Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halaqa # 37

Thul-Hijjah  17, 1436
Autumn Potpourri

Year 2
  • 2 Sisters
  • 1 Junior Sister
  • 1 Junior Guests
Location:  Celebration Square
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

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 163 till Ayat 175 . 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.

The 99 Names of Allah  We read this article discussing Allah’s swt beautiful names.
The source of this article was the following website, which in sha Allah, we will be adding to 
our Asma ul Husna resources.
There are 12 months in the Islamic Calendar:
1-  Muharram
2-  Safar
3-  Rabee’ Al-Awwal
4-  Rabe'i al-Aakhir
5-  Jumaadaa al-Oulaa
6-  Jumaadaa al-Aakhirah
7-  Rajab
8-  Sha’baan
9-  Ramadan
10- Shawwaal
11- Thul-Qi’dah
12- Thul-Hijjah
Invocation for sighting the new moon
اللَّهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالأَمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ
، والسَّلامَةِ والإِسْلامِ ، وَالتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا تُحِبُّ-
وَتَرْضَى ، رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّكَ اللهُ

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

allaahumma ahillahu ‛alaynaa bil-amni wal-eemaani, was-salaamati wal-islaami, wat-tawfeeqi limaa tuḥibbu watarḍaa, rabunaa wa rabbuk-allaahu

To listen to this dua:
go to the following webpage and click the red circle on the right.

As for celebrating the new Hijri year, it is not reported from the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, that he ever celebrated his Hijrah (migration to Madeenah); neither is this reported from his companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, who undoubtedly were keen on enjoining the good and getting the most reward possible.
The Muslim should follow the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and stick to his Sunnah and keep away from innovations in religion.
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be held on Thursday October 15st, 2015 indoors  at our Headquarters upstairs from 10am-12 noon.  
Mothers of Believers,  Sister Winnie came across a online poster about the wives of our beloved Prophet.  We reviewed the poster together.
Source of this poster: Islam House
An excellent site for numerous resources to aid in memorizing the Quran:

The Hifdh Site

Due to poor acoustics, we were unable to watch the video.  We did however, plan to watch it individually at home.
Salah: Life's Forgotten Purpose by Yasmin Mogahed  (31:59)

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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