Ustadha Nadia Salma

Ustadha Nadia Salma was born in Hyderabad, Pakistan. After completing high school, she joined Jaamia Ayesha Siddiqua in Karachi in 1996. She spent six years studying both classical and modern literary Arabic, in addition to classical texts on other Islamic sciences, including Tafsīr, ‘Aqīdah, Tajwīd, Hadīth, Fiqh, sīrah, and Islamic history. After graduating in 2002, she taught Tafsīr, usūl al-Tafsīr, Fiqh, conversational Arabic (al-Hiwār), Arabic grammar, poetry, literature, and calligraphy at the same institute. She moved to the US in 2010 and co-founded Nakhlah Institute with the goal of providing higher Islamic education. In the US, she continues to deepen her knowledge by studying with local teachers, including Shaykh Jihad Brown, Anse Tamara Gray, and Shaykh Khalil Abdur-Rashid. In order to contextualize her classical training, she attends seminars on modernity, feminism, liberalism, atheism, and other relevant topics. Ustadha Nadia Salma currently resides in Sharon, MA with her husband and kids. Ustadha Nadia began teaching Arabic grammar with Ribaat in 2020.