Wednesday, 25 April 2012 23:33
[POSTPONED] The Emissary, The Messenger (Peace and blessing be upon him)Written by Imran Rehman
The Emissary, The Messenger (Peace and blessings be upon him)
Taught by Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood Next Class: Class scheduled for the 5th of May has been postponed.
All are welcome to attend!
We will be resuming from point 15. Even if you have missed previous sessions do attend and benefit.
The Emissary, The MessengerThe Emissary, The Messenger (Peace and blessings be upon him)A course based upon a book written and compiled, over some thirty years, by the late scholar and ḥadith specialist, Shaykh Abdul Fattaḥ Abū Ghuddah, in which he devises his book into two sections. The first section is dedicated to the reasons, ‘why’ the Emissary of Allāh is to be hailed as a teacher, of unique standing; and the second section highlights 40 practical methods employed by the Emissary of Allāh to convey the divine message. This course focusses on the second section of the text. The methods highlighted in this section are:
The Emissary of Allāh’s teaching methods in 40 techniques
1) His teaching by way of character and fine conduct
2) The instructions of Divine Law being gradually
3) Him always being aware of moderation and distancing from boredom.
4) Him observing individual differences among his students. with various examples
5) His use of discussion and questioning
6) His use of conversation and rationality in dispelling false notions or making a point of truth firmly grasped
7) His questioning of his companions to reveal their intelligence and understanding
8) His use of analogy
9) His use of similitude
10) His use of diagrams
11) His combining of words and indication.
12) The raising of his hand to emphasise the prohibition of a thing.
13) His addressing a matter prior to his companions bringing it up.
14) His response to a variety of questions.
15) Him giving an answer more than what was asked.
16) Him drawing the questioners attention to a matter of more importance than his question.
17) His seeking the repeating of a question.
18) Him letting his companions answer a question he had been asked in order to train them.
19) His testing of a person seen to be knowing of that thing, to then praise them if they were correct.
20) His teaching them by remaining silent.
21) His making use of opportunities as they presented themselves for relevant instruction.
22) His teaching by way of being lighthearted
23) His teaching by making an oath out of emphasis
24) His repeating a matter three times
25) His changing of posture and repeating a matter to illustrate its importance.
26) His getting the attention of the listener by postponing a response despite repetitive attempts.
27) His taking hold of the one being spoken to by the shoulders to bring attentiveness
28) Him being ambiguous in order to incite the listener to try and find out what was meant, as an encouragement or a censure.
29) His stating a matter in general terms, then following it with explanation..
30) Him generally enumerating a thing and then making further explanation.
31) His teaching by way of sermonizing and reminding.
32) His teaching by using encouragement and censure.
33) His conveying of history and narratives of people of the past.
34) His appropriateness in teaching sensitive matters
35) His teaching by indicating matters that are of embarrassment
36) His concern for teaching women and sermonizing them
37) Him being cross and stern because the situation required such.
38) His use of the written word as a means to teach and convey
39) His commanding some of his companions to learn other languages, noting its importance in order to convey the message of Islam
40) His osmotic influence.
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