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Advice for a Maktab Teacher

Teaching with Mercy

by: Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum)
Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Allah Ta’ala says in the opening verses of Surah Ar-Rahmaan:
“The Most Merciful, Taught the Qur'an.”

Ikhlaas (sincerity)

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan:

You have been commanded to worship Allah Ta’ala with sincerity.

It is mentioned in a Hadith:

Punctuality (Final Part)

Incident No. 3 ......... Hadhrat Moulana Haamid Hasan (RA) was the father of Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (RA). In his old age he had fallen ill and many people were continuously coming to visit him. In spite of this, he continued teaching his students at home so that no harm is caused to their studies.

Incident No. 4

Punctuality (Part 4)

Incident No. 2 .....  Moulana Mufti Zaheerul Islaam (RA) mentions regarding Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Saahib’s punctuality as follows:

The Key Feature in a Teacher - Punctuality .... continues..... (Part 3)

The following are some incidents regarding Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (RA) and the importance he gave towards being punctual for Madrasah.

Incident No. 1

Punctuality - The key feature of a teacher (continues....)

Furthermore, we, as teachers, are paid by our committees for the time we spend teaching. Remember that no amount of wealth can repay a teacher for his knowledge. In reality we are being paid for our time. How important then is it for a teacher to fulfil the proper time requirement? If a teacher is regularly late for classes, then what is he being paid for? Will that wealth which we are accepting at the end of the month be lawful for us or not?

The Key Attribute of a Successful Teacher

Punctuality (The key attribute of a successful teacher)Attendance and punctuality are the key features in any successful teacher, more so a teacher of the Qur-aan and Hadith. In order to produce excellent results in the classroom, a teacher has to imbibe the attribute of punctuality in his/her life.

Keeping the Welfare of Students at Heart (continues...)

From the advices of Hadhrat Qaari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi Saahib (RA).... It was always the practice of our pious predecessors to keep in contact with their students even after they had qualified. If the ustaadh became aware of a student’s poverty, the ustaadh would discreetly make arrangements for his student so that he could continue serving Deen efficiently.

Keep the Welfare of your Students at Heart

From the advices of Hadhrat Qaari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi Saahib (RA)........  A teacher should always keep the welfare of his students at heart. It has been mentioned that Hadhrat Imaam Abu Hanifa (RA) once learnt that his student, Imaam Abu Yusuf (RA), was very poor and that his mother required him to earn a living to fulfil their basic needs such as food, shelter, etc.

Teaching Only for the Pleasure of Allah (continues...)

From the advices of Hadhrat Qaari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi Saahib (RA) ...... Once,Moulana Murtadha Hasan mentioned to Hakeemul Ummat Hadhrat Moulana Thaanwi (RA), “Hadhrat, I feel uneasy earning a salary. It seems that by taking a salary one is selling his Deen.”


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