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The word ‘Ribat’ has many nuances that encompass the holistic approach adopted by the organisation.

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It comes from the tri-literal root, ‘r’, ‘b’, ‘t’ which means to unite, bind or to fortify. God says; ‘And We fortified their hearts’. The word ‘Ribat’ means to ‘persevere upon something’ or to ‘remain in a state of ritual purity awaiting prayer’; These two meanings hold the understanding of expending effort to transform ones state.

 

Depending in which part of the world one is in, It is also known as a caravanserai for travellers to rest and a Zawiyyah where people could take a retreat from worldly affairs to centre their focus on their Creator. In some parts of the world a Ribat is simply an academic institution.

 

Our focus is in two spheres, education and community

 

education |ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|

 

1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring knowledge; developing the powers of reasoning and judgement; and preparing oneself and/or others intellectually for mature life.

 

2. figurative; an enlightening experience.

 

community |kəˈmjuːnɪti|

 

1. a group of people living together in one place, esp. one practicing common ownership.

 

2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

 

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