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Fatima has had a rich Islamic education from an early age thanks to her parents. She is married and passionately raising four children. In her teens, she studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Egypt at prominent institutes such as Al Fajr Center, Qortoba Institute and a college of Al Azhar University and is currently training to be an Islamic Scholar with senior scholars in institutes here in the UK and through regular visits abroad. She has been a key contributor to the discourse surrounding Muslim women in the West, contributing to the Westminster Faith Debates, documentaries and live shows for BBC Radio, the World Service, as well as BBC Television, Channel 4 and Islam Channel. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award – for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Currently Fatima is Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE – the biggest Muslim women’s conference in Europe.

Fatima has had a rich Islamic education from an early age thanks to her parents. She is married and passionately raising four children. In her teens, she studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Egypt at prominent institutes such as Al Fajr Center, Qortoba Institute and a college of Al Azhar University and is currently training to be an Islamic Scholar with senior scholars in institutes here in the UK and through regular visits abroad. She has been a key contributor to the discourse surrounding Muslim women in the West, contributing to the Westminster Faith Debates, documentaries and live shows for BBC Radio, the World Service, as well as BBC Television, Channel 4 and Islam Channel. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award – for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Currently Fatima is Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE – the biggest Muslim women’s conference in Europe.
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United Kingdom

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Fatima has had a rich Islamic education from an early age thanks to her parents. She is married and passionately raising four children. In her teens, she studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Egypt at prominent institutes such as Al Fajr Center, Qortoba Institute and a college of Al Azhar University and is currently training to be an Islamic Scholar with senior scholars in institutes here in the UK and through regular visits abroad. She has been a key contributor to the discourse surrounding Muslim women in the West, contributing to the Westminster Faith Debates, documentaries and live shows for BBC Radio, the World Service, as well as BBC Television, Channel 4 and Islam Channel. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award – for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Currently Fatima is Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE – the biggest Muslim women’s conference in Europe.

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English


Episodes

Love Sheikha - Episode 2 - I wanna get married but my parents think I’m too young!

1/6/2019
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The Love Sheikha answers a question from a young sister who has broached the subject of marriage with her parents but who seem dead against their daughter marrying. How should she approach this issue? How can she stay patient and avoid falling into sin in the meantime?

Duration:00:51:52

Gifts of Islam for Women - A Disciplined Life

1/6/2019
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Is living a disciplined life a boring and old-fashioned thing? Isn’t Islam all about rules and restrictions? In this series of excerpts, Ustadha Fatima highlights some of the gifts that Allah gave to women through Islam. [Nasheed clips from Nashee artist Safe Adam’s vocals only collection]

Duration:00:03:49

Making of the Nasheed - Muhammad' Company

12/29/2018
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Fatima Barkatulla recalls the story behind the new Omar Esa Nasheed: ‘Muhammad’s Company’, written and produced by Fatima Barkatulla and the lessons she learned from working on the project.

Duration:00:33:27

Love Sheikha - Episode 01 - Should I Compromise On My Standards in Finding a Spouse

12/22/2018
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Duration:00:20:46

Envy Series - Episode 05 - Making Dua For And Praising The Person You Felt Envious Of

11/30/2018
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Duration:00:02:11

Envy Series - Episode 04 - Keeping Good Company To Keep a Clean Heart

11/30/2018
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Duration:00:04:00

Envy Series - Episode 03 - Treating The Disease Of Hasad And Freeing Yourself From its Grip

11/30/2018
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Duration:00:17:56

Envy Series -Episode 02 - Diagnosing Feelings of Hasad and Their Ill Effects on Yourself

11/30/2018
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Duration:00:15:23

Envy Series - Episode 01 - The Causes of Hasad

10/1/2018
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Envy – Hasad – a disease of the spiritual heart that causes its destruction if indulged and acted upon. What are the real causes of envy? In part one on ‘envy’, Fatima Barkatulla looks at the evil and causes of envy and what exactly Hasad is and is not.

Duration:00:23:50

How To Respond To Islamophobia

9/23/2018
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Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla points out three powerful ways for Muslims to respond, in times when anti-Muslim hatred increases and the Islamophobia industry is hard at work

Duration:00:07:29

Your Success Doesn't Depend on Other People's Failure

9/17/2018
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Some people look at everyone around them as opponents on their path to success. Fatima Barkatulla argues that there is an abundance of goodness to go around and your success does not depend on the failure of others – it depends on Allah’s will.

Duration:00:03:12

Do You Have Friends With High Aspirations

9/14/2018
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If you are a person with high aspirations, do you have friends with high aspirations too? Or do you always surround yourself with the naysayers who cast a shadow over all of your ideas and projects? Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla says that you should make sure you have a core group of people who you meet … Continued

Duration:00:02:24

Excellence Requires Hard Work. There Are No Short Cuts.

9/14/2018
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Ustadha Fatima Barkatulla discusses.

Duration:00:03:59

Your Past Doesn't Define You

9/10/2018
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Is living in the past holding you back? Many of us carry the past with us wherever we go. When we look into the future all we see is our past sadness, past failures, past obstacles. Fatima Barkatulla asks in this clip: What if you filed the past in the past? What could that do … Continued

Duration:00:04:21

Expect Good From Allah

9/9/2018
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Duration:00:06:51

Allah Loves His Female Servants

9/6/2018
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Anyone who reads and studies the Qur’an properly will find just how much Allah loves his female servants. Here are just a few examples discussed by Ustadha Fatima Barktulla.

Duration:00:06:45

Kids Need Fathers

9/3/2018
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It seems ludicrous that we even have to say it, but KIDS NEED FATHERS. Fathers are not just a spare part, and their presence and involvement is essential to enriching a child’s development – girls & boys. In this clip, Fatima Barkatulla highlights the importance of dads and some of the consequences of dads not … Continued

Duration:00:07:10

The Cure To All Sin

9/2/2018
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If sinning is a disease of the heart, what is the cure? How do you stop yourself being sucked into an endless cycle of sin…are there any means prescribed by the Qur’an and Sunnah? In this talk, you will learn about 5 keys that protect us from sin.

Duration:00:28:18

Does Islam Need Feminism

9/1/2018
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Should Muslim women be feminists? Should we adopt that label or is it problematic? What is the history of feminism? How do we respond to claims that Islam is a patriarchal religion? These and other topics explored in this lecture by Fatima Barkatulla.

Duration:00:42:57