Ustadha Muslema Purmul
Ustadha Muslema Purmul graduated from U.C. San Diego with a double major in Religious Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. After graduating she studied in Egypt, where she completed the Bachelors program in Sharia from al-Azhar University in Cairo and almost two years of graduate-level Islamic Studies at the American University in Cairo. Upon returning to America, she served the Southern California community through religious programs, chaplaincy, and working with local masjids and organizations. Currently, she serves as Assistant Religious Director at The Majlis, a community organization she and her husband co-founded. They seek to nurture safe community spaces where people can learn and live Islam, using traditional sources while acknowledging the challenges of the American context. She is a mother of two and resides with her family in Southern California.