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Agenda of Saturday Halaqa at IIS

Program Organizer: Br. Ziaur Rahman

HALAQA OBJECTIVES

Halaqa Objectives are to

(1) recite/study/learn/reflect/implement/teach/propagate: 

     Quran and Sunnah

(2) develop ability to represent and speak on matters of Deen 

      through informal, interactive training setting. Each member 

      takes turn to study, prepare, and speak in front of the group 

      and participates in open discussions. And learn from guest

      speakers when they are invited or they volunteer to give nasiha.

(3) collaborate, cooperate, and mutually help each other for the 

      journey to be a  student/seeker of truth and knowledge of

      Deen, only which Rasul (SAW) left behind to be inherited.

 

Hadith:  Narrated Abdullah bin Mas'ud (R): The Prophet SAW) said, "Do not envy (wish to be

like) anyone except in two cases. (1) the person whom Allah has given wealth and 

he spends it righteously, (2) the one whom Allah has given Al-Hikmah [wisdom, i.e.

the knowledge of the Qur'an and Sunna of the Prophet (SAW)] and he acts according

to it and teaches it to others."


Narrated Ibn 'Abbas (R): once the Prophet (SAW) embraced me and said, "O Allah!

Bestow on him the knowledge of the Book (the Quran)."


SATURDAY FAJR HALAQA SCHEDULE

 

When:  Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 - AFTER FAJR

5:45am - Fajr Iqama 

6:00am – * Quran Recitation, Tajweed Rules, Meaning

                * Ishraq Prayer

7:15am -  * Main Speaker –  Zahid Hassan

                 Topic: Lessons from Lives of

Righteous/Pious Predecessors

7:30am -  * Each participant speaks for 2 minutes max 

         (Questions/Comments, Hadith, Ayat, etc)

8:30am - * Conclusion and Dua'.

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FUTURE TENTATIVE MAIN SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

 

 NOV 2013

 

 Date

 Speaker

 Topic

 Nov 09, 2013

 Zahid Hassan  Lessons from Lives of Righteous Predecessors’

 Nov 16, 2013

 Dr. Samad  Topic: ‘TBD’

 Nov 30, 2013

 Rais Ahmed  Topic: ‘TBD’
 

  DEC 2013

 
 Dec 07, 2013 Zunaed Nazib  Topic: ‘TBD’
 Dec 14, 2013 Samir Behary  Topic: ‘TBD’
 Dec 21, 2013 Jalal Uddin Ahmed  Topic: ‘TBD’
Dec 28, 2013 Akhtar Khan  Topic: ‘TBD’
 

JAN 2014

 
 Jan 4, 2014       Faruque Azam   Topic: ‘TBD’
 Jan 11, 2014  Ashfaq Khan  Topic: ‘TBD’
 Jan 18, 2014   Ziaur Rahman  Topic: ‘TBD’
 Jan 25, 2014    TBD  Topic: ‘TBD’
     
     
     
     
     

 

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PAST MAIN SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

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----------------------NOV 2013--------------------------------------------

Nov 02, 2013 – Main Speaker –  Br. Ziaur Rahman

Topic: Evolution of Islamic Sciences that are

Rooted in the Hadith of Jibril AS-

A Power Point Presentation.

 

 (Adopted from 'The Uwaylim Scholarship Track' by 

Dr. Shadee ElMasry)

 

----------------------OCT 2013--------------------------------------------

Oct 26, 2013 -  Main Speaker –  Br. Ziaur Rahman

                 Topic: An Understanding of Salafi and Sufi Disciplines -


Oct 19, 2013 -  Main Speaker –  Br. Ziaur Rahman

                Topic: Reflection from the Conference on "Prophet's Grace" at NBIC

 

Oct 12, 2013 – Main Speaker –  Br. Asfaq Khan

    Topic: Prophets – a PPP presentation

 

Oct 05, 2013 – Main Speaker –  Br. Rais Ahmed

                    Topic: “Importance of Knowledge

 

----------------------SEPT 2013--------------------------------------------

Sept 07, 2013 - Main Speaker –  Br. AbdelMoniem AbdurRahman

                    Topic: “The Book of Deeds in the Day of Judgment

Sept 28, 2013 – Main Speaker –  Br. Zunaed Nazib

                    Topic: “Trials and Tribulations in Islam

 

