Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ramadan Halaqas

Year 1

Year 2
June 3, 2015
Shabaan 15, 1436
June 16, 2015
Shaaban 28, 1436
July 2, 2015
Ramadan 15, 1436
July 14, 2015
Ramadan 27, 1436

Year 3

June 2. 2016
Shabaan 25, 1437
June 16, 2016
Ramadan 11, 1437

Year 4

May 5, 2017
Shabaan 14, 1438
May 24, 2017
Shabaan 28, 1438
June 8. 2017
Ramadan 13, 1438

Year 5

May 24, 2018
Ramadan 8, 1439
Overcoming Difficulties
June 7, 2018
Ramadan 13, 1439
The Heart’s Revival

Year 6

May 16, 2019
Ramadan 11, 1440
Ramadan 2019

Year 7

April 30, 2020
Ramadan 7, 1441
May 7, 2020
Ramadan 14, 1441
May 14, 2020
Ramadan 21, 1441
May 21, 2020
Ramadan 28, 1441

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Halaqa # 149

Ramadan 14, 1441 AH,

Ramadan Stay Focused

Year 7

8 Sisters
7 Junior Sisters                                                          
5 Junior Guests

Location: Online

Agenda: (please note, we have included many links where you can read in detail more on each subject)

During the Covid-19 “stay at home” order, we have decided to hold our Halaqa online using Zoom.
In sha Allah, every Thursday, we will have two adjoining sessions with a small break in the middle.   If you would like to join, please get in touch with us. 

Session One 10:30 AM: 

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

Quran: Reciting

We read Surah Fatihah aloud altogether, then Sister Alia read Surah Al-Kahf verses 35-45 followed by Sister Rim, reading the English Approximation.  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-Kahf  verses 35-45 

We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir   Volume 6 
Sister Alia read part 3.

Verse 37-41

Verse 42-44

Between Wealth and Good Deeds
Verses 45-46

Discussion: Being stuck at home, has made us realize that a lot of things we thought essential to our lives
are not so important. These things kept us busy all the time, and now we are realizing how wasteful they were,
using up our valuable time and even money.  Probably when things get back to the way they were, we might
fall back into our old habits, but in sha Allah, we will have a renewed perspective and keep all the good habits we are developing now during Ramadan and during our isolation. 
A way to teach children about life and how it renews is to use a simple gardening activity in your home.  
 The miracle of life and the miracles around us that prove the existence of Allah.  How mankind is so wrong
to dispute who is responsible for everything. 

Quran: Tajweed

We are following a book from our library that is not copyrighted.
Tajweed for Beginners  Prepared by Qari Ismail Essack
Sister Shimaa created two mind maps of the lessons we have taken thus far.

Sister Shimaa shared the following video as a review of the letters and an introduction to next week's lesson. 

Break 20 minutes

Session Two 11:30 AM:

Children’s Focus Talking To Allah, swt  

How can we talk to Allah?  How does Allah talk to us?

What could we say to Allah, swt when we feel the following?


Make a glitter jar, shake it and try to recite some Dhikr while the glitter settles.

What things do you do before you go to sleep?

بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَمُوتُوَأَحْيَا     Bismika allahumma amutu wa ahya. 

In Your name, O Allah, I die and I live.

Omar & Hana | Dua Before Sleeping | Islamic Songs for Kids | Nasheed 2:04

What do you do if you want to go out for a drive with your parents?

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا، وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِي وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لمَُنْقَلِبُون

Subhaan alladhee sakh-khara lanaa haadhaa, wa maa kunnaa lahu muqrineena,
wa innaa ilaaa rabinaa la munqaliboon.
Glory to Him who has brought this [vehicle] under our control, though we were
unable to control it [ourselves], and indeed, to Our Lord we will surely return.

Do you know any other dua’s?


Try to learn a new dua this week and say it to us in next week’s Halaqa in shaa Allah.

Resources for Moms

For older children:

For Younger Children: 

A Temporary Gift

Sister Bana read: Echoes of you, Growing young
  page 133-134
Link to Purchase a pdf                Link to buy
Discussion:  She is always contemplating how she will get to see Amr again, such great love. How growing old together
is a blessing.  Yet, she is able to turn the opposite of that into a blessing, growing young together.   

Great Women of Islam Who Were Given the

Good News of Paradise

Sister Rim read part of the chapter about
Umm Salamah radi Allahu anha  
In the book, the bottom of page 86 to 88
Discussion:  The great love Sister Asma for Amr is seen in the love of Umm Salamah raa for her husband.  Allah rewarded
Umm Salamah with the best man, Prophet Muhammad. 

Ramadan Health and Fitness

Sister Megan read the recent article written by Sister Raya Haddass


Muslim Central has many apps (phone and desktop) to help with:

Sisters Share Their Thoughts

Choose one of the following to complete:

Last week, I had difficulty with…….

I learned this week ……..

Starting today, I will …...

My favourite moment last week was …….

News and Schedule

Our upcoming planned Halaqas are: 

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Follow along with our Ramadan Series on our What’s App Group:
Daily Deen Doses 

Ahmad Jibril – Gems of Ramadan

An Ayah, An Activity and a Ramadan Memory Book

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.