Companions of the Prophet (s) | Part 2 - Spring 2018

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core Courseribaat level 1 icon

View a short segment of this course: Companions of the Prophet (s) with Anse Tamara Gray

Course Code: SIR 102

Instructor: Anse Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - May 6, 2018
Timings: Mondays, 8:00 pm CST/2:00 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.
  • Part 1 of this course (SIR 101) is suggested but not required.

Summary: 

An in-depth study of the lives of the second 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. Students will apply same to an additional companion upon whom research will be done. 

The first thirty companions of this text are covered in Part 1 of the course, and the second thirty are covered in Part 2. It is not required to complete part 1 before part 2 of this course.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, 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 January 20th (if seats are available)

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Text: 

Stars in the Prophet’s Orbit by Asmāʾ al Tabbāʿ translated by Sawsan Tarabishy

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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Training the Tongue, Purifying the Heart - Spring 2018

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core Courseribaat level 1 icon

View a short segment of this course: Training the Tongue, Purifying the Heart with Anse Marah Dahman

Course Code: PUR 101

Instructor: Anse Marah Dahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 24 - May 2, 2018
Timings: Wednesdays, 8:00 pm CST/2:00 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 and Spring terms of every 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, 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 January 20th (if seats are available)

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Text: The Marvels of the Heart by Imām al-Ghazālī translated by Walter James Skellie

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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Foundations, Flounderings & Faith - Spring 2018

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core Courseribaat level 1 icon

View a short segment of this course: Foundations, Flounderings, and Faith with Anse Tamara Gray

Course Code: ELE 100

Instructor: Anse Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 25 - May 10, 2018
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: This course is offered in the Spring Term of each year.

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

Summary: Belief and practice are the essential building blocks for Muslims and, as such, in order to build a fortress of faith, we need solid building materials. This course will cover basic ʿaqīda (tenets of belief), discuss issues of practice, and attempt to answer controversial questions. We will build a community of faithful friends, quell the floundering heart, and revive the faithful heart.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and write one reflection paper.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

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Text: 

  1. Being Muslim: A Practical Guide by Asad Tarsin
  2. Islam Religion of Life by Abdul Wadod Shalabi

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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Reflections from the Quran: Surat al-Kahf & Al Imran - Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core CourseRibaat level 1 icon

View a short segment of this course: Class Sample

Course Code: TAF 101

Instructor: Ustadha Maha Hamoui

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

Course Dates: Sept. 17 - May 6, 2018
Timings: Sundays, 1:00 pm CST/7:00 pm 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 and Spring terms of each year.

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

Summary: Take a journey with the Holy Quran, gain deeper understandings of its words, and derive lessons from Allah's (swt) words with one of our modern scholars of the Holy Quran. This term, students will continue the study of Surat al-Kahf begun in the Fall and begin Surat Al Imran. Registering students will have access to recordings from the Fall 2017 Term.

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)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

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Text: A translation of the Holy Quran. Recommended: The Gracious 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

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Fast & Friendly Fiqh: An Introduction to Worship Essentials - Spring 2018

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Elective Courseribaat level 1 icon

Course Code: FQH 101

Instructor: Anse Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 25 - May 2, 2018
Timings: Wednesdays, 12:00 noon CST/6:00 pm GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour 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.

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

Summary: A quick and fun introduction to Shafi'i fiqh for the beginner, this course will go over the main rules of worship, covering purification (ṭahāra), prayer (ṣalāh), and fasting (ṣawm). It will also serve as a refresher and preparation for Ramadan.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete weekly assignments as assigned by the instructor, read the assigned material, complete two projects, and review and sit for a final test.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

Text: The Shafi'i Manual of Purity, Prayer and Fasting by Tashfeen Ekram

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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