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Fall 2020 - Lessons from the Life of the Prophet (s) Part 1

InstructorAnse Shehnaz Karim

Day: Tuesdays  Time: 7:30 am CST/1:30 pm UK


Course Category: Sira | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Lessons from the Life of the Prophet (s) with Anse Shehnaz Karim

Course Code: SIR 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 15 - Dec. 8, 2020

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 7:30 am CST/1:30 pm UK

Classes last approximately 1.5 hour each. Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Offered: Part 1 of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring. Completion of Part 1 is recommended but not required to enroll in Part 2.

Prerequisites:

  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • SIR 101 and SIR 102 (Companions of the Prophet (s) | Parts 1 & 2).
  • Part 1 of this course is suggested but not required for Part 2.

Course Description: 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, write one research paper, and review and sit for a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
  4. To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: No text is required for this course

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.


Fall 2020 - Fiqh al-Ibadat: al-Madhhab al-Shafi'i | Part 1

InstructorAnse Raghad Bushnaq

Day: Thursdays   Time: 10:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK


Course Category: Fiqh | Level 2 Course

Course Code: FQH 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 17 - Dec. 10, 2020

Day: Thursdays

Time: 10:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK

Classes last approximately 1.5 hour each. Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Offered: Part 1 of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring. Completion of Part 1 is recommended but not required to enroll in Part 2.

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.

Course Description: 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, write one research paper, and review and sit for a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
  4. To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.


Fall 2020 - The Forty Hadiths of Imam al-Nawawi | Part 1

InstructorAnse Rydanah Dahman

Day: Thursdays   Time: 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am UK


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 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 17 - Dec. 10, 2020

Classes last approximately 1.5 hour each. Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Offered: Part 1 of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring. Completion of Part 1 is recommended but not required to enroll in Part 2.

Prerequisites:

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

Course Description: 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, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
  4. To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: Required: A Treasury of Hadith: A Commentary on Nawawi’s Selection of Forty Prophetic Traditions, by Ibn Daqiq al-ʿId

Recommended: Arabic-English dictionary or application

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.


Fall 2020 - Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda - Part 1

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Day: Tuesdays    Time: 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK


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 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 15 - Dec. 8, 2020

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

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Offered: Part 1 of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring. Completion of Part 1 is recommended but not required to enroll in Part 2.

Prerequisites:

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

Course Description: 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. In this intensive Level 2 Ribaat course for advanced students, 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 one term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
  4. To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: 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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.


Fall 2020 - Tafsir Juzu' 'Amma

InstructorAnse Dahlia Kaswani

Day: Mondays   Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK


Course Category: Tafsir | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Tafsir Juzu' 'Amma

Course Code: TAF 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 7, 2020

Classes last approximately 1.5 hour each. Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Prerequisites: 

  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.
  • Arabic Level 1 or equivalent knowledge.

Course Description: 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 one term project, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
  4. To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.


Fall 2020 - The Spiritual Journey with Ibn Ata'

InstructorAnse Marah Dahman

Day: Sundays   Time: 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK


Course Category: Purification | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: The Spiritual Journey with Ibn Ata' with Anse Marah Dahman 

Course Code: PUR 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 20 - Dec. 13, 2020

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

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Offered: Part 1 of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring. Completion of Part 1 is recommended but not required to enroll in Part 2.

Prerequisites

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

Course Description: This course is a continuation of the journey of tazkiyah, which is the purification of the heart/ self. The course consists of a series of the wisdoms of Ibn Ata’illah, that will be explained, discussed, and reflected upon.  Students will have insights to the wisdom of Ibn Ata’Illah.  This will advance the understanding and the practice of the state that results in Allah’s (swt) satisfaction.

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

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
  4. To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: A Journey to God: Reflections on the Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah, by Jasser Auda.

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.


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

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Day: Mondays   Time: 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK


Course Category: Education | Level 2 Course

Course Code: EDU 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 7, 2020

Classes last approximately 1.5 hour each. Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Description: 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.

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
  4. To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: A book list will be provided through the course forum. Each student will choose 1 book from the list.

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.


Fall 2020 - A Look at Poverty, Justice & Race in America: Advanced Seminar

InstructorUstadha Rukayat Yakub

Day: Wednesdays  Time: 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK


Course Category: Certification Requirements | Level 2 Course

Course Code: CRT 201

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: Sept. 16 - Dec. 9, 2020

Classes last approximately 1.5 hour each. Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, November 1, 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 later starting November 1st.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Description: This course will take an in-depth look at a pertinent issue around the world today. The focus is on the Muslim's and the da'iyas understanding or and role in issues effecting society and how we can be positive forces of change in various arenas.

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

This is an online course so students will need:

  1. Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  2. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  3. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app. 
To access recordings of the sessions on a smart device, students may need to install the Puffin or Photon browser.


Text: 
Recommended: 

  1.  Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
  2.  What the Eyes Don't See, by Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until December 31st, 2020.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

Registration is now closed for this course.