We talk to Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight from By The Fig and The Olive Blog about secret marriages, polygamy and the #metoo movement.
Hosts: Mahin, SIM and Summer
Nuriddeen Knight completed an MA in psychology with a focus on child and family from Columbia University. Alongside her academic degree, she studied traditional Islamic knowledge including Islamic law, theology, spirituality and prophetic biography with local scholars and in the majalis in Amman, Jordan.
In 2015 she created Nooralshadhili.com, a holistic initiative focused on human development through education, research, and counseling.
Her written work has been featured in thepublicdiscourse.com, mvslim.com,altmuslimah.com and thedemureist.com. She compiled a collection of 40 sayings from the prophet Muhammad’s life through the narration of his wife Aisha and is currently working on its second edition.
In 2013 she gave a lecture entitled ‘A middle ground: An Islamic and Psychological Perspective on the Divided Self’, combining Islamic wisdom and psychoanalytical theory. In 2014 she taught the New Muslims Program and Perfecting the Prayer classes for new Muslims in the M.E.C.C.A. center. In the summer of 2015 she conducted a class on traditional Islamic theology in Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn, NY. And most recently gave an online lecture for Rabata.org concerning marital conflict.
She currently resides in Fez, Morocco with her husband Ustadh Abu Bakr and NYC.