Channel: Sulaiman Moola
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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honorable scholars respected brothers, elders, mothers and sisters.
I would like to be focused with my topics simply owing to the lack of time, there's much that can be said and I wish to express my gratitude Firstly, after expressing it to Allah subhanho wa Taala to the organizers of this particular event, to the staff in the management of the school may Allah take it from strength to strength, it was very heartening to see the endeavours the achievements and the prosperity. But let me end by saying that there is no stage in the life of a human and in particular in the life of a believer beta, male or female, that he or she can become totally satisfied and complacent, complacent with his achievements. There is always room that we better and we improve
And really speaking, when the Spirit is that and the sentiments are accordingly, that the drive is to continuously improve and better ourselves. Then trust me We will learn from juniors and seniors from positive and negative situations. Someone said it very beautifully in the English language, that a positive thinker is one who finds an opportunity in every difficulty, while a negative thinker finds a difficulty in every opportunity.
Allah devotes one chapter of the Quran to Lockman the wise analyst speaks eloquently about the wisdom of this one individual but something that is noteworthy in his life once someone asked him memento Lambton
Oh, look, man, you have it all. Beat wisdom bead knowledge be the art of conveying disseminating. Where did you learn it from? Whatever answer he gave. He said I learned it from those who lack it.
Someone asked him in Montana, lambda Java from Who did you learn it? He said I learnt it from those who lack it people said in a parade. Now listen, and I and I begged for your undivided attention. He said every time I seen someone doing something wrong. I looked with the eye of learning and not the critical eye. So I said if that looks wicked to me and despicable to me when he does it, I guess it will look despicable to others when I do it. So having said this and applied this mindset, I looked at the mistakes of others and I started avoiding it. And it was the result of avoiding the blunders of others that Allah made me the wise Bachman.
Now I'm afraid forgive the metaphor. I'm afraid we look with a critical eye. I don't wish to offend anyone excuse my metaphor. today. She's a daughter in law. Unfortunately, she frowns on the wrongs of her mother in law, not with the eye of learning. So when she assumes the position, if one calls it a position, she repeats the same blunders, if not worse. We've all have been tutored. And we all have schooled. And I think without doubt in the career and the schooling of every individual. There's been a teacher that's been outstanding. And he leaves a permanent impression in your heart in mind that it's a pleasure meeting him 20 years down the line. And on the reverse there is a
teacher that has the direct opposite, that you don't want to hear his name you don't want to see him you don't want to meet. Have I ever sat down as a teacher and a tutor and asked myself is a young child growing up? What was the in that men that left me impressed that I loved him? I anticipated His coming. It was always a pleasure to be in his class. And what was it about this man despite being profound despite being you know, eloquent, despite being
articulate and having all the degrees attached to his name, but I wasn't, it wasn't comfortable for me being in his class. If we ask ourselves those questions, then we will find there's much for us to learn. There is much for us to learn. So that's my first humble, you know, appeal that I can make. Let us sit today. And in every interaction with the opportunity of learning, we know not where we can pick up what words of advice.
The other day I heard something very brilliant. And it left me thinking and I thought I share it with you as well. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said ulfric motto walnuts remain. Wisdom is the last item of a believer wherever he finds it, he's most deserving of it.
The question was posed, and the theory that was presented, that today, if we look at an average man, an average adult, then we find this very little mental power. There is very little mental power in an average adult today. And then, to substantiate the theory, you take a child child engages you in some form of play and amusement, and the child tires you out, and the child keeps on playing, you play for 15 minutes, 20 minutes, and that's the Oh, and that's the end of it, but the child continuous relentlessly. What's the reason? And I really found this something striking intriguing. It left me thinking that the answer given was that a child has his total mind power focused on what
he's doing. So he's not lamenting the past or planning the future, which is the case with the average adults. So unfortunately, he's busy being involved in something but he's half mine is lamenting the past and the other half is planning the future. Hence, he cannot constructively engage in what is happening. And I'm afraid that is one of the realities that we face in our class, which we cannot deny that we might be physically in class. But mentally, we are not prepared to engage this class that has come in a day before us as a trusted witness to emanate the knowledge to them.
So there are set with the with the intention of learning myself, let me speak with the intention of learning. Let us engage with our students as well with the intention of learning. I think in my humble understanding, the most critical area of communication between a parent and a child or a teacher and a student, in essence is to leave the child and the student convinced by virtue of your character, that you are he is well wisher.
If you have impressed upon him, and left him convinced that you are there in his interest and his well being, trust me, he will comply to the most difficult of tasks. And if you will not leave him convinced he will frown on the easiest of tasks. Why? Because there is a whisper within him that this is clouded with an ulterior motive. Now how do we impress upon my child or my student that I am they in your interest? What is to verbally say it my son to what I tell you and don't do what I do, but it doesn't work that way.
Our children pay more attention to what we do than say that's the hobby invested. This sums it up who accepted Islam? He said locka den linea Allah has an abbey and Nikolai Maru be hiding in Lacan, Oh Allah.
Allah Yana and serene Illa Karna Ola Tarik in Lahore. The thing that convinced me on this man was I noticed not once or twice but repeatedly whenever he advocated a message he practiced it first. And when he prohibited anything, he abstained first I was convinced this is the right man.
Now let us ask ourselves, I was told that the topic or the nature of the talk be focused more to teachers and to to guardians and to tutors enhance that would be the tone of my presentation. So he says this is the thing that left me impressed the most in the world. There are many people that claim and chant the slogans that they are our well wishes but I'm afraid the actions are contrary and furthers the point of reference. The very first incident that happened in the Quran speaks about is is that of our father Adam alayhis salaam with the devil. When Allah prohibited Adam from consuming from the particular tree, and Allah said, you move around freely and merrily internet, the
devil came to Adam and the devil said listen, can I perhaps explore and explain to you the wisdom of this prohibition?
