Rihla Summer Program | Berkeley, California

July 1 to July 21, 2018

The Rihla Summer Program will be hosted at Zaytuna College, in Berkeley, California. Applications are now closed. You can still join the Rihla Program via the free livestream. Details and livestream schedule will be posted as the program nears. 

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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.


When people say that the Rihla can change your life, it is absolutely and unequivocally true. I understood what it means to be human and discovered the richness of our tradition.
— Past Rihla Student

TEACHERS

  • Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
  • Shaykh Walead Mosaad
  • Shaykh Faraz Khan
  • Shaykh Omar Qureshi
  • Imam Tahir Anwar
  • Dr. Ali Ataie
  • Ustadha Muslema Purmul
  • Imam Dawood Yasin
  • Ustadh Feriadoon Mojadedi
  • Dr. As'ad Tarsin

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: July 1st - July 21st, 2018
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Tuition: $2,500 USD (includes housing, meals, and course materials)
  • Application Deadline: May 1st, 2018

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. 

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.

The Rihla Summer Program:
Journey for the Sake of Knowledge

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.