Heather has been Muslim since 2009, during which time she has completed a Masters of Islamic Studies with Charles Sturt University where she is currently enrolled in the Masters of Classical Arabic.
Heather has been volunteering and working with ISRA since 2009, where she has undertaken many roles, including Principal of Youth College, Studies of Religion Coordinator, First Year Academic Mentor and New Muslim Coordinator. Heather has taught numerous community courses on Islam and is a guest speaker on Islam in schools and community organisations across the state
Eman is currently completing her Psychology degree at the University of Western Sydney. She is passionate about empowering her community through knowledge, skills and conversation and strongly believes in the motto “Start local, then go Global”. Eman has previously been a programs facilitator where she delivered a range of literacy and wellbeing workshops to High School students in both private and public schools. She is currently working as the Outreach and SOR coordinator at ISRA where she organises and delivers a range of Islamic school talks to teachers and students around NSW and QLD.
Eman is on a journey to increase her Islamic knowledge and inspire others to explore Islam and its teachings more consciously. She is passionate about encouraging and educating individuals, especially young people to explore their faith beyond being born into Islam. She believes it is vital that Muslims are confident and proficient in their beliefs and spirituality to navigate better in these difficult and changing times.
Menna is a student currently undertaking studies at the University of Sydney. She has an Ijazah in Quran recitation (Hafs) and other texts. More importantly, she has a passion for teaching Quran to children through to adults. She is now managing, training and teaching students and teachers according to the Madinah Series of Cirriculums and is a Quran teacher at multiple centres including ISRA Youth College and ISRA Quran Academy.
Nida began her journey in Sharia law under Sheikh Abdul Mo’ez Nafti in 2009 and graduated from Daar Aisha Sharia college in 2015.. Currently Nida is completing her Bachelor in Islamic sciences at Charles Sturt University. Nida is also teaching Quranic Tajweed and memorisation at Albayan Institute and islamic and Quran classes at ISRA youth college for High school girls.
Nida is actively involved in community organisations such as Brothers In Need, Gift a smile, Gallipoli home, The Australian Islamic house and Get the Kids Fit and syllabus coordinating at ISRA daystream classes. Nida’s hobbies are hiking, cycling and Islamic art. Nida aims to complete her degree and move on to her Masters in Islamic studies Insha'Allah.