Understanding the Muslim World

Course Category: Social Sciences | Level 2 Course

Course Code: SSC 203

Instructor: Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: September 14 - December 17, 2023

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm CST

Coures Description:

Coming soon


Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until January 15, 2024.

Course Prerequisites: 

  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Successful completion of at least 1 Ribaat Islamic Sciences course.

Course Requirements: 

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, complete an individual matrix, create a presentation, submit a term paper and a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.

Text: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Islam: A Comprehensive Guide To The History, Philosophy And Practice Of Islam Around The World by Rana Bokhari and Mohammad Dr Seddon

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Rabata Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on September 8th (if seats are available)
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

Before enrolling, please read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org