Showing posts with label Names of Allah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Names of Allah. Show all posts

Friday, June 26, 2020

Children’s Focus Halaqa #156

We had prepared the children's section, but we didn't have any children attending.


Dialogue


What is this?   Who would wear it?   What does that person do?   



Can anyone tell him what to do?   What if he does something bad, who would punish him?


Who is the king of kings?


Does HE wear a crown?


Do we know what HE looks like?


Activity:  

http://creative-motivations.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/3-Al-Malik-Coloring-Sheet.pdf


Resource:

30 DAYS WITH THE NAMES OF ALLAH FREE WORKBOOK


Video:  5:20


The Story of the Army of Elephants by ZAKY





Activity:  

You can make a crown this week to help you remember Allah’s name.  Here are the instructions. http://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2015/08/teach-99-names-of-allah-al-malik.html





Dialogue:

What animals are in this picture?  Which one is the king of the jungle? Who is the king of all animals?

Image courtesy of “Because It's Interesting”, May 24, 2019, Youtube





Video:  4:09

Cartoon - Surah Al-Fil (The Elephant) Let's Learn Quran with Zaky | HD



Friday, June 19, 2020

Halaqa #155

Shawwal 27, 1441 AH 



Appreciate the Moments


Year 7


Attendance: 

7 Sisters

3 Junior Sisters                                                       

3 Junior Guests


Location: Online via Zoom



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 Google Meet every Thursday morning.   Update:  For the remainder of June, our online Halaqa will be held on Fridays.  If you would like to join, please get in touch with us.  



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

*Part of ayah 114 Surah Taha(20)


Quran: Reciting

We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then Sister Alia read Surah Al-Kahf verses 62-74 followed by Sister Mai, 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 62-74


We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia continued reading part 1 from our previous Halaqa and then parts 2 and 3.


  1. The Story of Musa and Al-Khidr

Verse 60-65


  1. Musa meeting with Al-Khidr and accompanying Him

Verse 66-70


  1. Damaging the Boat  

Verses 71-73


  1. The Story of killing the Boy

Verse 74-76



Discussion:  


The bird that took a sip of water from the sea and how it was nice imagery and way to reflect on the knowledge of Allah. 


How Al Khidr story teaches us that Allah’s decree will not always be understood by us while we are living on this earth.  We have to trust in Allah swt. 


55:58 further tafsir:  source: https://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=55



Quran: Tajweed

We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.

Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack

Sister Shimaa provided a quick review and then continued her lesson about Makhaarij  

Wastul- Halq  and  Adnal- Halq   Harooful-Halqi    Throat Letters

She used the notes in the book and the following two pictures to aid our understanding. 

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Children’s Quran

Children were invited to read some verses of the Quran

Our Junior Guest recited part of Surah Abasa


Children’s Focus: Gratitude


Dialogue


What names of Allah, swt, did we learn last week?


Did you have a nature walk and make a poster?


If you made a dua book, could you show it to us?


Today we are going to learn another name of Allah, swt, Al Waddud, the Most Loving


Who do you love?

Who loves you?



Activity:  Draw a heart and decorate it.

Source: How to Teach the 99 Names of Allah to Children






Video:


Names of Allah:Meaning of Al Wadood for kids with Essa Khan



Islamic Cartoons For Kids | Loving Allah And His Prophet | Omar & Hana


Video:


TAJWEED - LESSON 1 Letters Alif and Baa!




Dua Al-Ghaib


Sister Alia led us in a Dua for a sister and her family who recently suffered a devastating fire.


Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No Muslim is afflicted with a calamity but that he should say what Allah has commanded him:


If he does so, Allah will replace it with something better.”


Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 918


Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim


عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ تُصِيبُهُ مُصِيبَةٌ فَيَقُولُ مَا أَمَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي وَأَخْلِفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا إِلَّا أَخْلَفَ اللَّهُ لَهُ خَيْرًا مِنْهَا


918 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجنائز باب ما يقال عند المصيبة



Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Allah we will return. (2:156) 


O Allah, reward our sister and her family in their affliction and replace it with something better than it. 


Ya Allah, the Ever-Living the Ever Sustaining, it is Your mercy that we hope for, so do not leave our sister and her family in charge of their affairs for a blink of an eye, and rectify for them all of their affairs, non has the right to be worshipped except You.


Oh Allah the most Merciful, ease the pain and suffering of our sister and her family and guide them through this test, bless them and grant them comfort and contentment 


Oh Allah all praise belongs to You, protect them from all calamities and evil. You have power over all things.



Asma ul-Husna

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

99 Names of Allah – Part 2 (Seeking help with Asma ul Husna ) Series


Part 2   names 21& 22






Don’t Be Sad  

Sister Rim read  The Bliss of the Prophet's Companions 

E-book   page 88-90

Discussion:  


A Temporary Gift

Sister Mai read: A Seamless Love

  Page 135

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy


News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned Halaqas are: 

Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:30 am

Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:30 am

 

Trivia:  

 

The first meeting of Amanah Sisters happened on June 19th, 2011.

