Saba Syed (aka Umm Reem) is the author of the International award-winning novel, “An Acquaintance.” Saba has a BA degree in Islamic Studies.
She studied the Arabic Language & Literature at Qatar University and at Cairo Institute in Egypt. She also received her Ijazah in Quranic Hafs recitation in Egypt from Shaikh Muhammad al-Hamazawi. Saba has been actively involved with the Islamic community since 1995 through her MSA, and then as a founding member of TDC, and other community organizations. In 2002, she organized and hosted the very first “Muslim Women’s Conference” in Houston, TX. Since then, she’s been passionately working towards empowering Muslim women through the correct and untainted teachings of Islam. She is a pastoral counselor for marriage & family, women, and youth issues. Prior to the pandemic, Saba hosted several Islamic lectures & weekly halaqas in different communities on a global and national level. She specializes in workshop topics focusing on parenting, Islamic sex-ed, female sexuality, and marital intimacy.