Thursday, February 18, 2021

Halaqa # 175

Rajab 4, 1442 AH


Year 7

Attendance:  8 Sisters:

Location: Online via Google Meet

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


Note: During our Halaqa’s, Allah willing,  we encourage discussion after each section.  Sisters can share their reflections, thoughts and questions.

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 verses 114-125, 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 verses 114-125

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read #1 & 3.

  1. The Qur'an was revealed so that the People would have Taqwa and reflect

The Command to the Prophet to listen to the Qur'an when it is revealed without making haste

Verses 113-114

  1. The Story of Adam and Iblis

Verses 115-122

  1. The Descent of Adam to the Earth and the Promise of Good for the Guided and Evil for the Transgressors

Verses 123-126


  • When working on Quran recitation, be more concerned with the quality of your memorizing, rather than the quantity.  Absorb the verses into your heart and brain.

  •  The difference between Guidance given to the Prophet and reminders that come in our daily life. 

  • Sister Alia discussed Making Dua (Supplicating) While Reciting the Quran and shared a beneficial Q&A

  • Try to maintain your relationship with the Quran and your memorization. Even if you have memorized a little, don’t forget it, retain and build on it. 

  • Sister Alia talked about the following video by Dr. Ayman Swaid. Particularly the dangers of forgetting what you memorized.  Make dua for Allah, swt to help you retain it and continue your journey of memorizing.

 002 التبيان في آداب حمل القرآن - د. أيمن سويد   

Quran: Tajweed

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

Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack  

(today’s lesson PDf page 26-27)

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, repeated the lesson from last week, to ensure we had a good understanding of the concepts: Al-Itbaaq and Al-Infitaah

Here is a link to today’s lesson:


And here is a link to a video she wanted us to watch.

Al-Itbaaq & Al-Infitaah - Sifaat al Huroof Tajweed Lessons in English

Homework:   (we were given an extension, now due, next Halaqa in shaa Allah)

  • Find a ayah that shows Mustaliya

  • Find an ayah that shows Mutbiqah

Asma ul-Husna

Sister Alia read information about our next two names and then she recited the first 24 names.

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

Part 2   names 33,34


  • the difference between 

    • Al-Ghafur  (Allah forgives even the biggest sins)

    • Al-Ghafar   (Allah is forgiving even if we have many sins)

  • Dul Maghfirah  ذو المغفرة The Owner of maghfirah

  • Wasiyya واسع   ' the One Whose Maghfirah is vast


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

Sister Mai  continued reading about

Umm Habiba Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan radi Allahu anha  

Starting at pdf from the stars on page 122 to the stars on page 126 (3.5 Pages)

In the book, page 127 bottom -131 top

Kindle edition

Video Series: Angels in Your Presence

We watched the following video:

Episode 6: As You Step Out | Angels in Your Presence with Omar Suleiman 3:32

Discussion:   Sister Rim discussed the following video

GET TO KNOW: Ep. 1 - Surah Al-Fatihah - Nouman Ali Khan - Quran Weekly

Learn A Dua  (shared post-Halaqa)

Nurturing Eman in Children  

Sister Winnie read the following: 

Part Three: Developing an Islamic Personality

Chapter 12       Additional Keys to Developing an Islamic Personality

Obedience in the family unit 2 pages

Pdf Page 163-165

Discussion:    The sisters had a very interesting discussion about obedience, each sharing her thoughts after listening to the reading.  At first, it seemed that there was a difference of opinion, but after more discussion, we all realized that we actually agreed with each other.  We felt the choice of words and word order in the book, didn’t fully relate the absolute Obedience to Allah, the Most High, and then the obedience to family etc is next.  This becomes natural, when the person you are obeying, husband, parent, has the love of Allah, first and foremost. 

  • Sister Mai shared the following post Halaqa: 

News and Schedule

Third Thursday of the month   

Thursday, March 4th  

Halaqa Online via Google Meet  

First Thursday of the month

Thursday, March 18th

Halaqa Online via Google Meet  


Off the Record

A new section for sisters to share personal observations from their life. 

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.                          

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Verses that have "they ask you”


Compiled by Sister Shimaa for Halaqa #174

"آيات ورد فيها "ويسألونك   

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَهِلَّةِ قُلْ هِيَ مَوَاقِيتُ لِلنَّاسِ وَالْحَجِّ ﴿١٨٩ البقرة﴾

  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:189 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about the phases of the moon. Say, “They are a means for people to determine time and pilgrimage.” Righteousness is not in entering your houses from the back doors.1 Rather, righteousness is to be mindful ˹of Allah˺. So enter your homes through their ˹proper˺ doors, and be mindful of Allah so you may be successful.

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنْفِقُونَ قُلْ مَا أَنْفَقْتُمْ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَلِلْوَالِدَيْنِ ﴿٢١٥ البقرة﴾

  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:215 They ask you ˹O Prophet in˺ what ˹way˺ they should donate. Say, “Whatever donations you give are for parents, relatives, orphans, the poor, and ˹needy˺ travellers. Whatever good you do is certainly well known to Allah.”

