About Us

Mahad Qamar

Mahad Qamar is a Bayyinah Instructor and Researcher. He is a Pakistani-American raised in Houston, Texas.  In Houston, he served his community by volunteering with various Muslim youth groups and institutions, as well as teaching in Islamic Schools and developing Islamic summer programs for youth. Since 2010, he has been teaching classes on Tajweed, the recitation of the Quran, Tafsir, and Arabic language to students of all ages.

 

Mahad studied under Shaykh Isam Rajab for two years at the Arees University, and benefited from knowledge and mentorship of various other Shuyukh in the US. After graduating from the Bayyinah Dream Arabic program under Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan in 2012, he and Safiya attained a degree in Fiqh and Usul ul Fiqh from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.

He and Safiya are currently pursuing a Master's in Pastoral Counseling in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Safiya Ravat

Safiya Ravat is a Bayyinah Instructor and Researcher. She was born in Canada but raised in South Africa and the USA, with British and Indian origins. She attained her degree in Journalism with a minor in Religious Studies at the University of Houston in 2011 and went on to write for the Houston Chronicle, Texas's 2nd largest paper. There she wrote for the paper's Belief Section, highlighting the lives and struggles of Muslims in her community.

 

Safiya studied under Shaykh Isam Rajab for two years at the Arees University. After graduating from the Bayyinah Dream Arabic program under Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan in 2012, she and her husband attained a degree in Fiqh and Usul ul Fiqh from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. Safiya is currently a freelance journalist who enjoys writing about Usul ul Fiqh and Women's Fiqh. She and Mahad have one son, Noah, who is an adventurous and charming toddler, mashaAllah.

She and Mahad are currently pursuing a Master's in Pastoral Counseling in Marriage and Family Therapy.