Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halaqa # 110

Safar 9, 1440 AH

Year 5
5 Sisters:
2 Junior Sisters
1 Junior Guest

Location: Amanah Room

Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

Following the results of our recent survey, we decided to make some small adjustments
to our Halaqa to try to incorporate some of the ideas we received.  Sisters will be able to
choose what parts of the Halaqa they will like to cover, based on their arrival.
They can pick a section from the ones posted. Also, we will be encouraging more
discussion after each section.  (See the yellow highlights)

Today, is a trial of this new format.  


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.
O my Lord increase me in knowledge*.  رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا   Ameen


We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then sisters individually read aloud a few words, ayahs
(according to her ability and with the help and encouragement of her fellow sisters). We read Surah Al-Hijr  
verses 1-15.  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 read an English Approximation (Sahih International) of the above verses.

Extra: We started reading a new Surah, so we read a short overview of the Surah.

Once we finished our Quran reading we implemented our new format.  All the different
components of the Halaqa were written on post-it notes and displayed.  The first sister
to arrive chose the next section. Then, after that section, the sister who arrived second
chose. This pattern continued on to the end of the Halaqa.  Sisters enjoyed this format,
so in sha Allah, we will be contining with it.


We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 5
We chose to read from the  following sections.

Discussion:  We discuessed the tafsir of “Every Township has its alloted time”


Sister Maryum listened to our recitation and then chose to instruct us on the proper recital of the
special letters at the beginning of todays Surah Al-Hijr.  We listened to Sheikh Husary’s recitation of the first
four versers from Surah Al-Hijr .


250 steps   

Fitness Tip:   It’s all a matter of logic. 10+5-4 = 11


Sister Rim read: Iddah: Oct 26, 2013  page 62
Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy
Discussion:  Her reflection is from 5 years ago, how far have we come, we still see
indiscriminate killing around the world.  


We watched the following video:


الْمُؤَخِّرُ      Al-Muakhkhir: The Procrastinator

The Delayer, the Retarder, The One who puts things in their right places.
He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
Found In Quraan Ayah(s): (71:4)


Discussion:  How this concept in humans is a negative, Yet as a name of Allah,
it has such a different meaning.


Sister Marwa read the following:  
Part Two: Connecting Children to Pillars of Islam

Connecting Children to Allah (cont)
From “As children grow older”   to “obedience to Allah”
  • How can we incorporate Asma ul-Husna into our everyday lives and into our childrens lives.  
  • What are some activities that we can do with our children.


Our Book Club meetings will be held in sha Allah, on the 2nd and 4th  Saturday of every month.
In sha Allah, next on will be on Saturday, Oct. 27th starting just after Maghrib.

Our next Halaqa in sha Allah, will be on Thursday Nov. 1st .


For the expiation of sins, said at the conclusion of a sitting or gathering. To listen to this dua click here

"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.