Thursday, September 3, 2020

Halaqa # 164

Muharram 14, 1442 AH

The Garment of Taqwa

Year 7


7 Sisters

5 Junior Sisters                                              

9 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 52-64, 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.   

Discussion:   We discussed the following point from today’s reading.

Salawat (Arabic: صَلَوَات‎, ṣalawāt) is a special Arabic phrase, which contains the salutation upon the prophet of Islam. This kind of phrase is usually expressed by Muslims in their five daily prayers (during the Tashahhud) and also when the name of Muhammad had been mentioned.

Q: I've noticed that in many masaahif ("mushafs"), certain words like "salah" and "riba" have an extra, unpronounced letter waw in them, such as Surah Baqarah, verse 3:

The fifth word here is pronounced "salah," although the waw with the small alif above it is pronounced as an alif, not a waw.

A: This is called رسم عثماني Rasm Uthmani (Uthmanic orthography), which is the way the Quran was written down during the reign of Uthman bin Affan. Back then, the orthography (the way words are spelled) was different than the modern Arabic orthography in use today. Which leads to some words being spelled differently

Quran: Tafsir

Surah Maryam verses 52-64

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read #4 and 5

  1. Mentioning Musa and Harun  

Verses 51-53

  1. Mentioning Isma`il

Verses 54-55

  1. Mentioning Idris

Verses 56-57

  1. These Prophets are the Chosen Ones  

Verse 58

  1. They were succeeded by Wicked People and Good People  

Verses 59-60

  1. The Description of the Gardens of the Truthful and Those Who repent

Verses 61-63


  • observing prayer at the proper times

  • abandoning prayer …….disbelief

  • midnight as a cut-off 

  • breaking the night into 3 parts

  • intention   =     action

  • The names of Prophet Adam’s two sons.

Follow up post-Halaqa from Sister Shimaa

 The Holy Qur’an did not mention in this verse - nor in other verses - any name for the children of Adam (peace be upon him): But Islamic narratives indicate that my two sons mentioned in this verse were  “Abel” and “Cain”. 

 In Chapter Four, the Torah states that the two sons of Adam are named "Qa'in" and "Abel."

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 21 # 14 to  17

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned online Halaqas are: 


Zonta park   Thursday, September 17 

Online via Google Meet Thursday, October 1 


 Post-Halaqa some members borrowed books from our Lending Library.  

A Temporary Gift

Sister Mona read: Clothing, Love Unraveling

 Page 145-147

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy


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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