Thursday, August 20, 2020

Halaqa # 163

Muharram 1, 1442 AH

A New Year, 1442

Year 7


9 Sisters

7 Junior Sisters                                                     

12 Junior Guests 

Location: Zonta Meadows, Mississauga

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



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, each Sister recited a few lines from Surah Maryam verses 39-51, 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 Quran

Our junior member T recited a small surah from the Quran. 

Quran: Tafsir

Surah Maryam verses 39-51

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read #2 followed by some discussion.

  1. The Disbeliever's warning of the Day of Distress  

Verses 38-40

  1. Ibrahim's Admonition of His Father

Verses 41-45

  1. The Reply of Ibrahim's Father, The Reply of Allah's Friend (Khalil)

Verses 46-48

  1. Allah gave Ibrahim Ishaq and Ya`qub  

Verses 49-50

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

Sister Winnie finished reading the chapter about

Zainab bint Jahash radi Allahu anha  

pdf page 97 bottom stars to the end of the chapter

In the book, page 102-103

Kindle edition

Sisters Share

Sister Mai gave a short talk reviewing Zainab Bint Jahash raa.

Fitness Break

Sister Alondra read Stronger Together was recently written by our Halaqa contributor Sister Raya Haddass. 

Discussion: How to take the concept of togetherness in all aspects of our lives.  

Sisters Share

Sister Mai gave a short talk reviewing Zainab Bint Jahash raa.

Sisters enjoyed the review and appreciated Sister Mai’s efforts.

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 20  #13


Hijri Calendar Adoption

Sister Lujain read Adoption of Hijri Calendar - Masjid As-Sunnah Readings

How the Sahabah, may Allah be pleased with all of them, agreed on the Hijri Calendar to be the official calendar for the governance of the Ummah's affairs

News and Schedule

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Thursday, August 20  Muharram 1, 1442 AH


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.