Thursday, May 20, 2021

Halaqa # 181

Shawwal 9, 1442 AH

Finding Blessings in Hardships

Year 8


5 Sisters                                          

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.



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 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.   

Quran: Tafsir

Surah al-Anbiyaa verses 36-44

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Alia read #1, 2 and 3

  1. How the Idolators mocked the Prophet Allah tells His Prophet ... 

Verse 36-37

  1. The Idolators seek to hasten on the Punishment

Verses 38-40

  1. The Lessons to be learned from Those Who mocked the Messengers in the Past 

Verse 41-43


Quran: Tajweed  

(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.

Page 181-184

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy



  • There is risk in everything

  • Qadr

  • 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

Kindle edition


  • 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:

Episode 9: Your Brother's Honor   | Angels in Your Presence with Omar Suleiman 4:09


Sisters Share

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

The Tapeworm That Helps Ants Live Absurdly Long Lives

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.

Sahih al-Bukhari 834 - Call to Prayers (Adhaan) - كتاب الأذان


  • How to research duas.

  • The danger of spreading/teaching duas that are not authentic.

Seerah Gems

We listened from  27:00 - 36:39

Seerah of Prophet Muhammed 2 - Specialities of Prophet Muhammed Part 2 - Yasir Qadhi | May 2011


Off the Record

A few minutes set aside before the Halaqa ends for sisters to share personal observations from their life. 


News and Schedule

First Thursday of the month

Thursday, June 3rd

Online  Halaqa, Google Meet

Third Thursday of the month   

Thursday, June 17th 

Online  Halaqa, Google Meet

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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