MUMSA Weekly HARAQ

Halaqa literally means a ring, like the ones all girls yearn to have on their fingers. However, this word was adopted to mean an Islamic gathering in which the Quran and other aspects of Islam are discussed. So I guess we would call it a study circle.

This activity dates back to the earliest days of Islam when the prophet(PBUH), called unto people secretly. They would meet up in individual houses to be taught about the revelations, discuss their challenges and how to overcome them. In fact, it is through these that some of the great servants rose. One such notable figure is Musa’b ibn Umayr.

It is to that background that the MUMSA adopted the haraq with objectives stretched from the afore mentioned ones.

Unity is one other goal for organizing the Halaqa.

Through the interactions that we have right from the moment we arrive to our departure, a bond is created. It is this that forms a basis for friendship to brotherhood and of course marriage.

Spiritual uplift.

Such gatherings help us mend our broken souls. When our bodies fall sick, we visit the doctor, so we visit our souls’ doctor to treat our sick souls, the Quran.

Social interaction

At the end of each halaqa, it is expected that every participant gets to talk to another. This would increase one’s social capital by the end of one’s tenure at Makerere university.

Improving communication skills.

During these meetings students usually preside over the discussions and the preaching. Halaqas like the open forum are intended to furnish the soft skills that the students need post campus.

STRUCTURE OF THE HARAQS

Halaqas are organized at union level. Unions are smaller associations organized at hall, college and school levels.

SCHEDULE OF THE HARAQS

DAYMUSLIM UNIONTIME
MONDAYCOCIS
CEES
AFROSTONE
5:00PM – 6:00PM
5:00PM – 6:00PM
7:30PM – 9:00PM
TUESDAYCEDAT
CHS
OPEN FORUM
CHUSS
MICHELEX
12:00PM – 1:00PM
12:30PM – 1:15PM
4:30PM – 6:00PM
4:30PM – 6:00PM
7:30PM – 9:00PM
WEDNESDAYSTAT
AGRIFOVET(COVAB)
QUR’AN LESSONS
CONAS
SISTERS’ TASKFORCE
UNIVERSITY HALL (U.H)
WAKK
12:00PM – 1:00PM
12:00PM – 1:00PM
2:00PM – 4:00PM
4:30PM – 6:00PM
4:30PM – 6:00PM
7:30PM – 9:00PM
7:30PM – 9:00PM
THURSDAYCHS
AGRIFOVET(CAES)
TEA CLUB
LUMBOX
NKURNSI
12:30PM – 1:15PM
4:30PM – 6:00PM
7:15PM – 8:00PM
7:30PM – 9:00PM
7:30PM – 9:00PM
FRIDAYCOBAMS
QUR’AN LESSONS
MARRIAGE HARAQ
KIKONI
9:00AM – 10:AM
2:00PM – 4:00PM
4:30PM – 6:00PM
7:30PM – 9:00PM
SATURDAYQUR’AN LESSONS2:00PM – 4:00PM
SUNDAYSHIEKH SSEKADDE8:30AM – 10:00AM

All residential halaqas are organized from 7:00pm to not beyond 9:30pm within the respective residential areas. Those at college and school levels are organized within the college premises and only during the day not exceeding 6:00pm.”
Wasajja Hamza

A GUIDE TO THE MUSLIM UNIONS

COCISCollege Of Computing And Information Sciences
COBAMSCollege Of Business And Management Sciences
CHSCollege Of Health Sciences
CAESCollege Of Agriculture And Environmental Sciences
COVABCollege Of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources And Bio Security
AGRIFOVETUnites CAES And COVAB
CHUSSCollege Of Humanities And Social Sciences
CEDATCollege Of Engineering, Design, Art And Technology
AFROSTONEUnites Livingstone And Africa Halls
NKRUNSIUnites Nkrumah And Nsibirwa Halls
UNIVERSITY HALLUniversity Hall
MITCHELEXUnites Mitchel And Complex Halls
LUMBOXUnites Lumumba and Mary Stuart halls
WAKKUnites those in Wandegeya And Kikumi Kikumi