So other mother is Salaam innocent he said what is the wisdom Why? So the devil goes on to say Manohar Kumar of bukhoma Anahata his shahdara Manohar. Kumara Buccola shahdara illa takuna Mela cane out akuna Minal fanmeeting wakasa Houma in Nila
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the devil says the only reason why this is forbidden. If you consume you will be favored with eternity. But perhaps if you are a bit skeptical in digesting my theory, then let me substantiate and leave you convinced I swear by the grandeur of the Almighty. I am your well wishes and nothing more.
So what I'm saying is, there are many people who will claim it, who will take an oath upon it, who will swear on the name of Allah. And hence that is what the devil did to our father Adam alayhis salaam, but the Quran says he was not the well wisher for Del Mar before he led them on to the mistake.
So we've got to convince our student and our child that we are there in his interest in his well being the verse of the Quran that I recited a lot describing the prophets a lot he was seldom says la casa de akun brosseau don't mean and forsaken, Aziz en la Hema I need to indeed the Prophet of Allah has been sent to you. And Allah speaks of two qualities amongst his outstanding salient qualities. He is passionate about your interests. As he is on adding him on his tune. It hurts him to see you in pain.
There is a common quality of a well wisher.
There is a disease, it hurts him, it burdens him. it's inconceivable for him to to fathom pain, difficulty, hardships come your way. And he is passionate to see how your abilities are constructively channels.
Now there is a beautiful example that the Quran gives. And I want to explore this to a certain degree to make us understand as parents as tutors, what is our role in becoming the well wishes. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said higher on nursing and for holiness, the noblest of humanity is He who is not selfish but become selfless in the benefit of others. Unfortunately, we are in a time where everything has been commercialized. So from helping engaging to simple advice. I mean, I know there is a lot of legal Eagles here. And I don't wish to offend anyone. But they say this person went to ask the lawyer, what do you charge for your legal, you know, for legal advice. Nobody wants
to be kind, you know, there must be some monetary return. So he said I charge 1000 rent for three questions. So the person said, well, that is really exorbitant. He said you correct By the way, what's your third question?
Anyway, let's look at this incident, and revive our spirit and look at who our ancestors were, and then see how we conveyed it. This is the critical issue. Last year, I was in Perth, and there's a very big Islamic school and from time to time, wherever I travel, I make it a point to visit the Islamic schools. It was quite impressive to see multi nationalities under one roof. Literally the demographics of that class, the dynamics and the logistics of that class. Were perplexing. I mean, the task that rested on the shoulder of that teacher was enormous was colossal to imagine there's a child from Iraq, there's a child from Palestine, there's a child from Somalia, you name it from the
African in the West continent in your class. Can you imagine the skills, the patience, the competence of the teacher in no molding this class together?
It's really challenging, it's really daunting.
Allah speaks about the incident of use of alayhis salam in the Quran.
When you suffer a Salaam was innocently imprisoned in this interim, there were two youngsters that also came. Both were respectively accused of poisoning the Kings food, the case was under investigation. And in the interim, they were imprisoned. In this interim, they had seen a vision. And as well they had taken a liking to say that our use of alayhi salatu was Salam.
So they seem this dream. And they came very attached and very fond of Yusuf Ali Salatu was Salam. So they came to him and they said in a bit in a bit of a weird in a bit in a bitter way. They may in Iraq, Amina mazzini, narrate to us the interpretation of this dream, we see you have the vision, the foresight, the integrity, the skills. Now I believe very strongly, and I've got much to learn. There are people that are more senior in knowledge and aid sit in here, I'm a humble student. But the critical thing if you look at the methodology of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, and we've underestimated his methodology today. There are many things that have come to the fore, the skill,
this therapy, this opportunity, this interaction, but really, we've not looked
His life as a tutor and as a teacher, he himself has said it emphatically Boris tumo Allah, Allah has sent me as a teacher. Hence Allah had adequately equipped him with the necessary skills of teaching.
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Nikita hikmah indeed it is the great boon and favor of the Almighty upon you, when he sent amongst you a Navy who teaches you and educate you. So whatever possibly could be taught to any tutor to pass the on, was done by Allah subhanaw taala to his beloved companion to his beloved servant and prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When Satan I used to realize that these people have taken a liking for me, and they have an obligation to me and they are obliging to me, they have need from me. He said, let me strike now and let me seize the opportunity. And that's what I want to speak on two minutes. That in a class setup is vital at home It's vital. At times we might have a certain syllabus we might talk out certain work, but something unplanned comes in dominates the situation. It is of a wise teacher that he latches on to that and turns the the tone of that period in a positive way that leaves the students impressed and they pick up the lesson and they pick up the lesson from that and they move on. Now
what did say the no use of Delia and then I will tie it up with the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
first he gave them the comfort that your dream will be interpreted there can we learn something so a child comes to us you're spending it's an ideal time that you can negotiate with him. But again, give him the comfort that I'm not delaying because I'm withholding the money let him know your money is confirmed he has it I got it years that we need it. But before I give it to you, I need to talk to you. That's what Satan I use of them. Because if you don't confirm that I have approved your request the child is not listening.
