Report by Dr Kamrudeen Secretary Tarbiyyat Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe Tarbiyyat Day Report – Date 31st October, 2015
By the grace of Allah Scunthorpe Jamaat was blessed to hold its second Tarbiyyat day on Saturday 31st October 2015. National Tarbiyyat Secretary Mr Nisar Orchard sb sacrificed his precious time to attend and the programme started at 11.05 with recitation of the Holy Quran and a translation class of a portion of the Holy Quran. Mr Orchard started his presentation at 11.30 and reminded us that the Tarbiyyat days should be held regularly irrespective of attendance and the Amla members of the Jamaat should continue to reach out to members. He reviewed a ‘Health Check’ of the Tarbiyyat data of Scunthorpe and encouraged the Jamaat to improve. He reminded us of the importance of having a tarbiyyat team.
The central theme of the programme as well as Tarbiyyat in general is of acquiring high moral qualities; acquisition of good qualities and leaving evil.
After the introduction Mr Orchard then began his presentation by asking what do we wish to have inscribed on our headstones when we die. Are we ready to have Mutma’innah written and have we reached that stage or are we trying to reach there? He reminded us of the verse of the Quran from Ch 23 v 100-101 when man is told that he has one chance in this life to reach Allah. He then recapped the 3 stages of man as described in the Philosophy of Teachings of Islam. He restated that our practices should reflect Ahmadiyya views on the common issues such as Birthday celebrations, Halloween, Christmas and Christmas trees and Guy Fawkes. We should concentrate on our celebrations such as Eid, Jalsa and Mulaqaats etc.
Mr Orchard then recapped the common addictions and advocated honey as a cure for these quoting the verse of the Quran from Surah Nahl in support of his advice. He then covered the dangers of the internet and communication means of today advising us to use the rule of whatever is appropriate for an adult to watch is also suitable for a child to do so. He also said that the best gift for children is that of proper Tarbiyyat. We need to prepare to meet Allah by being a Muttaqi. Mr Orchard then emphasised the importance of the sermons of Huzoor and encouraged us to spend about 3 hours a week on listening, discussing and making notes on the sermon. He then covered the mountain of perseverance and that we should never give up on our struggle to meet Allah.
There was a lively and entertaining quiz competition.
The programme was then closed by words of thanks by Sadr of Scunthorpe Jamaal Dr Muzaffar Ahmad. Salaat was followed by lunch.
We are deeply grateful to Mr Orchard for all his sacrifices.