Frequently Asked Questions

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Ribaat FAQs

Contact registration@rabata.org for further inquiries.

The Academic Program 

Who is eligible to enroll in Ribaat?

The Ribaat program is open to Muslim women over age 17. 

How long do I have to complete the program?

A student may complete the courses at her own pace, whether that be one course per term or more. We advise new students to enroll in no more than 2 courses, until they can assess the course load they can manage.

Will courses be repeated next term/next year?

Some courses are offered every term, while others are offered once a year or once every two years. Click here to see when each course is offered: Ribaat Course Descriptions


Payment

How much do the courses cost?

There is a $100.00 registration fee for each one-term course. The registration fee does not include the cost of the course materials, which varies from course to course. 

Click here for Registration Fees & Policies.

How do I pay for my course?

When enrollment for a term is open, you will be able to enroll:

To enroll:

1- Visit the Ribaat Forum.

2- Create a Username and password and build your profile.

3- Make sure you are logged in to the site.

4- Scroll down the Ribaat homepage and click on the course you wish to enroll in.

4- Scroll to the bottom and click ​“Send payment via PayPal" or “Send payment in installments”.

5- Make your payment via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can choose the option here to pay with a credit card.

6- Repeat for any other courses you wish to enroll in.

Can I enroll in a course after registration closes?

If seats are still available, you may still have the option to enroll. However, a late fee may apply. Contact registration@rabata.org for assistance.

Are there possibilities for financial aid?

Students may apply for a full or partial scholarship or opt to pay for Ribaat courses in monthly installments.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

To apply for a scholarship, complete the Scholarship Application Form. Scholarships are reviewed on a case by case basis and are subject to space availability. Applicants will be contacted before the start of the term. 

How can I pay in installments?

When enrollment for a term is open, you will be able to click the "Enroll" button for your chosen course. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Pay in Installments".

Are the scholarships need-based or merit-based?

The scholarships are need-based. Our hope is that they can go to someone who would otherwise not be able to afford the course.

 

Courses

How long is the term?

Ribaat terms last generally 15 weeks in all, beginning the first week of class and ending the week of the final exam. Some upper level courses run two or more terms. 

How long is each session?

Class sessions generally last between 1.5 and 2 hours.

How much time commitment will I need to dedicate to each course outside of class time?

That will vary depending on the course and the student.

Keep in mind that these are academic courses, which means students will be expected to listen to the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, review and sit for tests, participate in class and on the forum, and complete projects and/or papers as assigned by the instructor. 

Can I take all the courses? How do I choose?

You may take as few or as many courses as fit your schedule. You may want to divide the core courses between the two terms in order to ensure you complete them all.

How are recitation teachers designated?

Ribaat recitation teachers are trained and certified in the science and practice of tajwīd. We will do our best to assign you to a teacher near you. If there are no teachers in your area, we will pair you with a teacher with whom you can work online.

I won't be able to attend the live class every week. Is that ok?

While some instructors do require live attendance (see the course descriptions for more details), and live attendance is encouraged whenever possible, for the most part, recordings of Ribaat courses will be made available to students who cannot attend the live class. Attendance is taken during class for administrative purposes, but as long as you are diligent about keeping up with the recordings and handing in coursework on time, you should be fine without affecting your grade.

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