His mind is now still you know, I need to get I need to go from here and try by my mother. Because nothing is happening here. Satan I used to have said lie at a coma time en la te Kumar para todo sacani Ilana to coma Beto really listen, the interpretation of the dream that's no big issue before you get your lunch your dreams will be sorted out. Before your lunch comes you will know what it means. But before they let me talk to you. So they've got the solace and the comfort that what we've come for has been accomplished. Notice You're the man out. And this is the time we infiltrate. And this is the time we convey our message. So you look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu some
devotees in Muslim Sahaba say we were setting and then some captives were brought, some skeptics were brought. And amongst the captives. There was a non Muslim woman who was also in captive, and she lost sight of her child. But
and she started pacing up and down, aimlessly looking for her child. And this suffering the atmosphere. She might be a disbeliever but she's a mother and that's a child and that softens the heart of any human. She caught sight of her child.
For the cat who botany ha, she latched on to the child. She hugged the child. She embraced the child. She circled the child. It brought tears into the eyes of every Sahabi it was an emotional atmosphere. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam seized the opportunity. He said at our own Harvey Hill, a two party Hatton Villa de half in not tell me my Sahaba you and I collectively observed the passion This woman has for her child. You think this mother will ever dare forsake this child? They said never I doubt any mother but never this one. The professor said right you heard that Now listen, Lala. mo ba ba da minha The Hebrew word it ha what I have to tell you is a build upon this.
I swear by Allah. He loves there is Allah loves his servants more than this woman loves this child.
What I'm saying is when the opportunity presents, we've got to strike. That is an opportunity. The hearts was soft. They were they were ready to receive this was the time to infiltrate
the Prophet sallallahu some returns from a battle there is a dead carcass of an animal lying on the floor. Everybody looks at it, they block the nose there is a stench, and you know, an expression of disapproval and disgust towards it. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said you want to have it for two Durham's they said we won't have it for free.
He said I swear by Allah this word this world holds less value in the eyes of Allah than this calculus holds in your eyes.
So this was something they express the this light, so he latched on to that and made them understand this world is less holds less value.
In the eyes of Allah under surveillance is the device of Buhari we were sitting outside it was a bright moon last night. We looked at the moon we admired the moon we stared at the moon. It said in a concert or owner of Bochum Kamata, Rona hacer la to LA Moana Pharaoh Yeti, enjoy the site. Trust me it will be the day of the Ahmed billions will converge. You will admire your Allah just as you admire in this moon.
Allah who Yama is in Nara hakama Nakamura Medallia city badatz Amani,
so it makes of a of a talented teacher it makes up of a skill the tutor that he sees is the opportunity I had a good example. I was teaching some little children in the class and then this brother and sister came and the one knew the lesson the other did not know it. So I asked the little boy I said Mashallah, you know your work? He says yes, I said your sister doesn't know her work Why? He said because Allah has given me a very good brain.
Well law for me that lesson was done. If this child in this era, where everything is attributed to oneself into other things other than Allah, if this child can attribute is achievement to Allah, I considered the lesson done.
For me, it was the message of the day whether I completed my syllabus or not this child left attribute in it Well, I think that's it, I've achieved it
strengthen our use of a salon let's move on and explore detail.
He then narrates the dream after narrating it the interpretation of one is positive, why the letter is negative. Again, now we talk of psychology we talk of therapy.
Look at the approach in which he engages them. So one was to explicitly say you know what you you will be found innocent hence you will be present present in wine to the king and you will be restored Your glory. And for you when you can start preparing you have days left. But that's not the way that's not the way he said um, if I do coma,
what I'm meant for a mental
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se COVID el de Mita stuffed in Yon Listen, let me be vague, one of us will be found innocent and I'm afraid the letter will be found guilty. He did not explicitly say and psychologically I actually found I actually found basis of this in the Quran. I was reading through the spiritual alleyn where Allah speaks about the fast and Allah zevia Latina Amano Kuta Bali como Surya, Kumar Guatemalan Latina mean cabela comme la la quinta, taco O you who believe fasting has been ordained upon you as it was ordained on the nations that preceded you. And then Allah doesn't stay for a month or 29 days, Allah says a mama do that. It's a matter of few days. Now, the author of generally at the
mercy of the commentator explains why did Allah opt for this phrase? Why did Allah not suggest a month or 29 days but rather last few days? He writes, to relieve the burden psychologically on the oma? That it's a matter of few days. And really speaking, it is a few days in comparison to 11 months, really speaking, it is few days, but look at the approach of the Quran. Now, you know, under the commentary of this verse in the Quran, it is written when Satan as today man, Alayhi Salam examined his army and for some reason he could not find Hood Hood, the bird that was tasked to locate water in the ground. So you can use a very unique phrase he said, What's the first quarter
player of a call Amalia Allah Allah Buddhahood man de la una unchain Amina la even. He said, This person is absent.
But what is your walk into a class a child could be playing truant, someone is absent. He said, This bird is absent. What is wrong with me that this bird is absent? Not what's wrong with the bird that the bird is absent? He said What's wrong with me? And then there's a beautiful quotation that's written there is our sacado Armada Juan de kado Armada, whom is our fucka dough Arma Hoon takato amalgam our pious predecessors was such when they fail to accomplish their goals. They examined their actions.
They first went knocking on their doors way am I lacking? What's the matter with me? shaquil Islam Milena, Shabbir Ahmed osmani rahula know what Allahu Mercado who has written something very brilliant. He said I swear by Allah if a correct
statement, it said what the correct intention, applying the methodology of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, it has to have an effect. If it's not effecting you're lacking on all three or one of the three.
A correct statement motivated by the correct intention, coupled with the precise methodology it has to impress.
It has to make an impact on the child.
Anyway, when it comes to the point of separation, I'm still speaking on becoming the well wishes of our children.
When it comes to the point of separation, and they depart now we spoke about psychology, how to engage them on a psychological level.
