Dr.Farhat Hashmi – At A Glance

One of the most world renowned female Islamic scholars of the century, Dr Farhat Hashmi is today seen as an iconic figure, responsible for helping generations of Muslims develop a personal, one on one relationship with the Quran. She is considered as one of the most influential contemporary Muslim scholars (Ulema) today. As an orator, her lectures and talks, based on authentic knowledge, are known to touch the hearts of millions, as every word she speaks is from the heart. Personally, she considers herself an “eternal student and servant of the Quran” and, more than an icon, orator or scholar, prefers to be simply called a “Muallim” (teacher).

Born in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan in 1957, Dr Hashmi is the daughter of a well known Islamic scholar, and thus had her initial Islamic learning at home. Her father (Late) Abdur Rehman Hashmi was a prominent religious scholar and ranked 53rd in the noble generation of the companion, Ibn Abbas (r.a). Her father was responsible for instilling in her the desire to spread the word of Allah. Her innate genius and sincerity was coupled with a supportive and like-minded husband, Dr. Muhammad Idrees Zubair, also a scholar with special interest in “Hadith”.

As a student, Dr Hashmi excelled throughout her academic career, winning numerous medals, prizes and scholarships. After completing her Bachelor’s degree from Sargodha Degree College, she did her Masters in Arabic from Punjab University, Lahore. Dr Hashmi started her career as a lecturer in Sargodha Degree College. Soon after, she joined as a faculty member of the International Islamic University Islamabad. She was awarded with a merit scholarship to proceed for her Ph.D. in “Hadith Sciences” from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, which awarded her the title of “Doctor”.

On her return, she again resumed teaching at the International Islamic University. While teaching at the University, she simultaneously continued conducting Quranic study circles for women. After realizing that there is a strong need for promoting the deeper understanding of Quran, she decided to establish a center of Islamic learning. This is how her brainchild, “Al-Huda International”, came into being in 1994 in Islamabad.

Today, Al-Huda International Welfare Foundation is a name synonymous with unbiased, quality Islamic education. Al-Huda is a place where any and every woman, irrespective of religion, caste or material stature, is welcomed to come and learn the true teachings of Islam. With humble beginnings, Al-Huda today has a network of branches in every continent of the world, with innumerable students who have become “Muslims by choice” and have rediscovered Islam as the way of life that guides them in every practical situation. A global wave of Quranic awareness was triggered by Dr Hashmi, and innumerable students of Dr Hashmi have, in turn, taken upon themselves the voluntary service of educating others about Islam.

Awide range of her audio cassettes and CDs is available worldwide on a variety of topics, online and otherwise. She has written papers on the rights, roles and responsibilities of a woman in the light of Quran and Sunnah and contribution of Muslim women scholars in dissemination of al-Hadith-al-Nabawi.

Dr Hashmi is also accredited with coupling Islamic learning with a wave of revival of Islam’s humanitarian spirit. Thus, Al-Huda is today also known for serving the less privileged and compromised components of society as a trusted welfare organization.

Amother of four, three married daughters and a son, Dr Hashmi is a role model for women, multi-tasking her responsibilities as a mother, wife, teacher and scholar.

How do her children see her:

Maryam Zubair: “My mother never imposed religion on us, rather inculcated in us the preparation of Akhirat and that real life is the life after death, so do what will benefit you in the hearafter. This thing helped me a lot in facing different situations in life; from wearing hijab in a teen age life while studying in the top elite school or being away from my family for the first time after marriage for many years….And she practices what she preaches….for her, no worry or problem is a worry but the worry for Akhirat.”

Hisham Al Hadi: “What is most fascinating is that she is a woman making such a revolutionary change in the world! At home she leads by example. She is my role model, my hero.”
Amongst numerous other accolades is the Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra Award for outstanding achievements for contribution in Religious Affairs by the Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Club, Pakistan, which Dr Hashmi was awarded in April 2000. She was included in the “List of 500 Most Influential Muslims 2010”, published by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, in Amman, Jordan. In the March 21, 2011 issue of “Newsweek Pakistan”, she was included in the 100 most influential women of Pakistan.

21 Comments

    • assalam o alaikum warahmatullah e wa barakatoh
      I am a new student from a little town haroonabad
      i am lucky that i met her in mutan a few months ago. i am so much happy to be a part of Alhuda i am learning alot here my duas for my dear ustazah are always there in my heart, Her teathings and the teaching method is really well and effective.I want to be like you and trying too.
      jazakillaho khaira.

