Sheikh Wissam El Tom

Sh. Wissam El Tom has the highest certificate in Qur'an qiraa'at (all 10 ways of reading Qur'an in the original Arabic language with melodies and phonetics) and Quran studies from Al-Azhar Al-Sharif (Institute of Qur'an Qiraa'at) (Egypt). He has the "sanad" (ijaazah) -linked to the prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam- in ten qira'at sugra and kubra from the leading scholars in Egypt of this field internationally. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Islamic Studies from Makasid University (Lebanon). He had the opportunity to recite the Quran to the late scholar, Imam Sheikh Mohammad Mitwalli Al Shaarawi. He has also recited the Quran to the famous qari of the Republic of Egypt, Dr Ahmad Nuainaa. He was the winner of the International Quran Recitation and Memorization competition, organized by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and Awkaf Ministry in Egypt and attended by participants from 125 countries. He has listened to the recitation of many huffaaz (male and female) in different qiraat in Egypt and Canada and awarded them the honor of "sanad" linked to Prophet Muhammed (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam). He has authored books about the ten qiraat of the Quran and and has also composed a poem in the original Arabic language, comprising of 1175 verses on an area of Quranic studies that has been touched on a few scholars centuries earlier like Imaam Ash Shakhawi, the great scholar from the 7th century hijri. He speaks three languages - English, French, and Arabic. Additionally, he has delivered numerous lectures in Quranic Sciences, Islamic Studies and Arabic language in Egypt and Montreal. He currently lives in Montreal, Canada, where he has been an imaam for several mosques and is the director of At-tibyan Institute in Montreal. He is currently preparing for a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. He was a professional soccer player in the Lebanese Football League until the year 1994.


Br. Muhmmad Umar Farooq was born in Chitwan, Nepal. He graduated from Jamiah Saiyyid Abdul Hasan Ali Nadwi School, Nepal with a qualification in Qur'an memorization (hifdh) in 2014. He later obtained his Diploma in the Arabic Language from Jamiah Saiyyid Ahmed Shaheed School, India.

Some years later in 2019, he achieved an Intermediate level Diploma in the Arabic Language from the Mahad Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama school in India. He has also taken full advantage of the courses offered at the International Open University and is the proud recipient of diplomas in Tajweed and Qur’an Memorization from the Global Qur’an Memorization Center (GQMC). He has also successfully
completed the GQMC Ijaazah course. Br. Umar has worked as a dawah activist and served as vice-imam at the Masjid Abul Hasan, Nepal. Since, 2016 he has been leading the taraweeh prayer as imam at Masjid Abul Hasan, Nepal. He also participated in the National Level Qur’an Memorization competition of Nepal, where he proudly won first place, as well as the National Level Hifdh and Tajweed competition in 2016 where he took second place. He then went on to again win first place in the Nepal Hifdh and Tajweed competition in 2018. He also participated in the International Quran memorization competition of Dubai in 2018. Br. Umar is fluent in the English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, and Nepali languages.


Br. Luqman Katamuro was born in Tanga, Tanzania. He attended the Ibun Jazry Islamic School where he obtained a certificate in Qur’an memorization. Some years later, in 2017, he also obtained an Ijaazah license for the narration of hafs at the same school.

He successfully completed up to the advanced level of Islamic Studies at the IlHaramain Islamic Centre. In 2019, he acquired another license for ijaazah for the narration of hafs online and is currently pursuing his degree at the International University of Africa. From the onset, Br Katamuro has been putting his knowledge to good use and has been a Qur’an teacher since 2013. He was a supervisor and official member in the administration of the recitation of the Quran for two years. In 2020, he was a guest of honor and supervisor at the Allstars Quran Competition in Sudan and performed the taraweeh prayer at the Mjimwema Mosque at Dar e Salaam, Tanzania. He also participated in the 24th Global Quran competition in 2017 in Egypt. Br. Luqman is fluent in English, Arabic, and Swahili.

Usman Yahaya Yola

Usman Yahaya Yola is a highly trained teacher with more than 10 years of experience in memorizing and teaching of the Noble Qur'an. Passionate and motivated, he holds honors in recitation (Sanad), 3 certificates in Tajweed and many awards in Qur'an recitation. He holds a prestigious Qur’anic Ijaazah on the Tayyibah and the Shatibiyyah method from El-fajr Charitable Foundation and Islamic Online University respectively. In addition to this, he has pursued an Associate of Arts from Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies, Kano Nigeria. He has been a preacher of the Qur’an and teacher of the Arabic language since 1997 when he started teaching at the Khulafaur Rahideen Ridwan Islamiyya and Kano State Teachers Service Board. He progressed as a Transaction Officer at in-sourcing limited and is currently the Director & Coordinator at Khulafa’u Rahideen Tahfiz Institute. Br. Usman is a problem solver, an active listener and is known for his aptitude in critical decision making.

