Class Curriculum

This 8-week class is focused on spiritual development for 7-year olds. Developed by Rabata, this unique program focuses on belief, character development, and value systems by learning about forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and the Oneness of God. It is also supported by stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (s), his companions, and other prophets mentioned in the Quran. It encompasses age appropriate songs, activities, interactive classes, and games. Some of the topics that are covered in this class are:

  • How do Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How does fasting help us grow patience?

  • What are all the steps of the prayer? How do we talk to Allah?

  • What are some ways we celebrate Eid?

  • How does the Quran help us develop our spiritual heart?

  • How does Allah communicate with us? What is a Prophet? Who was Muhammad?

  • What happens at Hajj? How can we celebrate pilgrimage at home?

Class Day & Time

Sundays 10:30 - 11:30 am CST

Session Dates: March 19th - May 28th

Ramadan & Eid Break: April 9th - 29th

Class will resume on: April 30th

Please note: 

1. This class is designed for boys who are currently 7-years old 

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

Instructor

Michelle Sekusky is an Ohio native who came to Islam in 2011. In 2013, she joined the Ribaat Academic Institute to pursue traditional Islamic education under the tutelage of Dr. Shaykha Tamara Gray. Michelle’s interest in the Quran and Arabic included living and studying in Egypt for two years. Within the Columbus, Ohio community, Michelle served on the board of Noor Islamic Cultural Center for four years and volunteered with local masjid committees for religious council, outreach, Islam 101, and youth. There, she also developed a support system and worked closely with converts for eight years. As an accomplished songwriter and vocalist, Michelle can be found writing songs, performing, and teaching workshops across the nation. Her experience comes from having attended performing arts middle and high schools and traveling with performance tours in college. She feels strongly about connecting women of all ages to their deen through nasheed and singing. Michelle currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and serves as the Rabata Cultural Center manager. She continues to be an avid student of the Ribaat Academic Institute and teaches for Rabata’s Dragonflies and Rabateens youth programs. She completed her ijaza (certification) in the 40 Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi in 2022. Rabata is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive cultural change through creative educational experiences. Its educational programming includes the Ribaat Academic Institute for Muslim women, Dragonflies for boys and girls ages 6-12, and Rabateens for Muslim teen girls ages 12-17. Michelle helps support Rabata's Convert Care program with a reach of over 2,500 women around the world. She also enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and spending time with people she loves - especially outdoors.

Michelle Marie

DBP Editorial Assistant at Rabata