Oct, 2018

October 2018 – Amina Khan

Ms. Amina Khan is a Michigan resident, originally from India, who used to work as a pharmacy technician. Now, she can be found volunteering at her local masjid and taking classes as a student with the Ribaat Academic Program. ​Ms. Amina is the proud grandmother of three beautiful children. Along with volunteering, she likes to sew and cook in her free time. Being a Ribaat student has been a...
Sep, 2018

September 2018 – Walia Wahid

Walia Wahid has always been an active volunteer in her community, as service is an important factor in her life. She was highly involved with multiple non-profit organizations in Toronto and continued her volunteer work after moving to northern California. She takes on different roles and projects, many of which require working with youth. In 2013, while working on one such project for a...
Aug, 2018

August 2018 – Ameenah Emi

Ameenah Emi has always dreamed of memorizing the entire Quran in Arabic. It has been a great effort, though, to make this dream a reality in Japan for Ameenah. She feels blessed to have met some teachers there who have helped her on her memorization journey thus far. However, she has not had the same access to studying the language of Arabic in her country. “I want to also be able to...
Jul, 2018

July 2018 – Stephanie Pitre

Ribaat Student of the Month ~ July 2018 Stephanie Pitre   Ribaat offers many classes in Islamic studies, but it also provides workshops and intensives on marriage, family, parenting, fasting, writing and publishing as well professional development courses such as speed-reading. Stephanie Pitre of Ottawa, Canada, works as a senior program officer for an NGO. She embraced Islam in...
Jun, 2018

June 2018

June 2018 Ribaat Student of the Month – Ricki Butler   Ricki Butler moved around a lot while growing up but has spent most of her adult life here in Missouri, right in the center of America. However, it was traveling halfway across the world to Morocco that would bring her to Islam almost 5 years ago. It started with signing up for Arabic just to fulfill her language requirement...
Jun, 2018

May 2018

May 2018 Ribaat Student of the Month – Zena Jones Zena Jones is a social worker, who resides in Michigan but is originally from Miami, Florida. She is the mother of three young adults and has quite the busy schedule between family, work and her volunteer commitments. “I work with diverse individuals and groups,” shares Zena. “I usually have less than a ‘New York minute’ to get...
Apr, 2018

April 2018

Ribaat Student of the Month ~ April 2018 Zain Sayed   Leaving your homeland is never easy. You leave all your familiarities and comforts like family, friends, food, language and culture. Then to assimilate into a world that does not feel fully yours can be hard. For Syrian Zain Sayed, adjusting to Western life in Canada came with its difficulties. What has gotten her through is...
Mar, 2018

Student of the Month – March

As salaamu alaikum.   My name is Fozia Bashir. I am from Union City, California, and am a first-time mom of a 2-year- old boy. Until recently, I worked as a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst but now spend more time at home with my son.   I have been a Ribaat student for several years. I took my first class with Ribaat back in the Fall of 2013. The very...
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