Prep for Ramadan Halaqa, Sh. Hamza Yusuf talk and other links

Jazakum Allah Khairan for a truly blessed time yesterday. For those of you who missed it, we covered ayaath 21-28 of Sura al-Bakarah and the first two ayaath of Sura Alaq (the latter we have done before as well mashaAllah).

As part of our Ramadan prep, we listened to this beautiful, soothing and very helpful short talk by Sh. Hamza (link below, please do listen if you haven’t). We will continue with Ramadan prep during our next session, inshaAllah I will be better prepared. It will be great if everyone coming can write down 10 sentences on what they love about Ramadan and we can share our reflections. So that is homework 🙂
[homework also- figure out about sajada tilaawat, and when and how to make it…]
http://www.halaltube.com/ramadan-advice

You can find a host of speakers/talks at this site
www.halaltube.com

And here are two nice and new web resources-
You can subscribe here and be sent a quranic word a day, it’s a great way to learn! The words are easy and follow a grammatical pattern, so it will help to recognize the patterns too
http://80percentwords.com/blog/

And this is a new site very nicely presenting information on our beloved prophet (sallalaahu alaihi wasallam)
http://www.prophetictimeline.com/