Islamic Institute of Toronto

Instructor’s bio

Sister Julie Lowe

Bio Details

Sr. Julie has ijazah in the 10 variant recitations of the Qur’an (asharah sughra) from Shaykh Uthman Khan, under whom she studied Jazariyyah, Shatibiyyah, Durrah and other recognized classical tajweed texts. She has memorized the entire Qur’an in the recitations of Hafs and Shu’bah, and is currently memorizing the recitation of Warsh. Sr. Julie has been teaching tajweed for the past four years, first at Shatibiyyah Institute and then with the Islamic Institute of Toronto where she has been teaching since 2012.

Sr. Julie is currently beginning her PhD at the University of Toronto in the area of Islamic law after completing a Master’s in this field at the University of London (U.K.). She holds a degree in Canadian common law from Queen’s University, as well as a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. She actively pursues other Islamic studies opportunities part time, and has completed the Islamic studies program offered by AlMaghrib Institute.