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Spring 2021 - Lessons from the Life of the Prophet (s) | Part 2

Instructor: Anse Shehnaz Karim

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


Course Category: Sira | Level 2 Course
Course Code: SIR 202
Instructor: Anse Shehnaz Karim
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 12 - Apr. 13, 2021
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 am CST/1:30 pm UK
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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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. SIR 101 and SIR 102 (Companions of the Prophet (s) | Parts 1 & 2).

  3. 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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, and submit a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: No textbook is required for this course. Readings will be provided by the instructor through the course forum.
Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

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

Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - Fiqh al-Ibadat: al-Madhhab al-Shafi'i | Part 2

Instructor: Anse Raghad Bushnaq

Day: Thursdays   Time: 10:00 am CST/4:00pm UK


Course Category: Fiqh | Level 2 Course
Course Code: FQH 202
Instructor: Anse Dr. Raghad Bushnaq
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 21 - Apr. 15, 2021
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 am CST / 4:00 pm UK
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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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 online lectures, complete weekly assignments as assigned, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (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 Options: Before enrolling, please read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below.

Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - The Forty Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi | Part 2

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

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


Course Category: Hadith | Level 2 Course
Course Code: HAD 202
Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 13 - Apr. 14, 2021
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am UK
Classes last approximately 1.5 hours 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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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. 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.

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 online lectures, complete weekly assignments as assigned, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (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: Commentary on the Forty Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi: Timeless Prophetic Gems of Guidance and Wisdom, by Dr. Jamal Ahmed Badi

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

Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda - Part 2

Instructor: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

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


Course Category: Aqida | Level 2 Course
Course Code: AQD 202
Instructor: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 12 - Apr. 13, 2021
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK
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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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: 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 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 final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation.

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.


Text: 

  1. Required: The Creed of Imam Bayhaqi, by Abu Bakr Ahmad Ibn Husayn Al-Bayhaqi. Translated by Nasir Absussalam 

  2. Required: Fate & Predestination, by Shaikh Mohammad M. Al-Sha'rawi

  3. Required: Mary the Blessed Virgin of Islam, by Aliah Schleifer

  4. Recommended: The Story of the Quran, by Ingrid Mattson

  5. Required: The Concise Article, by Habib Abu Bakr Al-Adani B Ali Al-Mashhur, Translated by Mohammed Ahmad Mbaye"

  6. Recommended: Notions that Must be Corrected, by Shaikh Muhammad b. Alawi al Maliki al Hasani, translated by Suraqah Abdul Aziz

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

Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - Mujaddidīn: Crises and Cures of Muslim History

Instructor: Anse Marah Dahman

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


Course Category: History | Level 2 Course
Course Code: HIS 201
Instructor: Anse Marah Dahman
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 17 - Apr. 18, 2021
Day: Sundays
Time: 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1.5 hours 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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.

Course Description: 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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write a term paper, complete a term project and presentation, and review and sit for a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (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.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

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

Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - Understanding the Muslim World

Instructor: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Day: Wednesdays    Time: 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK


Course Category: Social Sciences | Level 2 Course
Course Code: SSC 201
Instructor: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 13 - Apr. 14, 2021
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK
Classes last approximately 1.5 hours 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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

Offered: This course is offered once each year.
Prerequisites: 

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.

  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the human geography of the Muslim World, with an emphasis on cultural, historical, economic, and political geography. Utilizing a world-historical approach, the course will challenge students to rethink certain assumptions about the way the world is mapped, bounded, and defined. The central thesis guiding the course is the contention that the features we take for granted on the world map (continents, countries, directions, and borders) are more a product of various ethnocentrisms rooted in the ideologies that shaped the modern world rather than a reflection of natural and inherent divisions. A variety of materials will be assigned to explore this thesis, including a chronicle of the travels of Ibn Battuta, premodern maps, and scholarly articles highlighting key events and processes in the shaping of the premodern Muslim World.
Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and write a book review.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.


