The team at Menstrual Matters is comprised of a group of women who have extensively studied the rules regarding menstruation Working under the guidance of Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman, they are trying to fill a void of female scholarship on such important questions and to provide a platform where women can freely ask questions about their cycles, particularly when they experience irregular bleeding.
Dr. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press (www.whitethreadpress.com). Many of his lectures are available on www.zamzamacademy.com and his courses through Rayyan Courses (www.rayyaninstitute.com).
Ustadha Umm Huzayfah (wife of Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera) completed the ‘Alimah course from Jami’at ul-Imam. She teaches multiple subjects and specializes in the fiqh of menstruation. Currently she teaches the women’s Advanced Islamic Studies course at Masjid Quba. She is also completing her thesis for the Ifta Specialisation Program.
She is currently a student at Whitethread Institute and is completing her thesis for the Ifta Specialisation Program and works as a research fellow at the Whitethread Fatwa Centre.
She finished the Alima program in Pakistan in 2007. After graduation, she focused on the study of menstruation and completed the relevant coursework with Mufti Abdur-Rahman. She enjoys teaching in her local community and through Ilm Essentials with her husband and answering questions via Menstrual Matters.
She finished the Alima program in early 2021. She has also completed several courses with Whitethread Institute (UK) since 2020 and works with Menstrual Matters in an administrative role and answers questions.
I am married with three daughters. I completed my memorization of the Qur’an last year and my primary focus is teaching women and young girls. I have taken classes through Whitethread Institute (UK) and Suffah Institute (Pakistan).
I graduated from Jamia Salihaat (India) in 1998. I regularly teach with Makki Masjid (Ontario) and Madrasa Aminul Uloom (Malton). I work with Menstrual Matters answering questions and writing content.
I have completed the memorization of the Qur’an as well as the Alima program. I successfully completed the first-level course on menstruation with Mufti Abdur-Rahman.