Shireen founded Pen of Mercy in 2008 in order to help indigent women and children in the Muslim world through Islamic calligraphy and artwork.
Shireen believes that the key to solving many problems associated with poverty lies in educating women in society.
Originally from Peshawar, Pakistan, Shireen has lived in the United States since she was seventeen years old. She has lived most of her life in Florida. Currently, Shireen lives in Tampa, Florida. Shireen has received an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA from Florida State University.
Shireen is a self taught artist, who works with oil paints, acrylics, watercolors, ink and mixed media. Shireen teaches art on a volunteer basis at Bayaan Academy, a private Islamic school in Tampa. She also teaches art lessons to children and adults.