Professor Shagufta Maqbool was born in Kashmir, Mirpur. She was the fourth child of an extended family. She began her elementary studies in her local school before going to al-Hira collage Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust Mirpur in 2002. There she completed four years of the Alimah course and her FA and BA degree in Islamic Studies and achieved a Gold Medallist award on the Kashmir board. She then she went to Islamabad university in 2007 to study Master degree in Islamic studies and specialisation in Hadith where she produced a paper on extrapolation of Ahadith. She achieved the highest award in Pakistan. She then went on to do an Mphil in Hadith (Achieved 85%), her thesis was in Prophetic dealings with non-Muslims for three years, she completed her Mphil in March 2013.
Professor Shagufta is fluent in three languages and a Kashmiri dialect which is proud to know. She has a keen interest in exploring languages and dialect.
From many applicants she was selected to work in a Government science college Nakyal in Kashmir where she serves as a professor in Islamic Studies.
Her hobbies are to read novels, read articles and do research in Islamic literature. She enjoys cooking and shows interest in world politics. She enjoys reading news papers and listening, reading to Sufi poetry.
Her ambitions are to complete her Phd and serve her community through education and welfare. She would like to write books and articles on women issues and social standing of women through the Islamic discourse.
Currently she wants to do a Phd in Hadith and is on leave to the UK to help and serve the Muslim community under Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust. She is also involved with As-Siraat team to strengthen the female projects currently being undertaken. She is currently teaching and working on several publications to be released.