As I mentioned in a previous post, the summer he was five I taught my son how to pray salat. As I’d never done this before, and I myself had learned to pray as an adult, I thought it might be helpful to explain how I went about it. I didn’t really have any example to follow since I do not live around many other muslims and even fewer with children, most of whom hadn’t learned salat yet, so I didn’t really have many people to talk to about it with. Nor could I find much about it online, so I came up with my own plan.
I looked online for some guides that talk through the salat in order to teach my son all the steps, but I didn’t find the resources completely satisfactory. Continue reading
One of the questions that had come to my mind before I ever embarked on this was, how can I possibly teach my son salat? I’ve never taught anyone salat. I don’t speak very much Arabic and my pronunciation isn’t very good. I don’t have very many surahs memorized. Is it even allowed for me to lead my son in prayer? Where do I stand and where does he stand? I’ve never seen anyone teach a kid salat. Do they just pick it up on their own? Continue reading
The “Teaching Your Child Salat” series:
I’ve made a collection of posts about our own process that I used to teach my son salat, in hopes that it may help others as well. Continue reading
Before I got to the point of actually teaching my son how to pray salat, I did a few things to encourage his participation, and looking back it was helpful to lay this groundwork so it was much easier when it came time to learn. Here are some things you can do before it comes time to teach salat that may make it easier! Continue reading