Islamic Scouting

Text Box: ISLAMIC COUNCIL ON SCOUTING OF NORTH AMERICA				 
NATIONAL ISLAMIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH (God) AWARD

 

What is the In the Name of Allah (God) EMBLEM?

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO PARENTS AND CUB SCOUTS

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

The requirements are outlined in this folder and your religious scholar is your instruction and counselor as you fulfill the requirements.

 

EXAMINATION:

 

When you have fulfilled all of the requirements, your Scoutmaster will arrange for an examination.

 

APPLICATION FOR EMBLEM:

 

The application is then completed and mailed to religious emblem committee:

 

AGE: Boy Scouts age (10 years to 18 years).

 

RANK: A boy must be a Second Class Scout.

 

TIME: Each of the three parts in the program is designed to provide about two months of study and service.  Hence, it will take about a year to complete the requirements for the award.  However, 6 months is provided as a minimum and one year as a maximum work period.

 

MOSQUE ATTENDANCE: It is assumed that you attend the Mosque regularly.

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARD: Formal presentation of this award should be made as follows:

 

By the Scoutmaster of your troop or Imam after the religious services in your institution.

By the Boy Scout executive in a district roundtable meeting.

By the Islamic Committee on Scouting, if there is one in your area.

 

WEARING THE AWARD:

The Boy Scouts of America has authorized the “IN THE NAME OF GOD (ALLAH) AWARD” for Scouts of the Islamic faith to be worn over the left breast pocket.

 

 

“In the Name of God (Allah)” is a program that aims to help Muslim youth fulfill the first part of the Scout promise, “On my honor, I will do my duty to God.”

As he grows in this program, he will become active in four areas of study, experience, and service.

 

· Islamic faith

· Islamic practices

· Islamic brotherhood

· Islamic participation.

 

As a Boy Scout he may, with the approval of his religious scholar (Imam), participate in this program whether his unit is connected with his own mosque or some other institution.  His Imam will be the teacher and counselor as he advances in the “In the Name of God (Allah)” program.

 

“A Scout is reverent.  He is reverent toward God.  He is faithful in his religious duties.  He respects the beliefs of others.”

 

The twelfth point of the Scout Law recognizes the place of religion in your life.  It reminds you that your Scouting is related to your home, to your mosque, and your school.  A part of Scouting is to live a worthy religious life.

 

Scouting has been long recognized by Muslims as a great movement uniting the youth of the world in a bond of spiritual, moral, and physical strength.  The spiritual bond, while not exemplifying one religion over another, can readily be recognized in the opening phrase of the Scout Oath: “On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country.”  The religious awards provided for and established by the many faiths of the world can have only one ultimate goal, that of spiritual preparedness and tolerance.

 

 

PART ONE

 

QUESTIONS & PROJECTS

 

PART 1-a

What is monotheism? Write a brief essay.

Discuss the name of our faith, including its meaning and origin.

What are the two media God used to present religion to the world?  Explain briefly.

What is the significance of the “Absolute Justice of God”?

What similar characteristics did all of God’s Prophets possess?

 

PART 1-b

Deliver a fifteen minute talk on Islamic way of life in your troop meeting or the Mosque meeting.

 

OR

 

Send a 300 word essay on any subject on Islam.

 

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Signature of Religious Scholar/ Imam                                                                                   Date

 

PART TWO

 

QUESTIONS AND PROJECTS

 

PART 2-a

How does prayer become invalid?

Name the five daily prayers.  Discuss their differences and hours of performance.

What governs the time of fasting in respect to month of the year and also in respect to time of day?

What is the significance of giving to the poor?

The requirements and mechanics of making the Pilgrimage, when you can go for hajj.

 

PART 2-b

Lead the congregational prayer in the Mosque or Boy Scout camp not less than four times.

Participate in fasting this year.

 

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Signature of Religious Scholar/ Imam                                                                                   Date

 

 

PART THREE

 

PROJECT: A SCOUT’S RELIGIOUS SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY

In part three we are adding to the many projects included in each of the preceding sections this special part to intensify a Scout’s religious duty to his community.

Below is a list of suggested projects. (If these do not fit your particular situation, you may ask for another project from your religious scholar.)

 

Two projects required for completion:

 

Build a bookcase for your troop or Mosque.

Build a bulletin board.

Take part in your community newsletter.

Be a part of your religious school committee.

Serve at a community dinner or work in the kitchen.

Assist in printing of any religious publication.

Repair Mosque property and care for lawns and shrubbery.

Any special project for needy.

 

Name of the projects:

 

1.

 

2.

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Signature of Religious Scholar/ Imam                                                                                   Date

 

PART FOUR

 

SUMMARY EXAMINATION

 

This portion of the pamphlet is expected to be answered by the Scout without help from any source.  All answers submitted should be from the Scout’s own knowledge.  As a closing remark, a Scout is trustworthy:

Name the five Major Prophets with twenty-five word summary of each.

What is the Ka’aba, where is it located, and from where does it have its origin?

What does God mean to you as a Muslim?

If a person arrives late to a congregational prayer, what should he do?

Who are Angels and what is their function in Islam?

What are the five pillars of Islam?

If a Muslim doesn’t fast during the month of Ramadan, how does he compensate?

What is the proper Islamic method for the slaughtering of animals?

What does Jihad mean to you?

 

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Signature of Religious Scholar/ Imam                                                                                   Date

 

 

The answers to these questions should be written in neat form and mailed with the Application.

 

PLEASE DETACH HERE AND MAIL TO VENDER

Certification

 

(NAME OF THE EMBLEM RECEIPIANT)

has fulfilled the activities of the religious emblem program

and is worthy of the

“IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MEDAL”

He is properly registered as a Boy Scout in

Troop _________ which is sponsored by ____________________________________

and he is an active member of his Patrol and Troop.  He is register member of the Boy Scouts of America. He is also very active in the Islamic Center.

We recommend that he be approved for this honor.

 

Signatures:

1. Parent or Guardian’s; ———————

2. Troop Leader; ———————-

3. Scouts Leader’s Signature; ————————                 

 

                                                            

                                                        Recommended by the Imam

 

 

             _____________________

             Signature of Imam/Counselor

 

Text Box: ORDER FORM SHOULD BE MAILED FOR BOY SCOUT AWARD

 

 

Please ship Medal to the above address.  A remittance fee of $25 covering the cost of the medal and shipping to Official Vender of Religious Emblem of Islamic Council on Scouting - Plaques by Azra is enclosed.

                                                                                                                      

 

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Signature of Person ordering

 

 

Please ship Medal to the above address.  A remittance fee of $25 covering the cost of the medal and shipping to Official Vender of Religious Emblem of Islamic Council on Scouting - Plaques by Azra is enclosed.

 

 

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  If you would like to become involved in Islamic Scouting at the national, regional, local council, or unit level,

please send an email message to:  Chairman -AT- IslamicScouting -DOT- org

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Established: 1982

Text Box: CLEBRATING THE 
ISLAMIC PARTNERSHIP
WITH SCOUTING 
ADVENTURE
AND CONTINUING



 

OF JOURNEY TO 
CATCH THE
SCOUTING SPIRIT
25 Years

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