The first Halaqa started on April 3, 2014


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.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Halaqa # 154

Shawwal 20, 1441 AH



Gratitude


Year 7


Attendance: 

9 Sisters

6 Junior Sisters                                                          

3 Junior Guests


Location: Online via Google Meet



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 Google Meet every Thursday morning.   Update:  For the remainder of June, our online Halaqa will be held on Fridays.  If you would like to join, please get in touch with us.  



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

*Part of ayah 114 Surah Taha(20)


Quran: Reciting

We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then Sister Alia read Surah Al-Kahf verses 54-61 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 54-61


We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read part 3 and part 4 section:  قَالَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِىَ صَبْراً 

 Al-Khidr said, ("You will not be able to have patience with me.)


  1. Examples put forth in the Qur'an

Verse 54


  1. The Rebellion of the Disbelievers

Verse 55-56


  1. The Worst People are Those Who turn away after being reminded  

Verses 57-59


  1. The Story of Musa and Al-Khidr

Verse 60-65



Discussion:  

The beauty of Ayah 58, it beautifully describes the mercy of Allah, the most glorified, the highest. 

We have to try hard to keep the Quran in our lives, and not be caught off guard by the distractions that we face. 


We decided to do more research on 55:22 (from the tafsir part 4) and discuss next week in shaa Allah.


How patient Prophet Ibraheem was with Yusha` bin Nun, how he shared the blame for walking too far.  We should take his example in our own situations. 


How we need to attribute knowledge back to Allah, the most glorified, the highest, and teach our children this as well. 



During our halaqa last week, we had a question about free will and Jinn.


Reply from Sister Maryum about Jinn

The Jinn definitely do have free will and they are not part of mankind, there is no dispute on this point between the scholars. Shaitan was from the jinn and he disobeyed Allah, only those who have free will can disobey or obey and be punished or rewarded accordingly. They are not part of mankind as we know from the Quran they were created from fire and we were created from soil, we are different, but they will also be judged and can go to heaven or hell.


Also, we have the following information on our website.

Children’s Quran

Children were invited to read some verses of the Quran.

Our Junior Sister S recited from memory Surah Al-Balad

Quran: Tajweed

We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.

Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack

Sister Shimaa started a new lesson about Makhaarij  Jowful Fam  and  Aqsal Halq  

She used the notes in the book page 15 and the following two pictures to aid our understanding. 


She used the notes in the book page 15 and the following two pictures to aid our understanding. 


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  (pdf page 83 the stars to 84 stars)

In the book, the bottom of page 88-89

Kindle edition

Discussion:

How nice it is to learn the background of certain Ayat and when they were revealed. 


Seerah Gems

We listened from minute 20:42 to 28:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y22vp9pp8JE


Children’s Focus: Gratitude


Dialogue


What colour are your eyes?

Is your hair curly or straight?

Are you are a boy or a girl?


Who made you the way you are?


Did you know that one of Allah’s SWT names is Al Khaliq The Creator


 

book link: http://www.muslimkidsguide.com/allah-is-al-khaliq/



Nasheed:

Rashid A. Bhikha - Al-Khaaliq | I Look, I See


Can you name something else that Allah has created?


Activity:  Go on a walk and look for things that Allah has created.  Look down, Look up, Look all around.  Collect some items, then make a poster, you can draw and colour for things like the sun and clouds and puddles!


Inspriration and Template: http://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2015/08/teach-99-names-of-allah.html




Video:


Another name of Allah is The Fashioner of Forms. We watched the following video to learn this name in Arabic. 


Names of Allah: Meaning of Al-Musawwir for Kids with Essa Khan


Dialogue

Can we complain about our looks to Allah?

What is something you are thankful for?


Activity:  My first Dua Book- DIY




Video:


Resource:

How to Raise Grateful Kids (+ List of Gratitude Activities & Resources to Instill Shukr)


That time of the month


Sister Maryum’s advice: As for keeping your iman during menses, reading of the Quran is not recommended or even prohibited by the majority of scholars unless it is from your memory (I’m talking about the Arabic text here, translation is not included in this), there are few who allow it with a barrier but it is rare. There are several other things that can be done, dhikr, dua, reading tafsir or other Islamic books, listening to lectures, giving charity etc, there are countless things that can be done vs the few that cannot be done (prayer/fasting etc).


What Are Acts of Worship a Menstruating Woman Can Engage In? menstruating-woman-can-engage-in/

Discussion:  

Your week of Dhikr, think of it as an active thing, not a negative attitude.

One Surah that has been prominent in this Halaqa has been Al-Azhaab



News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned Halaqas are: 

Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:30 am

Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:30 am



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.