Text: The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta: Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer, by David Waines

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

Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - Tafsir Juzu' 'Amma

Instructor: Anse Dahlia Kaswani

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


Course Category: Tafsir | Level 2 Course
Course Code: TAF 201
Instructor: Anse Dahlia Kaswani
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 11 - Apr. 12, 2021
Day: Mondays
Time: 8:00 am CST/2:00 pm UK
Classes last approximately 1.5 hours 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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.

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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (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 Options: Before enrolling, please read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below.

Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - The 99 Names of Allah (swt)

Instructor: Anse Sana Mohiuddin

Day: Tuesdays          Time: 1:00 pm CST/7:00 pm UK


Course Category: Aqida | Level 2 Course
Course Code: AQD 203
Instructor: Anse Sana Mohiuddin
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 12 - Apr. 13, 2021
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 pm CST/7:00 pm UK
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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

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.


Course Description: 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 online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write a term paper, review and sit for a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.


Text: 

Recommended: Allah: An Explanation of the Divine Names and Attributes, by Ahmad Ibn ‘Ajbiba al Hasani 

Recommended: Ninety-Nine Name of Allah in Islam (PDF), by Imam Ghazali

Recommended for Arabic speakers:  أسماء آلله الحسنى وصفاته للإمام القرطبي

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


Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments



Spring 2021 - The Soul's Journey After Death

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

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


Course Category: Aqida | Level 2 Course
Course Code: AQD 204
Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 17 - Apr. 18, 2021
Day: Sundays
Time: 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am UK
Classes last approximately 1.5 hours 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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

Prerequisites: 

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.

  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.


Course Description: This course is a trip into the “Book of the Soul” (Kitab al-Ruh) where we escort the human soul on its journey from start to finish in both the material world and the Hereafter. The course will discuss the spirits of both the living and the dead and the relationship between them with emphasis on the spirit of the dead, the questions and controversies that surround its departure, the grave, the Barzakh, and what the living should (and should not) do in regards to their own souls and to the souls of others. 

The unique book of Ibn al-Qayyim is unparalleled in its coverage of the above subject while firmly adhering to the Quran, Hadith and the interpretations of the righteous Salaf.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.
This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: 

  1. The Soul's Journey After Death: An Abridgment of Ibn Al-Qayyim's Kitabar-Ruh

  2. Recommended for Arabic speakers: كتاب الروح لابن قيم الجوزية 

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


Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments


Spring 2021 - Shaykha Nana Asma'u: Her World, Writings and Legacy

Instructor: Ustadha Rukayat Yakub

Day: Saturdays       Time: 8:30 am CST/2:30 pm UK


Course Category: Social Sciences | Level 2 Course
Course Code: SSC 202
Instructor: Ustadha Rukayat Yakub
Duration: 14 weeks
Course Dates: Jan. 16 - Apr. 17, 2021
Day: Saturdays
Time: 8:30 am CST/2:30 pm UK
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 end in the United States on Sunday, March 14, 2021. 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 14.

Offered: This is a new course!

Prerequisites: 

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.

  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.


Course Description: This course is an introduction to the world into which Shaykha Nana Asma’u was born. Participants will then study her life and a sample of her writings. Over 60 works of Shaykha Nana have been preserved. The genres she wrote in will be examined and excerpts will be studied to see how she used poetry in her mission. Students will use these writings to understand the stories behind them and how each was used as an educational tool within the education system she developed. The course will conclude with a look at the legacy Shaykha Nana Asma’u has left the world.

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

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 

  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 

  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the AdobeConnect app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable
Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until June 1st, 2021.

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

  • $20.00 late registration fee after January 8th (if seats are available)

  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.


Text: 

  1. Recommended: Collected Works of Nana Asma'u: Daughter of Usman 'dan Fodiyo (1793-1864), by Jean Boyd

  2. Recommended: The African Caliphate: The Life, Works and Teaching of Shaykh Usman Dan Fodio, by Ibraheem Sulaiman

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


Option 1: Register for this course in installments.

$25.00 x 4 = $100

Send payment in installments