SALAAH  PATCH FOR GIRL SCOUTS

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Introduction

The Salah is the first act of worship that was made obligatory by Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala. Therefore, due to its extreme importance to the believer, the salah should be one of the first acts of a Muslim.

“The first act that the servant of Allah will be accountable for on the Day of Judgment will be salah. If it is good, then the rest of his acts will be good and if it is bad, then the rest of his acts will be bad.” (Tabarani)


Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts of the Islamic Faith

The Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts of the Islamic Faith can earn this patch by completing all required activities. The Daisy Girl Scout of the Islamic Faith can start learning about these activities through their first year to begin the process of earning this patch.

Remember, the Salah is the second pillar of our faith.  The following activities will teach the Girl Scout of the Islamic Faith to fulfill this obligation. The Brownie Girl Scouts of the Islamic Faith must know all the steps that makes up one Rakah of the Salah.


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Junior / Cadette Girl Scouts of the Islamic Faith

The Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts of the Islamic Faith can earn this patch by completing the following required activities:

 

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Each Group should be able to answer the following questions:

  1. Why do we pray Salah?

  2. Junior/Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts learn what are the conditions for leading the salah in a congregation of women (i.e. age, knowledge, state of cleanliness, standing amongst the women in the same front row as others while reciting the salah portions to be read out aloud, etc.)

  3. Brownie/Daisy Girl Scouts must be able to name the first Surah of the Quran al-Kareem (Surah Al Fatiha) and how many Ayahs it has?

  4. Junior/Cadette Girl Scouts know the names of the second and third Surahs of the Quran al-Kareem and the number of Ayahs they have?

  5. Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts know the names of the fourth and firth surah of the Quran al-kareem and where they were revealed to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)?

  6. What is the sutra and when can we use it?

  7. Know these vocabulary words

    1. Iqamah

    2. Adhan - what it is and when it is said

    3. Sunnah

    4. Wajib

    5. Fard

    6. Sutra

  8. Bonus Questions

    1. When can you shorten your salaah?

    2. What is Sunnah prayer and when can it be offered?

    3. Learn why the words "Establish the salah" is used in the Quran al-Kareem, instead of "Read the salah" or "Say the salah"

 

Positions for Salaah

Seven conditions for a salaah

  1. Niyaah (intention)

  2. Takbir Tahrima (say Allaho Akbar, )

  3. Qiyam (standing)

  4. Qiraat (recitation of Quran by mouth gently)

  5. Ruku (to bow)

  6. Sajood (prostration)

  7. Qa'da-i-Akhira (last sitting)

 

Fard (compulsory) Salaah

A Muslim must pray five times a day.  The compulsory prayers are called Fard in Arabic.  Each unit of a prayer is a Rak'ah.  The Fard prayers are:

 Fajr

 2 Rak'ahs

 Dhuhr

 4 Rak'ahs

 Asr

 4 Rak'ahs

 Maghrib

 3 Rak'ahs

 Isha

 4 Rak'ahs

*Jumu'ah

 2 Rak'ahs plus hearing the khutbah (in place of 4 rak'ahs of Dhuhr only on Fridays)

 

Bonus Answers

  1. If you are traveling, then you should shorten the 4 rak'ah prayer to a 2 rak'ah prayer (Dhuhr, Asr and Isha'). Also Dhuhr and Asr can be prayed right after each other, as well as Maghrib and Isha'.

  2. The Sunnah prayers are normally offered individually and no Adhan or Iqamah is needed

  3. The words "Establish the salah" means that the salah is not just a half-hearted and short-term activity. It requires us to put all our concentration, our efforts, our resolve into our salah as long as we live. Establishing salah means that salah is a continous part of life, whose fruits will be reaped by those who keep on working at their salah, like a hard-working farmer who works on his fields and then rejoices when the harvest is gathered! Establish means that we must take steps to prepare for our salah (wadhu, finding the right direction for Kiblah and a clean place, etc.). plus we must perform the salah according to the Sunnah of Rasul Allah salAllaho alaihi wa sallam with its specific movements and recitations. Establish  requires that Muslims, as a community, hold hands to build masajids and work to teach and hold firm to the salah as taught to us by Rasul Allah (sAws).

 

 Resources/References

 Islamic word search

http://islam4parents.com/downloads/WordSearch001.pdf

 How to treat your mother

http://islam4parents.com/downloads/mazes/maze004.pdf

 Being kind to animals

http://islam4parents.com/downloads/mazes/Maze006.pdf