NAMCC offers halaqah’s every Friday night covering a variety of topics, from Tafseer, hadith, history and practical advice like how to raise strong, Muslim children in our society. Often a guest speaker is invited to help expose the community to a wide range of ideas and expertise.
What is a halaqa?
Halaqa linguistically means “circle” in Arabic. Often a halaqa is a religious gathering – a study circle if you will. In these gatherings, people generally sit in a circle and it is said that the angels also sit in circles surrounding the gathering until they reach our Creator to tell Him that His servants are remembering Him in a gathering.
In a hadith Qudsi, Allah says:
“Those that remember Me in their heart, I remember them in My heart; and those that remember Me in a gathering (i.e. that make mention of Me), I remember them (i.e. make mention of them) in a gathering better than theirs.”