Dr. Farhat Hashmi

Her Biography:

Dr. Farhat Hashmi is an Islamic scholar from Pakistan, with a masters degree in Arabic and a PhD in Islamic Studies. She was formerly a lecturer and assistant professor at the Faculty of Usul-al-Din at International Islamic University, Islamabad. She taught at the International Islamic University Islamabad, while also conducting informal religious study circles for women in Islamabad.

She resigned from her post at the university to pursue her mission of establishing a center of Islamic learning, particularly catering to women. Al-Huda International is a chain of centers that cater towards the promotion of Qur’anic knowledge for the common women.

Founder of Al-Huda International:

Dr. Hashmi established the first center of her institution “Al-Huda International” in a building in downtown Islamabad. Since then, Al-Huda centers have been established in Pakistan, USA and Canada to impart the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Besides regular courses, the centers conduct special workshops which are open to the general public. Many women manage the different centers all over the world. Women scholars at her institution also conduct lectures and workshops in English, however the primary medium remains Urdu.

Hashmi herself lectures in some of these sessions, particularly during the month of Ramadan. Many of her lectures are recorded and disseminated throughout Pakistan, the Middle East, as well as the US and UK.

Her Views

Dr. Hashmi considers Taqlid in regards to Islamic jurisprudence to be permitted for those, who have no other choice, but discourages the blind taqlid that shuns the verses of the Qur’an, the Sunnah of the prophet, the sayings of the companions and the taqlid that prevents people from searching for evidence.

09th May2013

Namaz Farz hai (Salah is Obligatory, no excuses..) by Dr. Farhat Hashmi

Allah SWT obligates: "Prayer at fixed hours has been enjoined upon the believers" (Surah an-Nisa' 103)

01st May2013

Dil Ki Batain (Talks from the Heart) by Dr. Farhat Hashmi

A beautiful lecture by Dr. Farhat Hashmi: Talks that touch heart

01st May2013

Tarbiyat e Aulad (Raising your children according to Islamic teachings) by Dr. Farhat Hashmi

The Prophet (s) said: "Allah will ask every caretaker about the people under his care, and the man will be asked about the people of his household".

01st May2013

Sabar Aur Bardasht (Patience and Perseverance) by Dr. Farhat Hashmi

The Prophet (s.a) said "The real patience is at the first stroke of a calamity." [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

01st May2013

Jhoot (Lying) by Dr. Farhat Hashmi

The signs of a hypocrite are three; whenever he speaks, he tells a lie; whenever he promises, he breaks his promise; if you have trust in him, he proves to be dishonest.

01st May2013

Gham Se Nijat Kesay (How to get rid of Worries) by Dr. Farhat Hashmi

A good lecture explaining how to get rid of worries and depression in your life by coming closer to Allaah Subhana Wa Ta'ala.

01st May2013

Zuban ki Hifazat (Save your Tongue) by Dr. Farhat Hashmi

A beautiful lecture by her in Urdu explaining the dangers of tongue and how it reflects upon your limbs

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