Safar 18, 1441 AH
One makes a Difference!
1 Junior Sister
Location: Amanah Room
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.
O my Lord increase me in knowledge*. رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا Ameen
QURAN: READINGWe read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then since we were only two sisters and in the process of learning Arabic. We chose to listen to one Ayah at a time, taking turns reciting afterwards as best we could. Alhamdulilah, we completed the entire page using Surah Al-Israa recited by Sheikh Husary We read Surah Al-Israa verses 18-27. 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.
We had a short review of the following signs
Source: Alim mobile app
To read more about Tajweed click below:
We read an English Approximation (Sahih International) of Surah Al-Israa (Chapter 17) verses 18-27.
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 5
We read the third part followed by a discussion about praying for our parents.
The Reward of Those who desire this World and Those who desire the Hereafter Verse 18-21 pg 599-602
Verse 22 pg 602-603
Verse 23-24 pg 603-605
Another Hadith pg 606
Another Hadith pg 606
Another Hadith pg 607
Omissions committed against Parents are pardoned with Good Relations and Repentance Verse 25 pg 607-8
The Command to maintain the Ties of Kinship and the Prohibition of Extravagance Verses 26-28 pg 609-611
DON’T BE SAD
We read Being Sad is not encouraged in our religion Pdf pg 66 - 72
Discussion: We were surprised by concepts mentioned that we’ve never encountered and are not part of Islam.
A TEMPORARY GIFT
We read: Love, Unravelling: Living with the Quran page 112
Discussion: Reading Quran for converts is especially difficult but Allah, swt rewards our efforts for each letter.
News and Schedule
In sha Allah, Next Halaqa Thursday, November 7th.
Volunteer opportunity: Sisters are most welcome to become more involved in our group. Following are a few suggestions, in addition we welcome your ideas.
- Organize a weekend/weekday gathering
- Assist in updating our website blurb (just the wording only, tech knowledge is not needed
- Join the Halaqa team, proofreader, fact-checker, prep, etc, however, you would like to help.
Submitted by Sister Areag:
If going up/down 3 floors or less, take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Sister Raya’s new article about Postpartum Depression.
Find out the difference between “baby blues” and “postpartum depression”. Learn coping strategies for new mothers, how family and friends can help and when to seek professional help. We encourage you to read and share with family and friends.
ASMA UL HUSNA
We read the following four names from part 1.
99 Names of Allah – Part 1 (Seeking help with Asma ul Husna ) Series
BONUSOur members each have our favourite apps on our phones. Our GO-TO apps for Quran and Duas, Athan etc. Let’s share them to gather a database of recommended apps.
Please submit your favourites via email or WhatsApp.
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.