Our team

Aisha Hasan, Founder & Editor

Aisha is the founder of the Qarawiyyin Project. A Middle East researcher in London, she is also an aalima student and a Quran teacher. She has been active in the community for several years, appearing on television, radio shows, and delivering talks at universities around the country.

Nur Sevencan, Marketing Director

Nur graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics and is currently a student of Economy and Finance. She also works as a producer at TRT World. She is interested in art history, urban planning, and developmental economics. You can follow her on Twitter @nomadicturk.

Sarah Bellal, Digital Lead

Sarah is an undergraduate student in California studying Political Economy, Development, and History. You can follow her on Twitter @bet0ule.

Aishah A., Graphics Designer

Aishah is a medical doctor based in London. Raised in Malaysia, she is a student of Islamic studies and has delivered numerous talks aimed at empowering Muslim youth in the West.

Our writers

Iman Amin – Iman is an aalima student at Al Salam Institute, and a youth worker at Bayaan Youth Group for Muslim girls. She takes a great interest in current affairs and the role of Islam in society today. She hopes to pursue further studies in the Arabic language and the Quran. You can follow her on Twitter @hearandweobey.

Marzuqa Karima – Marzuqa is a graduate of Ebrahim College having completed the Alimiyyah Programme and subsequent postgraduate course in Hadith studies (Dawra Al-Hadith). Her interest lies in the Hadith sciences, and she has attained ijāza from the likes of Shaykh Akram Nadwi (UK) and Shaykh Hatim al-Awni (Makkah), as well as studying for a brief stint in Amman at the University of Jordan. She is currently pursuing an MA in Islamic Studies at SOAS. You can follow her on Twitter @SM_karima.

Arta. A – Arta completed her undergraduate studies in Law and Politics, and postgraduate studies in International Commercial Law – at each level using her modules and knowledge gained to research post-conflict Balkans. She hopes to carry on her research in this area at PhD level in the near future. You can follow her on Twitter at @Arta_Ldn.

Iman Awed – Iman is a young Somali writer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her interests include Islamic history, sociology and politics, especially that which concerns the affairs of the Muslim world, and seeks to inspire Muslim youth to emulate their forefathers in order to return to their former glory.

Sarah Salih – Sarah Salih is a Qalam seminary graduate and the co-ordinator of Conscious, a youth lead organisation dedicated to youth and female empowerment which aims to bring to light a practical and relevant understanding of Islam.