The Commuter Package | Rihla 2018

for bay area residents

This year, the Rihla is offering a special commuter package for students local to the Bay Area who do not require lodging. Students staying at home can apply to attend the program and still enjoy full program benefits. Package includes classes, course materials, meals, and more. The Commuter Package requires students to arrange their own lodging off-site and transportation to and from the Zaytuna College campus. Commuter students are expected to attend the entire Rihla Program. Additional details will be provided upon acceptance. Return to the Rihla 2018 main page for complete program details. 


Commuter Package

  • Location: Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA
  • Commuter Application Required.
  • Does not include lodging or transportation. 
  • Tuition: $ 1,500 USD. 
  • Application Deadline: May 18th, 2018

Tuition includes full access to all classes, course materials, and meals (lunch, dinner, and snacks). All commuting students are expected to attend the entire program. Students are solely responsible for their own housing and transportation to the campus on a daily basis. 

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

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.

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.