Rabi’ 11 16, 1439AH
Attendance: 3 Sisters
5 Junior Sisters
2 Junior Guests
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)
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.
O my Lord increase me in knowledge*. رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا Ameen
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 Yusuf
from Ayah 87 to Ayah 95. 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.
Sisters read an English Approximation (Sahih International) of the above verses.
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir.
Volume 5 Page 203-208 (From our library shelf)
We read from the following sections:
Tajweed rule Introducing the Characteristics of Letters
Online video course: E-Learning Centre Intro to the characteristics of Letters, to min 3:28
Then We listened to Surah Al-Kafirun
The above link has both the recitation by Sheikh Husary and the individual word pronunciation (click on each word) for learning Arabic and the link below is useful for study as well.
GREAT WOMEN OF ISLAM WHO WERE GIVEN THE GOOD NEWS OF PARADISE
Education, Knowledge and Fine Arts
Discussion: Empowered Women
A TEMPORARY GIFT
Sister Rim read the ‘Iddah pages 34 - 38
Discussion: Profound sadness with tears of joy
NEXT HALAQA and News
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be on Thursday, January 18th.
NURTURING EEMAN IN CHILDREN
Sisters read a summary of:
The importance of breastfeeding, bonding and early attachment.
Praying for a righteous child
Discussion: Muslim parents must continually make supplication for their children.
DON’T BE SAD
Sisters read How to deal with bitter criticism
Discussion: “If you desire to be accepted by all, loved by all, you desire the unattainable.”
We have this book in our Library (it is currently borrowed, but you can submit a request to borrow, in sha Allah)
For the expiation of sins, said at the conclusion of a sitting or gathering. To listen to this dua click here
"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.