There is a whisper first.

Then the whisper grows into a quiet hum, the hum into an audible sound.

A voice forms words, and voices join together. Together they shout! They acclaim! They call.

Let the victory of Islam begin with your whisper.

Islam began with the verse, {Read, in the name of thy Lord who created…} Here the basis of the victory of individuals and societies is established. Success and victory must be based on two wings; the wing of knowledge (iqraʾ) and the wing of spirituality (bismi rabbika).

And indeed Islam began with a whisper that was quietly shared between a select few. It grew into a quiet and secret community, and when the order to go public came, the voices were audible. One event after another, and more and more people entered into this joyous faith until together they began to shout out the call to the love of Allah over all else, and the love of His beloved over all people.

Somewhere in our history, our voices got quieter, and today the voice of wisdom and knowledge as well as sacred and spiritual is but a whisper again.

Last fall the Ribaat program began as a place where we women could join together and grow in our knowledge and our spirituality. The whisper that was before became a hum as over 300 women registered for classes in Islamic sciences.Tomorrow, December 25th, registration will open for the spring semester.

Let your voice join the others, and let us be the beginning of change.

Register to learn about the lives of the companions, may Allah be pleased with them, and take them on as models and mentors. (RS 102)

Register to purify your heart and tongue and grow in ways you never imagined possible. (RP 101)

Register to study some of the origins of jurisprudence and fall in love with the intricacies of our legal system. (RF 101)

Register to read and understand the thirtieth part of the Quran, and grow in your ʿaqīda (belief system) and your relationship with the words of God. (RQ 101)

If you are newly returning to faith, register in Foundations, Flounderings and Faith (RE100) a back to basics course meant for anyone who would like to strengthen their basic foundation of faith.

Register to delve deeply into the meanings of part of Sūrat Āl ʿImrān and fall head over heels in love with the Quran. (RE 102)

Once you’ve chosen one of the above classes, register in Arabic as well.

We have made an agreement with the writer of a highly acclaimed Arabic curriculum, and will begin teaching these new books this spring semester.

Register in the Arabic program, (you will be given a placement exam) and start on the road to learning the language of our beloved Prophet (s), our Quran, our sacred texts, and the language of heaven itself.

Registration for the Ribaat Spring 2014 Term begins December 25th. Tell your sisters, your friends, your cousins, your aunts, your mothers, your (adult) daughters. Let us come together with loud voices of knowledge and love. Let us stand together in Ribaat.

Click here to enroll.​

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