Thursday, April 2, 2015

Halaqa # 25

Asma ul Husna Part 7
10 Qira’at Explanation

Year 2
  • 6  Sisters
  • 2  Junior Sisters
Location:  Headquarters (upstairs)
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

At a sitting or gathering… listen to this dua click here

195 - "O my Lord, forgive me and turn towards me (to accept my repentance). Verily You are The Oft-Returning. The Oft-Forgiving."

رَبِّ اغْفِـرْ لي، وَتُبْ عَلَـيَّ، إِنَّكَ أَنْـتَ التَّـوّابُ الغَـفور

Rabbi ghfir lî wa tub calayya. Innaka anta t-tawwâbu-l-ghafûr.

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 Ali-Imran from Ayat 92  till Ayat 121.  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 Nissa

Afterward we chose new names to research.

Sister Rim
Sister Lamiaa
Sister Mona
Sister Nissa

Upon sighting the crescent moon

"Allah is the greatest. O Allah, let the crescent loom above us in safety, faith, peace, and Islam, and in agreement with all that You love and pleases You. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah."

اللهُ أَكْـبَر، اللّهُمَّ أَهِلَّـهُ عَلَيْـنا بِالأمْـنِ وَالإيمـان، والسَّلامَـةِ والإسْلام، وَالتَّـوْفيـقِ لِما تُحِـبُّ رَبَّنـا وَتَـرْضـى، رَبُّنـا وَرَبُّكَ الله

Allâhu akbaru. Allâhumma ahillahu calaynâ bi-l-amni, wa-l-îmâni, wa s-salâmati, wa-l-islâmi, wa t-tawfîqi limâ tuhibbu rabbanâ wa tardâ. Rabbunâ wa rabbuka l-lâhu.
Sister Sara presented an introductory talk to the 10 Qira’at and played for us a video that had Surah Fatihah read by the same reciter in all 10 Qira’at.  The sisters were asked to listen carefully and try to distinguish the subtle differences between them.

A question arose about tafseer videos for children, so we had a look at the following video.

Surah Masad & Surah Room ᴴᴰ | Illustration | NAKcollection 4:09

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.

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