Amanah Sisters started a twice a month Halaqa on April 3rd, 2014. They are held the first and third Thursday of every month from 10 am - 12 pm usually at our headquarters in Mississauga.
We wrap up our Halaqa at 11:45 am and end promptly at 12 pm. Therefore, arriving at 10 am allows us to start on time and extract maximum benefits.
Please note that space is limited; Sisters are asked to confirm their attendance in advance.
As for Halaqa themes and topics - they are geared towards the interests of the attendees. Sisters are encouraged to participate in presenting topics.
To learn more about the word Halaqa and what they are, here is an excerpt from an article written by Umm Ismail posted on MuslimMatters.com:
7 GOOD REASONS FOR ATTENDING A SISTERS’ HALAQAH
“The Arabic word 'halaqah' means a ring and it is used to refer to a circle of Islamic knowledge. Historically, the transmission of knowledge usually took place in the masjids, a practice that can be traced back to the Prophet (S). This tradition was preserved by the Companions (RA) and their successors and scholars throughout the history of Islam up until the present day.
Many ahadith extol the virtues of halaqahs as well as the etiquettes that should be observed. Moreover, this has been one of the main ways in which women learned about Islam from the outset. As a hadith tells us: “A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (S) and said: 'O Messenger of Allah, the men have taken all your time; give us a day when we can come to you and you can teach us what Allah has taught you.' He said, 'Gather together on such and such a day in such and such a place.' So they gathered and the Messenger of Allah (S) came to them and taught them what Allah had taught him” (Bukhari and Muslim).”
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