Muhammad (S): The Perfect Teacher
An Insight Into His Teaching Methods
By Sheikh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
Revised Translation By Moulana Mahomed Mahomedy
Hardback 223 Pages
ISBN : 9780992193201
Publisher : Muslims at Work Publications
From The Arabic : Ar-Rasul al-Mu'allim wa Asalibuhu fi'l-Ta'lim
About The Book
A study of the teaching methods of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), the effectiveness of which can be gauged by the tremendous impact he had on his companions.
His methods incorporated analogies, similes, anecdotes, diagrams, interactive dialogue, humour, repetition, continuous evaluation, physical contact, gestures, and customisation, amongst others. A fascinating analysis, as the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was unlettered, and yet could be called the perfect teacher.
This book is unique for it contains an often forgotten dimension from the multi-dimensional life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). We know him as the final prophet, the final messenger, and a mercy to the worlds, but how many know him as a teacher. In this book the learned author highlights this aspect from the life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and expounds on the various teaching methods adopted by him in order to convey his message with the greatest impact and impression on his audience. Full references are provided for all Qur'anic texts and Ahadith.
This is a revised translation of Al-Rasul al-Mu'allim, an outstanding compilation by the great jurist and Hadith scholar Sheikh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah. This work testifies to his in-depth research and superior scholarship.
About The Author
Sheikh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah was born in Syria in 1917. One of the outstanding Muslim scholars of the 20th century, Sheikh Abu Ghuddah was a leading scholar in the field of Hadith and the Hanafi school of Fiqh. He studied in Syria and Egypt specialising in Arabic Language, Hadith, Shariah and Psychology.
He had many prominent teachers, amongst them Sheikh Ragib al-Tabbakh, Sheikh Ahmed ibn Muhamad al-Zaraqa, Sheikh Isa al-Bayanuni, Sheikh Ahmad al-Kurdi and the renowned Ottoman Scholar Imam al-Kawthari. He met Imam Hasan al-Banna in the 1940?s and joined the Muslim Brotherhood. On his return to Syria he became very active in his da?wah work and eventually he became the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. He taught Usul al Fiqh, Hanafi Fiqh and Comparative Fiqh at the University of Damascus.
He also taught at the King Saud University and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. He was buried in al-Baqi Cemetery in Madinah in 1997.
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