Lessons from the Life of the Prophet (s) | Part 1 - Fall 2017

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 2 Core CourseRibaat level 2 icon

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Course Code: 
SIR 201

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 21, 2017
Timings: Thursdays, 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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

Summary: A survey of the life of the Prophet (s), beginning with an understanding of the political and social layout of the Arabian peninsula at the time of his birth and concluding with a deeper understanding of why he was indeed "the chosen one".  Throughout the course, students examine the major events and incidents that took place, 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 and projects as assigned by the instructor, read the assigned material, 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: In the Footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, by Tariq Ramadan

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

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Introduction to Islamic 'Aqida | Part 1 - Fall 2017

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 2 Core CourseRibaat level 2 icon

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Course Code: 
AQD 201

Instructor: Anse Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Sept. 11 - Dec. 18, 2017
Timings: Mondays, 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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 every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.

Prerequisites

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

Summary: An intensive, Level 2 Ribaat course for advanced students, this course comprises an academic study of the tenets of Islamic belief, beginning 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 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.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments and projects as assigned by the instructor, 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)

Texts: 

1. Ahl al-Sunna the Asharis: The Testimony and Proofs of the Scholars Shaykh Hamad al-Sinan and Shaykh Fawzi al-Anjari, translated by AbdulAziz Suraqa
2. The Islamic Concept of God  Mohammad Zia Ullah
3. Fate and Predestination  Shaikh Mohammad M. Al-Sha'rawi

Students will receive an email with the required textbooks before the start of the class inshallah.

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

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Understanding the Muslim World - Fall 2017

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 2 Core CourseRibaat level 2 icon


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Course Code: GEO 201

Instructor: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Sept. 13 - Dec. 20, 2017
Timings: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

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 term of each year.

Prerequisites

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

Summary: 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 weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write one term 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: TBD

Students will receive an email with the required textbooks before the start of the course inshallah.

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

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