Besmir Yvejsi, Secretary Ishaat, Jamaat Kosovo
The Holy Quran states:
یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اسۡتَعِیۡنُوۡا بِالصَّبۡرِ وَ الصَّلٰوۃِ
“O ye who believe! seek help with patience and Prayer.” (Surah al-Baqarah, Ch.2: V.154)
The Holy Prophetsa taught us that Salat [prayer] is a pillar of Islam and emphasised its importance throughout his life.
The Promised Messiahas emphasised Salat a great deal too. In fact, one of the conditions of Bai‘at is:
“That he/she shall regularly offer the five daily Prayers in accordance with the commandments of God and the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa and shall try his/her best to be regular in offering the Tahajud…” (Ishtihar Takmil-e-Tabligh, 12 January 1889)
The Government of Kosovo, by state law, has banned all types of cultural activity due to the pandemic. Due to this suspension, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kosovo has decided to conduct its activity in another way.
So, due to the inability to meet members physically and organise activities in groups during this pandemic, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Kosovo has started a programme to keep members engaged.
This programme includes four audio recordings and a four-part manual describing certain parts and prayers within Salat.
The first part begins with the intention of Prayer – niyyah – and ends with a Surah of the Holy Quran before going into ruku.
The second part begins with the ruku and ends with the sitting position – jilsah – between the two prostrations (sajdah).
The third part begins with tashahud and ends with salam, while the fourth and final part includes the witr prayer and the Dua-e-Qunut.
This programme has started working well alhamdolillah since 20 July 2020 and will continue until mid-August 2020.