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9 Female Qur’an Reciters Who Uplift Us

With Ramadan fast approaching, many of us are seeking to deepen our connection with the Qur’an. We want it to remove our sorrows, to lighten our hearts, to heal our worries, and to strengthen our bond with The Most-Merciful, the Most-Loving, The Creator of all that is seen and unseen. These female reciters offer inspiration to Muslims around the world who are yearning for that light which flows from these divinely given pages.

“That you make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, the light of my chest, the remover of my sorrow, and the remover of my worries” [Reported in Ahmad]."

Madina Javed

Madina Javed is an activist and law graduate from Glasgow, Scotland. She launched the #FemaleReciters campaign to elevate Muslim women’s voices and to promote the tradition of female recitation. Follow her journey on Instagram and YouTube.

Atiiqah Suhaimi

Atiiqah Suhaimi is a reciter, calligrapher, and trainer at the School of Tarannum in Singapore. You can follow her on Instagram .

Maryam Amir

Maryam Amir is a reciter and teacher who also works with Suhaib Webb‘s SWISS program. Follow her on Instagram and YouTube for more inspiring Qur’an-related content and recitations.

Jennifer Grout

Jennifer Grout is a singer/songwriter and Qur’an reciter who first came to fame from her participation in Arabs’ Got Talent. Her Instagram and YouTube channel feature many beautiful recitations.

Nusaiba Mohammad Timol

Nusaiba Mohammad Timol is a Qur’an teacher/reciter, designer, and the Founder and Director of WAW Creative Arts, the first Islamic creative arts school. In 2006, she became the first female winner of Islam Channel’s first National Qiraat Competition. You can follow her on Instagram and on YouTube.

Farhatul Fairuzah

Farhatul Fairuzah is a stylist and Qur’an reciter from Malaysia. You can follow her on Instagram and on YouTube.

Maryam Masud

Maryam Masud is a Qur’an reciter based in the United States. She has been named ICNA-MAS Qur’an Champion and Helping Hand (HHRD) Qur’an Champion multiple times. She also was the 2014 GuideUS TV Qur’an Champion. You can follow her on Instagram and YouTube.

Samia Mubarak

Samia Mubarak is a student and teacher of Qur’an. She’s also the creator of Quranic Ocean, where she explores the meaning behind different surahs and ayahs. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for more recitations and reflections.

Sumayah Hassan

Sumayah Hassan is a Qur’an teacher, mentor, co-host of Honest Tea Talk, and founder of Recite & Reflect. If you are looking to improve your recitation, or are just starting out, then she is definitely someone to follow. Her website also hosts online workshops and a Ramadan course. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

This Ramadan let your focus be the Qur’an. Dive dipper into its meanings and beautify your surroundings with its recitation. Fill your body, mind and soul with its message and let its light spill over into all areas of your life. This is the ultimate act of self-care.

Jessica Daqamsseh is a freelance writer, published poet and educator based in North Carolina.