Thursday, November 19, 2020

Halaqa # 169

Rabi’ Thani  3, 1442 AH

The Wisdom of Allah

Year 7


7 Sisters

3 Junior Sisters                                         

2 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)



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

Sister Alia read Surah Fatihah aloud; then she recited from Surah Taa-Haa verse 38-51, 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.   

Quran: Tafsir

Surah Taa-Haa verse 38-51

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read # 3 and 4.

  1. Glad Tidings of the acceptance of Musa's Supplication and the Reminder of the Previous Blessings

Verses 36-39  

  1. Choosing Musa to go to Fir`awn and to be Soft and Gentle in His Invitation

Verses 40-44  

  1. Musa's fear of Fir`awn and Allah's strengthening Him

Musa admonishes Fir`awn

Verses 45-48

  1. The Conversation between Musa and Fir`awn

Verses 49-52  

Discussion:  Trust in Allah, al-Alim. Believe in his all-encompassing wisdom. 

Quran: Tajweed/Arabic    Test Your Knowledge

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

Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack

We now have a Tajweed Channel and Group on Telegram, where Sisters can catch up on missed lessons and participate in group discussions.  Email us if you would like to join. 

Sister Shimaa is taking a break for the month of November so we will be having periodic tajweed reviews on the Telegram Channel. 

 In our Halaqa’s, we will shift focus to “Learning Arabic” and Tajweed Review

We had a series of flashcards on two topics:

Tajweed: Tajweed for Beginners Flash Cards

Learning Arabic: 100 Most Frequent Quranic Arabic words Flashcards

We played a few rounds of a simple game. Each sister would read and answer one flashcard on the topic of her choice.   Each card was worth 5 points and sisters could collect points or partial points even if it is not their turn.  Winners were tabulated for each category.

Discussion: We learned about the root letters of Arabic words.  

Asma ul-Husna

Sister Ebada read information about our next two names and then she recited the first 30 names.

99 Names of Allah – Part 2 (Seeking help with Asma ul Husna ) Series

Part 2   names 29 & 30

A Temporary Gift

Sister Ayesha read: 

Voices of the Oppressed: My Lord does not forget, Betrayed by a brother  

Page 158- 161

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy

Discussion: A book full of adversity and inspiration. 

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

Sister Alia  finished the chapter about

Juveriah bint Harith radi Allahu anha  

pdf stars page 104 to end of chapter

In the book, page 109-111

Kindle edition 

Discussion: How strong the Mothers of the Believers were. 

How Allah, swt makes things easy for His servants. 

Morning Dhikr   scroll down to Dua 20

Sisters Share

Sister Ayesha shared some information about Bayyinah TV. We watched a short excerpt from the “Story Night-Miracles” series. This segment of the series focuses on Surah Taa-Haa. 

Story Night - Miracles Part 1

We watched from 25:00 to 30:00

Seerah Gems

We listened from  8:29 to 17:16

Seerah of Prophet Muhammed 2 - Specialities of Prophet Muhammed Part 2 - Yasir Qadhi | May 2011

Discussion:  How our Prophet’s PBUH,  example of looking and speaking directly to someone is useful to both adults and children. 

Nurturing Eman in Children  

Sister Nissa chose and Sister Rim read the following: 

Part Two: Connecting Children to Pillars of Islam 

Chapter 11       Divine Will and Predestination  

Connecting children to Divine will and predestination  starting at 

 Pdf Page 150 - 153

Discussion:  Such a great lesson for parents. 

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned online Halaqas and events are: 



Fourth Thursday of the month

Thursday, November 26th  Social meet up at Square One Mall, Mississauga 

Optional outdoors depending on the weather.  Mississauga Valley Park


First Thursday of the month

Thursday, December 3rd     Online via Google Meet  


Third Thursday of the month   

Thursday, December 17th   Online via Google Meet


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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