About Us

Jannah Institute

Jannah Institute is dedicated to bring the light of knowledge to the heart of women, through the practice and application of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, Peace be Upon Him.


Jannah Institute began its educational programs in 2013, where it began as the only learning institute in Saint Louis, MO to offer Quran and Islamic Studies courses with a strong focus on Tazkiyah. Jannah Institute is dedicated to providing Islamic education for women by women.  Alhamdulillah, all Praise to Allah, Jannah Institute has expanded to reach students from all over the globe. Jannah Institute also offers its educational programs on multiple platforms, including onsite, online, or web streaming services, as well as free weekly programs hosted live on JI social media pages, all to accommodate the greatest number of students possible.

Our Objective

Our Objective

The main objective of the Jannah  Institute is to teach the divine understanding of the Qur’an and Prophetic Sunnah. The Islamic and Quranic courses are designed to enable students to develop an intimate relationship with Allah. The goal is that students strive to find inner peace, develop Islamic character and become, and raise children who become, valuable members of the Muslim Ummah.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of Jannah Institute is to inspire women from all backgrounds and Islamic educational levels by providing accessible Islamic and Quranic education through various online and on-site platforms.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Jannah Institute is committed to offering an accessible Qur’anic and Islamic education that develops the quality of the Muslim ummah necessary for a rewarding life in this life and the hereafter. With Allah’s grace, we hope to inspire women to desire to live according to the teaching, values, and manners taught in the Holy Qur’an. ​

Our Values

Our Values

Our values reflect the traits and qualities that define the culture of our organization guided by the teachings of the Qur’an.

JI Staff

Dr. Haifaa Younis


Shurouk Salameh

Assistant | Business Manager

Jeasmin Begum

Outreach Coordinator

Azra Hazdic

Social Media Coordinator

Ranaa Ahsan


JI Instructors

Dr. Haifaa Younis

Dr. Haifaa Younis is an American Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with roots from Iraq. Her pursuit of Islamic knowledge initiated when she began to study with various Islamic scholars from across the United States while she simultaneously attended individual courses and lectures on subjects including Aqeeda, Fiqh, usual Fiqh, Hadeeth, and Tazkiyah (purification of the soul). From the United States, she moved to Saudi Arabia where she graduated from the Mecca Institute of Islamic Studies (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) and Al-Huda Qur’an Memorization School (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) where she completed the memorization of the Qur’an. She is the founder and Chairman of Jannah Institute and currently teaches seminars on the thematic commentary of various chapters of the Holy Qur’an and their practical relevance in our day-to-day living. Additionally, she offers retreats on key topics that inspire hearts, combining the inner essence of Islam with an outward expression of practice. Dr. Haifaa is passionate about spreading the word of Allah (SBW) and igniting the love of Islam and the Qur’an through her teachings.

Rana Kuzeiz

Ustadha Rana has been teaching girls and women in Jannah Institute since 2013. She has successfully graduated more than 13 hafizat from the Jannah Institute Pearls Program (hifz program for young girls) between 2013-2017 and continue to teach women proper recitation and memorization .She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and her teaching diploma at the Syrian University in Damascus. She memorized the Qur’an in Beirut, Lebanon with shaykha Nahed Khalil Khattab and received her Hifz Ijazah and Al-jazariyya poem (certification) in the recitation of Hafis ‘an Asim from the highest authority of Qur’an memorization in Syria under Shaykh Muhyee Ad Deen AlKurdi in 2002 and Since then, she has taught Qur’an with tajweed and Al-Jazariyya .She loves teaching the Qur’an and is filled with joy when her students proceed forward in their Qur’an pronunciation or memorization. She feels that it is essential for every woman to dedicate time to improve her spiritual life by learning the Qur’an and other Islamic knowledge. As a mother of five, she knows the importance of balancing between a woman duties and her pursuit of knowledge in preparation for the Day of Judgement

Shaista Shahab

My journey of learning tajweed started from Alhuda online course in 2009. After that,  I got enrolled in the very first batch of Jannah Institute for improving tajweed with Ustatha Rowhea Nawa. Then I completed  my Itqaan course with Ustatha Alaa in 2015 at JI. I started teaching in 2014 during the weekend courses. In 2015, I taught the Itqaan Course for 3 years, and am currently focusing on Tajweed in Urdu.

Nezha Khechoubi

Ustatha Nezha is originally from Morocco, and a mom of a 10 year old. She completed her studies in Itqan at Jannah Institute during 2015-2018. She started memorizing the Quran at Jannah Institute. In January 2019, she started teaching the Perfecting Quran course,and last school year 2019-2020, She started teaching the Quran for Beginners course.

Lina Saffour

Ustatha Lina is originally from Syria. She currently lives in Saint Louis, MO. She holds a degree in public health and architecture. The degree she honors the most is the one I have in Qur’an. Usatatha Lina describes her journey with the Holy Quran as one that “teaches me that sincerity is what matters most. Hard work and persistence is the boat that drives you to your goal. However, sincerity drives you safely.”  She has taught Tajweed’s rules in theory and in practice in small private classes, and has been teaching for the Jannah Institute since August of 2019. Her goal is to have students perfecting their recitation of the Holy Quran, and eventually, become teachers themselves and transfer the knowledge to other students.

Faiza Khan

Faiza Khan holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature from California State University, Fresno. She started her Quran journey by enrolling in various courses online and by studying tajweed at the Quran Institute of America in Detroit, Michigan. From there, she completed the Bayyinah Dream program and is currently a student at the Qalam Seminary. Having teaching experience in various secular settings, Faiza is most passionate however about teaching and learning the Arabic language. She resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and kids.