Monthly Halaqa




ISCC makes arrangements for monthly Halaqa on first Saturday of every month. The timings of this event in winter is between Maghrib and Isha and in Summer it is between Asr and Maghrib. Food will be served after the Halaqa. Please check out the events calendar for exact timings of the Halaqa.

 
Understanding the significance of Halaqa
Halaqah linguistically means “circle” in Arabic language. Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) said 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.”

 
Also, on the authority of Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘Allah Almighty has angels who travel the highways and by-ways seeking out the people of dhikr. When they find, people remembering Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, they call out to one another, ‘Come to what you hunger for!’ and they enfold them with their wings stretching up to the lowest heaven.
Their Lord – who knows best – asks them, ‘What are My slaves saying?’
They say, ‘They are glorifying You, proclaiming Your greatness, praising You and magnifying You.’
He says, ‘Have they seen Me?’
They say, ‘No, by Allah, they have not seen You.’
He says, ‘How would it be if they were to see Me?’
They say, ‘If they were to see You, they would worship You even more intensely and magnify You even more intensely and glorify You even more intensely.’
He says, ‘What are they asking for?’
They say, ‘They are asking You for the heaven.’
He says, ‘Have they seen it?’
They say, ‘No, by Allah, O Lord, they have not seen it.”
He says, ‘How would it be if they were to see it?’
They say, ‘If they were to see it, they would yearn for it even more strongly and seek it even more assiduously and would have an even greater desire for it.’
He says, ‘What are they seeking refuge from?’
They say, ‘They are seeking refuge from the hell fire.’
He says, ‘Have they seen it?’
He says, ‘How would it be if they were to see it?’
They say, ‘If they were to see it, they would flee from it even harder and have an even greater fear of it.’
He says, ‘I testify to you that I have forgiven them.’
One of angels says, ‘Among them is so-and-so who is not one of them. He came to get something he needed.’ He says, ‘They are sitting and the one sitting with them will not be disappointed.” [Agreed upon]
 
Insha’Allah whatever gatherings we hold together will be of benefit to us all. Insha’Allah we will be amongst those given the shade of Allah on a day hotter than no other, and will be those who met and parted for His sake sharing His knowledge amongst each other.

 
When a man dies, no further reward is recorded for his actions, with three exceptions: Sadqa which continues to be supplied, or knowledge from which benefit continues to be reaped, or the prayers of a good son to his dead father. (Muslim)
The best sadqa is that a Muslim man learns knowledge (of the Deen) and then teaches it to his Muslim brothers. (Ibn-e- Majah)
 He who goes out in search of knowledge is in God’s path till he returns. (Tirmidhi)