  1. Alhumdulillah, Allah showed me the way through which I can learn and improve myself as a muslim woman and this happened by listening Dr. Farhat Hashmi lectures and her inspirational words. Allah give her more strength to spread Islam and Quran and give her great position in akhirat.

  2. i came to know about dr farhat hashmi four years back.as if iwas in search of such type of teaching method.jazakallah khair .lots of dua.

  3. Alhamdulillah. Allah guid me through farhat hashmi. Through her i can learn and improve myself as a muslim. I listened her lectures on youtube. Allah unki duniya r aakhirat dono behter kare. Aameen

  4. AS SALMA W A ALKUM
    I AM FROM HYDERABAD INDIA. I AM RECITING SURAS WITH TAJWEED
    WITH YOUR RECITING LEARNING CHILDREN TAJWEED SURAS.
    IT IS VERY HELPFUL FOR US.

    THANKS LOT AND ALLAH WILL GIVE YOU GREAT GREAT REWARD
    FOR YOUR EFFORTS.

    NAZIRUDDIN

  5. assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi,
    i m from hyderabad, india. ever since i got to know about your website , i have learnt a lot without any hindrance. especially suras with tajweed . for me it was a dream come true when i realized that at home such a perfect tutor would guide me for all the areas where i had been lacking without any taunting. may Allah bless you with his bounties . when ever i start reciting tears roll down as it is simply incredible feeling of learning what i was devoid of . i thank you once again for your great job . you have taken care of the meticulous details which are worth praising.
    jazakallah khair

  6. Assalamualaikum.
    Alhumdulillah.allah tala show me the right path of deen and I really really thankful full to Dr.saheba allah give her slots of khair n rehmah..she is my inspiration allah give me the straighenth..she is my ustazah and I pray allah give her more life with helth..ameen.jazakumullahu khairah .

  7. Really a great work done by Dr Farhat Naseem Hashmi during this modern period of FIRQA WARIAT by MULLAISM so its really a great effort of her in a very effective way to teach and preach islam effectively i like her Quote mentioned at the top of sit therefore we appreciate her and pray for her that may Almighty Allah give her a long life and also give her happiness.

  8. Assalam aleikum warehmatullah i wabarakat
    may Allah give you the best of Akhira and this world too.. you are my teacher though i never met you in person… but Allah knows you hold a very special place in my heart n duaas. Allah chose you to guide so many of us.. SubhanAllah!
    Jazakillah o khairan!

  9. She is really a great teacher we all family were listening her on radio before, now I have her cds and tafseer e quraan by her and seerah of muhammad e mustafa SAWW,
    May ALLAH give her jannat ul firdos
    ameen

  10. Assalaam-o-Alaikum,

    Recently, I got audio clips of Asma al Usna, composed by respectable Dr. Farhat Hashmi, and realised the importance of being a BANDA of such An Best Replica Rolex Watches Almighty who nurtured me so long without ‘pushing’ towards Islam. Surely, Allah is the most Patient with us, to whom we never appreciated the way He should have been. We are highly obliged to Dr. and thank her, hoping that Allah may include us in SHAKEREEN and increase us in ELMA. Ameen

    Jazak Allah Khair

  11. Assalamu alaikum
    I was in preaching islam but after listening dr saheba ‘ s lectures its be
    ame very very intresting and
    And amazi ng for me

    Allah u he jaza a khair de

  12. JAZAKALLAH. MAI AAPKE SIRF LECTURE SUN KR AAP KE ACTIVITY SE IMPRESS HO GAYA. US LECTURE KA NAAM THA “PREPARATION OF RAMZAN”.

  13. ماشاء الله excellent
    May Allah extend her life. She is really a revolutionary super woman. May Allah accept all her works and safe her work from Reyya.

  14. Assalamaliakum, Dr.farhat hashmi may Allah give you the jazae khair for your wonderful work.I have recently joined talimul Quran and have just listened tafseer of surah faitha and some ayas of sura baqara and few other videos but have felt that have never understood Quran in such a beautiful way and feel blessed to be guided by your lectures.May Allah give you jannatul firdaus .

  15. Assalaam o alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa barakatohu
    My love for my beloved ustaza ji is unfathomable.she is a real hero.i have never met or seen her,but she is the biggest inspiration for me.
    May Allah swt bless her in both worlds and accept her efforts ameen

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