Meet our volunteer teachers and their respective classes
Sister Aasia Aabidi teaches CLASS NAJM which is for our youngest students, ages 4 to 7. She is a trained Montessorian and a Montessori Mentor for four years. As a student of Islam she strives to create an environment of warmth, trust & curiosity which are essential for learning. Fond of arts, crafts, gardening & baking. Her experience as a mother of a young son & daughter has helped her to encourage the natural learner in every child to help him/her evolve as a self-aware, knowledgeable & responsible being.
Sister Maryam Syeda teaches and learns with CLASS QAMAR where our next group of students are placed, comprising of children ages 8 to 11. She lives in Gurgaon. She is an MBA by profession. She is passionate about nature and being around young children and trying to make some difference by teaching them our beautiful Deen. Her management skills are put to excellent use in making children understand the importance of learning Islam and the life of our beloved Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi wassallam.
Sister Nusrat Khan teaches the CLASS ARDH, which has children aged 11 to 14.
She holds an M. Sc. in Chemistry and is a Cuemath teacher presently. Her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia is used in giving a firm grounding in Islam to her students. Learning about our deen is her passion, and she has done courses in Qur’anic arabic and in areas of Fiqh. Her energy and vivacity is infectious, as her students will vouch for!
Sister Rakhshanda Fatima is teaching CLASS SHAMS. In this new session, the earlier class Mareekh and Shams has been combined into Shams. This will be the class for children aged 14 to 18 year olds or older. She is a lawyer by training as well as keen on science, having done M.Sc in Botany. Her volunteering stint in an Islamic school while in the US was the spark that ignited the concept of Hedayah weekend classes for children when she moved to Gurgaon along with her husband, Mohammad Asim. She is still learning alongwith her students.
Sister Homa Parveen, holds a Masters in Computer Applications. She is equally adept at teaching the preschoolers and providing technical support to Hedayah. Her dedication in teaching children of class Najm in the previous years is remarkable. Her inputs on improving our website and her work on it are deeply appreciated
Sister Heena Andaleeb is our volunteer consultant for planning and executing learning activities for all Hedayah students. She is an architect by training and an artist by passion. Having grown up in Kuwait, she also takes basic Arabic language class for the older children of class Shams. She moved to Mumbai from Gurgaon few years back, but the distance has not waned her dedication to teach Islam to our youth in an engaging manner.
Brother Mohammad Asim primarily looks after Administration, Logistics and Website Management for Hedayah Classes. He also volunteers as substitute teacher when needed.
A Computer Engineer by profession, he works with a leading telecom multinational and believes that there is a lot to learn from Hedayah.