Showing posts with label Prophet Muhammad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prophet Muhammad. Show all posts

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Halaqa # 137

Rabi Al-Thani  8, 1441 AH


Renewing Friendships 
Year 6
                                         
Attendance: 
11 Sisters
4 Junior Sisters                                                                  
2 Junior Guests


Location: Amanah Sisters Headquarters
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. 
O my Lord increase me in knowledge*رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا   Ameen

Quran: Reading


We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then sisters individually read aloud a few words, ayahs (according to her ability and with the help and encouragement of her fellow sisters). We read Surah Al-Israa verses 50-58.  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: Tajweed

Sister Maryum listened to our recitations and then reviewed with us the following:
When the tanween comes before the letter Meem  
   
We listened to a few verses from  Surah Al-Israa recited by Sheikh Husary to listen to some of those places. 


To read more about Tajweed click below:


Quran: Tafsir

Sisters read an English Approximation (Sahih International) of Surah Al-Israa (17) 
verses 50-58.


We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Maryum read the third one.




Verse 53  pg 33-34


Verses 54-55  pg 34-36


Verses 56-57   pg 36-38





Discussion: Did Prophet Muhammad see Allah?     


Video

We watched the following video:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Don't Be Sad

Sisters Alia, Mai, and Zana read  Smile  Pdf pg 72-79
Link to the purchase pdf: https://iiph.com/islamic-ebooks/dont-be-sad-ebook-edition.html


Discussion:  A thorough analysis of a simple action.
                                                                                                                                                                                           

A Temporary Gift

Sister Megan read: Love, Unravelling:  Amr’s grave page 117
Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy

Discussion:  How much time and effort we put into the material things of life?



News and Schedule

In sha Allah, Next Halaqas:


Holiday Halaqa Thursday, January 2nd, 2020  
Please let us know if you are planning to attend.


Thursday January 16th, 2020


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, November 21, 2019

What does Islam say about bullying?



Prepared and Presented by Sister Rim:


With bullying awareness week/month coming to an end I’ve been listening to all the stories and information my kids received in school about bullying and how to stop or prevent it from happening. I thought to myself what does Islam have to say about bullying? Contrary to what many believe, bullying is not a new issue. It has been around in many forms since the beginning. Whether it be in the form of name-calling, pride and egos and all forms of abuse, bullying can destroy people’s lives and level societies.


Islam is a curriculum for how to live and it has the solution for every societal problem. Therefore it’s important for us to look into the Quran and Hadith to see how we can deal with bullying.


Bullying is a form of oppression and Islam forbids all forms of oppression and injustice. Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said “Be on your guard against oppression for oppression is a darkness on the day of resurrection” (Sahih Muslim). In another Hadith, the prophet peace be upon him said: “Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or he is oppressed”. The prophet was then asked, “It is right to help someone who is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” He replied: “By preventing him from oppressing others.”(Sahih Bukhari).


The prophet peace be upon him was heard saying “He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do that, then he should do it with his tongue; and if he has not strength enough to do even that, then he should (at least abhor it) from his heart; and that is the least of faith”.


It’s important to stand up to oppression and to stand up for others. In doing so it creates an environment in which hurtful words and behaviours are not tolerated. It allows upstanders to show solidarity with the bullied and demonstrates disapproval of the bully's actions. After all, it is a religious duty to do so. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says “And let there be (arising) from you a nation inviting to (all that is) good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful” Quran 3:104


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Halaqa # 74

Rajab 30, 1438

Ahlaq ~ Manners

Year 4
Attendance:
  • 4 Sisters
  • 2 Junior Sisters
  • 1 Junior Guest

Location: Headquarters
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 100 to Ayah 111.  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 and discussed the translation of the approximate meaning.



  • DUA AL-GHAAIB

Sister Megan led a dua for Sister M and family.
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  • NEXT HALAQA and News
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be on Thursday May 11th, at our Headquarters.

Sister Megan informed us of a new Book Club starting up.

I wanted to extend an invitation to a book club that a friend of mine has started, inshAllah.
The goal of the group is to encourage each other to keep seeking knowledge, and having discussions. We also want to invite non muslims or people who are interested in Islam to learn more about Islam with us inshallah.

Starting out, we will be reading "The Bible, The Qu'ran and Science". We will be meeting once a month to discuss. The first meeting will be on Wednesday May 17th at 10am. We will be meeting at Eastern Stars Centre in Mississauga (5777 Cooper's Ave).
If you are interested in joining us, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me on this email address meganmbarclay@gmail.com. Please let me know if you're interested so we can keep you updated on any changes.

Look forward to seeing you there, inshAllah!

  • SISTERS TALK
We started to read an article about The Battle of Tabuk, but Sister Maryam pointed out
that the article was infact biased and left out some important facts.  So instead we
discussed the importance of using reliable sources of information.  Also, we discussed
how some stories (legends)  can be woven into our history.  While these stories  are
neither endorsed nor denied  they cannot be used for making Islamic Laws and Rulings.
A very good book for learning the History of Our Beloved Prophet is:
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  • SISTERS TALK

Based on our answers from Last Halaqa’s quiz (see below) we decided to learn more about:

        The name of Allah that means ‘The Subtle One’ is
Al-Wahhab
(score 0)
Al-Haseeb
(score 0)
Al-Awwal
(score 0)
Al-Lateef
(score 1)
None of these
(score 0)
Score Obtained/Total



  • SISTERS TALK

Based on our answers from Last Halaqa’s quiz (see below) we decided to learn more about:


       Allah’s name Al-Jabbar means
The Irresistable
(score 0)
The Restorer
(score 0)
The One who causes death
(score 0)
Both a & b
(score 1)
Both a & c
(score 0)


  • VIDEO  
We watched two episodes from the video series Inspiration:
Isa, we will be sharing the complete series during Ramadan on our WhatsApp group:
Daily Deen Doses.  To join our group, send us an email.
  • 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.