Thursday, March 26, 2020

Halaqa # 143

Shabaan 1, 1441 AH,

Zooming Online
Year 6
8 Sisters
5 Junior Sisters                                                               
3 Junior Guests

Location: Online

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

During the Covid-19 “stay at home” order, we have decided to hold our Halaqa online using Zoom.
In sha Allah, every Thursday, we will have two adjoining sessions with a small break in
the middle.   If you would like to join, please get in touch with us. 

Session One 10:30 AM: 

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 Sister Alia read Surah Al-Israa verses 97-104, followed by Sister Rim, reading the English Approximation.  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.  

Children’s Focus

Discussing Prophet Musa saws with the children. They shared their knowledge and answered
some of the following questions and then agreed to learn more after the Halaqa. 

What are some of the signs that Prophet Musa was a Prophet of Allah, swt ?

What are locusts called in Arabic?  Jarad 

Are you allowed to eat locusts?  

Hadiths two dead animals we can eat, fish and locusts.

Did Prophet Muhammad eat locusts?

No, but he did not prohibit people from eating them 

How did Prophet Muhammad describe the sound a frog makes?

In his Sunnan, al-Bayhaqi included the hadith narrated by Ibn 'Amr (may Allah be pleased with them both):
Do not kill frogs; indeed, its croaking is tasbeeh.
al-Bayhaqi said that its chain of transmission is authentic.

Any similarities between the signs of Musa and the Covid-19 virus?

They are both from Allah, swt. 

Do some research about locusts or frogs and draw a picture?

Quran: Tajweed

We will start to follow a book from our library that is not copyrighted.
Sister Mai, read the following lesson. 

Quran: Tafsir

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Alia read the third part.  
The Punishment of the People of Misguidance 
Verses 97    

Verse 98-99

Verses 100  

The Destruction of Fir`awn and His People    
Verses 101-104
Discussion:  We discussed how it ties into the Covid-19 situation.

Nurturing Eman in Children

Sister Marwa read the following:  
Part Two: Connecting Children to Pillars of Islam Chapter 10
 Pdf pg 141-143

Session Two 11:30 AM:

Great Women of Islam Who Were Given

the Good News of Paradise

Sister Alia read part of the chapter about Umm Salamah radi Allahu anha
In the book,  page 77 to the end of page 81.
Discussion:  Society and the attitude towards previous marriages.

Don’t Be Sad

Sister Megan read  The Blessing of Knowledge  
E-book ,  page 83-84
Discussion:  Very relevant to the free time we have now due to the Covid-19. 
To learn in order to distinguish between factual information and things
that are widely spread, yet not true. 

Asma ul-Husna

Sister Rim read information about our next two names and then we recited the first 12 names together. 

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

Part 1   names 11 and 12

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

Sister’s Share

Sister Bana shared a colouring book she recently purchased on Amazon.
She also showed us a beautiful wall hanging she crafted from Ceramics.  Please check out her lovely designs here. Sister Bana's Islamic Ceramic Art

News and Schedule

In sha Allah, 

Upcoming Online Halaqas:

Thursday, April  2, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020

A Temporary Gift

Sister Bana read: Love, Unravelling:  Continuous Charity, The Bribe
  page 122-125
Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy
Discussion:  Don’t wait until later in your life to do good deeds. 
Appreciate the small gestures that loved ones do for you. 

Closing Dua

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.