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الشَّهْرِ الْحَرَامِ قِتَالٍ فِيهِ قُلْ قِتَالٌ فِيهِ كَبِيرٌ ﴿٢١٧ البقرة﴾

  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:217 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about fighting in the sacred months.2 Say, “Fighting during these months is a great sin. But hindering ˹others˺ from the Path of Allah, rejecting Him, and expelling the worshippers from the Sacred Mosque is ˹a˺ greater ˹sin˺ in the sight of Allah. For persecution3 is far worse than killing.

  • وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنْفِقُونَ قُلِ الْعَفْوَ ﴿٢١٩ البقرة)

  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:219 ……….They ˹also˺ ask you ˹O Prophet˺ what they should donate. Say, “Whatever you can spare.” This is how Allah makes His revelations clear to you ˹believers˺, so perhaps you may reflect

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْسِرِ قُلْ فِيهِمَا إِثْمٌ كَبِيرٌ ﴿٢١٩ البقرة﴾

  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:219 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about intoxicants and gambling. Say, “There is great evil in both, as well as some benefit for people—but the evil outweighs the benefit.”

  • وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْيَتَامَىٰ قُلْ إِصْلَاحٌ لَهُمْ خَيْرٌ ﴿٢٢٠ البقرة)

  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:220 And they ask you ˹O Prophet˺ concerning orphans. Say, “Improving their condition is best. And if you partner with them, they are bonded with you ˹in faith˺.1 And Allah knows who intends harm and who intends good. Had Allah willed, He could have made it difficult for you.2 Surely Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.”

  • وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْمَحِيضِ قُلْ هُوَ أَذًى ﴿٢٢٢ البقرة﴾

  • Surah al-Baqarah 2:222 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about menstruation. Say, “Beware of its harm! So keep away, and do not have intercourse with your wives during their monthly cycles until they are purified.1 When they purify themselves, then you may approach them in the manner specified by Allah. Surely Allah loves those who always turn to Him in repentance and those who purify themselves.”

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا أُحِلَّ لَهُمْ قُلْ أُحِلَّ لَكُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتُ ﴿٤ المائدة﴾

  • Surah a-Ma’idah 5:4 They ask you, ˹O Prophet,˺ what is permissible for them ˹to eat˺. Say, “What is good and lawful. Also, what is caught by your hunting animals and birds of prey which you have trained as instructed by Allah. So eat what they catch for you, but mention the Name of Allah over it ˹first˺.” And be mindful of Allah. Surely Allah is swift in reckoning.

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَنْفَالِ قُلِ الْأَنْفَالُ لِلَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ ﴿١ الأنفال﴾

  • Surah al-Anfal 7:1 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ regarding the spoils of war. Say, “Their distribution is decided by Allah and His Messenger. So be mindful of Allah, settle your affairs, and obey Allah and His Messenger if you are ˹true˺ believers.”

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ السَّاعَةِ أَيَّانَ مُرْسَاهَا قُلْ إِنَّمَا عِلْمُهَا عِنْدَ رَبِّي  ﴿١٨٧ الأعراف﴾

  • Surah al-Araf 7:187 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ regarding the Hour, “When will it be?” Say, “That knowledge is only with my Lord. He alone will reveal it when the time comes. It is too tremendous for the heavens and the earth and will only take you by surprise.

  • يَسْأَلُونَكَ كَأَنَّكَ حَفِيٌّ عَنْهَا قُلْ إِنَّمَا عِلْمُهَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ  ﴿١٨٧ الأعراف﴾

  • Surah al-Araf 7:187 They ask you as if you had full knowledge of it. Say, “That knowledge is only with Allah, but most people do not know.”

  • وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الرُّوحِ قُلِ الرُّوحُ مِنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّي ﴿٨٥ الإسراء﴾

  • Surah al-Isra 17:85 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about the spirit. Say, “Its nature is known only to my Lord, and you ˹O humanity˺ have been given but little knowledge.”

  • وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنْ ذِي الْقَرْنَيْنِ قُلْ سَأَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُ ذِكْرًا ﴿٨٣ الكهف﴾

  • Surah al-Kahf 18:83 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about Ⱬul-Qarnain. Say, “I will relate to you something of his narrative.”1

  • وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْجِبَالِ فَقُلْ يَنْسِفُهَا رَبِّي نَسْفًا ﴿١٠٥ طه﴾

  • Surah Taha 20:105 And ˹if˺ they ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about the mountains, ˹then˺ say, “My Lord will wipe them out completely

  • Surah an-Nazii’at 79:42 They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ regarding the Hour, “When will it be?” But it is not for you to tell its time. That knowledge rests with your Lord ˹alone˺. Your duty is only to warn whoever is in awe of it.