Thursday, January 22, 2015

Halaqa # 20

Asma ul Husna Part 2
  • 4  Sisters
  • 1  Junior Sisters
Location:  Headquarters
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.
الحَمْـدُ لِلّهِ الّذي أَحْـيانا بَعْـدَ ما أَماتَـنا وَإليه النُّـشور

Al-hamdu li-l-lâhi l-ladhî ahyânâ bacda mâ amâtanâ wa ilayhi n-nushûr

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 Baqarah from Ayat 260  till Ayat 286.  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.

Sisters shared their research on the names of Allah chosen the week before. Click on each name to read more.

Sister Rim
Sister Lamiaa
Sister Mona
Sister Winnie

Afterward we chose new names to research.
Sister Rim
Sister Lamiaa
Sister Mona
Zul-l-Jalal wal-Ikram
Sister Winnie


97 - "I take refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil He has created. [Three times in the evening]"

أَعـوذُبِكَلِمـاتِ اللّهِ التّـامّـاتِ مِنْ شَـرِّ ما خَلَـق . (ثلاثاً إِذا أمسى)

Acûdhu bi-kalimati l-lâhi-t-tââmmâti min sharri mâ khalaq (3fois).

In the actual book there is a footnote:
Whoever recites this three times in the evening will be protected from insect stings, Ahmad 2/290, An-Nasa’i, ‘Amalul-Yawm, wal-Laylah no. 590, At-Tirmithi 3/187, Ibn As-Sunni no. 68. According to Al-Albani, Ibn Majah’s  (2/266) chain of transmission is sound (Sahih), and following Ibn Baz 45, At-Tirmithi’s report is good (Hasan)
Sister Winnie has come across three websites that in sha Allah, will be useful for learning the names of Allah, Most High.  

99 Names of Allah Asma ul Husna

A listing of Allah’s Beautiful Names, with a short description in English.  
Also, 3 downloadable mp3s with those names in song format.

A website that presents Allah’s (swt) names in a slide show format with audio.  It is broken down into 7 parts and encourages the viewer to learn 3 names each day, to complete the memorization of Allah’s (swt) names in one month.

a website that has Allah’s saw names listed with English meanings and references to where it appears in the Quran  


The Expiation of Assembly - Kaffaratul-Majlis
Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika, 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, 'astaghfiruka wa 'atoobu 'ilayka.

Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise is to You. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You. I seek Your forgiveness and repent to You.

Reference: Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmithi and An-Nasa'i. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/ 153. Aishah (RA) said: "Allah's Messenger (SAW) did not sit in a gathering, and did not recite the Qur'an, and did not perform any prayer without concluding by saying ... (then she quoted the above)." This was reported by An-Nasa'i in 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah (no.308), and Dr. Farooq Hamadah graded it authentic in his checking of the same book, p. 273. See also Ahmad 6/77

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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