Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq is the daughter-in-law of Mufti Abdul Rasool Mansoor Al-Azhari.
She began her studies at the age of 16 at Jamia Al-Karam, where she studied Islamic studies and Classical Arabic under the likes of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, Hafiz Gul Muhammad Al-Azhari, and Hafiz Mahboob Al-Azhari, completing her classical ‘Aalimah course and achieving top marks consistently. During this time she was appointed as a teacher and a spiritual counsellor for convert Muslims. Whilst doing her 'Aalimah course, she also studied part-time with Shaykh Atabek Shukurov, and Shaykh Burhan Khandia.
After graduating from Jamia Al-Karam, she was one of the three students selected for a scholarship for Al-Azhar University in Cairo where she studied Arabic Grammar.
Upon returning to the UK, she was appointed as a teacher of Islamic Theology at City Hasanat College. It was during this time that she completed her diploma in business management. She continued her studies with Shaykh Zain ul Aqtab Siddiqui of Suyuti Institute. She has experience in teaching in both Secondary schools and higher education.
She is currently studying Contextualised Islamic and Leadership studies in Cambridge Muslim College under the world renowned scholar Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.
Ustadha Iffet is co-founder, and the chairwoman of Dust to Diamonds, a Da’wah and counselling programme tailored for modern day issues. She is also popularly known as a part time YouTuber.