Yusuf Ali Salaam whispers to the one who's got a bright future and he said, it was corny in Arabic was corny, Arabic lesson you will be given a noble position. When you sit in His Royal Highness and you present wine to the king, then maybe whisper in his ears, there's a talented innocent man sitting in the jail and see if you can arrange my release by just putting a kind word this man goes and as is the human nature, when you go into a comfort zone, you forget who thinks of you only remember that one another day you have problems again.
Till then his number is missing.
And coincidentally, very ironically, you find it the day you need him, but beat as it may nine years lapse. The Quran says seven or nine people are seen in and after nine years, the king has a dream. And he has a vision. And this vision creates restlessness in his kingdom and His dominion. And he's desperate for an interpretation and the minister say no, you know these are muddled ideas. Paulo advance Oh Allah, Allah. So Allah, wa mana Nobita Allah maybe behind the mean, listen to the model ideas, by the way, we're not skilled. But he says not I'm desperate for an interpretation. Now listen to this point. At this juncture, given the desperation of the king, this men recall a you
know what, man, I had a good friend in the jail met. Yeah, I recall, he interpreted my dream. He told the king, leave me, give me a day, send me to the jail. And I'll sort this out.
Now I asked you, my brother and my sister.
Look at the reflection of Satan our use of and look at the qualities of well wishing in him that you're you have a very unique scenario.
A fellow colleague or fellow inmates of the jail, who you've been kind and loyal and faithful to, and he on the reverse cannot do your one simple, basic favor of putting a word, yet seven years down the line when he's desperate of you. He still finds solace in you. And he still knows you're a person he can turn to notwithstanding that you have fallen short on his duty, and he still has the rights or the guts or the audacity. But be it is it may he comes to us have I asked you and sincerely implore you, have you left your child convinced? Have you left your student convinced that if he walks out of this institution, and today he snubs you, but you have not fallen short?
Tomorrow, he has a crisis in his marriage life. Tomorrow, he has a problem with his child, he can still say I can pick up the phone and phone my teacher from orient. He's been a faithful teacher to me.
Sincerely, I asked you have we left behind that that gap? Is that communication open? I had a case recently in this week with his brother took a second wife and I don't want to go into that. That's the topic. You know what I mean? Anyway, he came home for some advice. Then I asked him about his parents. He says, Well, I'm sad to say my father did not show me a fatherly figure. You know, one was if he sat down with me and said, Listen, son, what have you done? Why have you done let's encase the situation? And
you read my rifle Quran and this is a critical point.
The children of use of the children of iacobelli salam perpetrated not minor crimes but major crimes. They plotted the assassination of a brother, which is a major crime. They spoke aligned to the Father. they deceive the Father. Six crimes have been highlighted there. But at no stage did he Jaco severe relation. He kept communication open.
That whatever your mistakes and your blunders are, come back to me. Let's talk let's let's discuss the method. Listen, you are wrong, but the we are open to discussion. This is your school and I am your teacher. You can phone me after hours. Let me see how I can contribute constructively to your life. This man comes back after seven years, he still finds the personality in your services. This is the man I can go back to. He comes straight to us. And he says you're so far I
has played the us so far you have slipped a thinner piece of me but you know, so beautiful if we elaborate, we'll run into hours. I'm desperate. I'm in a crisis. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam salutes the spirit of use of at this juncture. He said, My hat's off for my brother used to, I think if I if I was there, and this man came to ask me for the interpretation, I think in my in my in all human senses, I would have told him negotiate my release, then we'll talk but I salute my brother use have he looked beyond his personal benefit, and he conveyed in the spirit of benefit in the creation.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, I salute my brother yourself. I think if I was there, I would say negotiate my release, but he was a selfless man and he looked at the benefit of that individual. And really we need to look at the bigger picture in in essence in our life today. Unfortunately, we are looking at the smaller picture and hence we allow in petty things to grip us to divide us into this unite us if the bigger picture that is the well being of the oma the preservation of the orders of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is very important while we go the extra mile to accommodate, but let us be have a clear stance. When it comes to Allah obedience then this is inflexible. When it
comes to my comfort is flexible, but the issues of Deen are inflexible. And this was the stance that was conveyed by the prophet sallallahu wasallam
Sahaba say yes. hakomi Maja Hakuna Matata Bhoomi ma Jawbone when we love He joined us in Hilo when we smile his smile. When we spoke about the world he joined in the discussion and he added flavor to it. If we were astonished, he expressed astonishment. But how dare we discuss something that was incorrect and then he was a different man. A Marina Astra Villanueva says that I always regretted if I was absent in a gathering where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was present. But there was one day, those that were absent were in with more than those that were present.
There was one particular day they absent what were the lucky ones. And that was the day with the hava engaged in the topic of predestination and taqdeer. And some said, are we doing what has been recorded? Or is our actions been recorded? So if it's recorded, why do we and they went down this this very sensitive, very intricate part, which cannot be understood by the human mind in totality? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, you know, indulging in these intricacies led to the destruction of the previous nations, why don't you leave what is to Allah for Allah and do what you have to do? So when it became an issue of aladeen, then it was inflexible. And this is very important that we
stand our ground. We are motivated by the Constitution of the Quran, which outlines and defines our parameters and our borders. And accordingly, we will we will move onwards.
He comes to us of he asks for the interpretation, use of alayhis salam in his kind gesture in the well being of this youngster commits himself to something beyond. He said, Listen, the interpretation of the dream is one but that will not be enough for you to interpretation in essence is seven years of prosperity and seven years of adversity, but what are you going to do? Let me help you how you plan.
So he was asked to one but he responded by three.
