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Project Lina Online Workshop | 2021

Instructors: Dr. Tamara Gray & Najiyah Maxfield

Dates: June 16-19, 2021 (subject to change)

Duration: 12 hours

Description: An exclusive Ribaat workshop for Muslim female converts to Islam. The three main components of the workshop – Know Yourself, Declare Independence, and Tend Your Ties – are representative of some of the issues and problems Muslim converts deal with in today’s world. We will talk about issues of culture, creed and connections with family, friends and community as we explore what it means to be a western female convert in 2021. The workshop is not a 'new Muslim' course - rather it is an in-depth workshop for female converts - novice and veteran. 

Course Requirements: 

  1. This is an online course so students will need access to internet. An internet speed of at least 2 Mbps is recommended for best performance. 
  2. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.
  3. Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  4. This is an interactive workshop. Live attendance is needed to benefit fully. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students for one year from the start of the workshop.
Textbook: Project Lina: Bringing Our Whole Selves to Islam, by Dr. Tamara Gray & Najiyah Maxfield

Registration fee: $25.00 

Registration Policies:

  • This workshop is for converts only.
  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Registrants will receive a 50% discount for the textbook.
  • Registered students will have access to the forum and recordings of sessions from the start of the workshop.
  • Installment plans are not available for this workshop.
  • Click here for full Ribaat Registration Fees & Policies

Contact: For inquiries, email registration@rabata.org

Enroll: To register, visit register.rabata.org

 

Convert Care Workshop | June 2021

Speakers: Dr. Tamara Gray & Anse Najiyah Maxfield

Dates: June 25, 2021 (subject to change)

Timing: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST

Duration: 4 hours

Description: Converts are a growing part of the Muslim community. Unfortunately, too many find themselves alone and in need of both spiritual and practical support. This workshop will provide guidance for those mentoring new and veteran converts, offering a peek into the struggles they face and tips for supporting them in meaningful ways.

Course Requirements: 

  1. This is an online course so students will need access to internet. An internet speed of at least 2 Mbps is recommended for best performance. 
  2. To access the live class, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.
  3. Live attendance is recommended for best experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for one year from the start of the workshop.

Textbook: Project Lina: Bringing Our Whole Selves to Islam, by Dr. Tamara Gray & Najiyah Maxfield

Registration fee: $40.00 

Registration Policies:

  • Participants should be women above the age of 17.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Registrants will receive a 10% discount for the textbook.
  • Registered students will have access to the forum and recordings of sessions for one year from the start of the workshop.
  • Installment plans are not available for this workshop.
  • Click here for full Ribaat Registration Fees & Policies

Contact: For inquiries, email registration@rabata.org

Enroll: To register, visit register.rabata.org


Mystic Beats Introduction to Drumming | June 2021

Instructor: Robina Din

Dates: June 4-July 2, 2021    Time: Fridays, 11:00 am CST/5:00 pm UK

Click here to read About the Instructor

Length: 5 weeks (approximately 7.5 hours)

Description:

An opportunity to join an online interactive platform where you will learn about the role of the daff drum in Islamic history, have an opportunity to try out several daff beats and experience how to apply them to your favorite nasheeds. Come forward and join us in singing the praises of Allah (swt) and His Beloved (saw) in a fun and melodious way!     

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to apply the daff beat to at least 3 nasheeds (2 provided by the instructor and 1 chosen by the student).

Sessions:

Week 1 - History of the daff, its healing aspect, how to hold the daff, introduction to basic beat stroke   

Week 2 - forming the beats and playing at different paces, singing practice, applying the beats to the nasheeds   

Week 3 – Continuing to apply the beats to the nasheeds, teamwork and performing in teams (healthy competition!)

Week 4 – Playing an enhanced beat on the nasheeds  

Week 5 – Applying the beat to the learner’s chosen nasheed, teaching extra tips and creativity with the daff  

Prerequisites: Registrants should be women aged 17 or older.

Course Requirements: Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is required and students will need to be on camera. Sessions will not be recorded. This is an online course so students will need:

1.      Access to reliable internet. An internet speed of at least 2 Mbps is recommended for best performance.

2.      Headphones, camera and microphone will be required for in-class participation.

3.      Live classes can be viewed on a computer or handheld device using the Zoom app.

Registration Fee: $100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

*Special 20% discount!*

  • Students should be women above the age of 17
  • Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • This is a live workshop and participants will need to attend live. Recordings will not be provided.
  • A maximum of 15 seats are open for this workshop.
  • Scholarships and installment plans are not available for this workshop.
  • Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

 

Course Materials: Daff Drum/Instruments  

 Ideally the learners will have a Daff Frame Drum but if they don’t, they can use:    

  • Darbuka  
  • Djembe  
  • Round Plastic Plate  
  • Round Plastic or cardboard box  
  • Metal Pot lid!! 

 

For inquiries, email registration@rabata.org

Drumming Level 2: Layering the Beat | June 2021

Instructor: Robina Din

Dates: June 7-July 5, 2021    Time: Mondays, 11:00 am CST/5:00 pm UK

Click here to read About the Instructor

Length: 5 weeks (approximately 7.5 hours)

Description:

An opportunity to join an online interactive platform to enhance your daff drumming skills. You will be able to review your daff skills gained in Level 1 and increase your confidence by layering and extending the beat. You will also be able to freestyle and 'mix up the beats' to get creative on your favorite nasheeds. Come forward and join us in singing the praises of Allah (swt) and His beloved (saw) in a fun and melodious way!     

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to apply several daff beats to at least 5 nasheeds (chosen by the instructor and learner).

Sessions:

Week 1 - Review of level 1 skills and strokes of the daff. Starting to layer the beat. 

Week 2 - Applying the enhanced beat to nasheeds, teamwork and performing in teams (healthy competition!)

Week 3 – Dexterity practice, power of pauses, application to chosen nasheeds

Week 4 – Extending the beat and application on the nasheeds  

Week 5 – Picking up the pace beats and final performances

Prerequisites

  1. Registrants should be women aged 17 or older.
  2. Mystic Beats Drumming 

Course Requirements: Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is required and students will need to be on camera. Sessions will not be recorded. This is an online course so students will need:

1.      Access to reliable internet. An internet speed of at least 2 Mbps is recommended for best performance.

2.      Headphones, camera and microphone will be required for in-class participation.

3.      Live classes can be viewed on a computer or handheld device using the Zoom app.

Registration Fee: $100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

*Special 20% discount!*

  • Students should be women above the age of 17
  • Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • This is a live workshop and participants will need to attend live. Recordings will not be provided.
  • A maximum of 15 seats are open for this workshop.
  • Scholarships and installment plans are not available for this workshop.
  • Click here for Registration Fees & Policies

 

Course Materials: Daff Drum/Instruments  

 Ideally the learners will have a Daff Frame Drum but if they don’t, they can use:    

  • Darbuka  
  • Djembe  
  • Round Plastic Plate  
  • Round Plastic or cardboard box  
  • Metal Pot lid!! 

 

For inquiries, email registration@rabata.org