Nov, 2017

Student of the Month

For the very first time, the Ribaat Academic Institute is offering a course exclusively in Arabic. This semester, students have been able to sign up for the Companions course with its text and instruction solely in Arabic. Many of the students have already taken the class in English but wanted to challenge themselves by learning from the original Arabic text. For native speakers of Arabic...
Oct, 2017

Student of the Month

For this year’s 2nd annual Ribaat Retreat, registrants were able to attend even if they were not Ribaat students yet. The condition was that they had to commit to signing up for a course for this Fall semester. Alaa Mohammad of Wisconsin was one of the beneficiaries of this exception. She was introduced to the program through a local friend, who is a teacher and student of Ribaat. Prior...
Sep, 2017

Student of the Month

This summer, Ribaat offered one-on- one tutoring classes for Arabic students. It was a fruitful experience for many, including Houston resident Miriam Eqab. As an advanced Arabic student, she found the summer program to be very accommodating and well-structured to her learning needs.   “The instructor customized the lessons to my level and my specific problem areas,” says Miriam,...
Aug, 2017

Student of the Month

Ribaat Student of the Month ~ August 2017 Khadijah Chemat   While listening to her local radio station in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, Khadijah Chemat was intrigued to hear about an online education program for women taught by women. She heard Anse Tamara Gray’s interview on Ikim.fm during her Malaysia tour in January 2017. After hearing the interview, Khadijah wanted to learn more...
Jun, 2017

Ribaat Student of the Month

Pumpkin. That is what drew Andrea Cluck to join Ribaat. Yes, pumpkin. While attending a Lina Forward meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she was virtually introduced to Anse Tamara Gray. “When Anse told us that we should eat pumpkin (roasted with butter and sugar) as it’s a practice of Prophet Muhammad (s), I knew I needed to have this wonderful person in my life. I started taking Ribaat...