Sheikha Zehra Hazratji earned a Masters in Islamic Studies with a specialization in Contemporary Fiqh from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.
She received her BA in Shari’ah from Al-Azhar University, Egypt as well as a BA in Islamic Studies from Mount Holyoke College, USA. She is currently enrolled in an iftaa’ training program with Dar Al-Ifta Al-Missriyya. She is a hafidha of the Quran with an ijaza in the recitation of Hafs an Asim from Damascus, Syria. She has studied Arabic extensively at an advanced level in Syria and Egypt as well as various Islamic sciences.
She has taught and developed courses in Arabic, Quran, and Islamic Studies for both youth and women. She has been an instructor at Mishkah University since 2014.
She also conducted bi-weekly halaqas at the University of Massachusetts with the MSA sisters. Sheikha Zehra’s research interests include Islamic legal theory, contemporary fiqh issues, and matters related to women in Islam.