Prophet Muhammad (S) : The Teacher
By Shaykh Abd Al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
Translation By Ustadh Muhammad Zahid Abu Ghuddah (Authors Son)
Introduction : Imam Zaid Shakir
Foreword : Mohammed Akram Khan-Cheema Obe
Paperback 164 Pages
Publisher : Awakening Publications
English Translation of Ar-Rasul al-Mu'allim wa Asalibuhu fi 'l-Ta'lim
About The Book
Education is one of the most universally discussed topic, the process of exchanging knowledge and values from one generation to the next.
For Muslims, wherever they may live in the world, there is an added complexity to the education dilemma because of the general diminishment of respect for the sacred and the separation of values from facts.
This book shows the teachings and methods derived from the statements and model of the Prophet Muhammad, God’s peace be upon him.
It is a duty or a responsibility of the Muslim educators to study these essential principles and explore how they may be translated into methodologies that apply in today’s world.
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.
About The Author
Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah was born in Syria in 1917. One of the outstanding Muslim scholars of the 20th century, Shaykh Abu Ghuddah was a leading scholar in the field of Hadith and of 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 Shaykh Ragib al-Tabbakh, Shaykh Ahmed ibn Muhamad al-Zaraqa, Shaykh Isa al-Bayanuni, Shaykh Ahmad al-Kurdi and the renouned 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 Comaparative 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 Cemetry in Madinah in 1997.
About Imam Zaid Shakir
Imam Zaid Shakir was born in Berkeley, California in 1956, He entered the US Air Force in 1976, where he resumed his university education, and accepted Islam in 1977.Upon completing his military service he enrolled at American University, Washington, DC, where he obtained a BA in International Relations with honors in 1983. In 1986 he obtained an MA in Political Science from Rutgers University. After spending a year in Cairo, he became a lecturer in Political Science at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, a position he held until 1994 when he bade farewell to academia and left for Syria to study Arabic and Islamic Sciences.
Imam Zaid also studied the traditional sciences of Islam in Morocco. He served as the Imam of Masjid al-Islam in New Haven, Connecticut. He has lectured extensively on Islam, Middle East Politics, and issues related to African Americas. He has written for numerous Islamic publications, and has appeared on US national television for Lou Gosset, Jr.'s The Story of a People.
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