Thursday, July 17, 2014

Halaqa # 8


of the Last Ten Nights

and Lalytul Qadr

  • 3  Sisters
  • 1  Junior Sister
  • 1 Junior Guest
Location:  Headquarters
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

Alhumdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His Help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from our souls' evils and our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide; and he whom He misguides, no one can guide.

I bear witness that there is no god except Allah- alone without any partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His 'abd (servant) and Messenger.

O Allah, send prayers upon Muhammad and the followers of Muhammad, just as You sent prayers upon Ibraheem and upon the followers of Ibraheem. Verily you are full of praise and majesty. O Allaah, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad, just as You sent blessings upon Ibraheem and upon the family of Ibraheem. Verily, You are full of praise and majesty."

Innalhamda lillahee, nahmaduhu wa nasta'eenuhu wa nastaghfiruhu, wa na'oodhu billaahi min shuroori anfusinaa wa min sayyiaati a'maalinaa. Mainyah dihillaahu falaa mudillilahu, wa mainyudlil falaa haadiya lah.

Wa ashhadu anlaa ilaaha illalaahu, wahdahu laashareeka lahu, wa ash hadu anna muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasooluh.

Allahumma salli 'alaa muhammadinwa 'alaa aali muhammadinwa 'alaa aali muhammadin kamaa sallayta 'alaa aali ibraaheema innaka hameedumajeed. Allahumma baarik 'alaa muhammadinwa 'alaa aali muhammadin kamaa baarakta 'alaa aali ibraaheema wa 'alaa aali ibraheema innaka hameedum majeed.

We read Surah Faatihah 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 Baqarah from Ayat 102  till Ayat 105.  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.
Sister Safyyah read a talk on Virtues of the Last Ten Nights and Laylat-Al Qadr (Click on the link to learn more). We all participated in discussion and noted as a group that since Laylat-Al-Qadr is better than 1000 months (Quran 97:3), seeking it is so important.  Therefore, we want to advise all our members to seek it during all of the last 10 nights as here in Canada; we have two different start dates for Ramadan, so what one group may consider and odd night, another group would have a different odd night.  The safest and surest thing is to try every night. And Allah, (subḥānahu wa ta'Ala), knows best.

Safyyah, also talked about The I’tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadhan. (Click on the link to learn more)

Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?' He said:

اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ ، تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

        Allahumma innaka ‘affuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni’ ‘

O Allah You are The One Who forgives greatly, and loves to forgive, so forgive me. [at Tirmidhi]

Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 3850
In-book reference : Book 34, Hadith 24
English translation : Vol. 5, Book 34, Hadith 3850
Sister Winnie presented Dua plan for the last 10 nights.
Sister Safyyah wanted to share with you all a compilation of tips for the last 10 nights she found online.
  • VIDEO  

Ramadan Reminder: Lailat Al Qadr .The Last 10 Days (8:59) by Yusuf Estes

Abdul Basit reading a selection of Dua’s (5 min) with English Subtitles
We pray to Allah All Mighty, Most Merciful, Glorified and Exalted be He (subḥānahu wa ta'Ala) to hasten us to do good deeds in these last ten days of Ramadhan and accept our repentance. And may Allah Almighty accept our worship and devotions and bless us this Ramadan by witnessing Laylatul-Qadr.

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.

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