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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Halaqa # 149

Ramadan 14, 1441 AH,

Ramadan Stay Focused

Year 7

Attendance: 
8 Sisters
7 Junior Sisters                                                          
5 Junior Guests

Location: Online


Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

During the Covid-19 “stay at home” order, we have decided to hold our Halaqa online using Zoom.
In sha Allah, every Thursday, we will have two adjoining sessions with a small break in the middle.   If you would like to join, please get in touch with us. 

Session One 10:30 AM: 




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. 
O my Lord increase me in knowledge*رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا   Ameen

Quran: Reciting

We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then Sister Alia read Surah Al-Kahf verses 35-45 followed by Sister Rim, reading the English Approximation.  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: Tafsir

Surah Al-Kahf  verses 35-45 

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Alia read part 3.

Verse 37-41

Verse 42-44

Between Wealth and Good Deeds
Verses 45-46


Discussion: Being stuck at home, has made us realize that a lot of things we thought essential to our lives
are not so important. These things kept us busy all the time, and now we are realizing how wasteful they were,
using up our valuable time and even money.  Probably when things get back to the way they were, we might
fall back into our old habits, but in sha Allah, we will have a renewed perspective and keep all the good habits we are developing now during Ramadan and during our isolation. 
A way to teach children about life and how it renews is to use a simple gardening activity in your home.  
 The miracle of life and the miracles around us that prove the existence of Allah.  How mankind is so wrong
to dispute who is responsible for everything. 

Quran: Tajweed

We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.
Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack
Sister Shimaa created two mind maps of the lessons we have taken thus far.

Sister Shimaa shared the following video as a review of the letters and an introduction to next week's lesson. 


Break 20 minutes


Session Two 11:30 AM:



Children’s Focus Talking To Allah, swt  

How can we talk to Allah?  How does Allah talk to us?





What could we say to Allah, swt when we feel the following?



 


Make a glitter jar, shake it and try to recite some Dhikr while the glitter settles.






What things do you do before you go to sleep?

بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَمُوتُوَأَحْيَا     Bismika allahumma amutu wa ahya. 

In Your name, O Allah, I die and I live.


Omar & Hana | Dua Before Sleeping | Islamic Songs for Kids | Nasheed 2:04


What do you do if you want to go out for a drive with your parents?

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا، وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِي وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لمَُنْقَلِبُون

Subhaan alladhee sakh-khara lanaa haadhaa, wa maa kunnaa lahu muqrineena,
wa innaa ilaaa rabinaa la munqaliboon.
Glory to Him who has brought this [vehicle] under our control, though we were
unable to control it [ourselves], and indeed, to Our Lord we will surely return.



Do you know any other dua’s?


Homework:


Try to learn a new dua this week and say it to us in next week’s Halaqa in shaa Allah.



Resources for Moms



For older children:

For Younger Children: 



A Temporary Gift

Sister Bana read: Echoes of you, Growing young
  page 133-134
Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy
Discussion:  She is always contemplating how she will get to see Amr again, such great love. How growing old together
is a blessing.  Yet, she is able to turn the opposite of that into a blessing, growing young together.   

Great Women of Islam Who Were Given the

Good News of Paradise

Sister Rim read part of the chapter about
Umm Salamah radi Allahu anha  
In the book, the bottom of page 86 to 88
Discussion:  The great love Sister Asma for Amr is seen in the love of Umm Salamah raa for her husband.  Allah rewarded
Umm Salamah with the best man, Prophet Muhammad. 

Ramadan Health and Fitness

Sister Megan read the recent article written by Sister Raya Haddass

Bonus

Muslim Central has many apps (phone and desktop) to help with:



Sisters Share Their Thoughts


Choose one of the following to complete:

Last week, I had difficulty with…….

I learned this week ……..

Starting today, I will …...

My favourite moment last week was …….

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned Halaqas are: 

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Follow along with our Ramadan Series on our What’s App Group:
Daily Deen Doses 

Ahmad Jibril – Gems of Ramadan

An Ayah, An Activity and a Ramadan Memory Book

Closing Dua

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Halaqa # 143

Shabaan 1, 1441 AH,


Zooming Online
Year 6
                                                            
Attendance: 
8 Sisters
5 Junior Sisters                                                               
3 Junior Guests


Location: Online

Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)


During the Covid-19 “stay at home” order, we have decided to hold our Halaqa online using Zoom.
In sha Allah, every Thursday, we will have two adjoining sessions with a small break in
the middle.   If you would like to join, please get in touch with us. 

Session One 10:30 AM: 


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. 
O my Lord increase me in knowledge*رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا   Ameen

Quran: Reciting

We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether. Then Sister Alia read Surah Al-Israa verses 97-104, followed by Sister Rim, reading the English Approximation.  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.  


Children’s Focus

Discussing Prophet Musa saws with the children. They shared their knowledge and answered
some of the following questions and then agreed to learn more after the Halaqa. 

What are some of the signs that Prophet Musa was a Prophet of Allah, swt ?



What are locusts called in Arabic?  Jarad 



Are you allowed to eat locusts?  

Hadiths two dead animals we can eat, fish and locusts.

Did Prophet Muhammad eat locusts?

No, but he did not prohibit people from eating them 

How did Prophet Muhammad describe the sound a frog makes?

In his Sunnan, al-Bayhaqi included the hadith narrated by Ibn 'Amr (may Allah be pleased with them both):
Do not kill frogs; indeed, its croaking is tasbeeh.
al-Bayhaqi said that its chain of transmission is authentic.


Any similarities between the signs of Musa and the Covid-19 virus?

They are both from Allah, swt. 

Do some research about locusts or frogs and draw a picture?


Quran: Tajweed

We will start to follow a book from our library that is not copyrighted.
Sister Mai, read the following lesson. 





Quran: Tafsir



We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Alia read the third part.  
The Punishment of the People of Misguidance 
Verses 97    


Verse 98-99


Verses 100  


The Destruction of Fir`awn and His People    
Verses 101-104
Discussion:  We discussed how it ties into the Covid-19 situation.


Nurturing Eman in Children

Sister Marwa read the following:  
Part Two: Connecting Children to Pillars of Islam Chapter 10
 Pdf pg 141-143

Session Two 11:30 AM:


Great Women of Islam Who Were Given

the Good News of Paradise

Sister Alia read part of the chapter about Umm Salamah radi Allahu anha
In the book,  page 77 to the end of page 81.
Discussion:  Society and the attitude towards previous marriages.

Don’t Be Sad

Sister Megan read  The Blessing of Knowledge  
E-book ,  page 83-84
Discussion:  Very relevant to the free time we have now due to the Covid-19. 
To learn in order to distinguish between factual information and things
that are widely spread, yet not true. 


Asma ul-Husna

Sister Rim read information about our next two names and then we recited the first 12 names together. 

99 Names of Allah – Part 1 (Seeking help with Asma ul Husna ) Series



Part 1   names 11 and 12





Discussion:  Let’s try to use these names in our daily lives these next two weeks, in sha Allah.

Sister’s Share

Sister Bana shared a colouring book she recently purchased on Amazon.
She also showed us a beautiful wall hanging she crafted from Ceramics.  Please check out her lovely designs here. Sister Bana's Islamic Ceramic Art


News and Schedule

In sha Allah, 


Upcoming Online Halaqas:


Thursday, April  2, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020

A Temporary Gift

Sister Bana read: Love, Unravelling:  Continuous Charity, The Bribe
  page 122-125
Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy
Discussion:  Don’t wait until later in your life to do good deeds. 
Appreciate the small gestures that loved ones do for you. 


Closing Dua

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.