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...
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...
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