Manner for teaching the Non-Arabic speakers matters of their religion
Q 4: I have
and they will come during the summer holiday. What do you advise me concerning the way of teaching them the matters of Din (religion) of Islam,
bearing in mind that they do not know how to talk or write in Arabic properly? Should I start by teaching them the Arabic language and then give them Islamic books or should I teach them what is Tawhid (belief in the Oneness of Allah) and its categories? Or, should I teach them about Salah (Prayer), Taharah (ritual purification), Zakah (obligatory charity), and Sawm (Fast)? Their holiday will be no longer than two or one and a half months. Please guide us to the way by which we can teach them the matters of Din. May Allah help us to guide others and make us truly guided.
If you cannot teach them about religious matters in their native language and also do not have anyone who can do so, then you may teach them the Arabic language in the spoken and written form (Part No. 11; Page No. 36) till they are able to understand about the matters of Din in Arabic. This is according to the general sense of the Saying of Allah (Exalted be He):
Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope.
Yet, this does not mean that you cannot teach them Taharah practically, to go with them to the Masjid (mosque) to offer Salah in congregation, or to search for Islamic books written in their native language, particularly the books issued by the Islamic Ministry or the Ministry of Education in your country.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.