Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari serves as an Islamic Studies instructor and curriculum contributor at the Ribaat Academic Institute. She earned degrees in World History and Middle Eastern Studies from Georgia State University.

Blessed to have studied in the Middle East, Ustadha Zaynab spent her formative years in Damascus, Syria, where she was introduced to the foundations of traditional Islam and the etiquette of seeking knowledge. Upon her return, she enrolled in Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she focused on the humanities. In addition to her work in her local community, she spent many years in the pioneering field of online Islamic education as a consultant, writer, volunteer, and instructor.

A strong believer in women’s education and leadership training, Ustadha Zaynab also contributes to the social sciences curriculum at Ribaat in collaboration with Shaykha Dr. Tamara Gray. She was also honored to join the dynamic team at Jannah Institute under the leadership of Shaykha Haifaa Younis, where she contributes to the Year of Knowledge academic program.

Ustadha Zaynab currently serves as a full-time instructor at Tayseer Seminary and an adjunct instructor at Boston Islamic Seminary, where she teaches classes on Islamic law, Quran and Hadīth studies, Prophetic biography, American Muslim history, and women in Islam.

She began teaching with Ribaat in 2015.




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