Thursday, July 2, 2015

Halaqa # 31

Ramadan 15,  1436
Ramadan Rising

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

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. Ameen

Note:  Sisters present decided to compose a basic dua that is specific to our Halaqa and one which will be the standard opening dua from now on in sha Allah.  

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 An-Nissa  from Ayat 45  
till Ayat 65 . 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.


Recently a question was asked about why we recite Surah Fatihah each time.  We
have a few reasons for this:
Nice to have something the children present can recognize and recite as well.
Reading together “breaks the ice” for sisters who might be shy.
Most important surah for new sisters to learn and recite.
Is is a Surah that all present can say.

This is a new section we’ve added to the Halaqa.  It is items that Sisters have sent to us via, email, whatsapp, etc.  We encourage those sisters who can’t attend the Halaqa in person, to participate via this new addition.


Brief tadabbur of the Quran,1 juz a day with Brother Nouman Ali Khan~

If you're planning to Read & Understand Quran this Ramadan but don't have enough time
to go through the entire text and translation then spare some time & listen to the short
explanation of some verses from each Juz per day. It will hardly take 5-10mins!

PS: Please forward and help your fellow Muslims to Understand some portion of Quran this 
Ramadan, inshaAllah.
Have a blessed Ramadan 😊


My dear friends,

Asalaam alaikum.  Here's a link to amazing Stories of the Sahabas and our beloved
Prophet (SAW).  MashAllah there is so much that we can learn from these stories!  Please
pass it

Jazakallah khair.


Sister Sara presented an updated dua app produced by AlHuda International.
It is an excellent free app which features:

- Audio for each supplication
- Transliteration and Translation for each supplication
- Adjustable font size
- References for each supplication
- Favorites list
- Sharing options

Click on the relevant link below to get your own copy.

AlHuda International also has many other useful applications,
Click here to see a selection.


Today we presented two dua’s.

  1. Night of Qadr, (originally presented Halaqa #8)

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

  1. Before going to sleep

اللّهُـمَّ إِنَّـكَ خَلَـقْتَ نَفْسـي وَأَنْـتَ تَوَفّـاهـا لَكَ ممَـاتـها وَمَحْـياها ، إِنْ أَحْيَيْـتَها فاحْفَظْـها ، وَإِنْ أَمَتَّـها فَاغْفِـرْ لَـها . اللّهُـمَّ إِنَّـي أَسْـأَلُـكَ العـافِـيَة

103 - "O Allah, verily You have created my soul and You shall take it’s life, to You belongs it’s life and death. If You should keep my soul alive then protect it, and if You should take it’s life then forgive it. O Allah, I ask You to grant me good health."

Allâhumma innaka khalaqra nafsî wa anta tawaffâhâ. Laka mamâtuhâ wa mahyâhâ. In ahyaytahâ fa-hfazha, wa in amattahâ fa--ghfirlahâ. Allâhumma inni as'aluka-l-câfiyata.

source: Hisnul Muslim
Amanah Sisters encourages our members to attend our upcoming Eid Celebration.  
In sha Allah, it will be held on Sunday July 19th, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Promanade Park, 
Douglas Kennedy Headland Section.  
Please RSVP soon in sha Allah


Sisters present decided to move our next Halaqa ahead by two days (due to the timing of the end of Ramadan and Eid).  Therefore in sha Allah, the Halaqa will be held on July 14th, 2015 outdoors at the park located nearby our headquarters. Sisters and children are encouraged to attend.  

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 Bud Cleary Park from 10 am to 12 noon.


Sisters present took turns reading  previous posts from Halaqa  # 8

Sister Sara chose two videos for our viewing.
We watched the following video by Nouman Ali Khan entitled:
The second video was too long to watch during our Halaqa, but we wanted to share it with our sisters.  In sha Allah, they will find it beneficial.

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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