Spring 2020 - Oral Assessment: Ribaat Teacher Certification

Course Category: Certification Requirements| Level 2 Course

Course Code: CRT 202

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: March-April, 2020
Timings: Class is not held for this course.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring Term of each graduation year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Students enrolling in this course are ready to graduate from the Ribaat Teacher Certification track upon recommendation from their designated academic adviser.

Summary: Students who wish to graduate with the Ribaat Teacher certification will be required to sit for an individual oral assessment. The assessment will be conducted by Dr. Tamara Gray, Rabata founder, Executive Director, and Chief Spiritual Officer. Dr. Gray will determine each student's level of competency and subject material proficiency based on the coursework she has completed.  

Course Requirements: Students need to attain satisfactory results in this assessment to receive clearance for graduation.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable: $100.00 

Auditing is not an option for this course.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


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Spring 2020 - Lessons from the Life of the Prophet (s) Part 2

Course Category: Sira | Level 2 Course

Course Code: SIR 202

Instructor: Anse Shehnaz Karim

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 29, 2020
Timings: Wednesdays, 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course.
  3. Part 1 of this course is suggested but not required for Part 2.

Summary: This course will undertake a study of the life of the Prophet (s), with a special focus on his behavior and actions, providing a deeper understanding of why he was indeed "the chosen one". Students will examine the major events and minor incidents that took place in his public and private life, extrapolating the wisdom and lessons one can gain from them. Weekly assignments focus on these lessons learned, enabling students to draw parallels to modern day struggles in their own lives and make lasting changes, following in the footsteps of the Prophet (s).

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

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Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Spring 2020 - Fiqh al-Ibadat: al-Madhhab al-Shafi'i | Part 2

Course Category: Fiqh | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Fiqh al-Ibadat: al-Madhhab al-Shafi'i with Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Code: FQH 202

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 21 - April 28, 2020
Timings: Tuesdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.

Prerequisites

    1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
    2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course.
    3. Part 1 of this course is suggested but not required for Part 2.

Summary: An introduction to the foundation of Islamic law as the basis for a life of devotion and servitude to God. The student will learn about the reasons Islamic schools of law evolved and the nature and rationale of the legal schools.  Students will learn the detailed rulings relating to purification (ṭahāra) and prayer (salat), fasting (ṣawm), alms-giving (zakat) and hajj, along with an examination of some of the textual proofs for those rulings. The class will also introduce the student to reading legal manuals in Arabic.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: Fiqh al-Ibadat by Hajjah Durriah al-Aytah 

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

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Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Spring 2020 - The Forty Hadiths of Imam al-Nawawi | Part 2

Course Category: Hadith | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: The Forty Hadiths of Imām al-Nawawī with Anse Rydanah Dahman

Course Code: HAD 202

InstructorAnse Rydanah Dahman

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 29, 2020
Timings: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Level 1 or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.
  4. Part 1 of this course is suggested but not required for Part 2.

Summary: An in-depth study of the forty-hadith compilation of Imam al-Nawawī, this course is meant to provide students with a foundation in the hadith of the Prophet (s). The Prophet (s) was given jawāmiʿ al-kalim ( جوامع الكلم), or the ability to say much in very few words. The hadiths of the Prophet (s) combine eloquence with deep, encompassing meanings in a uniquely simple way. This particular compilation was chosen because it includes ṣaḥīḥ hadiths, and it covers a variety of subjects.

By the end of this course, students will be able to translate, understand, and draw practical life lessons from the text of the forty hadiths in this compilation. The first twenty hadith are covered in Part 1 and the second twenty hadith are covered in Part 2.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: 

  1. Required: A Treasury of Hadith: A Commentary on Nawawi’s Selection of Forty Prophetic Traditions by Ibn Daqiq al-ʿId
  2. Recommended: Arabic-English dictionary or app

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

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Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Spring 2020 - Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda - Part 2

Course Category: Aqida | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda with Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Code: AQD 202

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 23 - April 30, 2020
Timings: Thursdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course.
  3. Part 1 of this course is suggested but not required for Part 2.

Summary: The development of ʿaqīda in the heart and mind of the believer is the development of her way of life and the ability to communicate and spread the joy of faith to those around her. This course comprises an academic study of the tenets of Islamic belief, beginning in Part 1 with a study of the development of ʿilm al-kalām, a deep look into the meaning of tawḥīd (the Oneness of God), and a review of the messengers of Islam.

