Ustadha Maryam Shaikh
Maryam Shaikh was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Damascus, Syria with her family at the age of 8. There she began studying Tajweed under the tutelage of Ustadha Mayas Al-Nashawaati, a student of the noble Shaykh Kurayyim Rajih, one of the ten Qurr’a (Recitors) of Damascus of recent times. In 2012, she relocated to Amman, Jordan, where she attended the Futtuwwa Institute and graduated in 2016 as a Hafidha of the Holy Quran at 16 years of age. She received her Ijaza in the Hafs ‘an Asim recitation from Ustadha Salwa Al-Qaraqi’ in 2017 and is now working towards an Ijaza in the Shu’ba ‘an Asim recitation. Maryam is currently a second-year student of the Ridwan Institute founded by Ustadha Umm Sahl and Shaykh Hamza Karamali in Amman, Jordan. She is studying Tafsir, Hadeeth, Fiqh, Nahw, Islamic History and other Islamic sciences.