Ustaadhah Maimunah Zikirullahi became a haafidhah (memorizer of the Qur’an) in 2017 after three years of working toward her hifdh (memorization of the Qur’an). A native of Nigeria, she moved to Canada for college and reviewed her hifdh while there.
In 2019, she enrolled in IOU (International Online University) and joined their program for obtaining an ijaazah (official certification of prophetic recitation). She obtained an ijaazah in Hafs in February 2020. Desiring to perfect her Tajweed further, Ustaadhah Maimunah re-enrolled and obtained a second ijaazah in Hafs in June 2020 and now holds an ijaazah in 10 qira’aat.
She is currently residing in Canada, where she is in her third year of studying an Honors science degree in psychology while working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies at IOU.
She has been teaching Qur’an reading and hifdh since April 2020.