Thursday, December 17, 2020

Halaqa # 171

Jumada 1 2, 1442 AH

Put Your Trust in Allah

Year 7

Attendance:  10 Sisters:

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 65-76, followed by Sister Rim, reading the English Approximation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran.  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 65-76

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read #1 & 3.

  1. The Competition, Musa's Victory, and the Magician's Faith

The Number of Magicians

Verses 65-70 

  1. Fir`awn's turning against the Magicians, His threatening Them and Their Reply

Verses 71-73 

  1. The Magicians admonish Fir`awn

Verses 74-76

Quran: Tajweed - Tech Tips

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 was unable to attend, so we postponed the lesson. 

Instead, Sister Winnie pointed out that the website we are currently using for the English Approximation also has some really nice features for Tajweed and contemplation.

When you open the settings of the website, you can 

  • choose from a variety of Translations

  • In the “Select Font” section, if you choose “Tajweed Text”, it will highlight the tajweed rules. The other fonts will allow you to hover over the Arabic words and see the translation and listen to the pronunciation.

Next to each verse, you get options to copy, read tafsir, share and read reflections from

A Temporary Gift

Sister Ayesha read: 

Voices of the Oppressed: Stepping Stones, Counting Tears

Page 166-168

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy

Don’t Be Sad

Sister Edit read  Don't be sad ~ Seek forgiveness from Allah often, for your Lord is Oft-Forgiving

 Pdf pg 103 - 106

E-book,   page 104 - 107

Dua al-Ghaib

Sister Bana led us in a Dua al-Ghaib for one of our members.

اللهم إنك تعلم سري وعلني فاقبل معذرتي 

وتعلم ما في نفسي فاغفر لي ذنبي 

وتعلم حاجتي فاعطني سؤلي 

Oh, My Lord, You are All-knowing of my secrets and my declarations

And You are All-knowing of what is deep inside me so forgive my sins 

And You are All-knowing of my needs so grant me what I am asking

Nurturing Eman in Children  

Sister Alia read the following: 

Part Three: Developing an Islamic Personality

Chapter 12       Additional Keys to Developing an Islamic Personality

Definitions, Abdullah Ibn Abbas 

Pdf Page 157 - 158

Video Series Angels in Your Presence

Sister Nissa chose the following video for us to watch:

Episode 3: Fasting While Others Eat | Angels in Your Presence with Omar Suleiman 4:06

Video Series The Beginning and the End

Sister Karima chose the following video for us to watch:

The Beginning and the End with Omar Suleiman: Your Paradise Awaits (Ep29) 7:25

Seerah Gems

Sister Bana chose the following video for us to watch: We listened from  17:16 - 27:00

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

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned events are: 


Fourth Thursday of the month

Thursday, December 24th  Activah! Social/Fitness Walk meet up 

Location to be determined a few days ahead, in sha Allah


First Thursday of the month

Thursday, January 7th     Halaqa Online via Google Meet  


Third Thursday of the month   

Thursday, January 21st   Halaqa Online via Google Meet





Coach Ayesha shared the latest news about the new

 fitness group that she and Coach Mona have started.


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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