The 2013 Rihla Program will continue its tradition of providing participants enrichment through a unique multidimensional summer intensive. Combining dependable, relevant education and dedicated devotional time in a spiritually inspiring historic setting, the Rihla program will provide a holistic experience to those seriously striving to learn their religion.
The majority of this year’s curriculum is comprised of the fard ‘ayn, material which must be learned by every Muslim as a required religious duty. Equally as important, students will be given the tools and applied knowledge to take Islam beyond the classroom and implement it immediately in their everyday lives.
Courses will cover essential Muslim creed (‘aqidah), which grounds a believer’s faith by knowing the attributes of both God and His prophets. Various courses in the sacred law (fiqh) will ensure students are well versed in the particulars of ritual purity, prayer, fasting, and zakat, as well as the guidelines of an ethical lifestyle – including the standards for marriage, divorce, childrearing, financial transactions and more. Students will also be taught the foundations of spiritual excellence, so they may direct their lives more completely toward God by developing the internal states that lead to sincerity.
These courses are just one part of a complete enrichment experience, which includes coordinated review sessions and study breaks, professionally designed course materials, private devotional time, and scheduled recreational activities.
All of this will take place in a focused, spiritually inspiring environment. This will allow students to fully benefit from both the classes and the enlightening teachers who will accompany us on this journey.
• Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
• Imam Zaid Shakir (tentative)
• Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
• Imam Afroz Ali
• Imam Tahir Anwar
• Ustadh Hamza Maqbul Chaudry