Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Muslimah Life Coaching

Presented by: Rebecca Friedman (Sister Safiyyah)

A life coach is someone who helps you reach a goal or make a change in your life.

They support you and hold you accountable to achieving your vision for yourself. Whatever it is that you want in your life, they help you get there.

They can help you to pinpoint the blocks or obstacles that are making you feel “stuck” and help you to move through them. They may also guide you through a life transition, such as finding a new career.

You might call them a “change facilitator” or a “courage catalyst”.

A life coach is not a therapist. They will focus mostly on looking toward your future, rather than dealing primarily with your past.

While they may offer you suggestions, new ideas or action steps, they are not advice-givers.

Instead, they listen to you and ask you the right questions to help you find your path, your truth, and your answers. Then they help you to align your life with who you are and what you want.

New Muslimah Life Coaching aims at helping new Muslimahs deal with everyday challenges, empowering them to make good decisions and lay a firm foundation for islam in their lives.

This project provides reverts a unique chance to work with a coach and talk about their experiences and challenges to help them transition into their new life and move forward to becoming confident muslimahs.

Said your Shahadah or started to practice Islam, but feel isolated or alone?

Need help adjusting to new Muslim life?

Want to talk to someone who understands the reality of your new life?

We can help you:

Create a new Muslim identity while keeping your old identity.

Overcome obstacles in dealing with non-Muslim family members of friends.

Implement the teachings of Allah SWT in your life Make new changes

Offer answers to common questions in a confidential judgement free environment.

“As a New Muslimah I struggled with taking on a new Identity. I often felt unsure about where my life was going and embarrassed to ask for help. I had problems  dealing with non-Muslim family and friends and I often felt overwhelmed with all that I had to learn. These challenges made me look deeper into my own self and find ways to push me to grow as a person. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. That is the core of New Muslimah life Coaching. Together we can overcome any obstacles in sha’ Allah.”

Halaqa # 40

Safar  5, 1437
Advice ~ Sincerity

Year 2
  • 4  Sisters
  • 1  Junior Sisters
  • 3  Junior Guests
Location: Headquarters (upstairs)
Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

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. Ameen


We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then sisters individually read aloud a few letters/words, ayahs (according to her ability and with the help and encouragement of her fellow sisters). We read   Surah Al-Maaida from Ayat 3 till Ayat 13. 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.

Sister Safiyyah, is our special guest today. She is on our Shura Council and has just recently 
gained her certification as a life coach.  She, shared with us what Life Coaching is and how she
plans to help our New Amanah members with her expertise. To read a summary of her talk, 
click here.   In sha Allah, our website www.amanahsisters.com will be updated shortly to 
include details on how to gain access to this new service available to our Amanah Sisters.
Sister Winnie recited Surah Al-Asr in Arabic then read the approximation in English.  She then shared the following:

At-Tabarani recorded from `Abdullah bin Hisn Abi Madinah that he said, "Whenever two men from the Companions of the Messenger of Allah used to meet, they would not part until one of them had recited Surat Al-`Asr in its entirety to the other, and one of them had given the greetings of peace to the other.'' Ash-Shafi`i said, "If the people were to ponder on this Surah, it would be sufficient for them.''
            To read some English Tafsirs of Surat Al-’Asr, click on the following links:
  • NEXT HALAQA and Upcoming Events
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be held on Thursday December  3rd, 2015 indoors  at our Headquarters upstairs from 10am-12 noon.   

Upcoming Activities in the Community:
There is registration for AquaFit Classes in Mississauga and limited availability for Childrens swimming lessons. Classes start December 19th, 2015 in sha Allah.
If you would like to learn more we can send you contact details.

There is a Halaqa on Sundays at Isna Masjid Mississauga for sisters and girls.
Correction of some misunderstandings in Islamic belief
English halaqah: 2-3pm
Arabic halaqah: 3-4:30pm
Presented by: Sr. Hanan Kandil

There is a Girls/Sisters Gala presented by Olive Grove happening, insha Allah, on Nov 26th, 2015.  For more information, click here
Etiquettes of Sincerely Giving Advice  
Advice has a sublime position in Islam. A beneficial sincere advice is the one in which the advisor abides by the etiquettes of the Sharee‘ah that the scholars have mentioned. Among those etiquettes are:
1- The advisor should give his advice sincerely for the sake of Allaah The Almighty, without seeking ostentation, fame, worldly gain or showing superiority.
2- The advisor should have enough knowledge about the advice which he is giving. This is because advising is a form of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. If a person does not have enough knowledge about what he is advising about, he may forbid the good, thinking that he is forbidding an evil, and vice versa.
3- He should give it privately. Giving advice publicly is a reproach and rebuke that is disliked. Mis‘ar ibn Kidaam, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “May Allaah have mercy upon a person who presented my faults to me in secret, for giving advice in public is a rebuke.”
4- Gentleness in giving advice and avoiding excess and rebuke. The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Gentleness does not enter anything except that it adorns it.
On his part, the one being advised should listen to the advice, apply the good that it contains and rid himself of the evil desires of the self. The righteous predecessors would consider advice a gift that the advisor had presented them. ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “May Allaah have mercy upon a person who gifted me my faults!” Also the advisee should not let harshness of the advisor deprive him of benefiting from the advice.
We ask Allaah The Almighty to make us all from those who listen to speech and follow the best of it.
The above was an excerpt from the following article: Giving Sincere Advice
Luqman’s Advice to His Son
On December 4th, 2014, Sister Rim shared with us an article during
Click on the above title to read the full article.
There is a youth hotline/ website called Naseeha
Click here to read more about them. 
  • VIDEO  
Dr. Mohamed Allali 6:56
For the expiation of sins, said at the conclusion of a sitting or gathering. To listen to this dua click here

196 - "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.