We generally if we do someone a favor in this, no monetary returns, we don't do a professional job. I mean, I'm not getting any money. I don't have to be competent about it. I don't have to see it's precise and it's efficient. I mean, I am not taking any returns for you. But this wasn't the case of an abbey. He then advised him, fama has gotten further ofI somebody from a certain Federico houfy Samba de la casa de la mymaths akoto Let me help you how you can constructively engage yourself. In the seven years of prosperity don't have us leave your crops, and you will use it when you desperate. And then let me give you a glad tidings which your dream has been hinted but my
revelation has informed me I share it with you as a kind gesture. So my team embody Danica mon fi Johansson, so Wolfie, honestly, don't. Let me tell you what's to happen in the 15th year, you will see total prosperity where people will benefit. This man was impressed. This man was overwhelmed and he returns. Now when we look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will find discipline is vital. I mean, we are in a world where we know we are in a constitution, where corporal punishment has been prohibited. But again, when you study the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, how unique a human he was the one who said keep the rod hanging it he never hit.
eliminate this critically Look at this. He said keep the rod hanging but he never lifted it. He never used this
When one looks at how he disciplined because at times a person could be doing something wrong, and it could be offensive. Now how do we engage this very, very difficult situation?
There is a hadith in what Imam Muhammad, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, his performance Salah,
and a particular Sahaba comes and he joins the Salah at the door at the entrance of the masjid. The prophet SAW some ease in ruku in the passion to secure the record. So he joins in the Salah, at the entrance, and in Salah he starts walking,
telling me joins the congregation. So there is a bit of movement in shuffle. Now, if it was you and I before I give you the answer, ask yourself how you would do it. You know, we would have made some remarks. Well, you should have started numbers at home income.
Is that is that the way you perform Salah haemostatic home income
but look at the Prophet sallallahu wasallam a my parents we sacrifice for him. Maybe my parents we sacrifice for him? In two words he said it all. There were two lessons at this juncture. One was that the sentiments of this man not be demoralized, that he be respected and appreciated for his spirit, but be politely informed and disciplined that the action was wrong. So he said it in his comprehensive words. Za duckula were heroes son one
zadock Allahu hilason. What
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, I salute your enthusiasm. May Allah increase it but don't repeat the action.
And then and then you want to study methodology and skills in therapy at the hands of others. I'm afraid you have underestimated the house of profit woods.
Can they be a tutor like this in the world?
Who can engage such a critical situation in such an intellectual way? zadock Allahu Hadassah. May Allah increase your zeal, what a brilliant spirit, Allah but don't repeat that action.
That's the hubby says I walked into the masjid and it was when communication in Salah was made forbidden.
So I said Allahu Akbar and I performed salah and I sneezed and I said Alhamdulillah
and people looked at me in Salah. So I did not know of the prohibition the subsequent prohibition. So I said, Marcia no Compton, Verona Allah, what's wrong with you people? I'm performance Allah, why are you looking at me?
And then I continued well of Barbie.
So then they indicated and they said, staccato. I kept quiet. Now I waited, I said, What's going to happen? One is insalata is a shuffle potentially the children that child everybody knows there is going to be this be summoned to the office is going to be a bit of a noise. There's going to be a bit of drama. What what's the reaction? He said, I knew others knew everybody knew there's going to be some interaction. He said after Salah, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam called me I cry whenever I say this, and I cry whenever I read it. I only cry because I know I am way off the mark.
I am way off the mark in my tooting May Allah forgive me, and that would be his kindness if he accepts it. This is the role model. This is the teacher. This is the tutor that humanity's seen. He said the Prophet sallallahu wasallam called me for one law he maccarone wanna borrow money? Wanna shatter money from Allah He to more Alamin cabela who wanna bada who sentimiento he called me. I swear by Allah. He did not embarrass me, nor ridicule me, nor victimize me, not taunt me. He politely told me that this Salah we communicate with Allah and speaking has been forbidden, my parents be sacrificed upon him. Never before nor after, have I seen a more gentle tutor than
Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
Let us ask ourselves,
sincerely speaking, how are we engaging in our class setup? What is our condition?
That incident of that young person who came to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and he came and he said, and one of the vital ingredients of a good teacher is patience. I mean, I always maintain that, you know, parenting is more, it disciplines you more than anything else. When you're a parent, it's more discipline upon you than anything else. Because your child is watching you. He's observing you his
gazes on you,
that youngster that came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and he asked permission to fornication.
He asked permission, he literally came and he asked permission. The Hadith is very long the Prophet sallallahu, something engaged him. But the point that I want to depart on on this particular interaction is that in the end, the professor some held him, he hugged him. He tried to instill within that child the hatred of this act, he logically simplified it. A child might be involved in substance abuse, Allah say one in all, but it's an inevitable reality that we are facing. We have moved on to a new state, where we we not, you know, we have to, we say, I'm not saying it proud in the sense that we rejoice. But it's it's an achievement considered that we have Muslim rehabs. In
other words, we are also trying to counter the pandemic. So we cannot shy away from this, this is an absolute reality. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam tried to instill the hatred in the heart of that particular Sahabi then he hugged him, then he put his blessing hand on his chest, and he made for him, he said, Allah fitted them before. What time your caliber who has seen photojojo Allah, me and my Ahmed and he designs this wrong Why? Why is my student desire him wrong? Why is my child wanting to do something wrong? Allah you forgive his son, allow you to safeguard his just study, allow you preserve his integrity. That youngster said, that was the last I ever entertained the thought of
immortality till the day I died.
That was the last I ever entertained the thought of immortality till the day I die.
