Providing positive engagement within the community.

'We would like to say a big thank you to the Ribat Institute community who have helped and supported us here at the York Road Project last year.' Rachel Baker, Shelter Manager. 




We are committed to providing positive engagement within the community and thus great importance has been placed on community programs. Current and future program activities include a free gardening service to the elderly, food parcels for the homeless, and charity fundraising activities for orphanages




FIT.YA - (lit)Young men, linked to the word futuwwa meaning honour, manhood

The Ribat boy's youth program (aged 7 to 15 years) is on Saturday's at Woking College from 1.15 to 3.00 pm every Saturday (term times).


Term 1 - Football and Fitness.

Term 2 - Archery and Fitness.

Term 3 - BJJ and Fitness.


This year outing will include GO Ape, Coral Reef Leisure pool, Bushcraft skills, and orienteering. Please see the photos of the last outing by clicking here (NB FB link)

If you are interested please contact Talib on 07527 303 467



Ribat Allotment


We are pleased to have secured an allotment in Sheerwater, Surrey, and we are now in the process of cleaning and clearing the allotment, ready for planting fruit and vegatables for the benefit of our community.


If you are interested in assisting us with this project, and have spare time on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, please email your contact details to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Community Allotment BBQ! Photos



Kicking Fit

Sisters only keep fit classes


The classes will involve body conditioning exercises such as strength training, cardiovascular workout and basic martial arts training.


Venue:       Parkview Centre, Blackmore Crescent, Woking, GU21 5NZ

Time/Date: Fridays 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Instructor:  Skina Nazir

Cost:          £3 for the first session, £5 per session thereafter


Ms Nazir is a fully qualified gym instructor having passed 'Theory of Anatomy and Physiology'. In addition, she is continuing her studies to become qualified as an Advanced Personal Trainer (APT) as well as undertaking a course in Nutrition and Weight Management



Sisters Burdah

Spiritual poetry


Bi-weekly gathering to recite the notable Poem of the Mantle (al-Burdah) of the Egyptian gnostic, Imam Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad b. Sa'id al-Busiri. The gathering takes places at different locations, and is for sisters only. The recitation is performed in the celebrated Yemeni method. If you would like to attend contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.


Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm



Walk to End Hunger - £13,823 raised!


Well done to all those who joined us on the sponsored walk to raise funds the Horn of Africa. The sponsored walk was also a good opportunity for brothers and sisters to get to know one another and spend some time together for a common goal. Well done, Allah bless one and all, amin.


As you know the drought affects over 10 million people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Successive failed rains and rising food prices have resulted in the worst drought the region has seen for over 60 years and has left families struggling for basic food and drink on the brink of starvation. Remember them in your supplications.


Date: 31st July 2011



Pizza & Pottery

Women's destress session!


For all women who want to get together, unwind, and test out their artistic flair by a pottery session to create something that reflects you! Pieces are then baked in a kiln, glazed and given to their proud owners. And on top of this participants have a night off from cooking and enjoy pizzas & desserts together.  


Date: September 2011, 6.30 pm - 9.30pm

Location: Pyrford Village Hall, Coldharbour Road, Pyrford?, Woking, GU22 8PT


See our Gallery - 'Community' for the latest pictures




Community gathering

Uniting hearts & minds



A free bi-monthly initiative to gather the many interesting characters of our local community together to share experiences, stories and overlook cultural differences and focus on what makes us 'one'. Hot cooked food, drinks and delicious desserts are served by volunteers. If anyone would like to come to our next community gathering drop us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Date: 30th October 2011, 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: The Maybury Centre, Board School Rd, Woking, GU21 5HD


See our Gallery - 'Community' for the latest pictures




Feeding the Homeless

York Road Project


The York Road Project supports homeless people in the Woking borough and surrounding localities. We are working in unison to provide freshly cooked meals (including drinks & dessert) on a monthly basis, thanks to the kind volunteers of our community who are assisting the Ribat Institute in their humble efforts. May God gaze kindly upon one and all, amin.


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The York Road Project




Knit 'n' Natter

In aid of St Peter's Hospital

Knit 'n' Natter is a cottage industry for charity, we hand-knit baby blankets and garments for the local neo-natal ward, meeting bi-weekly. If you would like to learn how to knit, or support the group, please come along. A great way to make a difference and a perfect excuse to get together for a natter!


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Food parcels for the elderly

In aid of OAP's from Woking.


In association with WAVS (Woking Association of Voluntary Services), we organised a food parcel project for old age pensioners of Woking. Children from the community, and adult volunteers packaged food parcels and sent handmade cards with a short message to these recipients. This was a small gesture to reach out to the wider community. Many thanks to all involved. Please take a moment to look the gallery for photos! Well done everyone!



Woking Fairtrade 

Zaytoun: Empowering Palestinians through industry and trade


We collaborate with Fairtrade & Zaytoun to help raise awareness of sustainability issues. We have previously hosted Palestinian - Taysir Arabesi who has delivered two important lectures highlighting the plight of Palestinian farmers.


Woking Fairtrade                                                        Zaytoun Products 




Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability

'Plant Potting' 


We regularly visit the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, which is an outstanding medical charity. We have taken the children from the academic program on a outreach visit, to visit patients suffering from long term neuro-disabilities, such as Huntingdon's disease. Part of our engagement included a 'potting a plant' project to make the veranda a more pleasant experience for the patients.


Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability



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