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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.

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.