Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla

Ustadha Fatima is a British ‘Alimah’ (Islamic scholar), author & presenter of the IlmFeed Podcast, based in London. She graduated with two Alimiyyah degrees (classical degrees in Islamic scholarship). One from the Ebrahim College seminary with a specialisation in Fiqh and the other with Distinction from AlSalam Institute, awarded by Sheikh Muhammad Akram Nadwi. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Islamic Law at SOAS, the University of London. In her teens, she studied Arabic & Islamic studies in Egypt at the prominent Fajr Centre and Qortoba Institutes as well as a college of Al-Azhar University. She is currently working on her books ‘Women in the Qur’an’ and ‘Aisha, the Truthful’, having authored her groundbreaking first book: ‘Khadijah, Mother of History’s Greatest Nation’ She has written numerous articles for Muslim magazines as well as for the Times newspaper, Times Online and emel Magazine, sharing the message of Islam with wider society. She was Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE - the biggest Muslim women's conference in Europe and a Dawah trainer for iERA. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award - for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Her twitter handle is @FatimaBarkatula
9 Articles

Build reward in times of hardship

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Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla encourages readers to support Islam21c's charity partner, One Ummah, as they continue to deliver global aid.

Ella Collins – The Woman Who Led Malcolm X

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She remains somewhat of an unsung hero in Muslim circles whenever Malcolm X is discussed...

Muslim Students – Be a Force to Be Reckoned With

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As a vicegerent placed by Allāh on this Earth, Allāh has given you, the Muslim student, an even higher purpose than to become a breadwinner or careerist, writes Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla

5 Values to teach our kids in lockdown

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Join Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla as she shares five important values to teach children of all ages in lockdown.

5 Values to Teach Our Kids in Lockdown

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Fatima Barkatulla shares five important values to teach children of all ages in lockdown

Powerful Lessons from the Life of Khadījah (ra)

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Fatima Barkatulla distils five lessons from the Mother of History's Greatest Nation...

Are we Neglecting the Importance of Tajweed? [updated]

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Listening to the Qur'an being recited as it should is enough to soften even the hardest of hearts and Muslims and non-Muslims alike find it a deeply moving experience, even if they do not understand what is being said. We feel this even more in Ramadaan when we are in the Taraweeh prayers and can immediately tell the difference if we go to a Masjid where the Tajweed rules of Qur'an recitation are not being observed as they should. Every single Muslim has to recite Qur'an in Salah but many of us do not realise that reciting the Qur'an correctly,

10 Ways to do Da’wah from the Comfort of your Home

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If you’ve always wanted to be a Da’iyah; to invite people to the Truth, but felt you don’t have time, then you'd better take a fresh look at da’wah! Check out these 10 ideas and make your home a Da’wah hub! 1. Bake a cake for your neighbours It’s amazing what effect reaching out to our neighbours can have. A simple gesture such as baking a cake for them can really change their perception of Islam and Muslims. It is those little day-to-day interactions that make people think twice about how Islam is often portrayed in the media. The Prophet

The Greatest Women who ever lived

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What are the most famous women of today celebrated for? Those held up as role models for the modern woman include actresses, singers, footballers WAGs (wives and girlfriends) and glamour models - all celebrated for their physical appeal. Very rarely will a woman be deemed ‘successful’ for other than what is really just superficial and then, as is often the case, when she ages and her physical features fade, she will fall out of favour with the media and younger women will replace her as the icons of their era. But Allah shows us in His Book that a woman