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 her Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and History from the School of African and Oriental Studies in London. She spent a year in Syria, where she met and studied under 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 Translation Theory and Practice, after which she got married and moved to London where she currently resides and now has a little girl. Nishat teaches tajwīd online as well as in person and is an Arabic Instructor for the Ribaat Arabic program. She is also the Project Manager for Rabata in the UK.