Shabaan 4, 1442 AH 26 days to Ramadan*
Hold Your Tongue
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
*Part of ayah 114 Surah Taha(20)
Sister Alia read Surah Fatihah aloud; then she recited from Surah al-Anbiyaa verses 1-10, 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 al-Anbiyaa verses 1-10
Introduction to Ambiyaaa
Which was revealed in Makkah
The Virtues of Surat Al-Anbiya'
Al-Bukhari recorded that `Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid said that `Abdullah said,
"Banu Isra'il, Al-Kahf, Maryam, Ta Ha and Al-Anbiya' -
they are among the earliest and most beautiful Surahs and they are my treasure.''
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 6
Sister Alia read #?1 and 3.
The Disbelievers' Ideas about the Qur'an and the Messenger; their demand for a Sign and the Refutation of that
Sister Alia shared a new Yasir Qadhi series, The Stories of The Prophets, Episode 3 covers this issue in depth.
The Stories of The Prophets | 3. The Difference Between a Prophet (Nabī) and a Messenger (Rasūl)
We discussed the terms Prophet (Nabi) and Messenger (Rasul)
Here is a brief answer shared after the halaqa: https://alsunna.org/whats-the-difference-between-a-prophet-and-messenger.html#gsc.tab=0
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 28) Booklet page 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.
She has found an excellent website to help augment our learning. Here is a link to today’s lesson:
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LETTERS, PART 6, ATH-THALAAQAH AND AL-ISMAAT
Sister Shimaa reviewed the previous lessons and taught us
IZHLAAQ AND ISMAAT
Homework: Each sister should create a handwritten chart that shows the 5 different pairs and notes on each one.
The poem in the linked lesson is by a famous Tajweed scholar. He spent his life working on Tajweed. He wrote Al Mamdouah Jazeriah which is for those who wish to delve deeply into Tajweed.
Aymen Swayd is a modern Tajweed scholar who gives very detailed lessons.
Here is a link to some of his YouTube videos.
Illustrated Tajweed in English (2 vol) By Dr. Ayman Rushdi Swaid.
Sister Alia read information about our next two names and then she recited the first 36 names.
99 Names of Allah – Part 2 (Seeking help with Asma ul Husna ) Series
Part 2 names 35-36
The difference between Al Aliy (The Most High, The Exalted) and Al-A’la (Surah #87 The Most High)
When did we start posting this series: Halaqa #134 One makes a Difference!
Nurturing Eman in Children
Sister Dina read the following:
Part Three: Developing an Islamic Personality
Chapter 12 Additional Keys to Developing an Islamic Personality
Teaching our children 2 ¼ pages
Pdf Page 166-168
We should be putting more effort into teaching and allowing children to participate fully in charity, not just by our examples but by engaging them and having them complete / choose the charity themselves.
Children should learn that charity is more than a financial endeavour.
As the children grow, in sha Allah, the habit of performing charity will grow as well.
It is important to have the intention behind the charity: For the sake of Allah, swt only. While anyone can get “good feelings” when they do/give charity. Our ultimate goal with Charity is to seek the pleasure of Allah, swt.
Public or private acts of Charity. Both have different functions, but both should have the correct intention. In the case of Public Charity, to encourage/teach others along with the main intention of having the pleasure of Allah. Swt.
A Temporary Gift
Sister Rim read:
Reflections on Love, Loss and Healing: The Opener, Darkness and light
Link to Purchase a pdf Link to buy
Discussion: How sunsets will be looked at differently from now on.
Learn A Dua
Picture source: https://youtu.be/dHYPCFq3gAo
Sister Bana discussed an app Golden Quran
Clicking on each ayah gives many useful options: Tafseer, translation, reasons for its revelation, listening by many reciters and many more. It also has a search option resulting in all occurrences. I personally use it all the time for everything.
Sister Winnie shared multiple translations of the Quran Ayah 23:118
For: iPhone, Android and Windows
Hadith Collection (All in one) is an android application that has the ultimate collection of 41000+ Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). It has a simple, beautiful design with many useful features and it is completely FREE!!!
Get it now at www.gtaf.org/apps/hadith
News and Schedule
Video Series: Angels in Your Presence
We watched the following video:
Episode 8: Responding to Your Haters | Angels in Your Presence with Omar Suleiman 4:52
How social media has become prevalent in spreading rumours and animosity.
We should concern ourselves with only things that are relevant to us.
Off the Record
A few minutes set aside before the Halaqa ends 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.