Ustadha Aatifa Shareef is an instructor at Qalam. She teaches at the Qalam Seminary, at the Sisters’ Suhbah Retreat, and at Seerah Intensive. She is the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Qalam Seminary and the Executive Assistant at Qalam Institute.

Ustadha Aatifa Shareef holds a Masters in Psychology degree with a Clinical Concentration from the University of Dallas as well as an Alimiyah degree from the Qalam Seminary. Born and raised in Columbus, OH, she graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. She is working to combine her two fields of study by understanding psychology in an Islamic context and providing counseling for the Muslim community in America.