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.

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.


  1. Its true she is a real role model she is such a hero
    Allah almighty give her a real talent …
    Allah give her more n more happiness

    • 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.

    • In my opinion she acts like mother as well as a guiding Saturn(like Tariq)that prominent among all stars in the sky in intense darkness.
      My best wishes for my mother(teacher) is
      1.ALLAH select her for his Karrem Wajh (didar) in JANAT FIRDOUS.
      2.she will be(in jannat) in neighbour of NABI صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
      3.ALLAH give her best and healthy life till last breath and end with truthfulness
      ALLAH make me sadqa jaria for her
      I love her for sake of ALLAH SUBHAN HOOO TALLA
      ***************** تلا مدہ *****************************

    • MashaAlla .. 100 true …
      Allah talaa dr sahißa ko lambi umar dy or mazeed deen ki khidmat karny ki tofiqe ata farmae

      • ماشاءاللہ بہت خوب ۔
        جزاک اللہ خیرا ۔

        اللہ تعالیٰ آپ کو مزید ترقی اور تندرستی عطا فرمائے ۔
        اور اللہ تعالیٰ آپ کی اس محنت کو اپنے بارگاہ میں قبول و منظور فرمائے آمین

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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




  6. 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

  7. 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 .

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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

    • AssalamuAlaikum,

      AIlhamdulillah I am online student (Tafseer al Quran). the way of teaching Ustaza is very very impressive.

      l Love you Ustaza (Mother) may ALLAH SWT gives you more and more happiness and ALLAH SWT accept all your efforts.

      Ustaza kindly pray for me….

      Jazak Allah Khairan Kaseerah

      • Assalaamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarkatuhu,

        I am totally in love with you (Ustazah)for the sake of ALLAH subhan wa ta’ala
        ie After the love of Allah and Rasool (pbuh)
        I actually asked hidayah and ilm e nafiya from Almighty ALLAH, and ALLAH gave me you (My beloved Ustazah) Alhamdulillah
        I still can’t express my feelings….JazakamuAllahukhair for everything
        May Allah Subhan wa ta’ala place barakah and khair in your life and hereafter…..Ameen

        From India

  12. 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


  14. 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.

  15. 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 .

  16. 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

  17. Aslamalaikum,

    I have recently joined Saut-ul-Quran course in Qatar. The way it’s being taught by Dr. Hashmi has filled the void in my heart. I never studied Quran after my reversion to Islam the way I am learning now. I developed my love for Quran after I started listening to her lectures and ALLAH guided me to understand HIS WORDS through Dr Hashmi’s in depth explanation.

    I have no background of Urdu however her flawless and effortless explanation of Quran has never made me realize that.
    Association with Dr. Hashmi is not just making me understand Qauran in a better way but also making me realize that I need to consciously strive to be a better human being. May ALLAH bless Dr Hashmi and her team for this noble work and make me amongst them.


  19. Mashallah, Dr. Farhat Hashmi M’am is really a revolutionary super woman.Allah give her more and more happiness. Aameen

  20. Today I have watched a video on youtube on topic depression. It’s really inspirational, motivational, knowledgeable and must obey the guidelines you quoted.
    May Allah bless you, keep you always happy & healthy and grant you highest rank in jannah. Jazak Allahumma Khairan

  21. I love the way she deliver the lecturer with a melidious beautiful voice. Lot a love for her, May Allah grant her jannat-ul-Firdous.

  22. SHE really deserves the status of a ROLE MODEL, BEST TEACHER, GENIUS SCHOLAR and a DEVOTED WIFE and MOTHER at the same time. I learnt the actual translation and interpretation of HOLY QURAN and HADITH from her. Her way of teaching is to pour her sincere experiences in the hearts and minds of her students. She is an emblem for every Muslim woman to follow. I myself admitted in her institution by correspondence and learnt the way to define and motivate. Wish her and her spouse Dr Idrees Zubair, a renowned scholar too, a life full of Eman and Successes to spread the TRUE KNOWLEDGE of ISLAM void of vested interests.

