Yomna Helmy

Yomna Helmy, Teaching & Outreach Associate.

Yomna holds a BA degree in Arabic & Islamic Studies from the University of the United Arab Emirates (2007).
Teaching Arabic as a Second Language has been her career since 2008. She started teaching Modern Standard Arabic as well as Egyptian & Emirati Colloquial Arabic in the United Arab Emirates before she decided in 2015 to pursue an MA in Educational Leadership at the University of Hull. Her Master’s dissertation was under the direction of Dr. Lisa Jones and examined the influence of Islamic values on leadership practices at Islamic Institutions in the UK.
She has extensive experience in teaching all levels of Arabic Language, Philosophy, and Islamic thought in the UK and the UAE. She taught and developed a range of courses including, Tafseer, Hadith, Islamic law, Salafism, Arabic Syntax, Morphology, Quranic Arabic, and Spoken Arabic. In addition, she has experience developing and implementing internal and external communications for religious and interfaith relations. Yomna is interested in Social Islamic thoughts and ethics within the fields of Hadith and Quranic Studies.


“Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘a From Islamic Modernism to Theorizing Authoritarianism” , special issue of the American Journal of Islam and Society (2022).