Friday, July 28, 2006


"My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will)."


Got married alhamdulilah. Need lot of prayers. will keep on writing inshaAllah whenever I can. I hope it is continually read till then and is beneficial always. Allah be with us all. aameen.

Below are some of the teaching techniques of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that he used in order to make others understand concepts either formally or informally. I found them really interesting. You will too.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Humanity's Teacher

Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Teaching Techniques. By Muhammad Al-Shareef
There are 21 techniques mentioned in these lectures, but I m going to put them one by one at random as I learn myself. This is the latest one that I have learnt from it, this one is not just a simple technique but you sure need some insight to use it. Lets see how our Prophet (pbuh) did that.

The way to do it is while explaining something to the other person, you think in what ways this explanation can confuse the person, or what queries it can bring up. Therefore recognizing those, you answer the questions in their minds even before they are actually asked.

An example is the questions coming to children's mind when they read about the verses about the strict punishment for the disbelievers in the Hereafter. Now because it is a fact that the public schools indoctrinate the kids, they dont find it easy to accept, thinking in their mind that if someone was born into a non-Muslim family its not their fault, so in the end they are all going to paradise.

So when explaining that matter you will keep in mind the questions popping in their minds, keeping in mind the way they are programmed to think, and explain to them that those verses are about the arrogant people who reject the truth harshly when they are presented it.

And that those are tough verses but that does not mean that those verses are no needed, there are actually people who learn Islam through those very verses.
Therefore it is about understanding the issues that will come up in their minds, understanding their thinking process and the way it is programmed.

For example the Hadith:

The Prophet pbuh said that the Satan would come to a person and tell them who created this, and who created that and finally he will bring the person to ask, ‘Who created Allah?’ and then he said that whoever has this happen to them should recite surah Al-Ikhlas and shoud spit three times on the left side and say Auzubillahi Minash Shaitaan ir Rajeem.

Now no one actually came to the Prophet pbuh and asked but he said that this MAY happen to someone. So the issue wasn’t actually presented to him but he mentioned it and gave a solution, knowing that such thoughts could definitely arise in ones mind.