Sister Sumara Khan is the co founder of the Quran Literacy Institute and a teach of Islamic studies and Arabic based in NJ. She pursued formal Islamic studies in Syria, where she spent a number of years at the prestigious Abu Nur Institute in Damascus, graduating first in her class with a Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies. While in Damasucs she earned the admiration of her teachers and peers and served as the translator for the late Grand Mufti of Syria in the sisters classes. She has memorized Qur’an and received the coveted Ijazah of memorization from Shaykh Waleed Edres al-Meneese. She is currently a graduate student in Usul al Din at the American University for Islamic Sciences.