Spring 2020 - Mujaddidīn: Crises and Cures of Muslim History

Course Category: History | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Mujaddidīn: Crises and Cures of Muslim History with Anse Marah Dahman

Course Code: HIS 201

InstructorAnse Marah Dahman

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 26 - May 3, 2020
Timings: Sundays, 7:00 am CST/1:00 pm UK 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.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. 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 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring term of each year.


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

Summary: 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 weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete a term project, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.


  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.


For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org