Thursday, March 2, 2017

Halaqa # 71

Jumada 2   3, 1438


Intentions


Year 3
Attendance:
  • 8 Sisters
  • 2 Junior Sisters
  • 1 Junior Guest

Location: Sister Sara’s Home
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

  • OPENING DUA
O Allah, bless this Halaqa, allow us to gain, act upon and share beneficial knowledge. Guide us, forgive our sins and grant us Jannah with our families and loved ones. Ameen


  • 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 At-Tawba from Ayah 27 to Ayah 54.  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.

  • QURAN REFLECTION
Sisters shared reading the translation of the approximate meaning.  (https://quran.com/9)

  • SISTERS TALK
Sister Rim read the answer to the following question posted on IslamQA:
What are the guidelines on refraining from doing good deeds for fear of showing off?
  • NEXT HALAQA and News
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be held during March Break in two weeks on March 16th at Sister Rim’s home.  Insha Allah, we will be having a special presentation on AlHuda school by a few of our members who are full-time students there.


Space is limited as the children will be home from school, please reserve your spot in sha Allah.

In sha Allah, we will be having a Surprise Spring Picnic on March 25th.
Please click on the link below to read all the details and RSVP.
Link to the evite: http://evite.me/3vybdHJNzs
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  • SISTERS TALK
Sister Mona read the answer to the following question posted on IslamQA:
When a Muslim does an action, what conditions make it acceptable and therefore
rewarded by Allah.  Is it simply that you intended to follow the Quran and Sunnah,
and therefore you will be rewarded even though you may have been wrong in your
action.  Or is it that you must have the intention, but you also need to follow the
correct Sunnah as well?


  • INTENTION ~ Survey


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Click here to read the7 replies we received to our simple survey:
read by Sister Sana.


What is your top intention for the upcoming month?
  • SISTERS TALK
Sister Megan read the answer to the following question posted on IslamQA:
What should one's intention be while committing a good deed? Should one commit a good
deed for the sake of Allah and the Holy Prophet , should one commit his good deed for the
sake of Allah and out of love of the Holy Prophet or his Sunnah, or should one commit a
good deed for the sake of Allah alone?


  • SISTERS TALK

Sister Sara read the following excerpt from the book:
A Journey to God with Ibn Ata’s Words of Wisdom in light of Universal Laws
by Jasser Auda
Fourth Step Sincerity to God
Actions are like statues that only come to life with the spirit of sincerity.

  • DISCUSSION
Sisters discussed a new addition to the Halaqa: making a dua for a sick sister
or child in our community.

We agreed on making dua Al-Ghaaib a regular part
of our Halaqa in sha Allah.

  • VIDEO
We watched the following video:  (we enjoyed it so much, we watched it a second time)
  • CLOSING DUA
For the expiation of sins, said at the conclusion of a sitting or gathering. To listen to this dua click here


196 - "How perfect You are O Allah, and I praise You. I bear witness
that None has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek Your
forgiveness and turn to You in repentance."


سُبْحـانَكَ اللّهُـمَّ وَبِحَمدِك، أَشْهَـدُ أَنْ لا إِلهَ إِلاّ أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتوبُ إِلَـيْك


Subhânaka l-lâhumma wa bi-hamdika. Ash-hadu an lâ ilâha illâ
anta, astaghfiruka wa atûbu ilayka.




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.