Appreciate the Moments
3 Junior Sisters
3 Junior Guests
Location: Online via Zoom
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.
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 Sister Alia read Surah Al-Kahf verses 62-74 followed by Sister Mai, 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.
Surah Al-Kahf verses 62-74
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 6
Sister Alia continued reading part 1 from our previous Halaqa and then parts 2 and 3.
The bird that took a sip of water from the sea and how it was nice imagery and way to reflect on the knowledge of Allah.
How Al Khidr story teaches us that Allah’s decree will not always be understood by us while we are living on this earth. We have to trust in Allah swt.
55:58 further tafsir: source: https://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=55
We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.
Tajweed for Beginners Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack
Sister Shimaa provided a quick review and then continued her lesson about Makhaarij
Wastul- Halq and Adnal- Halq Harooful-Halqi Throat Letters
She used the notes in the book and the following two pictures to aid our understanding.
Children were invited to read some verses of the Quran
Our Junior Guest recited part of Surah Abasa
Children’s Focus: Gratitude
What names of Allah, swt, did we learn last week?
Did you have a nature walk and make a poster?
If you made a dua book, could you show it to us?
Today we are going to learn another name of Allah, swt, Al Waddud, the Most Loving
Who do you love?
Who loves you?
Activity: Draw a heart and decorate it.
Sister Alia led us in a Dua for a sister and her family who recently suffered a devastating fire.
Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No Muslim is afflicted with a calamity but that he should say what Allah has commanded him:
If he does so, Allah will replace it with something better.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 918
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim
عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ تُصِيبُهُ مُصِيبَةٌ فَيَقُولُ مَا أَمَرَهُ اللَّهُ إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي وَأَخْلِفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا إِلَّا أَخْلَفَ اللَّهُ لَهُ خَيْرًا مِنْهَا
918 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجنائز باب ما يقال عند المصيبة
Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Allah we will return. (2:156)
O Allah, reward our sister and her family in their affliction and replace it with something better than it.
Ya Allah, the Ever-Living the Ever Sustaining, it is Your mercy that we hope for, so do not leave our sister and her family in charge of their affairs for a blink of an eye, and rectify for them all of their affairs, non has the right to be worshipped except You.
Oh Allah the most Merciful, ease the pain and suffering of our sister and her family and guide them through this test, bless them and grant them comfort and contentment
Oh Allah all praise belongs to You, protect them from all calamities and evil. You have power over all things.
Sister Bana read information about our next two names and then we recited the first 12 names together.
Part 2 names 21& 22
Don’t Be Sad
Sister Rim read The Bliss of the Prophet's Companions
E-book page 88-90
A Temporary Gift
Sister Mai read: A Seamless Love
News and Schedule
Our upcoming planned Halaqas are:
Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:30 am
Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:30 am
The first meeting of Amanah Sisters happened on June 19th, 2011.
The first Halaqa started on April 3, 2014
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.