Showing posts with label Dua. Show all posts
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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, April 16, 2020

Halaqa # 146

Shabaan 22, 1441 AH,

Ramadan Ready?
Year 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Attendance: 
9 Sisters
5 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 16-20 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 Quran

Children were invited to read some verses of the Quran

Al-Naazi’aat  read by B

Quran: Tajweed

We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.
Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack
Sister Shimaa read the following lessons.
Tajweed lesson 5 page 10, 11, top of 12

Quran: Tafsir 

Surah Al-Kahf  verses 16-20 

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Alia read parts 1 and 2.

Verse 17 

Verse 18

Verses 19-20


Discussion:  We discussed the various aspects that we had not known or misunderstood. 

Reply from Maryum about questions raised after last week’s Halaqa:

Question 1. 

I just wanted to let you know, my husband and I were discussing the story with Rukana and Prophet Muhammed (saw) and he mentioned that the story is jaeda at best and possibly weak (?), from the information he is reading in Arabic.

 
I have read the questions, as for the story of the wrestler Rukanah the Hadith was narrated by Abu Dawood and was classified as Hasan - hasan means the Hadith is good and acceptable to use but it contains some weakness, but not a major one. There could be other chains of transmission that are weaker (daif), but at least one chain from Abu Dawood is Hasan

Question 2: 

Some children were wondering if children have writing angels especially since they automatically go to Jannah.

As for the second question, it has been narrated that the pen has been lifted from 3 people, the sleeping one until he wakes up, the insane until he regains his sanity and the child until he reaches puberty. The Hadith does not mention the angels being absent from those persons, it states they do not record their actions, but it does not mention that the angels abandon them during that time, so I would assume they are there, protecting the person.

Moreover, it is not entirely true that children will go to paradise automatically, this is a false assumption that is carried by several people but it contradicts the Hadith and Quran

Even a baby..... they will be asked after death..... they will have the awareness?  

There is also a verse in surah Nun that the defiantly disobedient people will not produce any other offspring than similar themselves, disbelieving and rebellious and then prophet Noah requested Allah to destroy his nation and that included the children. If the children were pure they should have been saved together with the believers on the ark, but they were apparently already corrupted

Yes from the Hadith we understand that the baby should be tested too, even thou he did not have earthly sins or good deeds, his soul is mature enough to handle the test just as all the souls were already asked once before birth to testify in front of Allah that He is their Lord and God and that is so that they will not have any argument against Him in case of disbelief, they all already knew about Him before being born

This is where the fitrah comes from, so if we are able to testify before even coming to this life, why should we think that we can't after birth? This would also be unfair that some people who did not face any trials and did not perform any good deeds would enjoy eternal paradise without any effort on their part at all

Some scholars make a division between the children of believers and disbelievers saying that if the first one was allowed to live he would grow up to be a believer too, so they end up going to paradise while the opposite is true for the children of the isolators, so we do hope this for Muslim children but the other Hadith about the test does not give a guarantee

This is a quote from a dispute on this matter:

This is the Hadith:
Anas said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Four (kinds of people) will be brought forth on the Day of Resurrection: the infant, the insane, the one who died during the Fatrah (the period between two prophets) and the very old man. All of them will speak in their own defence, then the Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, will say to a neck of Hell, ‘Come forth!’ and He will say to them, ‘I used to send Messengers to My slaves from amongst themselves. Now I am the Messenger of Myself to you. Enter this (i.e., the Fire).’ Those who are decreed to be among the doomed will say, ‘O Lord, how could we enter it when we are trying to escape it?’ And those who are decreed to be among the blessed will rush to enter it. And Allaah will say: ‘You would have been more disobedient towards My Messengers.’ So those will enter Paradise and those will enter Hell.” Narrated by Abu Ya’laa, 4224. There are corroborating reports which were mentioned by Ibn Katheer in al-Tafseer, 3/29-31.

The above Hadith specifically mentions infants.

We do have other ahadith that say Muslim kids will go to paradise and take their parents with them, but to combine between all the evidence it appears that they will be tested and hopefully pass the test in sha Allah before they can help their parents

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: this is the most reasonable of the opinions, which reconciles all the reports and brings all the ahaadeeth into harmony.

And there are still other options, but I didn't want to go into them because they are weaker and more speculative



Break 20 minutes



Session Two 11:30 AM:



Children’s Focus             

We discussed the following questions and then watched 

Video     Kids Explain Ramadan · #RamadanReady  2:51


What month is coming up?  

What is Ramadan?

What is your favourite thing to eat in Ramadan?

What is your favourite part of Ramadan?

What does Ramadan teach us?


Activity                Hand Print Ramadan Calendar For Kids



Activity           Islamic Placemat     How to and more ideas


Video       Islamic Songs For Kids | Fasting is Fun | Omar & Hana 2:09

Video            My First Fast   5:29 


Great Women of Islam Who Were Given the Good News of Paradise

Sister Mai read part of the chapter about Umm Salamah radi Allahu anha  
In the book,  page 81 bottom to page 84 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

News and Schedule

In sha Allah, Upcoming Online Halaqas:

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Bonus


Asma ul-Husna

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

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


Part 1   names 15 and 16




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.