Sheikha Selina graduated with a Bachelors degree (BEd) in Primary Education, CELTA and PTLLS from London. She also completed a Diploma in Arabic Language and a Bachelors degree (BA) in Usul-Ad-Din and Usul-al-Fiqh in Arabic medium from the European Institute of Islamic Sciences in France. While studying Shariah she also completed an intensive Tajwid course on Ibn al-Jazari, a classical Tajwid text, and studied Tajwid extensively under a number of male and female Tajwid scholars. In particular, Sheikh Said Bouhdifi who obtained Ijazah for 10 recitations (Qira’at) from Sheikh Ayman Suaid and from Sheikh Abdul Munim As-Shalati. She also studied under Sheikh Farid and Sheikha Reihab (who both obtained Ijazah in 10 Qira’at from Sheikh Ayman), as well as Sheikh Mabruk Sheikha Muna and Kawsar (who both obtained Ijazah from Sheikh Ayman).
Sheikha Selina had been teaching Tajwid, Aqidah, Fiqh and other Islamic Sciences in the UK in various courses. In particular, she teaches at the Tartil Residential course (Beacon’s annual flagship residential Quran and Tarbiyah Programme). She also taught at Itqan courses (Perfecting Recitation), Nafar courses (Understanding Islam) and in Knowledgeseekers courses (Islamic Sciences) for the last 10 years. Sheikha Selina teaches Tajweed, Arabic Language and Shariah Sciences as a Principal teacher at the Beacon Institute, of which, she is one of the founding directors.
She also taught Arabic for Life Long Learning Programme and Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Programme for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Sheikha Selina delivers weekly Tafsir session at Beacon Institute and regularly delivers talks on education and on other various Islamic issues at university campuses, Mosques and Islamic Centres. She is married with 5 children.