shuʿbah from ʿĀṣim.
  • Ibn Kathīr.
  • Abu Jaʿfar.
  • Qālūn from Nāfi.

 

He has also received Ijazahs in “Tuḥfat al-Aṭfāl” and “al-Jazariyyah”. For over 12 years, Shaikh Sayed has been teaching the Quran, and many of his students have successfully completed the whole Qur’an and received Ijazahs under his guidance.

His ultimate goal is to spread Allah’s words everywhere and follow the Prophet’s [PBUH] Hadith that states, “the best amongst you is the one who learns Qur’an and teaches it to others.”

Ustadha Aml Najeh

Amal is an Arabic teacher who has a strong passion for the language and has been enjoying it throughout her life. She has made a decision to teach non-native speakers to help them understand the Holy Quran. She has a good experience in teaching Quran memorization to all levels, specifically kids. She loves teaching children and hopes one day she can make them love and understand the Quran.

She adopts a modern teaching method and enjoys  using  innovative tools to deliver her lessons with clarity and simplicity. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Noor Al-Bayan
  • Quran Memorization
  • Arabic Reading and Writing, Correction of Recitation,
  • Tajweed rules
  • Al-Arabi-bin-Yadik

 

Amal holds:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Department of Turkish Language and Literature – Sohag University.
  • Diploma in Special Education – Cairo University.
  • Master’s in Turkish Literature – Istanbul University – Turkey.

Ustadha Fatimah Sallam

Ustadha Fatimah Sallam is a native Arabic speaker from Egypt. She graduated from the Faculty of Education, English department and has a professional and special diploma as well as a pre-master course in the methods of teaching. That enables her to teach both children and adults professionally and effectively.

She also holds an Ijāzah in the narration of Ḥafṣ from ʿĀṣim, another in Tuḥfah al-Āṭfāl and a third one in teaching Nūr al-Bayān. She is also about to get another Ijāzah in the mode of recitation of Shuʿbah from ʿĀṣim, InshāʾAllah.

Ustadha Fatimah has been teaching the Holy Qurʾān, Tajweed, Arabic, and Islamic studies to Arabs for more than 15 years, and to non-Arabs for over 2 years. That earned her considerable experience in the field. She also utilizes creative strategies and methods in her teaching and can change her teaching style to suit students of various levels and ages.

Ustadha Doaa Nady

Ustadha Doaa Nady is from Egypt. She graduated from the faculty of Education, English department. She holds an Ijāzah in reciting and teaching the Holy Qurʾān, in the narration of Ḥafṣ.

Ustadha Doaa has been been teaching Qurʾān for the past 3 years. Through the rules of Tajweed, she has enabled many students, kids and adults alike, to recite the Quran fluently and smoothly. She uses different teaching methods to suit all students; Regardless of your level or age, she will help you achieve fluency and proficiency in the recitation and memorization of the Quran, as well as in Islamic Studies and Arabic.

Her goal in life is to teach Muslims to recite the Quran with proficiency to be among the angels and prophets in Jannah, InshāʾAllah.

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