The Halaqat at the WRMA provide an ongoing Islamic learning environment for Muslim youth. The Halaqat were established in 2012 and continue to take place weekly. The gathering allows Muslim youth to receive exposure to interact, engage and learn about Islam. Students will delve into topics that will help develop their Islamic perspective and understanding and promotes their identity and Eman.
The Halaqat place emphasis on
Taqwa | Sabr | Ihsaan | Akhlaaq
Key elements of our belief system
Manners | Hayaa | Aqeedah | Ibadaah | Fiqh
Topics may be derived from
Quran | Follow the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ chronologically | Companions | Significant personalities or events in Islam | Current events | Present circumstances
A number of tools are employed to deliver Halaqa
Lectures | Homework | Group presentations | Skits | Quizzes | Critical thinking questions | Volunteering
Through these Halaqat the teachers explore the practical application of Islam and empower the youth to make appropriate decisions. The participants discussed a variety of topics including gender relations, dress code, drugs, alcohol, bullying, partying, puberty, smoking, friendship, etc.
As such, the Halaqa not only provides a learning environment but provides a safe space for Muslim Youth to share their experiences, concerns and questions to teachers that have grown up in the West. The teachers bear the responsibility of not only being teachers but role models, older brothers, friends, advisors and councillors.
The sisters’ weekly Halaqa is for all ages in the community. It includes tajweed, seerah, and other relevant topics.
Each Friday at 6:45 PM at the WRMA Centre.