Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halaqa # 13

Optimism


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


  • OPENING DUA
All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.


  • QURAN RECITATION
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 Baqarah from Ayat 146  till Ayat 163.  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 Lamiaa gave an interesting talk about tests and trials we experience.  
To read her notes, click here.   
  • LEARN A DUA

Part of being optimistic is making dua
Dua’s are never wasted
Aisha radhiallaahu anha said, "No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated."
Allah’s anger at those who don’t make dua


In fact, it is even wrong to never make Dua, "Whosoever does not supplicate to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]
"O Allah, I ask You for knowledge which is beneficial and sustenance which is good, and deeds which are acceptable. (To be said after giving salam for the fajr prayer)  
for audio   see dua #95   link to hisnulmuslim
  • PODCAST
by Muslim Life Hackers  (17:51)
  • SISTERS TALK
Sister Winnie read an article written by Sister Rabia titled:


  • CLOSING DUA
Oh Allah, grant us the patience to forebear our personal trials, the ability to overcome all obstacles that hinder us from your path. Allow us  reflect your love to us through our optimistic attitudes.  

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.