Anse Raghad Bushnaq

Anse Raghad Bushnaq serves as an Arabic and Islamic Studies instructor at the Ribaat Academic Institute. She studied Sharīʿa at Imam University in Saudi Arabia and Agricultural Engineering at Damascus University. In 2006, she returned to Imam University to study Islamic Economics.

Born and raised in Syria, Anse Raghad studied with some of the blessed city’s best teachers, including those who have published works in the subjects of fiqh, comparative fiqh, tawḥīd, sīra, fiqh, hadith, tafsīr, tajwīd, rijāl, and sciences of the Quran. She memorized the Quran in 1994 and later received ijāza to teach tajwīd in the recitation of Ḥafs. She is currently working on a ḥifẓ ijāza.

While in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, she taught English as a second language at Al Rowad International Schools and developed a curriculum for Jewels of Knowledge International Schools. Since coming to the United States, she has been an instructor and an active member in the Muslim community of the DC Metro area since 1989 and was an instructor at the Fawakih Institute.

She is the founder and Executive Director of Mozaic, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing refugees in the DMV area with the necessary support to settle, adjust, and adapt to their new lives. It is also an effort to provide women and children with educational and material support to motivate and empower them.

Anse Raghad teaches the Arabic language at Ribaat as well as courses taught completely in Arabic, such as Companions of the Prophet ﷺ. She is a mother of five and grandmother of four. She has been teaching Arabic and Islamic Sciences courses with Ribaat since 2015.



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