Thursday, June 19, 2014

Halaqa # 6

The Time of My Life


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


  • OPENING DUA
Oh Allah, let us reach Ramadan
اللهمَّ بلِّغْنا رَمَضَان
Allahuna balikna Ramadan


  • QURAN RECITATION
We read Surah Faatihah 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 Baqarah from Ayat 70 till Ayat 83.  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’S TALK
Sister Winnie presented a talk on The Time of My Life; to read a summary of her talk, click here. Following her talk, Sister Lamiaa remarked how Islam’s 5 prayers a day are a perfect example of timekeeping.
  • LEARN A DUA

Dua’s for time


Abu Bakr (R) used to pray thus, “O Allah, keep us not in darkness, forgive us our trespasses, and make us not heedless of time.”


Umar’s (R) prayer was, “O Allah, make my time gainful and cause me to put it to good use.”




  • SISTER’S TALK
Sister Lamiaa shared with us her reflections on the book “Natural Blood of Women” by Sh. Muhammed bin Salih al-Utheimeen, which she had previously borrowed from our Lending Library.


  • VIDEO  
We watched the following 3 videos:


Avoid These 3 Common 'Ramadan Traps' & Accomplish All Your Ramadan Goals     3 minutes



Time Blocking 3 minutes


  • LENDING LIBRARY
Borrow a Book, a small selection of our lending library books were circulated amongst the sisters.  Alhamdulilah, 3 books were loaned out.


  • CLOSING DUA

A dua that Abu Bakr (RA) would make



اللهمَّ اجعَلْ خيرَ عُمري آخِرَه، واجعَلْ خيرَ عَملي خواتِمَه، واجعَل خيرَ أَيامي يومَ أَلقاكَ
Allāhummaj-‘al khayra ‘umurī ākhirahū, waj-‘al khayra ‘amalī khawātimahū, waj-‘al khayra ayyāmī yawma alqāk.
“O Allāh, may the best of my years be its final moments, may the best of my actions be my concluding ones, and may the best of my days be the day I meet you.”

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.