Rabi Al-Awwal 23, 1441 AH
2 Junior Sisters
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 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-Israa verses 39-49. 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 learned about Madd (Elongation) of certain letters and pointed out that there are numerous types of Madd. https://tajweed.me/2011/01/12/ahkaam-al-madd/
Also, we reviewed the rule of “Hamzatul Wasl (the connecting Hamza).
We listened to the first verse from Surah Al-Israa recited by Sheikh Husary for review.
We have found a new website that provides comprehensive information about Tajweed. Tajweed A Brief Guide
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 6
Sister Alia read the ones marked ►.
Everything previously mentioned is Revelation and Wisdom Verse 39 pg 17
Everything glorifies Allah Verses 44 pg 20
The Veil over the Hearts of the Idolators Verses 45-46 pg 23
►The Secret Counsel of Quraysh after hearing the Qur'an Verses 47-48 pg 26
Asma ul Husna
Sister Alia read information about our next two names and then we recited the first 8 names together. After each name, we said, Jalla Jalaaluhu.
Discussion: We discussed the validity of following each name with Jalla Jalaaluhu.
Jalla Jalaaluhu (Glorified be His Majesty) (May His Majesty be Glorified) is not a name of Allaah as proven in the Saheeh evidence.
No one knows how many names Allaah has except Allaah Himself, and all of them are beautiful. We must believe in them and in the perfection, majesty and might of Allaah to which they point. It is haraam to disbelieve in them by rejecting all of them or any of them or to deny the perfection of Allaah or any of the attributes of Allaah indicated by these names.
Great Women of Islam Who Were Given the Good News of Paradise
Sister Mai read pages 64-67.
Hafsah bint "Umar radi Allahu anha
Discussion: Death of her husband, Khanees, She becomes a “Mother of the believers”
Sister Rim presented some research she did on the concept of Islam and bullying. Particularly relevant as local schools are focusing on:
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 17-23, 2019
Here is a link to her presentation: What does Islam say about bullying?
Discussion: We were impressed with Sister Rim’s initiative and how she took something in the public realm and related it back to Islam and how there are solutions for every problem.
News and Schedule
In sha Allah, Next Halaqas:
Thursday, December 5th
Thursday, December 19th.
Special Holiday (children home from school) Halaqa: Thursday, January 2nd.
Our Junior Member Maimoona wanted to share with us information about a new Masjid in Ottawa. She absolutely loves it and wanted to encourage us all to visit it. Sister Bana read from their website and we learned more about the centre.
Discussion: We discussed the centre’s focus to join senior members with younger members and how this connection is so beneficial.
A Temporary Gift
Sister Nissa read: Love, Unravelling: Meeting Amr in my dreams page 115
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.