About Ustadha


Ustadha Aisha Ahmed obtained her BA (Hons) in Arabic with Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from Durham University in 2003. As part of her four year degree course, she spent one year in the blessed land of Shaam, in the city of Damascus, learning Arabic at Damascus University. Whilst there, she studied the science of Tajweed privately with an expert reciter. She also learnt sacred knowledge, including Fiqh and Aqeedah, from world-renowned Islamic scholars who were teaching in Damascus at the time, such as Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari (UK), Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller (USA/Jordan), Ustadha Hedaya Hartford (USA/Jordan), and Shaykh Jihad Hashim Brown (USA). Continuing these studies upon her return to the UK, she completed a reading of the Quran with a female Tajweed expert from Syria and was given an Ijazah to teach. She also attended lessons with Shaykh Samir al-Nass (Syria) and Habib Mohsen al-Najjar (Egypt).


Ustadha has been teaching women and children in the North East for around 20 years and has built a reputation for being kind and nurturing to youngsters. She has a deep understanding of the complexities of living as a Muslim in the West, helping her to mentor the older girls and women that she teaches.