Sept 21, 2013 - Main Speaker –  Br. Jalaluddin Ahmed

                         Topic: “Surat Ad-Dhuha

 

Sept 14, 2013 - Main Speaker –  Br. Ziaur Rahman

                         Topic: “Reflection from Surat Al-Kahf -

The Paradox of Perception and Truth

and Knowledge and Wisdom

----------------------AUG 2013--------------------------------------------

Aug 31, 2013 - Br. Rais Ahmed

                 Topic: “Justice in Islam"

Aug 24, 2013 - Br. Samir Behary

                 Topic: “Surat Al-Naba"

Aug 17, 2013 –  Dr. Faruque Azam

                 Topic: “Freudian definition of Ego –

its (Ego/Nafs) nature, corruption and purification”

Aug 10, 2013 -  Dr. Samad

                 Topic: “Prescriptions for the Success of Ummah

----------------------JULY 2013-----------------------------------------------------

 

***** NO SATURDAY FAJR HALAQA DURING RAMADAN ****

 

 Saturday, July 6, 2013 -  Dr. Mohamed Esseghir

                 Topic: “TBD”

July 06, 2013 – Br. Samir B

                 Topic: “Judge People by Their Action

----------------------JUNE 2013-----------------------------------------------------

June 29, 2013 –  Br. Rais Ahmad

                 Topic: “Lessons from History"

 June 22, 2013 –  Br. Muhammad

                 Topic: “Importance of Ramadan"

 June 15, 2013 –  Dr. Shadee ElMasry

                 Topic: “Spirituality of Ramadan"

 June 8, 2013  –  Dr. Syed T (Br. Imam)

                 Topic: “The Angels and their Characteristics”

  June 1, 2013 -  Dr. Mohamed Esseghir

                 Topic: “Haya (Modesty/Shyness) in Islam”

 ----------------------MAY 2013-----------------------------------------------------

May 25, 2013 -  Dr. Manzoor Hussain

                 Topic: “Arrogance and the Cure”

 May 18, 2013 -  Br. Shomail Malik

                 Topic: “With Chaos comes Opportunity –

Lessons from Allah's Beloved (SAW)”

May 11, 2013 -  Br. Reaz Siddique

                 Topic: “Sadaqa - Spending for Sake of Allah SWT”

May 4, 2013 - Br. Abdel Moneiem Rahman

                 Topic: “Understating the Realities of Death”

 

----------------------APRIL 2013-----------------------------------------------------

April 27, 2013 -  Br. Ziaur Rahman

                 Topic: “Ayat Al-Ahkam – Foundational Verses” -

                        (From the Uwaylim Scholarship Track class taught

       by Dr. Shadee Elmasri - www.safinasociety.org).

 

April 20, 2013 -  Dr. Zahid Hasan

                       Topic: “Steps towards Standing Straight

and being Steadfast (Istaqaama) for Success”

                        Ref: Al-Fussilat-41:30 & Al-Hadid-57:20-21

                      Compiled from works of Ibn Sirin and Ibn Taymiyyah (R-hum-A)

April 13, 2013 -  Dr. Samad

                       Topic: “ Life of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) &

                                    Practical Advice as lessons from it”

April 6, 2013 -  Br. Zunaed Nazib

                       Topic: “The People of Taqwa”

--------------------MARCH 2013-------------------------------------------------------

March 30, 2013 -  Br. Zia R

                       Topic: Quran and Hadith References

                                    of Core Subjects of Islamic Sciences

March 23, 2013 -  Br. Rais A

                       Topic: Prophet Adam (AS)

March 16, 2013 -  Br. Samir B

                       Topic: Islam is the Solution to all Problems

March 9, 2013 -  Br. Numaan Cheema

                       Topic: Prophet Ibrahim (AS)

March 2, 2013, 2013 -  Dr. Samad

                       Topic: Zakat

----------------------FEBRUARY 2013-----------------------------------------------------

Feb 23, 2013 -  Br. Zia Rahman

                       Topic: "The Quran and the Scope of Science"

Feb 16, 2013 -  Br. Zia Rahman

                       Topic: "Sabr (Patience/Steadfastness etc), its

                                   relationship with Iman, needed to seek

                                   knowledge, tests, and rewards" (2:155-157,

                                   2:177,  47:31,  18:67, 68,  69, 72, 75, 78,

                                   14:5, 11:11)

