Memorizing Salat with Translation – First Priority Office Bearers

Goal: Ensure that by end of February 2022 all MKA office bearers know Salat with translation.

Salat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is through Salat that we show our submission to Allah, physically and spiritually. One of the purposes behind Salat is to bring us closer to Allah. The theme of the 2021-2022 year for MKA USA approved by our beloved Huzhur (aba) is Living Connection with Allah. The first step in developing this connection is Salat.

It is obligatory on every Muslim to offer their five Salat every day. But we need to ask ourselves, do we actually understand the meaning of what we recite? Do we know the significance behind the words we are reciting? In order for us to connect with Allah Almighty, we must not only know the Arabic Salat but its translation. How can we truly be sincere in front of our Lord if we’re not sure what we are praying?

With that thought in mind, the National Taleem Department is launching an initiative to revise Salat with its translation for the year 2021-2022. Our objective is to ensure every Khuddam in our Majlis knows the Arabic Salat and understands its meaning, starting with our office bearers. A nationwide campaign will be run to revise Salat with its translation, followed by a small verbal test.

Why the test?

It is a way to encourage each other to study and understand the meaning behind Salat. Setting a target and an objective is a great way to ensure we all focus on memorizing and understanding Salat.

How will testing happen?

Your local Nazim Taleem or Qaid Majlis will reach out to you to set up an in-person or virtual meeting for a future date. You will revise your Arabic Salat with translation in Urdu or English. The Nazim Taleem or Qaid Majlis will connect with you on the date agreed upon and test you. The test will consist of 3-4 questions from random parts of the Salat and will cover Arabic and translations.

Here are some resources to revise the Salat with translation:

Basics of Religious Education (Pages 188-195)

Salat Workbook

Salat – The Muslim Prayer Book 

SalatHub 

Instructions for Local Nazimeen Taleem and Local Qaideen

We have shared a google sheet spreadsheet with you, which contains a list of local and national MKA office bearers. Your first action item is to set a date with each office bearer till January 15th, 2022 and add that date to the spreadsheet. Please feel free to also add any names of local/national office bearers who are missing to the list. If someone does not know the salat fully during the test, please re-schedule the test a week later again and re-test the person on those parts which he might need to revise further.

Instructions for Regional Nazimeen Taleem and Regional Qaideen

Same instructions as above, but you will be responsible for just testing the regional Amila. Please note that if a person is serving on multiple levels, e.g. local and regional, testing the person once is sufficient (just mark person as testing completed).

Current Stats

In order to see, how your Majlis/Region is doing in comparison to others, have a look at this link.

For more information, please reach out to taleem@mkausa.org.