The triannual spiritual and educational retreat [ribat] is an extended and extensive gathering of nasiha that lasts at least one full day.  It is a great opportunity for a renewed deep reflection on one’s significance and purpose in life.

Ribat is an excellent time to build a stronger bond with and concentration on God.  It is also an exceptional gathering for a stronger mutual bond and love among Muslims.

In short, ribat is one of the best stations in one’s life to advance relatively very “far” and “quickly” in one’s journey to attain knowledge and love of God the Most High.