Feb 9, 2013 -  Dr. Samad

                          Topic: "Tafsir of Suratul Maida 5:1-5"

Feb 2, 2013 -  Br. Zunaed N

                          Topic: "Allah SWT is Near"

 

--------------------JANUARY 2013-------------------------------------------------------

Jan 26, 2013 - Br. Zia R -

                      Topic: Proper Tilawat (73:4, 2:121)  - Recitation of the Quran

                                   is related to Tazkiah (2:129, 2:151, 3:164, 62:2) - Purification.

 Jan 19, 2013 -  Br. Zia  R -   

                        Topic: Psychology of Arrogance, a Shatanic Attribute (2:34) -

                                   Recognition, Consequences and Potential Cure.

Jan 12, 2013 -  Br. Samir B. - EBAD ALRAHMAN 

                                         AND THE GREAT REWARD

Jan 05, 2013 - Br. Rais -

                      Topic:    #16 Suratun-Nahl - The Bee (Continuation ....)

 

-----------------DECEMBER 2012---------------------------------------------------------

Dec 29, 2012 -  Dr. Samad -

                       Topic:  Akhlaq - Characteristics and behaviors of a  Muslim

Dec 22, 2012 - Dr. Syed G - 

                      Topic: Tawassul - (alWasilah) - means to achieve proximity

                                  to Allah SWT

Dec 15, 2012 - Dr. Zahid H - 

                      Topic: Spiritual Dimension of Hajj and Personal Experience

Dec 8, 2012 - Br. Zia R - 

                       Topic: Angel's Worship - "Glory and Praise be to Allah" & Knowledge

Dec 1, 2012  -Br. Akhtar -

                        Topic:  The purpose of life per Quran and Sunnah

 

----------------------NOVEMBER 2012----------------------------------------------------

Nov 24, 2012 - Group Discussion on Halal Food and other various topics

Nov 17, 2012 - Br. Samir B - 

                          Topic: Quran and Science (repeated)

Nov 10, 2012 - Dr. Samad and Br. Zia  -  led discussions of Hajj Experience.

Nov 3, 2012 -  NO HALAQA HELD - Due to the SuperStorm - SANDY

 

-------------------------OCTOBER 2012-------------------------------------------------

Oct 27, 2012 - NO HALAQA HELD -  Due to Eid-Ul-Adha holidays

Oct 20, 2012 - Br. Samir B -

                           Topic: Quran and Science

Oct 13, 2012 - Dr. Mohamed Esseghir

                      Topic: "Acquiring Knowledge -  Importance and Etiquettes."

Oct 6, 2012 - Dr. Zahid H.

                      Topic: Perspectives on Hajj & 'Umra - 

                                    less known/discussed facts and aspects. (Hajj #3)

 

-------------------------SEPTEMBER 2012-----------------------------------------------------

Sept 29, 2012 - Dr. Abdulbaset Abdullah

                      Topic: "The Importance of Ten Days of Zul-Hijah

                        (including day of Arafah and the day of Adhhaa)." (Hajj #2)

Sept 22, 2012 - Br. Zia R

                      Topic: "Relationship of Iman with Loving Allah SWT,

                                       His Rasul Muhammad SAW and loving each other. (Iman #4).

Sept 15, 2012 - Br. Zunaed N

                      Topic: "#90 Suratul Balad (#90 Sura of the Quran)"

Sept 8, 2012 - Br. Jalaluddin A.

                      Topic:" Benefits and Etiquettes of properly reciting the Quran"

Sept 1, 2012 - Br. Zia H

                      Topic: "Selected Ayat related to Hajj, concepts/structure and 

                                     summary of Suratul Baqara - (#2 Sura of the Quran)" - Session 2

 

-------------------------AUGUST 2012-----------------------------------------------------

Aug 25, 2012 - Br. Rais A

                      Topic: "#16 Suratun-Nahl - The Bee" (# 16 Sura of the Quran)"

Aug 18, 2012 - Dr. Mohamed O

                      Topic: "Selected Ayat from Suratul Isra - (#17 Sura of the Quran [17:4-7])"

Aug 11, 2012 - NO HALAQA HELD - Due to Ramadan schedules.

