Shaykha Fest

Did you know that some of the greatest Islamic scholars such as Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Imam Ibn al-Jawzi, Shaykh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, Imam al-Dhahabi, Imam Ibn al-Qayyim, Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali and many other great Imams and scholars had female teachers? Even though it is not widely known, thousands of female scholars have enriched the Islamic tradition through out history. Shaykha Fest is intended to honor the legacy of female Islamic scholarship and draw attention to contemporary female scholars.

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Address: Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick

390 Forsgate Dr, Monroe New Jersey - 08831


2015 Shaykha Fest will feature inspiring talks, health & fitness tips, beauty, fashion and empowerment panel. We are pleased to have Amirah Couture and Beauty by Amani as beauty & fashion programming partners. 2015 Shaykha Fest MC is Fatimah the TimaTube.

We are organizing shuttle service to pick-up and drop-off guests at the Princeton Junction Train Station in Princeton, NJ. Please let us know if you would need a ride to the venue from the train station.


Crownplaza Hotel, South Brunswick/Monroe, New Jersey

sf-main-image Saturday August 15, 2015
sf-main-image 2pm to 8pm
sf-main-image $40(dinner and light snacks included)
sf-main-image Due to limited seating capacity pre-registration is required. Please click here to complete your registration.
sf-main-image There will be shuttle services from Princeton Junction train station to the venue. If you need a ride from the train station to the venue please contact us.
Dr. Aminah McCloud

Director of the Islamic World Studies Program, DePaul University, IL.

Dr. Ingrid Mattson

London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Dr. Yamina Mermer

Director of Always Receiving Noor(non-profit organization focusing on Qur'anic spirituality)

Dr Umeyye Isra Yazicioglu

Associate Prof. of Islamic Studies, St. Joseph's University, PA.

Shaykha Reima Yosif

President of Al-Rawiya Foundation and Rawiya College, NJ.

Dr. Heba Elkhateeb

Expert in Arabic Language & Linguistics, professor of English Writing and Translation at Rutgers University, NJ.

Mubarakah Ibrahim

Owner of BALANCE fitness Studio for women in New Haven, CT

Rabia Chaudry

Attorney, blogger and social justice activist, MD

Amany Killawi

COO, LaunchGood, MI


2015 Shaykha Fest will also feature Qur'an recitation & Nashid by Salam Aref and spoken word poetry.