Companions of the Prophet (s) | Part 1 - Fall 2017

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core Course

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Course Code: SIR 101

Instructor: Anse Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Sept. 11 - Dec. 18, 2017

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.

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.

Summary: An in-depth study of the lives of thirty companions discussed in the book Stars in the Prophet’s Orbit. Students will learn their stories, draw conclusions about Islamic precepts from their lives, understand their relationship to the Prophet (s) and derive personal lessons from their lives.

The first thirty companions of this text are covered in Part 1 of the course, and the second thirty 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, write one critical analysis paper, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Text: Stars in the Prophet’s Orbit by Asmāʾ al Tabbāʿ

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

Training the Tongue, Purifying the Heart - Fall 2017

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core Course

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Course Code: PUR 101

Instructor: Anse Marah Dahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Sept. 13 - Dec. 20, 2017

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.

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

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

Summary: An introduction to the concept of tazkiya, or purification of the self/heart in Islam. It is a beginning look at diseases of the heart and sins of the tongue as well as the relationship between the two. Students will learn some general cures and understand some of the skills necessary to begin the path of tazkiya.

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Text:The Marvels of the Heart, by Imam al-Ghazālī. Translated by Walter James Skellie (side reading and a reference for paper and final exam).

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

Reflections from the Quran: Surat al-Kahf - Fall 2017

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core Course

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Course Code: ELE 101

Length: 1 term. Due to health restrictions, the instructor may need to cancel class at times.

Course Dates: Sept. 17 - Dec. 24, 2017

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.

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

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

Summary: Take a journey with the Quran, gain deeper understandings of its words and derive lessons from Allah's (swt) words. This term, students will be guided through an in-depth study of Surat al-Kahf, learn its stories, and reflect upon the lessons learned from its verses as they sit with one of our modern scholars of the Holy Quran.

Course Requirements: This course will be graded as pass/fail grade. Students are expected to attend the weekly sessions or recordings and submit weekly homework assignments based on the lecture for the week. Students are also expected to read the assigned material and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$50.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)$10.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Text: A translation of the Holy Quran.

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