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The Young Muslimahs Halaqa is back in person in Fall 2022! Alhamdulillah!

Taught by some of the most experienced teachers that the Rahmah Foundation has had over the years, the 10-week Young Muslimahs Halaqa Program is a weekly halaqa from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday from October 14 to December 16, 2022, that is uniquely designed for girls ages 4-17 (PK-High school). The program includes Qur’an recitation, age-appropriate Halaqas, crafts, and local outings/sports (middle/high school girls only).

Please register your daughter for the appropriate level based on her current grade in school.
This 10-week (October to December) weekly camp is $180.00. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th. Space is limited, so please register early at mcceastbay.org/rahmah-halaqa

Sisters: No registration needed for Dr. Rania‘s weekly Friday evening halaqa from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Conference Room. Details here: https://mcceastbay.org/event/rania-halaqa/2022-10-14

If you are interested in volunteering as an assistant or teaching a group of girls, please complete let us know at mcceastbay.org/rahmah-volunteers

One of the great benefits of being a Halaqa teacher/assistant is the unique training and special weekly post-halaqa training you will have with Ustadha Anse Sawsan and Dr. Rania Awaad.

More Information – Description of Halaqa Groups

Frogs and Bunnies (pk and kg) – Uniquely designed for girls ages 4-5.  Activities include Quran recitation, nasheeds, stories, crafts, games, and activities.  The girls will venture into the unique story world of two friends, frog and bunny, who are very different, yet best of friends.  The girls will learn about the fun times these two friends share as they learn from each other, about Allah, and the qualities of cleanliness, sharing, telling the truth, respecting their parents, helping others, and so much more.

Rainbows (1st – 3rd grade) – The Rainbows program aims to give the girls a sense of identity and a feeling of belonging.  The girls learn to love and proper adab of the Quran as they continue their journey in memorizing.  The skill-building portion includes seven parts, like the seven colors of a rainbow: thikr, Quran, rainbow talk, stories of the prophets, characteristics of the prophet, songs, and a craft activity. Rainbow topics include – proper manners, sharing, modesty, friendship, loving our parents, etc.

Busy Bees (4th – 5th grade) – Busy Bees is a mentorship program designed to develop confident young Muslimahs who love Islam and have a stronger connection with the Quran.  It places a heavy focus on developing interpersonal and social skills through fun and practical skill-building activities that encourage them to embody the qualities of an excellent Muslimah.  The program is centered around a bee hive shaped like a hexagon – hardworking, skilled, offer to heal, clean and neat, essential to the world, having excellent adab.

Rosebuds (6th – 8th grade) – Rosebuds is a program for tween girls in grades 6th-8th. It is a safe space where they can form a sense of belonging, create positive relationships, strengthen their self-esteem, learn essential life skills, have clean fun, and most importantly, create a healthy support group made up of their peers that they can fall back on as they navigate through life, all the while growing closer to Allah SWT week after week, halaqa after halaqa.

Birds of Paradise (9th-12th grade) – Birds of Paradise is where girls can learn, grow in their deen and build lasting support circles.  It provides a safe sounding board for young Muslim women to receive guidance based on sound Islamic knowledge as they navigate these exciting yet often challenging years in their lives.  It is filled with du’a, acquiring Islamic learning, and positive peer pressure.