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I will always be indebted to Ustadha Zaynab. She answered my emails during my tumultous twenties, and I still remember her compassion and sincere concern. Her wisdom, tact and intelligence played a huge role in my decision to study ‘ilm in Jordan. She made the time to speak to me on Skype before I travelled to Jordan, and I still recall her advising me to get my notes in order before I had children. At that point in my life, I felt so lost and I could not fathom being in a healthy and happy marriage, let alone have any children.
SubhanAllah, almost five years has passed from those difficult days. Allah has blessed me with a loving husband and a beautiful baby daughter. Alongside these blessings, Allah has given me the means to teach the introductory level of personally obligatory knowledge of Shafi’i fiqh, including the fiqh of menstruation. Allah Kareem.
Ustadha Zaynab, may Allah reward you for showing me so much kindness when I needed it most, and believing in me long before I could believe in myself. The world desperately needs many more lady scholars such as yourself. May Allah ease your heartache and that of your family, and reward you abundantly in both worlds.