Rabia Institute is unique as an institution of Islamic higher education in the UK. The result of a pioneering effort to establish an institute of learning focused on the preservation of Islamic thought and culture in the context of British society. Our distinctive approach takes into consideration changing social norms, lifestyles and the transformation of second-generation immigrant communities. Our programmes have therefore been developed to cater for women from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Staying within the realms of Islamic culture and tradition, Rabia Institute’s philosophy is realised by reducing social isolation amongst women by encouraging integration with an active community of Muslims along with the larger, multi-religious world we live in.
Curriculum design acts as one of the most fundamental elements of an Institute’s identity. At Rabia Institute we place particular emphasis on the Arabic term ‘adab’ eloquently expressing the idea of courtesy. Our holistic curriculum seeks to integrate the spiritual enigma of adab into our programmes in order to defend against the corruption of knowledge and the moral decline of society at large.