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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
A GUIDE TO THE MUSLIM UNIONS
|COCIS||College Of Computing And Information Sciences|
|COBAMS||College Of Business And Management Sciences|
|CHS||College Of Health Sciences|
|CAES||College Of Agriculture And Environmental Sciences|
|COVAB||College Of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources And Bio Security|
|AGRIFOVET||Unites CAES And COVAB|
|CHUSS||College Of Humanities And Social Sciences|
|CEDAT||College Of Engineering, Design, Art And Technology|
|AFROSTONE||Unites Livingstone And Africa Halls|
|NKRUNSI||Unites Nkrumah And Nsibirwa Halls|
|UNIVERSITY HALL||University Hall|
|MITCHELEX||Unites Mitchel And Complex Halls|
|LUMBOX||Unites Lumumba and Mary Stuart halls|
|WAKK||Unites those in Wandegeya And Kikumi Kikumi|