Rabi’1 18, 1439
Attendance: 4 Sisters
1 Junior Sister
2 Junior Guests
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.
O my Lord increase me in knowledge*. رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا 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 Yusuf from Ayah 70 to Ayah 78. 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.
We discussed the issue of each sister saying: A’udhu billahi min ash-Shaytaan-ir-rajeem, Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim, aloud before their individual reading and a knowledgeable sister present informed us it would be ok for the first sister reading to say aloud and the rest to say quietly with her, then if the reading is continuous no need to repeat, but if the reading is interrupted, then that would require saying it again.
We also discussed the issue of how to correct individual recitations. We decided that only one sister should do this and it should be the one who is most knowlegable in this area. We decided that our Arabic Teacher Sister Noora, would be first in line to correct, followed by Sister M. Sister S and then Sister D depending on who was present.
Sisters read an English Approximation (Sahih International) of the above verses.
We have chosen to use Tafsir Ibn Kathir
Volume 5 Page 190-195 (From our library shelf)
We read from the following sections:
We listened to Surah Al-Kawthar This link has both the recitation by Sheikh Husary and the individual word pronunciation (click on each word) for learning Arabic. The following link is useful for study as well. Quran for Listening, Learning and Practicing Sisters who practice their reading in sha Allah will have an opportunity at the next Halaqa to have a sister listen to their recitation.
Tajweed rule:The Makhaarij of the Letters: Al Kayshoom
Sister Dania presented our Tajweed Rule.
note: the website we were using as a reference is no longer available, therefore we will instead be using the following video course for reference in sha Allah
Online video course: E-Learning Centre
GREAT WOMEN OF ISLAM WHO WERE GIVEN THE GOOD NEWS OF PARADISE
Discussion: How strong and prominent the women were………
Sisters read the Introduction: Losing Amr pages 26 - 27
SHOW AND TELL
Sister Winnie showed us a journal she received. It is called Seeking Jannah and is beautifully designed and functional journal for 2018. https://www.momentora.com/
NEXT HALAQA and News
In sha Allah, our next Halaqa will be on Thursday, December 21st at our headquarters.
There is a what’s App Group for sisters wishing to read Quran daily. Sister Munz (Alumni of al-Huda) sends out daily amounts then sisters reply with either read, listened, tafsir. They just started a new session, so message us if you would like her contact info.
We made dua’s for two families who have gone through a fire and are facing financial and medical hardship
May Allah, swt, make it easy for them to rebuild their business and give them Shifaa from their burns.
We made dua for one of our dear members Sister M.
We made dua for the son of one of our members who has hearing issues.
May Allah, swt heal O... and guide him.
NURTURING EEMAN IN CHILDREN
Sisters read a summary of:
Basic rights of the child (Duties of the Parents)
Basic rights of the parent (Duties of the child)
DON’T BE SAD
Sisters read Leave the future alone until it comes
Discussion: Preparing for our next life
We have this book in our Library (it is currently borrowed, but you can submit a request to borrow, in sha Allah)
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.