Thursday, October 15, 2015

Halaqa # 38

Muharram  1, 1437
Timely Talk

Year 2
  • 8  Sisters
  • 3  Junior Sisters
  • 1  Junior Guest
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

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 75 till Ayat 91. (This was 
inadvertently out of sequence with our previous Halaqa but insha Allah, we will resume 
Surah Nissa Ayat 175 next Halaqa.) 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 Sara gave a very informative talk about Allah’s name:  Al Hakam.
To read her summary, click here.
Sister Sana researched the term Bidah and discussed with us the meaning and examples of Bidah. To read her summary, click here.
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be held on Thursday November 5th, 2015 indoors  at our Headquarters upstairs from 10am-12 noon.  
Sister Rim  read aloud an article chosen especially for today entitled:

The Proper Way of Celebrating the New Hijri Year

Sister Winnie shared an article about the Islamic Sacred month of Muharram and  'Ashura The 10th day of Muharram entitled: Be Careful During the Sacred Month of Muharram

Sister Sara  discussed a website she recommends

We will be adding this website to our list of resources insha Allah.

An inspiring video about why Muslims should be voting!
Muslims, Rock the Vote 23:00 (Imam Khalid Latif rocks Muslim civic engagement in a sermon at the Islamic Center at NYU)
Following the video, sisters participated in a lively discussion with various viewpoints. Also, we remembered an article from an earlier Halaqa (#14) An interview with Jamal Badawi on Muslim participation in North American politics conducted by Click on the title to read a transcript.
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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