Thursday, October 17, 2019

Halaqa # 134

Safar 18, 1441 AH

One makes a Difference!
Year 6
2 Sisters
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


We 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

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. 

Verse 22 pg 602-603

Verse 23-24 pg 603-605



Discussion: We were surprised by concepts mentioned that we’ve never encountered and are not part of Islam.


We read: Love, Unravelling: Living with the Quran     page 112
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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. 


We read the following four names from part 1. 

99 Names of Allah – Part 1 (Seeking help with Asma ul Husna ) Series

Part 1


Our 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.


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