Aug 04, 2012 - Br. Zia R

                      Topic: "Selected Ayat related to Ramadan, concepts/structure and 

                                     summary of Suratul Baqara - (#2 Sura of the Quran)" - Session 1

 

-------------------JULY 2012-----------------------------------------------------------

July 28, 2012 - Dr. Syed G

                      Topic: ""#15 - Suratul Hijr (# 15 Sura of the Quran)"

July 21, 2012 - Dr. Syed T (Br. Imam)

                      Topic: "Characteristics on Jannah (Paradise)" 

July 14, 2012 - Br. Zunaed N

                      Topic: "The Fasting in Ramadan" (Fasting #2)

July 07, 201 - Br. Jalaluddin A.

                      Topic: "Qadr -Decree of Allah SWT and  Predestination"

 

-----------------JUNE 2012-------------------------------------------------------------

June 30, 2012 - Br. Samir B

                      Topic: The Protection and Preservation of the Environment and 

                                    the Islamic Vision and Governing Rules"

June 23, 2012 - Br. Ilham A

                      Topic: "The Inner Dimensions of Fasting" (Fasting #1)

June 16, 2012 - Br. Mohamed O

             Topic: The Seerah (life of the Prophet SAW) -  (Isra and Miraj) - Part 5 (Seerah)

June 9, 2012 - Br. Zia R

           Topic: "Success and Characteristics of a Believer and levels- reflection from Surat   

            Al-Anfal (8:2-4) and other suras. Part 3 - (Iman #3).

June 2, 2012 - Br. Ilham A

                   Topic: Success and Characteristics of a Believer - Part 2 (Iman #2)

 

 ------------------MAY 2012------------------------------------------------------------

May 26, 2012 - Br. Rais

                     Topic: The Principles of Islamic Economy.

May 19, 2012 - Dr. Mohamed O

                    Topic: The Seerah - (Life of the Prophet SAW) - Part 4 (Seerah)

May 12, 2012 - Dr. Mohamed O

                  Topic: The Seerah - (Llife of the Prophet SAW). - Part 3 (Seerah)

May 05, 2012 - Br. Samir B

                   Topic: CLEANLINESS IN ISLAM

 

 -------------------APRIL 2012-----------------------------------------------------------

April 28, 2012 - Dr. Syed G.

                   Topic: Children of Israel (Or the People of the Book) – Part 2 (Bani Israel)

April 21, 2012 - Dr. Syed T. (Br. imam)

                    Topic: Characteristics of Jahannam - Hell Fire

April 14, 2012 - Dr. Mohamed O.

                     Topic: Seerah - (Life of the Prophet SAW) - Part 2 (Seerah)

April 07, 2012 -  NO HALAQA HELD - Due to many travel schedules

 

-----------------MARCH 2012----------SATURDAY & SUNDAY---------------------------------------------------

March 31, 2012 - Dr. Mohamed O.

             Topic: Seerah-Life of the Prophet SAW (Hejra and story of the Ka'ba) - Part 1

March 24, 2012 - Dr. Zahid H.

                  Topic: Explanation of Ayat from Suratul Ale-Imran   (# 3 Sura of the Quran)"

March 18, 2012 - Br. Rais A

            Topic: "#31 - Sura Luqman - (# 31 Sura of the Quran)"

March 17, 2012 - Br. Samir - ISS Halaqa

              Topic: Principles of Shariah from the Quranic reference.

 

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Sunday Halaqa:

March 11, 2012 - Dr. Syed G - ISCJ Halaqa

              Topic: Bani Israel according to Quran - Part 1 (Bani Israel)

March 04, 2012 - Br. Zunaed - ISCJ Halaqa

              Topic: How to increase the Iman (Faith) - Part 1 (Iman #1)

 

Continuation of  2+ years of weekly Halaqa........

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   Zuhar       1:00 PM
   'Asr           3:00 PM
   Maghrib   At Sunset
   'Isha         9:00 PM

 

  Friday Prayer - 1
    Athan and Khutba - 1:05 PM
    Jama'at (Salah)     - 1:30 PM
    End of Salah           - 1:40 PM

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    Athan and Khutba - 1:55 PM
    Jama'at (Salah)     - 2:20 PM
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