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Question: What does a maktab Apa need to know in order for her to qualify to teach children in a maktab?
Answer: A maktab Apa does not need to be a qualified Aalimah.
However, she will require to at least have the basic Deeni knowledge which is as follows:
- How to recite the Qur-aan Shareef fluently with Tajweed.
I have noted down a few points and ideas which I have implemented and used over the years of teaching which alhamdulillah has worked very well for me and I have achieved the desired results. I teach the grades 6, 7 and 8 girls. I […]
In this Imaani Muzaakarah, the need is to keep on repeating. Repetition will Insha-Allah bring conviction.
Line 1: The first line is, “I will look after Allah’s commands and Allah will look after me and be with me.”
The child has to be convinced that protection lies in Allah’s commands. In Allah’s commands I will find Allah. I cannot afford to move away from Salaah, the Masjid, the Qur’aan and the Maktab in times of difficulty.
Line 2: The second line is, “If I need anything, I will ask Allah Alone, and turn to Allah Alone for help.”
At the time of need and help, I should be turning to and asking Allah. Today we are only turning to the means and asking the creation; completely forgetting our creator, Allah.
Line 3: The third line is, “The whole world cannot help me or hurt me, without the permission of Allah.”
This conviction has to settle deep in the heart, that every condition of benefit or harm, is only with Allah’s permission. Illness does not decide on its own who to go to and how to go. Allah is controlling and deciding.
Line 4: The fourth line is, “What’s not written for me, will never come to me. And what came to me, could never miss me.”
We believe in Taqdeer, Allah’s divine decision, perfect planning, having complete knowledge of everything. When we forget this, we end up questioning and blaming others. A man after adopting all the means, still falls sick, so he asks, “How come I fell sick?” In reality he completely forgot Allah. His question ought to have been, “How come I forgot Allah?”
What is desired from this Imaani Muzaakarah is that when anything happens, our minds and hearts should immediately turn to Allah.
Objectives of a Maktab
- To teach the correct Aqeedah (Beliefs of a Muslim).
- To teach the recitation of the Qur’aan Shareef with tajweed .
- To practically teach the manner of wudhu, ghusal, salaah, and other ibaadaat.
- To teach good manners and good character.
- To instil the love of Allah Ta’ala, Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam , and the Sunnah in the hearts of the students.