Zuleyha is the Course Director at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University. She is also a senior lecturer in Islamic spirituality and contemporary Islamic studies. Zuleyha is a co-founder of ISRA Australia and the Managing Editor of the Australian Journal of Islamic Studies journal, a double-blind peer reviewed academic journal.
Zuleyha obtained her Master of Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney writing her thesis on "Interfaith Dialogue from an Islamic Perspective". She completed her PhD in the School of Theology and Philosophy of ACU, writing her thesis on “Factors Contributing to Inner Peace, an Islamic Perspective”.
Zuleyha’s community outreach is through the frequent requests for her to do talks on Islamic issues in the wider community. She has 15 years of experience in teaching to a range of audiences from high school students to youth and adults within the Muslim and non-Muslim community.