  23. She is an inspirational teacher, a devoted scholar and a motivational genius far excellence. Being a student I learnt from her the way to define, translate and interpret the holy Quran and Hadith. She is an emblem for all Muslim woman to follow. Her spouse Dr Idrees Zubair is also a renowned scholar. I wish her success to keep the mission ahead with more successes.

  24. May you live long. MAY ALLAH ALMIGHTY grant you much more promotions and advancements in future also. Your services for the DEEN of my ALLAH will remember for ever. Warm Regards.

  25. I had come across few criticisms previously and written to those who criticized her. I say very clearly that those who criticize Dr. Farhat Hashmi are the enemies of Islam. For the first time I have come across someone among women who have surpassed many Islamic scholars.. May Allah give her very long life to serve Islam and inculcate Islam specially among young girls.

  26. As a student of ustaza i deeply understood true love of Allah and Hazrat Muhammad PBUH for all humans.i have no words except when i listen ma ustaza i feel em listening pure authentic deen 1400 years back like from Hazrat aysha R.A and Hazrat Khadija RA .May Allah please wd ustaza and shower His countless blessings here and in akhrah aur also keep us wd ustaza g in akhrah amin sum amin ya rabul Alaamin.

  27. May Allah accept all their efforts….May Allah reward her with best in this world and hereafter….May Allah always keep my Dear ustaza happy and grant them a healthy and long life….Ameen ya Rabb-ul-Aalameen.

  28. Assalamalikum
    I am a big fan of Dr Israel Ahmed one day just came a cross by Farhat Hashmi’s lecture in google recommended for you list from that time onwards I am a regular listener of her lectures this Ramadan’s Quran ke moti is best thing I ever heard jazakallah khair ustaza for true guidance

  29. Dr. Farhat Hashmi is doing very good job in Dawah Field which is the Prime Job of this Ummah. Her Dawah Work changed many peoples and put them on right path. May Allah Taala accept her tireless efforts.

  30. Mashallah Dr.Farhat Hasmi is realy a role model and our proud. We learn very much from her. Special Slute to her for relegious services

  31. Dr. Farhat Hashmi is working like a light. Her lectures are so so understandable, beautiful, and full of knowledge. Her knowledge is a treasure for all of us. And if a person will learn their whole life from her lectures will never be less. I regret that I got to know about her recently. But, Its never too late. I am understanding Islam in a better way through her lectures and get s motivated on daily basis. May Allah give her more strength and peace to work on daily basis and place Quran in everyone’s heart with full understanding.

  32. About 3 weeks ago i started my journey of understanding the Holly book Quran online with Dr Farhat Hashmi .. she feels to me closer than a mother. I feel so happy and relax when i daily hear from her the Tafsir and about Allah, the creations of Allah ..
    Today i came to know about you more on google because i am taking online classes i never saw you in person i believe those are blessed who met u and took live classes … Ma Sha Allah for your knowledge .. May Allah give you Long and Healthy life Ameeen

  33. About 3 weeks ago i started my journey of understanding the Holly book Quran online with Dr Farhat Hashmi .. she feels to me closer than a mother. I feel so happy and relax when i daily hear from her the Tafsir and about Allah, the creations of Allah ..
    Today i came to know about you more on google because i am taking online classes i never saw you in person i believe those are blessed who met u and took live classes … Ma Sha Allah for your knowledge .. May Allah give you Long and Healthy life Ameeen

  34. MashaAllah Alhumdulillah I m following Dr. Israr Ahmed and your because your both instruction every single word according to Quran and Hadees Allah will give you Ajar manay prayers for you.

  35. I am student of alhuda international Islamabad my life changed a lot after coming here, I used to take the Quran just like a story, but after coming here, I realized that the Quran is life, it is an asset. I have no words to thanks ustaza Dr farhat hashmi for changing my life.
    She is my role model

  36. Mashallah, Great Women with profound wisdom and foresight, blessed by Allah with a joyous and vibrant life. Their enlightened perspectives inspire and empower, enriching society with compassion and resilience.

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