Class Curriculum

This 8-week class is focused on spiritual development for 9-10 year olds. Developed by Rabata, the unique program focuses on belief, character development, and value systems by learning about the spiritual heart, this life and the hereafter, doing good deeds, and dhikr. This program also reflects upon the Qur’an and Sunnah, focuses on Ibadah (worship), Ihsan (to obtain excellence in worship), hikma (wisdom), and learning about right and wrong actions. The content is delivered in a fun and engaging online environment taught by diverse certified Ribaat Instructors. Some of the topics that are covered in this class are:

  • What is the spiritual heart?

  • Recognize the difference between the ways animals worship God and the ways people do.

  • How do we 'feed' our spiritual hearts?

  • How do you cope with loss? What are beautiful things about this world? Does visiting these beautiful things help with sad feelings?

  • What are the two worlds?

  • How can we be near to God in this world and enter Heaven in the next?

  • How long does our spiritual heart last?

  • Speak about love for Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

  • What is a Prophet? Who was Muhammadﷺ?

Class Day & Time

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm CST

Session Dates: September 20 - November 8

Please note: 

1. This class is designed for children born between the dates of: 

9-year olds: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

10-year olds: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

2. For the privacy and protection of all our students, classes are NOT recorded. Students must attend live sessions. 

3. Program Policy: Once the session begins, NO refunds are allowed.

Registration Fee


Tayyaba Syed is the multiple award-winning author of the children’s picture book The Blessed Bananas and Hafsa’s Kisses. She has written for 20+ book titles for Muslim kids including Encyclopedia Britannica. As a journalist, her bylines have been in numerous publications such as NPR, Chicago Parent and Islamic Horizons. She is an active volunteer for Rabata, teaches writing to communities everywhere, leads a local women’s halaqa, and performs readily as a fun storyteller. She has worked as the Creative Developer for Noor Kids educational books and as a co-author for the Jannah Jewels chapter-book series. As a public speaker, she has conducted 100+ literary and faith-based presentations from all over North America to Qatar and Turkey. Tayyaba holds a Teacher Certification through the Ribaat Academic Institute and is an elected member of her local public school district’s Board of Education. She lives with her husband and three children in Illinois.

Tayyaba Syed