So it is very important as parents we there has to be a connective road. I believe very strongly that any teacher and any teacher and any institution that is tutoring and educating My child, they are helping me accomplish my my goal and my duty. So if my child next academically islamically, morally, socially, I will be held accountable. They are helping me accomplish my own tasks. And hence, I should be supportive in the course I should help and coordinate my activities. And I believe very strongly that he is a true well wisher of this Omar, who will serve on the board of the school, even the day his children leave this institution. I'm afraid if I will serve as long as I
have children and grandchildren, then my motives are somehow polluted. And my motives are somehow unfortunately not clean and clear. When I am one that is there for the children of the oma, I will look beyond my children and my grandchildren. And I will serve as long as I'm breathing to see how this generation can prosper and not my children in particular.
And that ought to be our goal, otherwise, we become a selfish nation. Now, you look at the Prophet sallallahu wasallam we talk of interaction, that is you know,
very expressive. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam was dealing with an audience which was very multi, totally diverse. And he came across in a manner appealing to each person on his level. So he expressed at times at times, he was eloquent at times, he also drew diagrams. We think today we have the overhead projector and we have the laptop and we advanced, but make no mistake, he was the most expressive person. So let me give you a few examples of further hurry run. Be shamala he was gonna be I mean he, he took circ in his left hand, he took gold in his right hand. Then he lifted it up like this. And he said ha they Neha Rahman Allah Zuccotti omit a lonely inoty him. He said, Look
nicely. Can you see this goal in my hand? Can you see the silk in my left hand, these two are forbidden for the male's of my own map permissible for the females. Now today we made to believe that you know you teaching a child to take him outside and engage him. Look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam how expressive an individual he was, when he spoke about the orphan and really tribute was given to the lady so by Rahim Allah May Allah accept his efforts, and let it continue and fast to latch on to this legacy and prosper they onwards. When he spoke about those who seem to the well being of the offense, he said, Anna, what can say tolyatti me Phil jannetty. haka.
He said myself and the well wishes of an orphan. Then he pointed with his blessing fingers, and Sava said he put them together his index finger and his middle finger. So he was
expressive Sahaba say we were walking we halted, he then through a diagram, he drew a diagram.
On the ground, he made a block. And then he drew a line, Totten filled was Hari de Minho. He drew a line in the center protruding beyond this block. He said, this is the human, this block this is the lifespan and the line protruding. These are the ambitions of man way beyond his lifespan, way beyond his lifespan. Then he made lines on either side, on the right and on the left. And he said these are the inevitable calamities at times he is gripped with this, if he escapes one, the next one attacks him, sometimes sickness, sometimes adversity, sometimes poverty. So he was expressive. He through this and he expressed himself.
Really, we need to study the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. As a father, we need to study the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. As a teacher, it's a very sensitive role. It's a very, very sensitive role in which we engage. And let me let me speak about briefly about one thing which are of utmost importance on both fronts, and that is patience and tolerance. patience and tolerance is a vital ingredient for every moral obey every Guardian, whoever he nurtures and whoever he raises, until there is envision and forbearance in him. It's a losing battle. It's a losing battle. If you study the life of every prophet, then you will find commonly in the beginning, the prophet
was the Talib, and the student and the student was the mutlu. And at the latest stage, the prophet became the mutlu. And the student became the Talib, what the sinners is the terminology. in the initial stages, the prophet went out, he went out. So he went to the people, he said, help me support me, coordinate with me Put your hand in it. He did not sit down and say respect me, salute me on me and give me all credibility. This came later when the student was convinced on who his position was. Initially, he said, My Yakuza naming and surani mania, we had tabula rasa therapy, who will shelter me who will give me the protection that I convey the message of my Lord. And when they
understood who he was, then they formed a human wall around him they said arrows on our back but nothing on your
arrows on our back but nothing on I'm afraid we from the point of graduation, one to become desires. Come to me respect me on me. And this has killed every institution. And that is the passion of honor. The Passion of recognition that I be recognized. I be on record. I be revered.
Sahaba say Anasazi Alanna says we were sitting with a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one villager came. And now for barryroe who Allah barbarism ostrich. He came, he tied his camel at the door of mustard and above his salon. He was seldom Dr. Lal Masjid, he then entered in, then he looks at us. And he says ayoko Muhammad. Listen, who's Muhammad in the in the audience here? Who's muhammadiyah by the way? Now let me ask you, my teacher, let me ask myself, I'll use my name so I don't offend you.
If somebody walks in my class while I'm engaged in teaching, and he walks in and he says, who's to blame on malaria, by the way, and you use that example in your own context. What won't happen to you?
He walks in and he says, Man, you can Mohammed was mohammedia. By the way, Sava say we just looked at him. And we said ha the Roger lwl availble Mata Ki, can you see this face looking well dressed, disciplined, dignified, human relaxing. He is the Prophet of Allah sallallahu wasallam
Sahaba haven comes in a visa lottery. He says he has been Abdulmutallab. Oh, the son of Abdul muttalib. Now we saw some set code a Java talk. I'm listening speak. I'm listening. He said in Nisa, Iraq bhamashah de de la fala. 30. Didn't know enough to listen, I am going to ask you questions. And let me tell you from the beginning, my tone is harsh. My tone is harsh. I don't know softness, tenderness, gender. I don't know it. From the beginning. I'm telling you in a sigh Look, I need to ask you what you should do on a lake and I'm going to be very stern and very harsh. filata didn't have enough sick. I'm asking you don't get offended. Now Vla Salaam smiled and said Salaam ma de la
la giovinazzi. You can have the satisfaction I will never become angry. You can go on asking what pleases you.
The ball is in your court. Java SE infects the harbor used to say
We love these villagers.
We love them because we out of respect would never they asked a lot of things. These villagers knew no limits of respect. They used to come and ask it all and we used to learn.
