It is with the Blessing of Allah that as Australian Muslims we have built Masjids, Musallahs, and Islamic Schools that are a major part of Islamic infrastructure in Australia.
Yet we feel the need for a comprehensive structured approach for Islamic learning, training and development within our families, friends and peers groups.
The Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare (IFEW), based on its more than 30 years track record in the field of Islamic education and training is launching a well structured and organized Usrah Network programme for the Australian Muslim community.
The word Usrah, an Arabic word literally means family. However its technical usage is widely referred to a family group organized for the sake of learning and practicing Islam. Thus Usrah is similar to a study circle or Halaqa, a close knot group of family members, peer groups or Muslims organized in a locality with the aim of learning and practicing Islam and imparting it to others.
Usrah has been practised in some form in Egypt, Malaysia, South Asia as Halaqa and in Western countries including Australia in the form of study circles as well. The involvement of a family is more effective because of the blood bondages, cultural ties, and language similarities amongst each other.
There are different ways and means of running and conducting an Usrah program. It is very beneficial of a group of individuals having different levels and stages of knowledge and practice of Islamic directives.
As the living families or neighbour families have the advantage of having common participation in many activities, Usrah is very useful for the
demonstration and performance of Islamic practices in a small group.
The Islamic Foundation for Education and Welfare has determined the following important factors to be discussed and formulated for a successful Usrah program, preferably to implement in the near future:
Don’t delay, take action today. Below are the documents to help you Coordinate and Organise your own Usrah as part of the IFEW Usrah Network.
Administration Templates for Your Use