Ladies Programme at Masjid Quba, Ridgeway, Jhb
Date: Wednesday, the 06th of August 2014
Time: 11h00 – 12h00
Venue: Masjid Quba, Ridgeway, Jhb Ladies Section
Presented by: Aalimah Sobia Ahmed
Alimah Sobia Ahmed was born and raised in the United States and received her BA in Sociology and Arabic and Islamic Civilization with double honors from the University of Chicago and Masters of Education from the University of Illinois. In 1999, she migrated to Lahore where she pursued an intensive full-time study of the classical disciplines of Islamic learning, known as Dars Nizami, for four years. In 2003, she was formally certified as an Alimah and was awarded the Alimiyyah degree, certifying her to teach the disciplines of Qur’an, Tafsir, Hadith, Arabic Grammar & Linguistics, Beliefs & Creed, and Islamic Law & Legal Theory (Fiqh & Usul).
For over fifteen years, she has been the direct student of the honorable Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (Hafizahu Allah) and has consistently remained in his close and constant company having been fortunate to accompany him on many of his travels. Under his guidance, for the past ten years, she has been tirelessly teaching classical Islamic learning and guiding women on the spiritual path to become closer to Allah. To date, she has taught over one thousand women live and online and has graduated over 50 women as alimahs. Her students have included college and university students, young professionals, mothers, and homemakers.
In 2005, she and her husband founded Zaynab Academy under the guidance of the honorable Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad. In 2009, Zaynab Academy Online was founded becoming the first all-women’s online Islamic educational institute dedicated to classical Islamic learning and spirituality. To date, Zaynab Academy Online’s courses and programs have been attended by over one thousand students from over twenty countries across the world.