They used to come and we used to learn. I mean, we just assure respect the O of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would suppress us and humble us and we would never dare lift our gaze. And there were so many things. So Sahaba say it was always exciting when these villages came in. It was because some would walk in like a some would do this on with a Mohammed, the Quran speaks about it. In a Latina UNIDO Nakamura in a
room Leia alone, in alladhina, una de la como la ilaha
illa Allah whom Allah speaks about it in the chapter of apartments, the prophets are summarized in Sahaba were resting, they did not know the respect and the code of conduct. So they came to each apartment Mama Mama your mama can speak with mama can be more Maria.
Allah said those who talk to you like this, they don't have intellect, they don't have brains, well, unknown Sadhguru if only they can wait outside your door, it would be better for them if they know who you are.
What are unknown sabado patata hora de la creme de la corona.
and respect is the most fundamental ingredient in our institutions. This is the key issue that makes us different from any other institution that we are made to understand you respect everyone you respect your teacher, your seniors, your environment, your parents, you respect them all. And hence that Sahabi said it so beautifully. Who was older than the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So someone asked him are you all know is the Prophet of Allah older? He said, Who aka borromini will ascend Newman Who? I am older, however, he is elder.
I am older but the Prophet of Allah is there, how can I be older than him? He's I'm older, I'm born before but he's elder. There is respect. And that's a critical issue. And I'm afraid, respect is becoming absent in our institutions. So you walk in I will not mention it was in one country I went to and I visited the school I was left shocked speechless, I could not believe is the extent of vulgar rudeness. unpleasantness is the student would engage with the teacher, as soon as we've broken the barriers of respect. And we have defeated those those barriers that Islam has put, that we understand our limits. Imagine that incident of Buhari that the Prophet salaallah Islam is
speaking to the Sahaba. And he says that there was
there is a particular tree that resembles a believer who has the answer. Now the Prophet sauce and it's a quiz. He also asked questions, he asked a lot of questions. And he would he would compliment someone he would compliment someone, I found it to be very advisable. I mean, each teacher knows he can engage this class with little children. If you just take out the 2010 and put it there, and then you start talking. Start with a course where the 20 What's the 20 rent today, but for a little child for a little tip, believe me, it intrigues them, it captures them. It brings about this form of of you know trying to buy with one another so you incentivize the whole thing you incentivize. So who
performs Salah this morning, what did you do this type of situation brings about that consciousness.
And this is exactly what the prophet sallallahu wasallam did. He asked Sahaba which is the greatest ayah in the Quran, and he said, I tell Kersey sallallahu Sallam said congratulations on your knowledge. I know Allah has blessed you. Congratulations on your knowledge, I know Allah has blessed you.
So anyway, this person walks in, this person walks in, he sits down. He then asked the Prophet sallallahu wasallam the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, you ask and I will answer.
He said, I know Kabira Baker Rob Beeman. cabela
Aloo Kabira be kawara Beaman cobbler Allahu Allah silica in a nurse equally him, I asked you in the name of your Lord and the Lord of those who preceded you, as align himself divinely individually selected you and send you as a prophet or is this a claim?
The prophet SAW some look down and he said Allah when you take a person and also take a person, yes, you're right. Allah has sent me correct. Second question, and shadow Kabila. Hello, Amara calavo. And recently a Salah wattle. huntspill Yomi will later as Allah Himself ordained the performance of five daily Salah in one day, the Prophet says and looks down Allahumma Nam Yes, you're right. Allah has commanded me and should be law I swear In the name of Allah for the third time. A lot more Amara and asuma has a Shadow Minister, as Allah instructed that we observe the
US professors Francis Allahumma naam Yes, Allah has instructed me. Then he has the final question. He said Allahu America and Buddha has done his sadaqa mean avenir in alpha takashima Allah Pokhara, inna, this whole system of Zakat you take into enough person and you dispense in your Where did you get this from? Is this a divine command of Allah? The prophet SAW Some said Allahumma Nam Yes, you're right sir. It is from Allah subhanho wa Taala it says, okay, that's all I meant to be magic
are meant to be magic. Give me your hand. I accept your message in front of you. And my name is Imani, Vanessa, Allah, and I will go to my nation and I will represent your faith and I will invite them all to Dean levy Salas and takes out his hand. He then accepts Islam and he leaves when he leaves What did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say? What is to say look at how ill mannered nobody saw some said 40 Harajuku brilliant man, in a matter of few minutes, he accepted it.
brilliant man, talented man at heart, Roger, he has the understanding. He took the message and he's gone. So really respected brothers, friends, elders, mothers and sisters. It is, as I mentioned in my opening comments, that the first thing the vital thing is that we are always learning and there is much for us to learn, we can learn from all and there's always room for improvement, let our IB open, let it be open, that we can constructively contribute. And that will become our our our asset and our investment, our investment or these children, whatever we will convey. And also very importantly, as every teacher, we ought to have a class if last insincerity that we are here for the
pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Really, every man needs monetary returns, this is a human need. But let it not be the ultimate factor, Let it not be the overwhelming reason. I'm afraid today, if we analyze many people, while they pursue a degree, it might have an element of human central sympathy, it might have an element of human contribution. So he wants to become a surgeon in the name of contributing in this field, simply because there's the lack of surgeons, but but the overwhelming factor is not this the element of sympathy, but rather the monetary returns. And this is humaneness leaving us. One of my scholars every time we used to go to him and ask him that make
dua for us is to say May Allah make you humans? May Allah make you humans and we used to say, you know, I mean, what do we look like? What do we look like? It says, may Allah make you humans in the true sense of the word, who are humans in the true sense of the word who can convey who can who can disseminate who can become selfless, and enrich and empower? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never left any person, team or allies never in his entire life. Another very important thing just comes to mind now the rewrite of
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam during his discourses, can you articulate Julissa he been a CBD
jelly so an aka Molly him and
he would balance his gaze to the whole audience, not leaving anyone in the audience with the notion that the Prophet of Allah loves him more than me.
