There are numerous informal study circles’ that take place in my area. Some people choose to summarise/simplify and convey the words of contemporary or classical scholars whilst others based on their own understanding of the Qur’an and hadiths directly preach the word of Allah (swt) and His Rasool (saw).
Do any of you guys regularly attend such circles? If so, do you actually learn something or is it just a waste of time?
Do you find yourself benefiting from such circles and/or implementing what you have learned in the talk?
Or do you just attend cos your mum forces you?
What about Islamic programmes/conferences? How beneficial are they?
Personally, I derive very little out of massive Islamic programmes….people are always chatting, they never start on time and kids are always making noise and they are nearly always badly organised…..the professionally organised Islamic programmes I’ve attended are few and far between….I find the all day massive programmes exhausting to attend and organise.
Most people just view them as a social outing and sometimes it does become one. I’m often left disheartened and knackered after spending a whole day in a programme.
Of course, the virtues of sitting in such gatherings should not be dismissed. Such gatherings are blessed with the presence of special angels…sins get forgiven in such gatherings and duas get answered…..
Which would you say is more affective – Study circles or Islamic programmes?
Do you have any personal experiences to share? Any thoughts on attending and/or organising study circles/Islamic programmes?
Wouldn’t it be correct to say that we need to leave our homes to seek knowledge? Don’t we need to be in the company of the learned and pious in order to benefit from them…
Are we lazy when it comes to such things? Do we even have any time in our busy schedules to attend and/or help out in such things?
Are study circles/Islamic programmes dangerous? How can we know that we are receiving correct knowledge and are not being brainwashed?
Are they such things immensely beneficial or just a waste of time?
Share your thoughts