Friday, June 12, 2020

Halaqa # 154

Shawwal 20, 1441 AH


Year 7


9 Sisters

6 Junior Sisters                                                          

3 Junior Guests

Location: Online via Google Meet

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 Google Meet every Thursday morning.   Update:  For the remainder of June, our online Halaqa will be held on Fridays.  If you would like to join, please get in touch with us.  

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

*Part of ayah 114 Surah Taha(20)

Quran: Reciting

We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then Sister Alia read Surah Al-Kahf verses 54-61 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 54-61

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read part 3 and part 4 section:  قَالَ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِىَ صَبْراً 

 Al-Khidr said, ("You will not be able to have patience with me.)

  1. Examples put forth in the Qur'an

Verse 54

  1. The Rebellion of the Disbelievers

Verse 55-56

  1. The Worst People are Those Who turn away after being reminded  

Verses 57-59

  1. The Story of Musa and Al-Khidr

Verse 60-65


The beauty of Ayah 58, it beautifully describes the mercy of Allah, the most glorified, the highest. 

We have to try hard to keep the Quran in our lives, and not be caught off guard by the distractions that we face. 

We decided to do more research on 55:22 (from the tafsir part 4) and discuss next week in shaa Allah.

How patient Prophet Ibraheem was with Yusha` bin Nun, how he shared the blame for walking too far.  We should take his example in our own situations. 

How we need to attribute knowledge back to Allah, the most glorified, the highest, and teach our children this as well. 

During our halaqa last week, we had a question about free will and Jinn.

Reply from Sister Maryum about Jinn

The Jinn definitely do have free will and they are not part of mankind, there is no dispute on this point between the scholars. Shaitan was from the jinn and he disobeyed Allah, only those who have free will can disobey or obey and be punished or rewarded accordingly. They are not part of mankind as we know from the Quran they were created from fire and we were created from soil, we are different, but they will also be judged and can go to heaven or hell.

Also, we have the following information on our website.

Children’s Quran

Children were invited to read some verses of the Quran.

Our Junior Sister S recited from memory Surah Al-Balad

Quran: Tajweed

We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.

Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack

Sister Shimaa started a new lesson about Makhaarij  Jowful Fam  and  Aqsal Halq  

She used the notes in the book page 15 and the following two pictures to aid our understanding. 

She used the notes in the book page 15 and the following two pictures to aid our understanding. 

Great Women of Islam Who Were Given the Good News of Paradise 

Sister Mai read part of the chapter about

Umm Salamah radi Allahu anha  (pdf page 83 the stars to 84 stars)

In the book, the bottom of page 88-89

Kindle edition


How nice it is to learn the background of certain Ayat and when they were revealed. 

Seerah Gems

We listened from minute 20:42 to 28:10

Children’s Focus: Gratitude


What colour are your eyes?

Is your hair curly or straight?

Are you are a boy or a girl?

Who made you the way you are?

Did you know that one of Allah’s SWT names is Al Khaliq The Creator


book link:


Rashid A. Bhikha - Al-Khaaliq | I Look, I See

Can you name something else that Allah has created?

Activity:  Go on a walk and look for things that Allah has created.  Look down, Look up, Look all around.  Collect some items, then make a poster, you can draw and colour for things like the sun and clouds and puddles!

Inspriration and Template:


Another name of Allah is The Fashioner of Forms. We watched the following video to learn this name in Arabic. 

Names of Allah: Meaning of Al-Musawwir for Kids with Essa Khan


Can we complain about our looks to Allah?

What is something you are thankful for?

Activity:  My first Dua Book- DIY



How to Raise Grateful Kids (+ List of Gratitude Activities & Resources to Instill Shukr)

That time of the month

Sister Maryum’s advice: As for keeping your iman during menses, reading of the Quran is not recommended or even prohibited by the majority of scholars unless it is from your memory (I’m talking about the Arabic text here, translation is not included in this), there are few who allow it with a barrier but it is rare. There are several other things that can be done, dhikr, dua, reading tafsir or other Islamic books, listening to lectures, giving charity etc, there are countless things that can be done vs the few that cannot be done (prayer/fasting etc).

What Are Acts of Worship a Menstruating Woman Can Engage In? menstruating-woman-can-engage-in/


Your week of Dhikr, think of it as an active thing, not a negative attitude.

One Surah that has been prominent in this Halaqa has been Al-Azhaab

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned Halaqas are: 

Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:30 am

Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:30 am

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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