Anse Nishat Aisha Lal was raised in Cardiff, Wales. A born Muslim of Indian descent, she began studying Arabic at age 14, which was her springboard to receiving Bachelor’s degrees in Arabic and History from the University of London. She then traveled to Syria for her third year of study, where she met Anse Tamara Gray, earned her ijāza in tajwīd and studied at the University of Damascus. Upon her return to England she earned a Master’s degree in Arabic Translation from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, after which she got married and now has two little children. Anse Nishat has taught both Arabic and tajwīd online extensively as well as in person. “Learning Arabic is the key to the vast treasures of Islam, and I’m excited to help students begin their journey into the Qur’an and other Islamic texts with confident foundations.”
Anse Nishat has been teaching Arabic with Ribaat since 2014. She also works with tajwid students one-on-one as part of the Quran Program and teaches Sira in her local community.