The Lady Aisha College comprises a teaching staff of highly educated, cultured and experienced Muslim women from the UK, Spain and South Africa, including the renowned translator and scholar, Aisha Bewley. They are affiliated with communities who for many years have consistently and internationally engaged with the noble task of Da’wa and have, amongst countless ventures, established and continue to support the Ihsan Mosque in Norwich, UK, The Great Mosque of Granada, Spain, and The Jumu‘a Mosque of Cape Town, South Africa.
Hajja Aisha Bewley is one of today’s most prolific translators of classical Arabic texts into English. Her works include the rendering into English of the Noble Qur’an as well as the seminal Al-Muwatta’ of Imam Malik and Ash-Shifa’ of Qadi Iyad. She is also an author in her own right and lectures on the ‘Fitnat-al-Kubra’ at the College.
Hajja Saida Praena is a practicing doula in Granada, Spain. She hosts ante-natal workshops and lectures internationally on the birthing process. She has obtained a vast knowledge of traditional midwifery techniques and post natal care which have been lost in modern gynaecological practice. She teaches ‘Natural Childbirth’ and ‘Fitra Practices around Birth’ at the College.
Hajja Aisha Zubillaga de Ojembarenna has an honours degree in History from the University of Madrid and a Masters Degree from the University of Cape Town. She previously worked as a high school Vice Principal in the Basque Country, Spain. She lectures on ‘Women in Ibsen’ and ‘Colette’ at The Lady Aisha College.
Asiye Ivedi trained as a chemical engineer at Zurich University, Switzerland. She has worked in refugee camps and aid projects and has spent many years teaching art and craft to young women. She currently runs a jewellery business in Cape Town and teaches ‘The Power Partner’ at the College.
Zaynab Dutton has a Psychology and English degree from the University of Cape Town during which she was on the Deans list each year. She was Humanities Faculty Mentor, helping students transition from school to University. She has an ongoing passion for psychology and teaches ‘Melanie Klein and School’ at the College.
Ibtisaam Ahmed graduated in 2015 with a LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Cape Town. She was first in her year for International Law and obtained distinctions in twelve subjects including Roman Law. She is currently teaching and researching in the Department of Private Law at the University of Cape Town and teaches ‘The Roman Matron’ at the College.
Hajja Rabea Redpath has spent over forty years teaching and calling people to the deen of Islam. She has mentored young women in her home and give lectures all over the world addressing the pressing issues facing Muslims in this age. She teaches ‘The Science of the Self’.
Sara Fraga Marx attended The Lady Aisha College in 2013 and gave the student address at the graduation. She studied the art of Islamic Plasterwork in Granada, Spain and now teaches Islamic Ornament at the college.
Hajja Rahima Brandt is a History of Art honours graduate of the University of East Anglia, UK. Prior to coming to South Africa she was the managing director of a successful health supplement company, during which time she helped facilitate the fostering of a number of young teenage women in her Scottish home.
Hajja Aisha Wright is an editor at Madinah Press, Cape Town, and a part-time community radio presenter. An accomplished cook, she has been a proponent of home industry for many years. She teaches ‘Household Management’ at the College.
Hajja Tazeen Dutton is a mother of five children. She is a qualified nursery teacher with an HND in Childcare and Education from Edinburgh, Scotland and a Monterssori Diploma from London. She has taught in schools in Oxford, Edinburgh, Switzerland and Cape Town. In Cape Town, Tazeen has helped set up and train young women assistants to get their Nursery Qualifications.