Zainab Alwani - Al-Madina Institute Teacher

Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Howard University School of Divinity. She is an Islamic scholar, researcher, and community activist. In addition to being the first female jurist to serve on the board for the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), Dr. Alwani currently serves as the Vice President of the FCNA. Her research focuses on Quranic studies, Islamic jurisprudence, the relationship between civil and religious law in the area of family and gender, comparative religions, and inter-religious dialogue.


Videos Featuring Zainab Alwani


Dr. Zainab Alwani - Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves


After Life: Bliss or Torment? By Zainab Alwani


Dr. Zainab Alwani - The Rule of Wisdom: Surah Naml - Part 1 of 2


Dr. Zainab Alwani - The Rule of Wisdom: Surah Naml - Part 2 of 2



Articles by Zainab Alwani


Just days before his death, Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Awlani wrote these final words, "I Am A Muslim"

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In this age of globalization, technology and the vast spread of information, we as Muslims need a model to better capture dimensions of Muslim…

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The question of Qur'anic interpretation is at the heart of any juristic interpretation.  Some questions have been debated throughout Islamic history,…

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