It is not easy to be a teacher who is benevolent and yet pushes the envelope in a manner that is not competitive or demanding blind obedience from the student.
An excerpt from the class from Sheikh Nuh Keller
Adab of the instructor
By Imam Nawawi Courtesy of Sheikh Nuh Keller
What a teacher should demand of himself:
1, that his teachings are exemplary of true Ikhlass (sincerity, purity)
Sheikh al Hashimi
once went to teach a lesson that he was supposed to teach in the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and no one came, so he opened his book and read the lesson aloud and when he finished he closed it and left. His intention to teach was for Allah Subhanawataala and no more.
2. CONTINUOUSLY REFRESH KNOWLEDGE…
One should remain occupied in your knowledge; one should stay engaged in knowledge.
Many Imams are engaged in their many duties and cannot enrich themselves with the knowledge.
3.Should not let Pride and status interfere in Learning from someone:
“One should not be too proud to learn from someone less in…
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