Ustadha Maha was born and raised in Egypt. She studied Shafi’i fiqh with the Azhari teacher, Shaikh Mahmoud Faraj, for two years. She then moved to Jordan and studied for her ijazah in Qaidat Al Nour from the Furqan Center. She has studied tajweed in Syria, Egypt, and Jordan for an ijaza in the narration of Hafs. She has also studied Shafi’i fiqh with Shaykh Amjad Rasheed in Amman, Jordan as well as other sciences with local Jordanian scholars.