There was never This in fact, the reverse was everyone thought I was the most beloved. This is what they smile at me. This is the thing nice classroom comprised of 124,000 people and everyone thought I was the favorite. I have three children. And I know between three sons, how difficult is to juggle myself. Everyone feels my father loves the other one the most. And my Navy could conquer 124,000 and let everyone leave thinking my Navy loves him the most.
Now what a critical area, we've got 20 in the class and we cannot resolve this. So there's a lot of homework for us to do with ourselves. We are we lacking in this interaction that everyone can have your P calendula e Venus Levy, every man got his spaceship.
There was a Sahabi by the name of Zahara de la Ivanova, very simple, ordinary man. Sometimes we have the ordinary student in our class, doesn't have a high profile background but has some talent, or doesn't have talent, but he's a humble learner and makes his butt and makes his contribution. We know not who will brighten our name and who will be the one that will be the source of our salvation and the name of the army. So let's not underestimate anyone this young Sahabi by the name of Zion, poor lived this simple, basic life made his little livelihood here the little farm he would occasionally come to Madina, munawwara put his things out and sell it.
So he was you know, as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, there are some servants of Allah in horrible moussaka do when they
You don't look for them in other Olam, your karabo when they are present you don't give them additional hospitality of fear when cydonia you might see the man but you will never dare bother find out his name, my phone, a fish sama. But the prophet SAW Some said just for the record, let me tell you every Angel knows his name.
You might not bother finding out his name but every Angel knows his name. His external appearance is such if he comes to your door, you won't consider him deserving for a 50 cents. There's the Hadith. In other words, a meager amount [email protected] he comes to your door asking you to
get rid of him. Now, alcohol for those who
but he is bound is his contact with Allah is that close, that if he asked Allah genital for those Allah will grant it to him.
So we don't know which student and I have recently seen also I mean, we are living in a world of such crisis, that there is a lot of background related issues to each child. And many times the child comes in traumatized given the trauma back home, I had a case in this week of a child where I did not know the child was in the child's father was in prison, and the child had to go to court and there was a whole procedure behind it. Now can we imagine the condition of that the condition of that child sitting in class, you know, the focus of that the focus of the child.
Anyway, this young Sahabi by the name of zahira will end shortly. zahavi Allahu anhu comes and he puts out his things to sell. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam takes our time. And the prophet SAW some goes from the rear and blocks his eyes
and then the the prophets of Allah is in place with him and then the prophets Allah is some says me yesterday ha the lab lesson I'm selling this man I'm auctioning him who wants him have him?
Now is it below my dignity because I'm the H od? Is it below my dignity because I'm the head of the teachers. That meant that even gibreel could not journey beyond his point. So Madonna della Madonna fecha de la putana Baba co sany Oh, Edina for hyena Baba Dyneema Oh Ha. He was that close to Allah. He said I can bring you tilia from your un Allah. But he could humble himself to accommodate one ordinary Sahabi that take our time block his eyes and engage in some some form of lightheartedness.
So this person feels the hands and he feels the soft palms of the prophets allies and he moves it and then his eyes meet with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam So you said you want to sell me his energy, Danny voila he casita. You're going to sell me I'm so cheap. What will you make out of me? The Prophet sallallahu wasallam his humor was also motivation lacking in the law he Lester because it you might be cheap to people, but to allow you the most valuable man.
Now, can you imagine that words how motivating it will be for that person for the rest of his life. Forgive this example, but this has happened in one Muslim school.
Forgive me, but I was devastated. When I heard this.
The teacher engages the children. Whether they were doing a lesson on animals or farming, everybody is given a different name. And I cannot understand or comprehend but I don't know how or why but it happened. The teacher suggests one child to be a pig.
That's that happens. So this is your name. child takes it embarrassed or anything whatever reason. Anyway, it sticks in his mind.
That is now rooted into him. He goes home. After many days later, the mom says okay, pick up the dirt outside. Or I know ma'am why I gotta do it because I'm the pig isn't it?
That's why I got to do it. It's stuck with the child, whether wittingly or unwittingly, intentionally or unintentionally deliberate or not. But we cannot afford to use such examples or make such blunders, which cause permanent indelible impressions on the mind of the child. Now imagine this child grows up in image and in this year.
We need to be accessible. We need to be accessible. While we are alone. No one day stands up in the Juma and he says all the allowances provided by the National Treasury will be stopped immediately.
There is acceptance nobody challenges him. The next week he announces the allowance provided by the National Treasury will be terminated. They silence the third week a week Juma? He announces it again one man stands up from the audience. He said, Are you in charge of the National Treasury? amuro not meaning that Maria said no. He said he doesn't belong to your father. He said no. He said
Then who gives you the rights? Who gives you the right to decide? Are we are they alone who stood up and he hugged him? And he said, I was worried. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said the sign of an evil ruler is people will fear him and hence they will not access him even when he does wrong. Today you have stood up, I know I'm not in the category of evil rulers.
Today you have stood up, you've challenged me, the professor Some said, This is my prophecy and evil ruler is He who people will not able to access him people, there'll be no transparency, but none can challenge him. I am clear that you have challenged me. I'm grateful to the almighty I'm not an evil ruler. You see, when your student challenges you and are you accessible, then you decide for yourself if you're a good teacher or not. In conclusion we make to our to the Almighty Allah that He inspire and instill within us those necessary skills, skills, and he that adequate methodology, by virtue of which we can make the much needed contribution to the desperate crisis of molding and
guiding our children in this hostile and this difficult environment. May Allah take this institution from strength to strength, bless both the learners and the tutors while for the Danone