Mohamed Hamdy Al Nabawy

Mohamed Hamdy Al Nabawy graduated with honors from the Al-Azhar University and holds a prestigious Bachelor’s degree in Sharia and Law and a Master’s degree in the same field from Ain Shams University. He holds more than 20 glorious certificates in memorizing the Noble Qur’an, rules of Tawheed and seven recitations in the Qur’an. Shaykh Mohamed Hamdy possesses an Ijaazah in the seven recitations from the Institute of Qiraat from the Al Azhar University. Additionally, he received an Ijaazah Ijaazah from Shaikh Dughbag Abdullah.He humbly began his passion for spreading Islamic knowledge by giving Friday sermons and leading various mosques for 11 years. He worked as a knowledgeable teacher of the Noble Qur’an until 2015. He currently works as a teacher of the Arabic language, Qur’an and Islamic Studies in Studio Arabiya and benefits non-native students by helping them understand the religion of Islam. He is passionate about spreading the knowledge of Qur’an to those who seek it.

Umm Rukhaiya

Sister Umm Rukhaiya has a bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She had ijaazah in hafs an aasem reading with a chain connected to Prophet Mohammed (SAW). She is now a student in Pathway Institute in islamic Diploma for Dawaa an she has also enrolled herself in Khatma of kaloon an nafi reading, shouba an aasem reading, and warsh an nafi reading.

Mona Abdul Muneem

I am Mona Abdelmonem, and I am a teacher from Egypt. I have a degree in Education from Al-Azhar University and an ijazah in rewayah Hafs an Asem. I have been teaching the Qur’an and Tajweed online to non-Arabic speakers for over 15 years. My native language is Arabic, and I can also speak English. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge, and I will help you recite and memorize the Qur’an correctly and learn the rules of Tajweed. I will provide you with feedback, encouragement, and support along your journey. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals.

Mohammad Yusuf

Mohammad Yusuf is a highly skilled mentor with strong academic achievements in education and Islamic studies. After completing his high school from Balkumari College in 2011, he completed an extensive course on Hifdh (Quran Memorization) in 2014 from Jamiah Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi, Chitwan Nepal and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Tribhuvan University. He then pursued a Higher Diploma in Islamic Studies (2017) (BMAIS) from IOU, a Master’s degree in Education (2018) at Tribhuvan University and an Ijaazah course from GQMC, IOU in 2019.

Mohammad Yusuf has served as a vice-imam at Makki Jame Masjid, Chitwan Nepal. He has offered his services as a teacher at Jamiah Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi, Chitwan Nepal, as an Assistant lecturer at Balkumari College, Tribhuvan University, as and as an academic and program advisor at Jamiah Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi. He also specializes in teaching Tajweed to students from different corners of the world at International Open University.

Soheir Ahmed Mohamed Atwa

With more than 30 years of work experience in teaching the Quran in Cairo.

Sr. Soheir completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at Ain Shams University in Cairo. She brings her extensive knowledge of Tajweed to IOU. She supports students coming from multiple backgrounds while conducting her classes in both English and Arabic.

Ustadha Soheir brings in depth academic knowledge to the table with a degree in Quran studies, Arabic , Fiqh and Aqidah. She had ijaazah in hafs and Shu’ba an aasem.

Aamna Bustani

Aamna Bustani is a dedicated educator based in India, who exudes a deep passion for teaching. She is exceptionally fluent in English and has gained extensive experience teaching the Qur’an to non-Arab students. Ustadha Aamna’s journey in Islamic education has been marked by notable achievements. She has earned her Ijaazah in Hafs an Assim, following the Shatibiyyah method from the Global Quran Memorization Center.Furthermore, she has obtained certificates in Tajweed texts, namely al-Jazariyyah and Tuhfatul Atfal. Currently, Ustadha Aamna is actively pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies at the Internation Open University.

Farida Muhammad

Farida Muhammad Sulaiman is an esteemed ustadha hailing from Nigeria, dedicated to the pursuit of Islamic knowledge. In 2004, she accomplished the remarkable feat of memorizing the Qur’an with the qira’at of Hafs an Aasim, following the Shadibiyya method. Her commitment to the Qur’an lad her to obtain her Ijaazah Diploma from the Global Qur'an Memorization Center. Ustadha Farida’s experience in teaching spans over 10 years. She continues to increase her knowledge by embarking on a journey as a student, currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies at the International Open University.

Faaiza Habeebullah

Faaiza Habeebullah, originally from India, was born and raised in Kuwait, where she developed a profound connection with the Qur’an from a young age. Her journey in Qur’anic studies has been marked by impressive accomplishments. Not only has she memorized the last five ajzahs from Masjid an Nabawi Halaqat, but she also memorized the entire Qur’an in Kuwait. She then pursued her ijazah in the qirat of Hafs and Shuba an Assem, following the Ash Shatibiyyah method at the Global Quran Memorization Center (GQMC). Impressively, she even memorized the tajweed poems Al-Jazariyyah and Tuhfat ul-Atfal. For the past two years, she has been teaching tajweed and qaidah an nooraniyah to non-arab students, and has set her sights on pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Language & Linguistics studies at IOU.