Thursday, April 17, 2014

Halaqa # 2

Taqwa



Attendance:
  • 6 Sisters:
  • 3 Junior Sisters:
Location:  Headquarters
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)



  • OPENING DUA
We opened with a short dua:
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  • QURAN RECITATION
We added something new this week on the suggestion of Sister Lamiaa, reading Quran.  We read Surah Faatiha aloud altogether, then each sister read aloud a few letters/words, ayahs (according to her ability and with the help and encouragement of her fellow sisters).  We read till Ayat 16 of Surah AL-Baqarah. In sha Allah, we hope 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
Next, Sister Sara presented a talk on Taqwa where all sisters participating in a lively discussion as well.

  • LEARN A DUA

Sister Winnie presented the dua #12  taken from the book Forty Rabbana

This is a dua that the Prophets and their followers used to say;  

we learn in Surah Ali-Imran Ayah 146:


“There have been many prophets with whom many men of Allah have fought; they did not lose heart for what they suffered in the way of Allah, nor did they become weak, nor did they yield.  Allah loves the steadfast”


Then in Surah Ali-Imran Ayah 148 we learn of the reward: 

“So, Allah gave them the return in this world and also the better rewards in the Hereafter.  Allah loves those who do good.

  • SISTERS TALK
Sister Winnie read aloud an email by Sister Khadija Jones which contained very useful information.  You can subscribe to Sister Khadija’s email if you like.  

  • PODCAST  
Then we listened to a podcast titled: A short Reminder by Mufti Ismail Menk
That was followed with a discussion session by all present and our closing dua was at 11:52.

  • CLOSING DUA
Closing Dua taken from Fortress of the Muslim
Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika, 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, 'astaghfiruka wa 'atoobu 'ilayka.

Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise is to You. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You. I seek Your forgiveness and repent to You.




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.