Taleem Syllabus and Workbook 2011 - 2012
First Quarter December 2011 – February 2012
In this first of three workbooks you will review and practice the details of the salat in Islam. You will also think about the meaning of salat and its importance. You will explore readings from the Holy Qur’an, Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws), The Promised Messiah (as) and his Khulafa.
At the end of this workbook you should know all of the postures, timings and recitations of salat.
What you will learn
During your study of this workbook, you will accomplish a number of learning objectives. As you complete the exercises, activities and tests, you should check yourself to ensure that you are attaining each of these objectives. Each activity in the workbook will allow you to demonstrate your completion of each of these objectives.
If you have not mastered an objective, then you should go back and work through each of the exercises.
You should use the readings that you have been assigned to complete the exercises. Try not to rely solely on your opinion or ideas. Use the readings from the assigned texts to justify your responses.
At the end of this workbook you will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of Salat using examples from authentic sources
- Recognize the times of Salat
- Perform the postures of Salat
- Identify the postures of Salat
- Comment on 3 verses of the Holy Qur’an that explain the Salat
- Recite all parts of the Salat including Dua-e-qunut
- Recite Surah Al Fatiha, Al Kauser Al Ikhlas, Al Falaq, Al Nas
- Explain one metaphor for understanding the salat from the Hadith of the Holy Prophet (saws) or the writings of Hazrat Ahmad (as) or the Khulafa
- Prepare a presentation, essay or video that describes one of the metaphors of the salat
Topics of study
- The Importance of Salat
- Prayers, names and timings
- Salat postures
- Meanings and translations of the Salat
- Quranic Surahs to be memorized for Salat
- Al Fatihah, Al Ikhlas
- Salat and it’s nature
Readings and resources
- WELCOME TO AHMADIYYAT, THE TRUE ISLAM (Pages 102 – 158 in 4th Ed.) Or (Pages 95 – 115 in 2nd Ed.) by Dr. Karimullah Zirvi Online: http://www.alislam.org/books/ahmadiyyat/WelcomeBook2ndEd.pdf
- CONDITIONS OF BAI’AT & RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN AHMADI (Pages 51 – 57) Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V Online: http://www.alislam.org/introduction/conditions.pdf
- Online Salat Guide http://www.alislam.org/salaat/
Workbook 1 Study Pages
The main readings for this workbook are located in the texts listed above.
The following table links each topic to its page location using the online version of the text. To use this grid you can go to the page in the paper edition of the book or simply click on the page number link. Also you might have the 4th edition of the book. In which case the readings begin at page 102. (We have provided you the starting page number for the topics covered in the chapter. You need to read the entire section.)
Welcome to Ahmadiyyat
Types of Prayers
Number of Rak‘−a t in Each Prayer
Timings of the Prayers
Forbidden Times for Prayers
Offering Prayer While on Journey
Prayer (Arabic Part)
Surah Al Fatihah
Surah Al Ikhlas
Conditions of Baiat
Observe Five Daily Prayers
Workbook 1 PowerPoint Presentation
A supplement to this workbook is a PowerPoint Presentation on Salat. The presentation is available on the Taleem web site http://mkausa.org/Talim/Taleem
Assessment & Activities
Workbook 1 Memorization Activities
Memorization is a key aspect of the salat. Work through these memorization activities either by yourself or with a brother who can help you to stay focus. Challenge yourself to memorize as much as possible.
- Use the memorization log to practice your memorization of the Salat
- Use a similar approach to memorize Surah Fatiha & Surah Ikhlas
- If you have memorized 1 and 2 above then memorize Al Kauser, Al Falaq and Al Nas
- If you have completed 1 – 3 above then memorize Dua-e-Qunut
- Record yourself and post your recording to our online course site.
- Listen to 3 other recordings and give feedback such as praise or advice