Students Experience


“I decided to become a part of the Iqra Fellowship because I wanted to be part of a community that approaches matters through the lens of Islam. Right from the very first session, I was captivated by the Fellowship’s organization and the clear roadmap for the program. The lectures, in particular, were remarkable covering a wide range of topics that directly impact Muslim Americans in today’s society. Each lecture was delivered with utmost expertise and proficiency in the subject matter. Despite the length of the two-hour classes, I found myself engrossed, often wishing for more time to delve deeper into the discussions. Through this program, I have been fortunate to engage with remarkable individuals whose presence and insights have inspired me to strive for greater devotion in my faith. The conversations I have had with these amazing individuals have ignited a deep desire within me to become a better Muslim. The Iqra Fellowship has truly exceeded my expectations, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow within such an enriching community.”

Majda H.,Iqra Fellow 22'-'23

My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience.

Nuha Muntasser, 24IQRA Fellowship; Tazkiyyatun-Nafs Workshop

I joined Boston Islamic Seminary’s Iqra Fellowship seeking a space where I could interact and engage with fellow Muslims about Islam in a holistic manner. As a graduate student and instructor at a liberal arts college in Boston, I found myself facing many challenges that often contradicted my worldview as a Muslim, and I wanted to be able to have access to the necessary vocabulary and understanding of certain concepts so that I could tackle these challenges. Alhamdulillah, being in the program exposed me to topics and ideas I hadn’t considered before, and I have gained a newfound perspective as a Muslim in America.

Nihal Mubarak, 27IQRA Fellowship
I avidly tune into the Surah Al-Kahf immersion sessions every Friday from the UK. I have never before been a part of such an innovative seminar. It is truly inspiring to hear other brothers and sisters from around the world actively engage in the pursuit to better their knowledge and recitation. The commentaries have also been enlightening and as a result I have myself become more reflective when reading the passages of the Holy Qur’an. JazakAllah Khair for letting us be a part of such enriching lessons and may everyone involved be rewarded immensely!
Zainab, 26Qur'anic Immersion: Surah Al Kahf

“I am so grateful for the work you do at BIS. I have benefited from past courses and feel a special benefit from this current Qur’anic Immersion virtual program; may Allah reward you. It is a highlight of my week that I look forward to; by the grace and mercy of Allah I always learn something new!”

SarahQur'anic Immersion: Surah Al Kahf

“This class is something I needed for a long time.  I’ve often been a very nervous communicator, but this class has given me numerous tools to examine my own communication.”

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“What I loved about this fellowship is that it incorporated lectures on various topics such as art, philosophy, science and politics. One of my favorite lectures was by a sister who addressed liberalism, feminism and modesty quite elegantly.  Iqra Fellowship provided me with a community of individuals who were eager to learn how to get on or stay on the straight path. The majority of my cohort was comprised educated women who were interested in learning about their religion and improving themselves.”    –    Anonymous Student, IQRA Fellowship