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Summer 2021 - Islamic Spirituality: History & Practices

Instructor: Dr. Tamara Gray

Time: Weds & Thurs 3:00 - 4:30 pm CST

Dates: July 28 - August 26, 2021


Course Description: Islamic spirituality is an important part of religious life. This course will take a birds-eye view of the origins of Islamic spirituality and explore the principles and practices which developed soon after the death of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Students will take a historical look at this development, investigate some branches of spiritual practice, and develop an understanding of the related terms and practices.


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

Instructor: Anse Shehnaz Karim

Time: Mon & Tues 7:30 - 9:00 am CST

Dates: July 26 - August 24, 2021


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).


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Summer 2021 - The Soul's Journey After Death

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

Time: Mon & Thurs 10:00 - 11:00 am CST

Dates: July 26 - August 26, 2021


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.


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Summer 2021 - Arabic Grammar Level 1B

Instructor: Anse Abeer Aborshaed

Time: Mon & Thurs 9:00 - 10:30 am CST

Dates: July 26 - August 26, 2021


Course Description: This course is designed to build on this foundational knowledge and develop students' basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the Arabic language. This level will equip them with the ability to communicate in different tenses and with different structures which they will not only be able to use, but also recognize in a variety of texts. This level will also work on developing their speaking and listening skills to enable them to engage in conversations with a greater depth of comprehension. 

Topics Covered:

  • Nominal Sentences
  • Pronouns – Attached and Detached
  • The Idafah Construct
  • Past Tense + Negation
  • Present tense + Negation
  • Future tense
  • Plurals
  • Numbers 1-10
  • The Imperative 


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.


For course information and to register, please visit register.rabata.org.

Summer 2021 - Arabic Conversation Level 1B

Instructor: Anse Raghad Alsayd

Time: Tues & Thurs 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Dates: July 27 - August 26, 2021


Course Description: The Conversation track utilizes the al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn curriculum, building speaking and conversation skills from the beginner up to the more advanced level through interactive classes which allow students to participate in real time. The curriculum covers everyday conversation topics and integrates listening, comprehension, and writing skills, gradually increasing vocabulary as students progress through the program. Recorded lessons included in the curriculum offer an alternative to traveling to Arabic-speaking countries to put listening and conversation skills into practice. In addition to these recorded lessons and the textbook, in-class practice allows students to apply these skills with the instructor and classmates.

In Level 1, students at the beginner level progress in their use of the Arabic language and are able to partake in simple conversations. Through the recorded lessons students begin to recognize new vocabulary words and understand their meanings, increasing their personal word bank.


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.


For course information and to register, please visit register.rabata.org.

Summer 2021 - Arabic Conversation Level 2B

Instructor: Anse Fida Chamseddine

Time: Mon & Weds 10:00 - 11:30 am CST

Dates: July 26 - August 30, 2021


Course Description: The Conversation track utilizes the al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn curriculum, building speaking and conversation skills from the beginner up to the more advanced level through interactive classes which allow students to participate in real time. The curriculum covers everyday conversation topics and integrates listening, comprehension, and writing skills, gradually increasing vocabulary as students progress through the program. Recorded lessons included in the curriculum offer an alternative to traveling to Arabic-speaking countries to put listening and conversation skills into practice. In addition to these recorded lessons and the textbook, in-class practice allows students to apply these skills with the instructor and classmates.

In Level 2, students advance to more complex conversational skills and gain the ability to make simple sentences based on the texts studied in class. Students will gain knowledge of Arabic phrases and new vocabulary words through the lessons and class activities.


Placement: New students in the Arabic program are required to submit a placement test to be placed at the correct level. Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.


For course information and to register, please visit register.rabata.org.