Friday, May 15, 2009

The Elevated Standings of A Teacher in Islam

Islam has paid considerable attention to teachers for their being the first brick in the structure of social development and perfection and the cause of guiding and developing behaviors and mentalities of individuals and communities. The Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H cared for teachers and showed their elevated standings. Once, he passed by two circles of people; the first was supplicating to God while the other listening to a teacher.

The Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H commented, “The first is begging God (Allah S.W.T) who may or may not give them. The second was learning. I have been sent as teacher.” Hence, he joined the second. This is the best example of the Prophet’s encouraging education and teaching. Surely we can see that, teaching and educating will not complete without the existence of a Teacher.

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