Shawwal 9, 1442 AH
Finding Blessings in Hardships
1 Junior Guest
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 al-Anbiyaa verses 36-44, 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 36-44
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 6
Sister Alia read #1, 2 and 3
Allah’s, the Most Merciful, Never Ending Mercy
Allah’s name, Al-Haleem, The Forbearing
(Our lesson was postponed)
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.
A Temporary Gift
Sister Dina read:
Reflections on Love, Loss and Healing: Divine Mercy, Not knowing the future.
There is risk in everything
Repenting after mistakes elevates your rank
After mistakes, seek knowledge to strengthen your resolve
Great Women of Islam Who Were Given the Good News of Paradise
Sister Alia read:
Umm Habiba Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan radi Allahu anha
Starting at pdf from the stars on page 126 to 127 (2 Pages)
In the book, page 131 top to the end of page 132
Sister Alia went into detail about Abu Sufyan and how he became a Muslim
Never be embarrassed by your lack of knowledge. We are all on paths, some of us know more than others, but none of us knows everything. Just keep moving forward on your journey and ask questions when you are unsure, especially when it is said “everybody knows……. NO, EVERYBODY DOES NOT KNOW, BUT WE CAN LEARN!!!
Video Series: Angels in Your Presence
We watched the following video:
We need to learn, practice humility and self-control.
How this ties into the current struggle of the Palestinians.
Don’t take the angel's job…… They respond to insults! You shouldn’t.
Sister Rim shared with us a very interesting article she found. Then we discussed the social aspects of the article.
The Never-Aging Ants With a Terrible Secret - The Atlantic
Don’t Be Sad
Sister Nissa chose Sister Dina to read Never lose hope of Allah's mercy 2 pages
Pdf pg 108-110
Learn A Dua
Our Junior member T… taught us the following dua to say during prostration and before the salam of the prayer.
How to research duas.
The danger of spreading/teaching duas that are not authentic.
We listened from 27:00 - 36:39
Off the Record
A few minutes set aside before the Halaqa ends for sisters to share personal observations from their life.
News and Schedule
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.