Shaykh Mawlana Dr. Moiz Hasan

Shaykh Dr. Moiz Hasan received his M.A. and Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science as a Presidential Fellow from the University of Notre Dame (USA). Schooled at Karachi Grammar School, he earlier completed his B.Sc. (Hons) summa cum laude from LUMS majoring in Mathematics, and undertook post-graduate studies in Islamic philosophy and sciences at the McGill University.

Shaykh Moiz studied the rigorous eight-year curriculum of the the traditional Islamic sciences of tafsir (Quranic exegesis), hadith, aqeeda (beliefs), fiqh (law), usul (legal methodology) and mantiq (logic) under renowned scholars (ulema) in Pakistan, receiving the ‘alimiyya degree from the Wifaq ul Madaris al-Arabiyya Pakistan, a degree recognized by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) as equivalent to a dual M.A. in Islamic Studies and M.A. in Arabic.

For over ten years, he has consistently remained in the close company of the honorable Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad, and was formally granted ijaza (authorization) by him in the science of spiritual development (tazkiya) in 2012. Since then, he has continually guided seekers on the path of coming closer to Allah SWT, and continues to deliver talks and offer short courses at masajid, universities and institutions of learning. He has also lectured extensively on topics relating to the Islamic scholarly tradition, Science, Religion, and Philosophy at various conferences and universities across the US, Canada and Pakistan.

Shaykh Moiz recently moved to Karachi with his family where he continues to deliver talks and guide seekers on the path of drawing closer to Allah SWT. Together with his wife, he has also established Maryam Institute, an educational institute for women which offers free on-site programs in Karachi and free online courses for women around the world.

Alimah Sobia Hasan was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and received her B.Sc. with Honors in Economics and Social Sciences from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She also worked at the Aga Khan University & Hospital (AKUH) and the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) in the summers during her college days. After graduation, she taught Islamic Studies to GCE O’Levels and worked as a research assistant at LUMS, before moving to the US where she undertook workshops on teacher training and educational leadership at the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.

During the course of her studies, she was inspired to seek sacred knowledge which took her to attend Mahad al-Khalil, one of Pakistan’s most renowned Islamic institutes. There she completed a four-year, formal study in Qur’an, Hadith, Arabic Grammar & Linguistics, Islamic Law & Legal Theory and Beliefs & Creed. She studied the authentic ahadith collection of the Sihah Sittah under eminent Islamic scholars, including the late Maulana Yahya Madani (rah). In 2009, she was formally awarded the ‘alimiyyah degree certifying her to teach the disciplines of Islamic learning.

Alimah Sobia has been teaching classes in various Islamic disciplines for almost a decade. She has delivered lectures and conducted seminars on Islam at educational institutions, conferences and masajid across the US, Canada and Pakistan. Notable among the universities where she has been invited as a guest speaker include McGill University, Concordia University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Wayne State and University of Notre Dame in North America, and Aga Khan University (AKUH), LUMS, IBA, DOW and CBM in Pakistan. Moreover, she has tutored and guided hundreds of women on the path of drawing closer to Allah SWT.

Alimah Sobia and her husband have also founded Maryam Institute, an educational institute for women dedicated to offering free, online and in-person authentic Islamic education. Based on her dual background in research and Islam, and her experience as a community mentor, she has designed several short courses offering Islamic knowledge on contemporary and lifestyle issues pertinent to women, and taught them to a wide audience at different venues. Her latest endeavors include her popular “Being Productive” training course on effective self-management in Islam, and “Love to Stay” workshop on healthy, romantic and meaningful marriage.

Currently based in Karachi, she divides her time between the US and Pakistan, and regularly travels with her husband to deliver interactive and uplifting talks to women from all walks of life.

Alimah Maria Mohsin
was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and received her Bachelors in Business Management and Accounting from IBA (Institute of Business Administration). After completing her education, she pursued an intensive full-time study of Dars-e-Nizami under reputable classical scholars, receiving the Alimiyya degree in 2010. Ustadha has been teaching the different disciplines of Islamic learning for the past 5 years and also gives talks on drawing closer to Allah swt.  She has extensive teaching and management experience, having also taught at renowned schools like the Beacon House School System in Islamabad. Alimah Maria specializes in Arabic Grammar and Islamic Jurisprudence, and is a favorite among students due to her sincerity and dedication to serving the Deen of Allah swt. She currently lives in Islamabad with her husband and 4 beautiful children.

Hafizah Dr. Saba was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and received her MBBS from the Dow University of Health Sciences and completed her house job from the Civil Hospital, Karachi. She is now pursuing her MCPS specializing in Pediatrics from the Indus Hospital. A hafiza of the Qur’an, Ustadha Saba has been pursuing an intensive study of Dars-e-Nizami at Maryam Institute along side her medical education and is currently in the fifth year of the Alimah Program. She is also a certified tajweed teacher and has been teaching tajweed for the past several years to women and girls from all age groups. She has also received many awards in Qir’at of the Qur’an.