Help Ribāṭ continue its service to the ummah by giving it a space.
Ribāṭ has been conducting classes like Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn, Mālikī Fiqh, and the Prophetic Shamāʾil, as well as holding regular gatherings of remembrance which seem to be the most rare, yet most needed thing in these moments we share. All of this has been happening for the last year and a half, without charging anyone who attends one cent.
Far from being restricted to a geographical location, the recorded lessons from Ribāṭ are listened to far and wide. On top of our in-person attendees, currently we have about 2,500 listeners per week, 65% of which are spread through the United States, 10% of which are from Canada and the UK respectively, and the rest of which is spread out through Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
We recently lost our space quite unexpectedly. We are thankful for what Allāh has given us, and if you feel like it is of benefit, we invite you to give in order for the work to continue. As I will be beginning working on the ʿAqīdah text full time (I am currently working on it between obligations), I will need a space to work on that text as well as other articles and editing work.
Our annual budget for a space will be $12,000 for rent and $5,000 for modest improvements. When calculated over the number of students that attend class, it comes out to about $8 per student per class, which is one of the lowest expenses you’ll find, and that doesn’t take into consideration the nearly tenfold increase in online engagements.
عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي بَكْرَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: " اغْدُ عَالِمًا أَوْ مُتَعَلِّمًا أَوْ مُسْتَمِعًا أَوْ مُحِبًّا، وَلَا تَكُنِ الْخَامِسَةَ فَتَهْلِكَ. رواه البيهقي والبزّار واللفظ للبيهقي
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī Bakrah related from the messenger of Allāhﷺ that he said: “Be a person of knowledge, or a student, or one who listens to them or one who loves them, and don’t be of any fifth group, lest it destroy you.” Narrated by Bayhaqī and Bazzār, this wording being from Bayhaqī.