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Ustadha Fatima is an author and lecturer based in London. She has had a rich Islamic education from an early age thanks to her parents. She is married and passionately raising four children. In her teens, she studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Egypt at prominent institutes such as Al Fajr Center, Qortoba Institute and a college of Al Azhar University and is currently training to gain a licence in Islamic Scholarship (Alimiyyah) with senior scholars here in the UK and through regular visits abroad. 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. She has been an important contributor to the discourse surrounding Muslim women in the West. She contributed to the Westminster Faith Debates, documentaries and live shows which have been broadcast on BBC Radio, the World Service, as well as BBC Television, Channel 4 and Islam Channel. Additionally, Fatima has written for the national newspaper The Times and contributed to Times Online's Faith section on topics promoting the understanding of Islam. She has contributed to a number of Muslim publications such as Al-Jumuah Magazine, Emel Magazine, The Muslim Weekly and SISTERS Magazine. She was also Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE - the biggest Muslim women's conference in Europe and lecturer for iERA. Her most recent project is Secrets of a Muslim Women.