Scout Jumu'ah

Date:

Feb 3, 2023

 

Location:

Everywhere
Everywhere
Everywhere, MA 00000

 

Celebrated any time in February, but usually the week before February 8th or the week after.

 

Scout Jumuah 

Scout Jumuah offers a chance to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting within the Muslim community. A unit may conduct a Scout Jumuah progarm on any date in February to best meet their needs.

Suggested Scout Jumu’ah program

  • Provide a recognition by the Chartered Organization Representative after each Salaat.
  • Give a Khutbah discussing the importance of Scouting to Muslim youth.
  • Make a presentation of Religious Emblems and Patches.
  • Perform a service project such as cleaning up trash around the Masjid or the chartered organization.
  • Wear your full uniform.
  • Create a Scout display such as a model campsite or photos about the program.

 

Scout Jumu’ah Observance by the International Union of Muslim Scouts

~ North America Chair, Mr. Badr Zahzouhi

This is a suggested format for your unit’s Scout Jumu’ah observance:

Opening Prayer:

All thanks and praise is due to Allah. We seek His help and forgiveness, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil within ourselves and the consequences of our evil deeds. Whoever Allah guides will never be led astray, and whoever Allah leads astray will never find guidance. I bear witness there is no God but Allah, alone without any partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is His servant and His Messenger.

Allah Almighty said, “O you who have faith, fear Allah as it is His right to be feared and do not die except as Muslims” (3:102)

And Allah Almighty said, “O people, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. Fear Allah, through whom you ask one another and maintain family ties. Verily, Allah is ever watching over you.” (4:1)

And Allah Almighty said, “O you who have faith, fear Allah and speak upright words. He will correct your deeds and forgive your sins. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has won a tremendous victory.” (33:70-71)

Verily, the most truthful speech is the Book of Allah, the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and the worst of affairs are newly invented matters. Every newly invented matter is a religious innovation, and every religious innovation is misguidance, and every misguidance is in the Hellfire.

We are gathered here today as brothers and sisters in Scouting as the as Children of Abraham and as brothers and sisters in Humanity.

Allah in Arabic is a very special word, that can’t be Feminine nor plural.

It clearly does not have any children nor was created by somebody else,

All Muslim believers are brothers and sisters, and Allah advises the principle of Brotherhood,

Humanity and cooperation.

According to Prophet Mohamed, May peace be upon him, the believers must show mercy for one and another as well as sympathy and kindness to one and another just like in the human body

If one organ fails it has a repercussion on the whole human body.

O Muslims: Islam wants brotherly relations to remain strong, because the deepening of such relations between people makes the society strong and cohesive.

Humanity thrives in the desire of happiness, when everyone is safe and secure, but if the society is dominated by antagonism, discord and conflict, it becomes weak and fragile, it is hardly a solved Case each one of us is asked to control his passion and desires and if we do not the society fails miserably, and the words of God in believing in it is a good proof.

Islam is a religion that carries the message of Peace, mercy and forgiveness, connecting people and allowing equal rights for all.

This sermon in English will be based on the Scout Laws and the Holy book of the Koran.

The Scout Law and the Koran:

A Scout is Trustworthy

O ye who believe! Fear Allah and be with the truthful.

Surat Attuba (Repentance) 9:119

“Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.” (Qur’an 4:58)

Surat Annissaa Qur’an 4:58)

A Scout is Loyal

Abu Musa reported Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) as saying: A believer is like a brick for another believer, the one supporting the other. (Hadith Saheeh Muslim #6257)

A Scout is Helpful

As to those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their reward; but Allah loveth not those who do wrong. (Surat Al Imran, Qur’an 3:57)

On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow love. (Surat Mariam, Ch 19.Qur’an 19:96)

A Scout is Friendly

And make between yourselves affection and mercy.

Surat (21 Rum 30:21)

And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant. (Surat Annisaa, Qur’an 4:86)

A Scout is Courteous

And if you [must] turn away from the needy awaiting mercy from your Lord which you expect, then speak to them a gentle word. (Surat Al Isra, Qur’an 17:20)

A Scout is Kind

Kind words and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. (Surat Al Bakara, Qur’an 2:263)

And We have enjoined upon man goodness to parents. But if they endeavor to make you associate with Me that of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. To Me is your return, and I will inform you about what you used to do. (Qur’an 29:8)

A good word is an act of kindness. (Bukhari)

A Scout is Obedient

O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger and those who command you. (Surat Anissaa : 4:59)

And cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation. And invoke Him in fear and aspiration. Indeed, the mercy of Allah is near to the doers of good. (Surat Al Aaaraf ,Qur’an 7:56)

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. (Surat Al Israa, Qur’an 17:23)

A Scout is Cheerful

Abu Dharr reported: Allah's Apostle (Peace be upon him) said to me: Don't consider anything insignificant out of good things even if it is that you meet your brother with a cheerful countenance. (Hadith Saheeh Muslim #6359)

The good word is an act of kindness. (Hadith Bukhari)

A Scout is Thrifty

O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess. (Surat Al Araf , Qur’an 4:141)

And [they are] those who, when they spend, do so not excessively or sparingly but are ever, between that, [justly] moderate. (Surat Al Furquan Qur’an 25:67)

A Scout is Brave

And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly and prevent evil with good - those will have the good consequence of [this] home. (Surat Araad Qur’an 13:22)

A Scout is Clean

O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves. (Surat Almaida, Qur’an 5:6)

And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.” (Surat : Fucilat 41- 33)

A Scout is Reverent

"Say, I commanded that I worship God, and be faithful to him. I ordered to be the first Muslim." (Surat Azzumar 12)