Thursday, April 30, 2020

Halaqa # 148

Ramadan 7, 1441 AH,

One Week In

Year 7

7 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-Kahf verses 28-34 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.   

Quran: Tafsir

Surah Al-Kahf  verses 28-34 

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Alia read  Part 2 then Part 1

Verse 27-28

Verse 29

Verses 30-31

Verses 32-36

Discussion:  How horrifying the description of Hell. How Islam forbids the discrimination of people, yet it still exists in
certain “Muslim” societies.  This stems from pride which is one of the biggest sins. Ramadan is a time to reflect
and train our minds not to fall into the trap of pride.

Sister’s Share

Sister Alia shared a short video about saying In shaa Allah, that came up in our previous Halaqa last week.  
She discussed the contents of the video.

Sister Maryum’s reply to an inquiry from Halaqa #146  

Sister Megan read:


It is about the reply you gave, and how, Propet Nuh, pbuh, prayed for the destruction of everyone including children. Yet, Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, after the beating at Taif. He pbuh, had the opportunity to have the people destroyed, but he, pbuh, said maybe Muslims would come from their offspring.


It appears from the tafsir of the Sura Nun that it was revealed to prophet nuh saws that nobody else from his nation would believe, except for those who already did. He was patient with them for almost 1000 years in his dawah, but once he knew they won't believe, he then made the Dua which includes the children indirectly by saying they will not rise or give birth to anyone other than defiantly disobedient offspring. Prophet Muhammad saws, on the other hand, didn't have any such revelations that people will no longer believe and his dawah was just about 10 years old when he went to Taif which is relatively short compared to what Noah saws has endured before the Dua for punishment was made.

And Allah knows best

Don’t Be Sad

Sister Rim read  Controlling One's Emotions 
E-book,   page 88-90
Discussion:  As parents, we try to teach children to control their emotions.  We also as adults need to control our emotions
in our daily dealings.  

A Temporary Gift

Sister Megan read: The ground that mourns, Travelling
 page 131-132
Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy

Asma ul-Husna

Sister Mai 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 19 and 20

Break 20 minutes

Session Two 11:30 AM:

Quran: Tajweed

We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.
Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack
Sister Shimaa read the following lessons.
Tajweed lessons 6 The Arabic Alphabet

Children’s Focus             


We are now in Ramadan, how has your home changed?
Did you put up decorations?
Do you have a special place to pray?

Eight-year-old Yahya and his family will be away from extended family for the month of Ramadan.
Coronavirus: Boy's homemade mosque for Ramadan in lockdown  1:24


Can you name the five pillars of Islam?
Which pillars of Islam do we do in Ramadan?

Which of the following activities belongs to the pillars of Islam?

LEARN the 5 Pillars of ISLAM with ZAKY


What would you tell your non-muslim friends about Ramadan?
Could you make a video to introduce Ramadan to someone?
What would you say?

Idris' guide to Ramadan   1:40
5 Pillars of Islam - part 1 | Cartoon by Discover Islam UK  5:13

Ramadan Competition

For Children and Adults
Memorization, Recitation, and Contemplation

Resources for Moms

30 children’s activities for Ramadan

Some official certificates and fun stuff to print for Muslim Children

Sisters Share Their Thoughts

Choose one of the following to complete:

  1. Last week, I had difficulty with…….

  1. I learned this week ……..

  1. Starting today, I will …...

  1. My favourite moment last week was …….

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  Pdf page 79 bottom  to page 81 bottom
In the book, the bottom of page 84 to 86

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned Halaqas are: 

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Follow along with our Ramadan Series on our What’s App Group:
Daily Deen Doses 

Ahmad Jibril – Gems of Ramadan

An Ayah, An Activity and a Ramadan Memory Book

Early Eid Shopping
Our dear Sister Maryum is a local representative of East Essence.  She currently has two Ramadan specials
on her Facebook page.  Some abaya's are only $20 and some $25.  She also has a few children's abayas.  If you
are planning to do some Eid shopping early, please check out her Facebook page.

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.

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