Thursday, December 1, 2016



What are the top 5 thoughts or inner dialogue that you think or say to yourself that put you down?
(4 responses)
I am so far behind...... I am so tired..... I should not have done that..... That was stupid..... I failed.....
I'm not pretty enought for people to want to be around me/befriend me; I don't carry myself in a put-together way which makes people take me less seriously (don't have it all 'together'); I have missed so many prayers I'll never get into Jannah; on the same note, I've sinned so much Allah can't possibly forgive me; I find difficulty sticking and being consistent with certain tasks which likely means there is no barakah in my actions
Don't know what I'm talking about Don't have time to do these things I've done enough
- you are not good enough - you are not doing enough of (a list of any number of things) - you are not doing this right - you are a failure - you are not good at anything
What are 5 positive and self-care ones you can tell yourself instead or think to replace the above?(4 responses)
Focus on one step at a time, and you will catch up eventually. Take a short nap to revive yourself. Acknowledge your mistake, apologize and repent (if needed) and move forward. No one's perfect, See the humor in situations and focus on improving. Everyone fails, but the important part of failure is to keep trying.
True friends and those who love me unconditionally will look past my looks and care about me anyways, if they don't then I need to accept myself and move on; I can continue trying and striving to improve the way I approach life and Deen, perhaps with sincere intentions I will get past this phase of my life and on to something better if Allah sees my intention, reading motivational and self help books might help and increasing the amount of Quran and worship and thikr I do will raise my iman and the barakah in my actions
It's important to try even if I don't get the result I want.
- you are enough - you are special - you are blessed - you are loved - you are capable - you are strong - you can grow from emotional pain and heal your heart

Halaqa # 65

Rabi’ Al-Awwal 2, 1438
“Inner Peace”

Year 3
  • 3 Sisters
  • 3 Junior Guests

Location: Sister Sara’s home
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 A'raaf from Ayat 179 to Ayat 206.  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 Marwa read the following:
Sister Sara discussed the following two pictures.  Then she drew our attention to the description
of “Jugular Vein ”. Click to read more.

  • NEXT HALAQA and News
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be held in two weeks on Dec.15th indoors at Sister Sara’s home.
Sister Winnie read the following:
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Click here to read the 10 replies we received to our simple survey:

What are the top 5 thoughts or inner dialogue that you think or say to yourself that put you down?

What are 5 positive and self-care ones you can tell yourself instead or think to replace the above?

Sr. Reena Vanza is a Health Promotion Specialist who believes in empowering individuals with knowledge, awareness, and resources, to help people  improve their health, and increase their control over it.  
She has an Honours BSc in Psychology and a Master of Science in Health Promotion.  She has over 10 years of experience in the field of Community Health Promotion and has conducted seminars and workshops with  adults, youth, and children on various health and mental health wellness issues.
She currently works with women in the community to increase their understanding of positive mental health within the overall concept of wellness. Her approach to health is  holistic-taking care of mind, body and soul in order to live optimal lives. You can find more of her work at her website: She shared with us the following article, which Sister Winnie read to the sisters present at Halaqa:

Sister Tamara read the following:

Sister Sara read the following:

  • VIDEO  
We watched the following videos:

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.