Saturday, September 18, 2021

Halaqa # 189

Safar 10, 1443 AH

My First Halaqa

Year 8


12 Sisters

9 Junior Sisters                               

3 Junior Guests

Location: Mississauga Valley Park

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: Recitation

Sisters read Surah Fatihah aloud; then we each recited from Surah al-Hajj verses 1-5, 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-Hajj verses 1-5

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 

Sister Maria read #3.

  1. Another version of this Hadith 

Verses 1-2

  1. Condemnation of the Followers of the Shaytan  

Verses 3-4

  1. Evidence of the Resurrection in the creation of Man and of Plants

Man's Development from Infancy to Old Age His saying;

Verses 5-7

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 29) 

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. 

Today’s lesson was postponed.


Q & A

A friendly round of Questions and Answers to get to know our fellow sisters.

One sister asks another, then that sister asks the next question to someone else.  

Questions should be light and personal.

Asma ul-Husna

Sister Marwa read information about our next two names and then she recited the first 44 names.

99 Names of Allah – Part 3 (Seeking help with Asma ul Husna ) Series

IH Dua with Asma ul husna.pdf

Part 3   names 43-44

Source: IH Dua with Asma ul husna.pdf

Learn a Duaa 

Sister Ayesha helped us learn.

Listen to this dua:

More explanation:

A Temporary Gift

Sister Zaheera read: 

Brevity: Graveyard

 Page 198-199

Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy


News and Schedule

October Schedule  

 2nd and 4th Thursday

            First Thursday of the month

Thursday, Oct.  7th

              Outdoor Halaqa, 

                    Celebration Square

Second Thursday of the month   

Thursday, Oct. 21st

              Outdoor Halaqa, 

                    Celebration Square     

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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