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 open. An additional program option, The Commuter Package, is available for local residents. To receive email updates: SUBSCRIBE HERE.
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.
- Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
- Shaykh Walead Mosaad
- Shaykh Faraz Khan
- Shaykh Omar Qureshi
- Imam Tahir Anwar
- Dr. Ali Ataie
- Imam Dawood Yaseen
- Ustadh Feriadoon Mojadedi
- Dr. As'ad Tarsin
- 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.