About Us

It has been said that knowledge is taken from the presence of scholars, not the pages of books. For this reason Shifa Trust is pleased to present the Traditional Halaqa courses, which brings Muslims in the west into contact with scholars who are living vessels of wisdom.


By studying and being in the company of the Scholars (Ulema) gives us access to the living example of the Sunnah and the prophetic character in as much as they emulate the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam’ and by learning under a traditionally qualified Shaykh you have the unbroken chain of transmission back to the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.


The Traditional Halaqa is a short course, which operates in different locations twice a year. The course aims to teach the students the central elements of their faith and to ignite in them the interest to further pursue these knowledge’s within authentic circles in their communities or around the Muslim world.


We aim to provide access to obligatory sacred knowledge and an introduction to additional religious sciences to english speaking Muslims who have limited access to teachers. This will be provided by teachers from the orthodox way of Islam.


The course aims to:

  • Inspire love for Allah, His Messenger (peace be upon him) and the Religion.
  • Motivate students to live according to the Sunnah.
  • Equip students with knowledge of the central elements of the Religion.
  • Inspire students to take up further studies with authentic traditional Scholars.