Ustadha Rukayat Yakub is researcher and author. In 2017 she established Light Legacy Books, a children’s publishing house dedicated to telling the stories of little-known heroes from across the globe. Rukayat is an AMI certified Montessori elementary teacher and she studied Arabic and traditional Islamic sciences in the UK, Morocco, Spain, Mauritania and the United States.
She currently resides in New Jersey, USA and is a member of the advisory board for United We Create, a project that seeks to educate the community about Islamic cultures through the arts. She also volunteers with La Convivencia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to peace, social justice and community service.