My name is Basma Al-Wakeel. I am married and have one daughter.
I was blessed to have many wonderful teachers in my years of study. My teacher – Sheikh Sayed Badawi – was responsible for teaching me to recite Qur’an with Tajweed. Upon completing the memorization of 18 ajzaa’ under his tutelage, the Sheikh passed away (rahimahullah) and I then went on to complete the rest of my memorization at Daar Al-Ghaffar.
My parents are my role models and insisted that I learn the Qur’an as it is the Book of Allah, and prevents us from engaging in evil activities and encourages towards doing good actions. I pray that Allah strengthens my relationship and bond with His Book until death.
Throughout my years of study at Al-Azhar University, I would constantly revise the Book of Allah and I often studied and recited with a Sheikh to review my memorization and recitation. Alhamdulillah I have Ijaazah in memorization of the Qur’an from Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim, from the way of Shatebeya and At-Tayyibah.
It is through the Qur’an that I experience happiness and derive confidence and contentment. I love all the Surahs in the Book of Allah and have a special fascination and love for Surah Yusuf. A Surah that epitomizes patience and increases us in belief in Allah at all times and in all situations.
The reason I became a Qur’an teacher is because I wish and pray for everyone to achieve this sense of happiness and closeness that Allah has blessed me with through Al-Qur’an. Being a teacher of Al-Qur’an enables me to carry out and live my vision, and that is to multiply the nation of the Qur’an, by the will of Allah Almighty.
Working with Tanzeel has changed my life Alhamdulillah. It has afforded me the opportunity of meeting different people from different countries and through this, I feel connected with the broader Muslim Ummah. This increases in me the love and bond of sisterhood, Alhamdulillah. By teaching people to read Qur’an, I ask Allah to make me from the people of the highest Jannah.
My goal and vision is to impart my knowledge of Qur’an to my students such that they are able to recite with correct and proper Tajweed and can complete the memorization of the Qur’an, and InShaaAllah reach great heights in their study of the Qur’an. I pray that they are able to reach and attain the level of Ijaazah in all Qira’aat.