Ustadha Maha was born and raised in Egypt. She studied Tajweed in Syria, Egypt and Jordan. She learned Al Qaida Al Nooraniya and taught it in schools for several years. After this she got her juz ‘Amma Ijaza from Sheikh Dler al-Barzingi. Finally, she went to Egypt and got her entire Quran Ijaza in the narration of Hafs, and received the Sanad from her teacher, Samah Ibrahim. Right now she is working on her second ijaza in the narration of “Shoba”.
She studied Shafi’i fiqh with an Azhari Teacher, Sheikh Mahmoud Faraj, for two years. She then moved to Jordan and studied with Shaikh Amjad Rashid.