Elma Harder is a Canadian Muslim educator keenly interested in authentic life-long learning and teaching. Since 2006, she has worked to establish Sakinah Circle as a unique alternative program within Edmonton Public Schools. Sakinah Circle delivers the Alberta Program of Studies with a Qur’anic worldview. She has worked as Sakinah Circle Program Specialist in curriculum development and implementation, creating resources and thematic materials for use in the classroom. Elma Harder has studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.Sc. Continuing and Vocational Education, 1986), the University of Saskatchewan (B.Ed., 1980, B.Sc. in Home Economics, 1984), and Canadian Mennonite Bible College in Winnipeg, Canada (B. Theology, 1977). Elma has taught at all levels and in many different cultures. She has worked as a teacher of English as a Second Language in Japan, elementary school in northern Alberta and at the International School of Islamabad, as a junior high school teacher in rural Alberta, Saskatchewan, and urban Montreal, as a sessional lecturer in the Educational Foundations Department at the University of Saskatchewan, and presented numerous workshops to teachers and parents. Her publications include Concentric Circles, Nurturing Awe and Wonder in Early Learning (2006), Living Ramadan, for children who think (2004), Unromantic Orient, a translation of Muhammad Asad’s Unromantisches Morgenland, aus dem Tagebuch einer Reise (2004) and Lives of the Prophets (1999).