Thursday, March 18, 2021

Halaqa # 177

Shabaan 4, 1442 AH 26 days to Ramadan*

Hold Your Tongue

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 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.   

Quran: Tafsir

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.

  1. The Hour is at hand but People are heedless

The Disbelievers' Ideas about the Qur'an and the Messenger; their demand for a Sign and the Refutation of that

Verse 1-6

  1. The Messengers are no more than Human Beings

Verses 7-9

  1. The Virtue of the Qur'an Here   

Verse 10


The Stories of The Prophets | 3. The Difference Between a Prophet (Nabī) and a Messenger (Rasūl)

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 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:


Sister Shimaa reviewed the previous lessons and taught us 


Homework:  Each sister should create a handwritten chart that shows the 5 different pairs and notes on each one.


Asma ul-Husna

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

Page 178-180

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy


Discussion:  How sunsets will be looked at differently from now on. 

Learn A Dua

Picture source:


  • 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.

Tech Tip

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News and Schedule

First Thursday of the month

Thursday, April 1st   

🌟🌟🌟Start of Year 8🌟🌟🌟

Halaqa Online via Google Meet  

Third Thursday of the month   

Thursday, April  15th   

Halaqa Online via Google Meet  


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. 

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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