Thursday, July 16, 2020

Halaqa # 159

Dhu’l-Qi’dah 24, 1441 AH


Year 7


7 Sisters

1 Junior Sisters                                                   

4 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 in sha Allah.

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 Maryam verses 1-11 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.   

Note: We decided to designate one sister each week to read Surah Fatihah aloud while the remained of the sisters read with their microphones muted. 

Quran: Tafsir

Surah Maryam verses 1-11 

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read # 3, 4. We discussed that there is more background and Sister Karima mentioned the relevant verse from Surah Ali Imran so we read that tafsir as well. 

  1. Introduction to Maryam

Verses 97-99

  1. The Discussion of the Individual Letters

Verse 1 Surah Al-Baqarah

  1. The Story of Zakariyya and His Supplication for a Son 

Verses 1-6

  1. The acceptance of His Supplication  

Verses 7

  1. His amazement after the acceptance of His Supplication

Verses 8-9

  1. The Sign of the Pregnancy

Verses 10-11

Discussion:  We discussed that there is more background and Sister Karima mentioned the relevant verse from Surah Ali Imran so we read that tafsir as well. 

The Supplication of Zakariyya, and the Good News of Yahya's Birth

Verses 38  Surah Ali Imran

Quran: Tajweed

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  

Pdf Page 18 and 19  #9. 10, 11

Children’s Focus

Video:  2:18

Omar & Hana Go For Holiday! | Incredible Creatures In The Sea

What animals were in the video?

Which animal is your favourite?

Quiz:  We asked the children various questions and provided picture clues.

How many God do we have?

What is God’s name?

Who created us?

Who created everything?

The Quran is the book of whom?

Who are we?

What is our religion?

What does Islam mean?

Who is our Prophet?

How many pillars are in Islam?

What is the first pillar?

Can you say the Shahadah?

Can you say the dua before going to sleep?

Can you say the dua for knowledge?

What do we say after leaving the bathroom?

What should we say after we sneeze?

What should we say before starting anything?

What should we say when we do something later?

What should we say when we meet Muslims?

Where do Muslims go to pray?

What do Muslims do in Ramadan?

What is the Muslim Holiday?

Video:  4:40

Cute Fatima Interview By Maryam Masud - Muslim Kids Video

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

Sister Mai finished the chapter about

Zainab bint Jahash radi Allahu anha  pdf page 94, (⅓) to the stars page 97 

In the book, page 99 -102

Kindle edition

Discussion: We learn from the Prophet’s example if we need to break our oaths. It is nice to see the humanity of the Prophet’s wives, they excelled in worship yet experienced typical emotions as we do. 

Don’t Be Sad

Sister Karima read  Cast off anxiety - Pause to reflect  Pdf pg 97-99

E-book,   page 98-100

Discussion:   This ties in very nicely with the following reading.

A Temporary Gift

Sister Rim read: Love, Unraveling Your Hands

 Page 143-144

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy

Discussion:   In the midst of all her sadness she reaches to her faith and finds strength and writes so eloquently about her feelings. 

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned online Halaqas are: 


Thursday, July 23    Dhu’l-Hijjah 2, 1441

Thursday, July 30    Dhu’l-Hijjah 9, 1441


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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