The course will continue in Part 2 with a detailed look at revelation, the unseen world, the Day of Judgment and qaḍāʾ and qadr, concluding with a look at variant beliefs and some theological dimensions of law.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: 

  1. The Islamic Concept of God by Mohammad Zia Ullah
  2. The Creed of Imam Bayhaqi by Abu Bakr Ahmad Ibn Husayn Al-Bayhaqi, translated by Nasir Absussalam

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

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Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Spring 2020 - Mujaddidīn: Crises and Cures of Muslim History

Course Category: History | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Mujaddidīn: Crises and Cures of Muslim History with Anse Marah Dahman

Course Code: HIS 201

InstructorAnse Marah Dahman

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 26 - May 3, 2020
Timings: Sundays, 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.

Summary: A survey of the crises and trials that have challenged Islamic civilization over the centuries, along with an account of the Muslim “renewers” of the faith (mujaddidīn) whom Allah (swt) sent as a cure for each, and how they were able to overturn the current situation, renew the religion, and restore peace and faith to the Muslim ummah. Students will learn about the factors that contributed to each trial, how each mujaddid was able to overcome the trials of his time and gain an understanding of the characteristics that enabled each to succeed.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: 

  1. Required: Saviors of Islamic Spirit by Shaikh Sayyid Abu al-Ḥasan al-Nadwī, revised and edited by Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf Mangera
  2. Recommended: The African Caliphate by Maleem Ibrahim Sulaiman
  3. Recommended: Revealed Grace: The Juristic Sufism of Ahmad Sirhindi by Arthur F. Buehiler
  4. Recommended: Rumi and Islam: Selections from his stories, poetry and discourses by Ibrahim Gamard

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

Option 1: Send payment in 4 monthly installments.

Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Spring 2020 - The 99 Names of Allah (swt)

Course Category: Aqida | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: The 99 Names of Allah (swt) with Anse Sana Mohiuddin

Course Code: AQD 203

InstructorAnse Sana Mohiuddin

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 26 - May 3, 2020
Timings: Sundays, 8:30 pm CST/2:30 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.

Summary: This course will take an in-depth look at the Asmaa' al-Husna - the 99 glorious names of Allah (swt)- and how they can render us a better understanding of Allah and our deen.  Each week will focus on a few of the names with a deep explanation and a class discussion about what they mean to each of us. The class will include homework assignments that help to bring about further reflection and understanding and a term paper.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write a term paper, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: 

  1. Required: Allah: An Explanation of the Divine Names and Attributes by Ahmad Ibn ‘Ajbiba al Hasani
  2. Recommended: Ninety-Nine Name of Allah in Islam (PDF) by Imam Ghazali
  3. Recommended: أسماء آلله الحسنى وصفاته by Imam Qurtubi

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

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Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Spring 2020 - Tafsir Juzu' 'Amma

Course Category: Tafsir| Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Tafsir Juzuʾ ʿAmma with Anse Dahlia Kaswani

Course Code: TAF 201

InstructorAnse Dahlia Kaswani

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 20 - April 27, 2020
Timings: Mondays, 9:00 am CST/3:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.

Summary: In this course, students will take a journey with the Quran, gain deeper understandings of its words and derive lessons from Allah's (swt) words. Students will gain an understanding of the surahs within Juzuʾ ʿAmma including the themes of the surahs, the reasons of revelation, lessons derived from them and linguistic background of specific words and phrases.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: A translation of the Holy Quran. Recommended: The Gracious Qur'an translation by Ahmad Zaki Hammad

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

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Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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Spring 2020 - Know Your Audience: The Psychology and Spirituality of Helping Others

Course Category: Education| Level 2 Course

Course Code: EDU 201

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 21 - April 28, 2020
Timings: Tuesdays, 12:00 noon CST/6:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.

Prerequisites

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. EDU 101: Teaching Skills & Methodology.
  3. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 Core course.

Summary: As da'iyas - the teachers and leaders of tomorrow - students in this course will learn a variety of techniques for understanding and managing their roles, including the learning and implementing of spiritually mature practices, alongside practical components of community and religious service.  Scholarship, service, and support are the key components that form the foundation from which this comprehensive course will introduce and explore the various psychological and spiritual elements of helping different audiences in varying walks of life.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: TBD

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration Options: Before enrolling, please click here to read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below:

 

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Cost: USD 25.00 x 4 months

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