Women in the Quran

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Wouldn't you like to learn about the women in the Quran, who changed the course of history?

In this course, Ustadha Farhat Ahmad Shamsi will discuss the women mentioned in the Quran and the way they affected the world around them, and how we can bring the lessons we learn into our lives.

From the instructor:

"Far from being reticent and oppressed, the women mentioned by God in the Qur'an were the main protagonists of life-changing events in human history. Let's discover and learn from these inspiring, independent women Allah chose to mention in the Quran!"


Hawwa, Hajrah, Maryam, Asiya, Aisha... Allah mentions many women in the Qur'an.

  • What ties them together? What sets them apart?

  • How did they approach their challenges and difficulties?

In this course, we will find out who they were, and what they did, and how they are intrinsically connected, each with their own struggles and victories.

  • Lesson 1: Hawwa, Hajrah and Maryam

  • Lesson 2: Asiya & Um-Musa

  • Lesson 3: A'isha

  • Lesson 4: Bilqees and the Wives of Lut, Nuh/Aziz

Course length:

  • 4 lessons, amassing over 7 hours worth of content
  • Each session lasts 1-hr, with an added 20-30 minutes for a Q&A with our guest instructor.


Regular review of the slides and lessons will help to cement all the information in your mind. This will help you incorporate the lessons in your life, as well as help you impart what you've learnt to others.


No prerequisites, except a keen mind!

Materials required:

  • A notebook and pen

  • An internet connection

  • A computer / phone / tablet, with a working speaker

Students receive:

  • Every recording

  • All materials used by the instructor

What can I do after this?

We recommend you join our Women's Rights in the Quran course, so you can continue to learn more about the Quran’s perspective of women in Islam.

Alternatively, we urge you to check out all our courses here.

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About Your Instructor

Farhat Ahmed Shamsi

Ustadha Farhat Ahmed Shamsi began her journey with the Quran after she first began feeling a sense of frustration at not being able to understand the Speech of Allah. Her frustration stemmed from having a filter of someone else’s choice of words between her and God.

By the Grace of Allah she was guided to a course of knowledge, which centered on the language and understanding of every single ayah and surah in the Divine Revelation. A personally challenging journey began in a turbulent time for Muslims in America. Her journey became a passion and source of fulfillment; she had never imagined teaching anyone else what she was learning, except perhaps sharing it with her family.

One day a friend requested Farhat Ahmed to teach her whatever she was learning, and then the student also became a teacher. Her adult study circles grew as she also brought in Islamic educational reforms in her local community and introduced Qur’an tafseer classes for high school and college students. Having studied under highly regarded world-renowned scholars, Farhat Ahmed continues as a student of knowledge, instructor and public speaker with students here in the U.S.A. and abroad.


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Women in the Quran

    • Women in the Quran 1st class PDF

    • Women in the Quran 2nd class PDF

    • Women in the Quran 3rd class PDF summary

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Hawwa, Hajrah & Maryam

    • 1.1: Introduction to the Course and Creation of Hawaa

    • 1.2: Our Mother Hawaa and Adam - Part 1

    • 1.3: Our Mother Hawaa and Adam - Part 2

    • 1.4: Character Analysis of Our Mother Hawaa

    • 1.5 - Story of Hajrah

    • 1.6: ZamZam Well

    • 1.7: Ancestors of our Prophet

    • 1.8: Roles of Hajrah - Part 1

    • 1.9: Roles of Hajrah - Part 2

    • 1.10: Maryam and her Mother

    • 1.11: Who is Maryam?

    • 1.12: Character Analysis of Maryam

    • 1.13: Maryam's Pregnancy

    • 1.14: Maryam's Personality and Conclusion

    • 1.15: Questions and Answers - Part 1

    • 1.16: Questions and Answers - Part 2

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Asiya & Um-Musa

    • 2.1: Mother's Fear During Pregnancy

    • 2.2: Instructions to Um-Musa

    • 2.3: Um-Musa's Character Analysis

    • 2.4: Musa's Sister

    • 2.5: Asiya and the Pharaoh

    • 2.6: Asiya's Beliefs

    • 2.7: Shu'ayb's Daughter - Part 1

    • 2.8: Shu'ayb's Daughter - Part 2

    • 2.9: Analysis of the Women in Musa's Life - Part 1

    • 2.10: Analysis of the Women in Musa's Life - Part 2

    • 2.11: Questions and Answers - Part 1

    • 2.12: Questions and Answers - Part 2

  • 4

    Lesson 3: A'isha

    • 3.1: Recap and Introduction of Aisha

    • 3.2: Incident at Campment

    • 3.3: Aisha's Sorrow and Innocence

    • 3.4: What is A'isha Like? - Character Analysis

    • 3.5: Purification - surah an-Noor [verses 11-26]

    • 3.6: Forgiveness - surah an-Noor [verses 11-26]

    • 3.7: Moral, Social and Criminal Codes in Surah an-Noor - Part 1

    • 3.8: Moral, Social and Criminal Codes in Surah an-Noor - Part 2

    • 3.9: Character Analysis of Aisha - Continuation

    • 3.10: Questions and Answers - Part 1

    • 3.11: Questions and Answers - Part 2

    • 3.12: Conclusion and Homework

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Bilqees and the Wives of Lut, Nuh, & Aziz

    • 4.1: Bilqees, Queen of Sabaa

    • 4.2: Bilqees' Personality

    • 4.3: Wife of Lut and Wife of Nuh - Part 1

    • 4.4: Wife of Lut and Wife of Nuh - Part 2

    • 4.5: Wife of Abu Lahab

    • 4.6: Wife of al-Azeez - Part 1

    • 4.7: Wife of al-Azeez - Personality

    • 4.8: Wife of al-Azeez - Character Analysis

    • 4.9: Different Kinds of Betrayals

    • 4.10: Khawlah bint Tha'labah

    • 4.11: Common Traits Between the Women in the Quran

    • 4.12: Recap

    • 4.13: Questions and Answers

    • 4.14: Conclusion and Importance of the Qur'an

  • 6

    Full-length Recordings

    • Lesson 1: Hawaa, Hajrah & Maryam

    • Lesson 2: Asiya & Um-Musa


  • Are the classes live?

    The classes are all pre-recorded, so you can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace.

  • Is there an age requirement?

    We've had students from ages 8-70+ in our courses and they've all enjoyed it and benefitted. We recommend children under 10 take the class with an adult.

  • Do you do 1-on-1 tutoring?

    No. However, with some courses, you can get direct contact with Imam Adam Jamal. If you’re interested, look into UQA level 1-3. We will soon be offering weekly live office hours!

  • Do you offer scholarships?

    We never want finances to stand in the way of learning. If you require financial aid, contact us at success@getquranic.com and we will find the best solution for you.

  • Is there a refund policy?

    If you register for lifetime access for one course, or subscribe monthly, and your expectations were not met, then you may email us within 30 days at support@getquranic.com to receive a prompt, no-questions-asked, full refund.