Monday, September 1, 2014

Halaqa # 11

Halal Ingredients


Attendance:
  • 3  Sisters
Location:  Sister Layla’s apt
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)


  • OPENING DUA
Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.  Quran 2:128  taken from today’s reading.

  • QURAN RECITATION
We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then sisters individually read aloud a few letters/words, ayahs (according to her ability and with the help and encouragement of her fellow sisters).  We read Surah Baqarah from Ayat 127  till Ayat 134.  In sha Allah, this will be an ongoing part of our halaqa and one day in sha Allah, we will have Khatam Quran and begin again.

  • SISTER’S TALK
Sister Layla gave an informative talk on Halal Personal Care Products.  To read a transcript of her talk, click here.

  • LEARN A DUA

Dua to say when drinking water
Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate.
  1. Be Seated while having water or any other halaal drinks.
  2. Look at what to be drunk
  3. Use right hand to Drink
  4. Dua to say before Drinking:
  5. Avoid Drinking in a single gulp, Leave gaps while having a drink like water or other halaal drinks with a minimum of three gaps.
  6. Do not Breathe out in the drink that is taken.
Dua to be said after Drinking:
الحمد لله
Alḥamdulillāh
Praise to God
Dua to be recited after drinking water
Alhamdhu Lillahilladhi sakaanaa Adbun Furaathan Birahmatheeka valam yajhalhu milhun vujaajun bidhunoobin.
All praise be to Allah who, through His mercy. gave us sweet water to drink, and did not make it bitter because of our sins
Source:
  • SISTERS TALK
Sister Winnie discussed the following:
Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Canada
Free summer issue Halal Consumer magazine

Amanah Sisters has a copy of this magazing availiable for loan in our lending library.

Pdf produced by the city of Toronto on halal foods:
  • VIDEO  
  • TECH TALK
Sister Winnie presented Two sites that are related to each other providing a comprehensive listing of Halal Foods Information


  • CLOSING DUA
Taken from the book “Fortress of the Muslim”  #257

Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: For me to say:

Subhaanallaahi, walhamdu lillaahi, wa laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu, wallaahu 'Akbar.

Glory is to Allah, and praise is to Allah, and there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Most Great.

is dearer to me than all that the sun rises upon (i.e. the whole world).
Reference: Muslim 4/2072.


If any of this information was good and true, know that it comes from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.  If there are mistakes we ask for Allah’s Forgiveness and Mercy.