Shamma, Dr. Freda

Freda Shamma has a M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati, in the area of Curriculum Development. She has worked with educators from the United States, South Africa and all over the Muslim world to develop integrated curricula based on an Islamic worldview that meets the needs of modern Muslim youth.

Dr. Shamma has traveled extensively to collect relevant material from as far away as China and Uzbekistan to the Atlantic shores of Morocco. This has enabled her to publish two books which reflect the integration of her curriculum work. Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs is a treasury of Muslim wisdom from all parts of the Muslim world, including China. Treasury of Muslim Literature is an anthology of biographies of and selections by famous Muslim writers who lived during the Golden Age of 750-1250 C.E. It contains more than 17 genres of writing including historical, religious, and travel writings as well as traditional ‘literary’ genres like poetry, essays, epics, and belle lettres.

Dr. Shamma is Director of F.A.D.E.L., Foundation for the Advancement and Development of Education and Learning. She is also the prime reviewer of Books Suitable for Islamic School Libraries.