Rihla Summer Program | Malaysia 2017

July 15 to August 7

Applications for the program are closed, however you can watch the entire program streaming live! Tune in to the Rihla 2017 Livestream including 10 courses taught by 8 scholars. The 2017 Livestream is being sponsored and hosted at www.DeenStream.tv.


Dr Umar F. Abd-Allah   //   Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad   //   Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy

Ustadh Omar Qureshi  //  Ustadha Sara Sabbagh  //  Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

Shaykh Walead Mosaad  //  Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi


A journey with a purpose:  an inner transformation rooted in sound knowledge and spiritual discipline.

The main objective of the Rihla curriculum is to provide students with knowledge that is both a religious duty for each Muslim to learn (fard ‘ayn) and immediately applicable in life.


Come find yourself at the Rihla Summer Program.

Along with the obligatory sciences, students will also be given the foundations of spiritual excellence, so they may direct themselves towards God more completely through developing the internal states leading to sincerity.


Experience. For over 15 years, the Rihla programs have been refined to provide the optimum student experience. Students today will benefit, God-willing, from a program that balances classroom education, group study, devotional practices and focused site visitations. Our goal is to deliver a holistic experience to all participants where they each return home with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.

Courses. Courses will include the foundations of faith – an understanding of essential Muslim creed (‘aqidah) which grounds a believer by knowing the attributes of both God and His prophets. Various courses in the sacred law (fiqh) will ensure students are well-grounded in the particulars of ritual purity, prayer, fasting, as well as the guidelines of an ethical lifestyle – including the guidelines for marriage, divorce, child-rearing, and more. Students will also be given the foundations of spiritual excellence, so that they may direct themselves towards God more completely through developing the internal states leading to sincerity.

When people say that the Rihla can change your life, it is absolutely and unequivocally true. I met myself for the first time there. My essence: deep down, true self.
— Past Rihla Student

The courses will be part of a complete enrichment experience including coordinated study breaks, review sessions, well-designed course materials, private devotional time, and coordinated recreational activities. Students can, insha’Allah, reap the benefits of combining professional courses, enlightening teachers, and a focused yet spiritually stimulating environment.

Venue. This year's program will be held in Malaysia, a diverse, multicultural country blessed with beautiful landscape and rich tradition. The program will be hosted at a beautiful 4-star resort located in the state of Malacca. Dubbed "the historic state," Malacca is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its vast history, culture, and natural beauty, Malacca's character will add a unique dimension to the rich experience of the Rihla program.

Tuition and Financial Aid. Tuition includes full room and board and all meals for the duration of the Rihla. Students are responsible for their own airfare from their home to Malaysia. More information regarding travel details will be provided following acceptance into the program. Tuition: $3,000 USD.

Applications. Due to the number of applications received every year, it is important to apply early. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and must be submitted by April 15th. Applications are only accepted using the online form (see button below). Final notification may be expected by May 1st. All students are encouraged to apply. Applications are now closed.