Sisters’ Halaqa Schedule
Islam attaches a great deal of importance to knowledge, learning and education. When the Qur’an was first revealed, the first word of its first verse was ‘Iqra’ which means to read. Education is therefore an important starting point for every human activity, and for all humanity.
“Read in the name of your Lord who created, created man from a clot. Read, for your Lord is most Generous, Who teaches by means of the pen, teaches man what he does not know.” (Qur’an 96:1-5)
Throughout the past years, the halaqa sisters have participated in many events and activities including annual Eid programs and celebrations, distribution of food during Eid, fruit baskets, ICLI community iftars, pre-Ramadan picnic and BBQ, the Muslim Day Parade, Westbury Street Fair Dawah Table, ICLI Spring Bazaar, Qurbani, providing relief for earthquake and tsunami victims, matrimonial services and Project: S.O.S. – a charitable outreach program to support and help our sisters in need.
In a hadith narrated by Abu Umamah and ascribed to the Prophet (peace be upon him) we read: “Allah, His angels and the inhabitants of heavens and earth; nay, even the ant in its hole and the whales in the sea, pray for the one who teaches people what is good.
“Our motto is: “Building a strong sisterhood in a respectful and caring learning environment, based on the Qur’an and Sunnah of our Prophet (SWS).”
Our future goals are to continuously provide a quality Islamic education to sisters in regard to our Deen, and to begin focusing on Dawah works and inviting others to explore Islam.
Our halaqa programs are held every Saturday at ICLI from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All sisters are welcome and invited to attend. For more information, please contact ICLI at (516) 333-3495 or E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org