• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.

Uzma Fatima Husaini


Uzma Fatima Husaini


Email: uhusaini@zaytuna.edu

Office hours: By appointment

Dr. Uzma Husaini is an instructor in Tajwid with a license to teach the subject from Shaykh Shukri al-Lahafy, which she acquired in 2004. At Zaytuna College, Dr. Husaini has taught Tajwid and served as a teacher’s assistant for Freshman Seminar, Ethics, Sacred Astronomy, Theology, Prophetic Biography, Logic, and Islamic Law.

Dr. Husaini received her PhD at the Graduate Theological Union; her thesis is titled “The Role of Tajwid in the Preservation of the Qur’an.”

Prior to her post at Zaytuna College, Dr. Husaini served as an instructor in Islamic Studies at Las Positas College and as an instructor in English at California State University.

Dr. Husaini joined Zaytuna College in 2010.