Thursday, January 16, 2020

Halaqa # 140

Jumada I 20, 1441 AH,


Year 6

9 Sisters
4 Junior Sisters                                                                  
2 Junior Guests

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

Opening Dua

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: Reciting

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 67-75.  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. 

Quran: Tajweed

We learned about merging letters.   Al-Noon Al-Saakinah

We listened to a few verses from  Surah Al-Israa recited by Sheikh Husary for review. 

To read more about Tajweed click below:

Quran: Tafsir

Sister Mai read an English Approximation (Sahih International) of Surah Al-Israa (17)  verses 67-75.

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Alia  read parts 4, 5 and 6

Verses 67  pg 49-50

Verse 68  pg 50-51

Verses 69   pg 51-52

Verses 70   pg 52-53

Verse 71-72  pg 54-57

Verse 73-75  pg 57-58

Discussion: We discussed how humans are better than angels only if they conform to Allah’s guidance. Humans have been given knowledge that the angels did not have.

Great Women of Islam Who Were Given the Good News of Paradise
Sister Marwa read the chapter on :
Zainab bint Khazeemah radi Allahu anha  
e-book    Book pages 71-75

Nurturing Eman in Children  

Sister Alia read the following:  
Part Two: Connecting Children to Pillars of Islam Chapter 10
Pdf pg 131


Sister Megan read from a newsletter of Ruqaya’s bookshelf:  
Discussion:  We discussed the content of the newsletter and how we need not only to listen on the surface to things but also to contemplate the source and authenticity of the information. Sometimes, when things are translated from Arabic to English, they can lose some of the original meaning and seem controversial.

Asma ul-Husna

Sister Alia read information about our next two names and then we recited the first 10 names together. 

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

Discussion:  Let’s try to use these names in our daily lives these next two weeks, in sha Allah.

Fitness Break
Sister Winnie read excerpts from the following article, while everyone got up and stepped in place.

Food, Fitness and Faith – Prophet Muhammad’s Formula

News and Schedule

In sha Allah, 

Next Halaqas:

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020

We formed a committee to plan our next Holiday Halaqa for the children to be held during March Break, Thursday, March 19, 2020


We watched the following video:

Closing Dua

For the expiation of sins, said after 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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