Good Deed: #173 Respect your teachers


51:55 (Y. Ali) But teach (thy Message) for teaching benefits the Believers.

18:65 -70 (Y. Ali) So they found one of Our servants, on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge from Our own Presence. Moses said to him: “May I follow thee, on the footing that thou teach me something of the (Higher) Truth which thou hast been taught?” (The other) said: “Verily thou wilt not be able to have patience with me!” “And how canst thou have patience about things about which thy understanding is not complete?” Moses said: “Thou wilt find me, if Allah so will, (truly) patient: nor shall I disobey thee in aught.” The other said: “If then thou wouldst follow me, ask me no questions about anything until I myself speak to thee concerning it.”

The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “Seek knowledge and train to be dignified and calm while seeking knowledge, and humble yourselves with those whom you learn from” (Tabaraani).

Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “Three types of people would not be mocked except by a hypocrite, an old Muslim man, a knowledgeable person and a just leader” (Tabaraani).

Sahl Ibn Sa’d As-saa’idi, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “O Allaah! Do not let me reach a time during which scholars are not followed, and honorable people are not respected”

Mualim – Sami Yusuf

Action Plan

Respect all your teachers. Islamic and secular
Ali(RA) , may Allaah be pleased with him, gave a comprehensive and complete advice concerning the rights of the teacher or scholar upon his student saying,
1. ‘One of the rights of the scholar is that you greet people generally and then greet him with a special greeting;
2. sit in front of him;
3. do not point with your hand in his presence, nor wink with your eye;
4. do not quote someone else who said opposite of what he said;
5. do not backbite anyone in his presence;
6. do not hunt for his faults, and if he makes a mistake accept his excuse;
7. dignify him for the sake of Allaah;
8. if he needs anything, rush before everyone to serve him;
9. do not whisper in his presence; not grasp him by his garment;
11. do not insist for answers when he becomes tired;
12. do not ever feel you have accompanied him enough, because he is like a palm tree from which people wait for fruits to drop from’.

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