Feb, 2018

Student of the Month – February

As salaamu alaikum. My name is Maisarah Skaka, and I'm 33 years old. I am half Australian and half Malaysian and have lived in many different places around the world, but Sarajevo is the place I call home. I have four children and am a homemaker by profession. In today’s world of pursuing careers, being a housewife and mother is not always seen as valuable. Although it is a daily...
Jan, 2018

Student of the Month – January 2018

Assalamu alaikum! My name is Wafiqah Sadiq and I am a stay at home mom of two boys, ages 6 and 3 ½. I was born and raised in Chicago, but moved to Seattle with my family about 3 years ago. I remember last year being a very busy and daunting time in my life. I had just plunged myself into a huge, life-changing diet in a move towards healthier living, I was trying to homeschool my very young...
Dec, 2017

Student of the Month – December 2017

As salaamu alaikum. I am Alimatunnisa Abdul Ghani, Alimah for short, and a Singaporean residing in Singapore. I was born into a Muslim family and studied in fulltime Islamic schools from kindergarten up until university level alhamdulillah.   I am a full-time Quranic and Islamic studies teacher in Singapore, and I also volunteer to help the female Muslim community here with their...
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...
Jul, 2017

Student of the Month – July

As salaamu alaikum,   My name is Anneeza binti Zainal. I’m 38 years old from Putrajaya, Malaysia, and am married with four children. I have a Masters in Microbiology and used to work with the Ministry of Health before deciding to become a full-time mom after my second child was born.   Before I gave birth to him, I had a molar pregnancy and had to undergo six...
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