The Rihla Program for the summer of 2008 has been scheduled for July 5th – 29th, insha’Allah, in the cities of the Two Sanctuaries. Exact dates will posted shortly as currently they are being coordinated with available flight schedules. The Deen Intensive Foundation welcomes prospective students to apply to this special enhanced educational program.
The program insha’Allah will be held in Saudi Arabia within the cities of Taif, Madinah, and Mecca. The program include approximately 3 days in Mecca, 9 days in Taif and 12 days in Madinah. Details on the schedule shall be posted in the next few days. All accommodations within these cities are minimum four-star hotels.
The program will have a comprehensive schedule in which times for intensive study, tours, and worship are carefully integrated. Classes will include the key subjects in the areas of the Prophet’s biography (sirah), spiritual excellence (ihsan) and other essential sciences for healthy Muslim development. Some of the classes will be eligible for credit towards of the Deen Intensive Foundation Certification program. Integrated into this year’s curriculum will be sirah-centricseerah-centric visits to various historical sites in the two holy cities. This provides students with the unique opportunity to experience the very places they are learning about in their classes.
It is important to note that this program is an educational intensive. Participants will be students with intense schedules which revolve around the educational objectives of the program. Accommodations will also be made in the schedule for private worship time for students.
Upon acceptance to the program, students will receive a complete acceptance package including course materials, pre-recorded sessions on CD (as preparatory material) and detailed schedules of classes and tours of the Holy Cities.
Confirmed teachers are:
- Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah
- Shaykh Abdallah al-Kadi
- Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
- Ustadh Abdel Hadi Honerkamp
- Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
- Ustadh Yahya Rhodus