Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pre-Ramadan Survey


How do you plan to showcase Ramadan to non-Muslims in your community?5 responses

Decorate our home Make a craft with local early years centre that us Ramadan related Make an extra effort to visit or help someone even in a small way
By sharing and modelling positivity and ease of fasting while at work.
I usually put white lights on the exterior of my house.
I do not have any such plans at the moment
Baking something for my neighbors , inviting them over to break fast with my family. Decorating my front porch for Ramadan/eid

Halaqa # 76

Shabaan 28, 1438

3,2,1 Ramadan

Year 4
  • 6 Sisters
  • 1 Junior Sister
  • 2 Junior Guests

Location: Headquarters
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 Yunus from Ayah 1 to Ayah 25.  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.


Sisters shared reading and discussed the translation of the approximate meaning. (

Sister Megan read the following article:

10 Hydrating Fruits & Nutritious Nuts You Should Consume this Ramadan

We discussed the issue of salted versus non-salted nuts.  Salt being a cause of dehydration
yet being a plus when your blood pressure drops. Moderation seemed to be the answer.

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In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be on Thursday, June 8th at our headquarters.

  • Pre-Ramadan Survey

Click here to read the 5 replies we received to our simple survey:

How do you plan to showcase Ramadan to non-Muslims in your community?

Sister Maryam read the following article:

Jazak Allahu Khairan to Sister Samina for sharing this Dua on our WhatsApp group.
Amanah Daily Deen Doses.  Sister Lamiaa helped us learn it.

Sayyiduna Ubaadah bin Saamit رضي الله عنه reports that Rasulullah ﷺ used to teach us this
Dua at the approach of Ramadhaan
اَللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضَانَ وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِيْ وَسَلِّمْهُ لِيْ مُتَقَبَّلا
Allawhumma Sallimnee Li Ramadhaana Wa Sallim Ramadhaana Lee Wa Sallimhu Lee
“O Allah! Safeguard me for the Month of Ramadhaan (by making me see the Month of
Ramadhaan fit and healthy), and safeguard the Month of Ramadhaan for me (by making
the conditions in it such that I take maximum benefit from it) and accept it from me.”
(Kanzul Ummaal)
Sister Megan led a dua for Sister R.
Sisters Winnie, Marwa and Muna jointly  read the following poem:

Yes! its Ramadan, the Month of Mercy is Here

Source: Mission Islam
Sister Winnie shared a website which contains a nice resource for Ramadan and at the end
of the page, a great resource for Moms.

Ramadan Resource plus Childrens Activities

Source: Mission Islam
  • VIDEO  
We watched the following video but due to technical issues, we had to stop after 10 min.
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.