It’s finally here!
Our weekly Young Muslimahs Halaqa (grades PK – high school) restarts Friday, October 6, each Friday until Ramadan from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For sisters, Dr. Rania Awwad leads a weekly women’s Halaqa.
Space is limited for our girl’s Friday night halaqa and will fill up within hours. The girls’ halaqa registration opens at 9 a.m. this Friday, September 29. Please join the waitlist once it is full. No RSVP is needed for Dr. Rania’s weekly Friday night women’s halaqa.
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 6 to December 15, 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).
The fall session runs from Friday, Oct. 6th to Friday, Dec. 15th, with Thanksgiving Break on Friday, November 24.
After winter break, we will open up new registration in late December for our winter/Spring session that runs Friday, Jan. 5 to Friday, March 8, with a break for Ramadan (March 15, 22, 29, April 5 & April 12) and restarts from April 19 to May 24.
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, a frog and a 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, offering to heal, clean and neat, essential to the world, and 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.