Tarbiyat (Moral Training)




"O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones, over which are appointed angels, stern and severe, who disobey not Allah in what He commands them and do as they are commanded." (66:7)

RESPONSIBILITY OF TARBIYAT DEPARTMENT

It shall be the duty of Qaid Tarbiyat (Moral Training) to take necessary steps for the development of true Islāmic character amongst members of Majlis Ansārullāh. (Article 127, Constitution of Majlis Ansārullāh, USA)

HADHRAT KHALIFATUL MESSIAH V (AB)’S INSTRUCTION

In his Friday sermon of April 23, 2010, Hadhrat Khalifatul Messiah V (May Allah be his helper) instructed us that, “The greatest responsibility lays with the head of the household, the man. He should save his children from the Fire from which God has saved him.”

GUIDLINES FOR ZOAMA AND MUNTAZIMEEN TARBIYAT

2018 Tarbiyat Goals

1100% of Ansar listening and discussing with their families at least one Friday Sermon of Huzoor (aba) every month.
21, 3 or 5 New Ansar Moosian for small, medium and large Majalis, respectively.

Role of Local Muntazim Tarbiyat

Muntazim Tarbiyat will have an important and prime role to play regarding the implementation of the Tarbiyat plan of action. It will be his responsibility to comply fully with every aspect of the plan and to implement it with Prayers humbleness and perseverance. With assistance from the local Zaim Majlis Ansarullah, it will be the duty of every Muntazim Tarbiyyat:

1Encourage and assist all Ansar members to watch/listen/read Huzoor’s (ABA) Friday Sermons (every week) and discuss with their families.
2Regularly contact inactive Ansār and invite them to Ansar monthly meetings, Friday prayer services, Mosque, Salat centers etc.
3Encourage and provide support to members to offer Congregational Salat through the Mosque, Salat center and homes.
4Facilitate founding new Salat centers where needed.
5Understand Nizam-e-Wasiyyat. Encourage all Ansar to read the book “The Will” and help join this blessed scheme.

Monthly Meeting Topic (2018)

MonthTopic of the SermonSermon Date
JanSalat – The path to success and salvationSep 29, 2017
FebTruth, lies and arroganceJun 16, 2017
MarMatrimonial alliances and issuesMar 3, 2017
AprInvite to Allah with wisdom and goodly exhortationSep 8, 2017
MayTrue Compliance with Conditions of Bai’tAug 11, 2017
JunRamadhan and Jalsa USA - Monthly meeting not mandatory-
JulThe best among you are the best to their women – Lead by exampleMay 19, 2017
AugVie with each other in good deedsOct 27, 2017
SepNational Ansar Ijtema - Monthly meeting not mandatory-
OctTabligh and Revival of IslamApr 9, 2010
NovStriving for moral excellence: The Islamic TeachingsJan 13, 2017
DecThe Islamic way of celebrating the New YearDec 30, 2016

Observance of Salat, Populating the Mosques & Help Establishing Salat Centers

Observance of five daily prayers is a fundamental tenet of Islam. There is a dire need exert utmost efforts on this. Zaim Majlis and Muntazim Tarbiyat should support Jama’at Secretary Tarbiyat in the following aspect of Tarbiyat:

1Special attention should be given to increasing attendance at mosques and Salat-centers.
2Constant reminders should be given, which emphasize the importance of Salat.
3Every Ahmadi man is obliged to observe five daily prayers. It is particularly obligatory for men to offer Fajr and Isha’ prayers in congregation at the nearest mosque or Salat center. This should be done with special devotion.
4In order to increase Salat attendance, the following method should be put in place:
• Fifteen minutes prior to the Salat, a text/whatsapp reminder should be sent to those members of the area, who usually do not come for Salat.
• A chain system can be introduced for calling each other.
• One person should be called and he should call the next person to remind and so on.
5Those members, who, due to distance or lack of transportation, find it difficult to come to the mosque or Salat center, could be offered the following facility:
• Smaller areas could be formed within a Majlis/Jama’at.
• Those regular in attendance should car pool to help those who don’t drive and live close by.
• If this is done with persistence, there can be a substantial improvement in the attendance.
6The house of any Ahmadi could serve as a Salat-center, where members could offer congregational prayers. The Salat-center being at someone’s house will be a great source of blessings for the household. Ladies and children of that household will also get the opportunity to observe Salat If there is no such Ahmadi household is found in the area then an alternative place could be rented for that purpose, with the prior approval of National Jama’at, USA or Majlis Ansarullah, USA.
7In such places, where there is a mosque available, but members live at a distance, one or more Salat-centers should be established after a careful assessment

Listening Huzoor’s Friday Sermons and discussing with our families

Saving ourselves and our household from the Fire, as mentioned in the verse 66:7, is not an easy and simple task. The world around us is negligent about this fire and always inviting us to neglect this warning of Allah. In addition to that invitation, ever changing social environment around us is bringing new challenge for us to fight that Fire. We are fortunate though, that every Friday we receive fresh guidance from Khalifatul Messiah, in the form of Sermons, which can help us tremendously to address those challenges. It is Huzoor’s advise that if we listen to his sermons regularly with our families then we will be able to overcome most of these challenges.

Keeping this advice in mind, this year each Ansar monthly meeting will revolve around a particular Sermon of Huzoor related to some moral challenges we face in everyday life. In addition to discussing a selected Sermon in the monthly meeting, it is expected that members listen every Friday Sermon regularly with their families. So all of us benefit from the Sermon and create a culture and atmosphere of listening Huzoor’s Sermon at every home and leave a legacy for our future generation.

To watch, listen or read Huzoor’s Friday sermon you can visit following sites:


Or you can visit www.AlIslam.org/apps to download app of your convenience. Need additional help, please contact Qaid.Tarbiyat@AnsarUSA.org