Rajab 4, 1442 AH
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.
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
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.
Surah Taa-Haa verses 114-125
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 6
Sister Alia read #1 & 3.
The Command to the Prophet to listen to the Qur'an when it is revealed without making haste
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.
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.
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
Sister Alia read information about our next two names and then she recited the first 24 names.
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
Video Series: Angels in Your Presence
We watched the following video:
Discussion: Sister Rim discussed the following video
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
Off the Record
A new section for sisters to share personal observations from their life.
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.