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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 23, 2020

Halaqa # 147

Shabaan 29, 1441 AH,


Ramadan is Knocking


Year 7


Attendance: 
5 Sisters
2 Junior Sisters                                                        
2 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 21-27 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: 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 lessons 5 Section C and Questions


Discussion:  We discussed the aspect that showing the incorrect way was confusing. 
Sister Shimaa offered to make a mind map to help simplify the rules.

Quran: Tafsir 

Surah Al-Kahf  verses 21-26 


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


Verse 21 


Verse 22


Verses 23-24


Verses 25-26


Discussion:  Following the reading, we read the intro tafsir to the surah as was mentioned in the reading.  In particular: 

Break 20 minutes


Session Two  11:30 AM:



Children’s Quran

Children were invited to read some verses of the Quran

K  read from Surah Al Kahf verses 1-12

A technical glitch occurred, but Alhamdulillah,

we were able to resume the Halaqa after a short delay.



Children’s Focus             

Video



Daily Good Deed Cards  /  Daily Thankful Jar 



Decorate a container as elaborately or simply as you like, then fill it with good deed cards.
Every day, a child can select a deed from the jar. Keep the tasks simple, especially for younger children. After they complete the good deed, the children can write on the back, something they are grateful for and place the card in the Thankful Jar. After Ramadan, the children can reflect on their cards, good deeds and things to be thankful for.
  


Free Ramadan Activities Book for Kids 7-12 Years Old


The following pictures are from a free resource fromIlmeducation.com   


The children looked at the pictures and named all the differences. Then we discussed how they can make their own similar game. First, take a picture of some room. Then, add or remove things from the room and take a second picture. Show the pictures to your parents, or siblings. See if they can notice the differences.



Video



Make a Ramadan Star and Moon Mobile or Banner



The children were asked which picture had the crescent moon. 


Resources and Ideas for children:





3-year-old… with a Ramadan box!



Ramadan 30 Day Activity: ‘Let’s find a word in the Qur’an’




Sisters Share Their Thoughts



Choose one of the following to complete:


  1. I’m ready for Ramadan but………


  1. This Ramadan I hope to …………


  1. My goal this Ramadan is ……….


  1. Quran will be in my life in the following ways……


  1. ????????


News and Schedule

In sha Allah, Upcoming Online Halaqas:

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020

2 Ramadan Series we will be following  on our What’s App Daily Deen Doses Group

Ahmad Jibril – Gems of Ramadan  

An Ayah, An Activity and a Ramadan Memory Book




Asma ul-Husna

Sister Alia 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 17 and 18








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.