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Prohet Muhammad (SAW): A universal teacher



[ August 07, 2015 ]
Who could be a better teacher than the one who taught us our religion? The Almighty Allah chose Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to be the one who teaches us the revelations, the laws, and the way of life. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was sent to all mankind not just to his people or tribe. He also was sent with the final revelation which meant to be inclusive, holistic, and relevant to implement throughout our life till the Day of Judgment.



Thus, this final messenger Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had to embody the values of the final revelation and its moral conduct. The Almighty Allah describes the prophet in the holy Qur’an saying that he is indeed of a great moral character (Holy Qur’an Ch 66- verse 4). Prior to the prophet hood, people surrounding prophet Muhammad(SAW) saw him as an example of high moral conduct, he was known as the truthful one, the honest one. The situations themselves show us how to deal with children and teens according to holy Qur’an and Hadith. Teachers should understand the way students think and behave, and to get down to their level of thinking in order to understand their feelings, problems, and challenges. People used to give him their money to retain it and keep it for them. Clearly, they trusted him for their precious belongings only because they knew for sure how pious this man is. When Prophet Muhammad (SAW) declared the message, and despite the great animosity, those people did not try to get their savings back from the Prophet (SAW), they were certain that this man would return their many whenever they ask for it and no matter how critical things become between the both sides. Amazing, is not it, for sure we are talking about a man who owned rare personal characteristics and moral values. The prophet methodology in passing the teachings of the holy Qur’an and Sunna unto his companions was based mainly on behavior. He never ordered his companions to do something he does not do himself. The companions were doing their best to copy the way of the prophet Muhammad (SAW), he was the ideal figure they looked up to, and they love him so much. When you observe the way of the prophet Muhammad (SAW) in teaching and guiding his companions you notice two fundamental traits: Wisdom in tackling the issue, and composure in treating it. No matter how sensitive or critical the issue was, he was always calm and steady and hardly gets angry. In General, Islam teaches good manners and respect especially when we are dealing with people who are older than us. The situations themselves show us how to deal with children and teens according to holy Qur’an and Hadith. Teachers should understand the way students think and behave, and to get down to their level of thinking in order to understand their feelings, problems, and challenges. They should be tender and merciful most of times but firm in some situations in order to gain the respect of students , and they get involved in their problems to a certain degree and in stepwise pattern in order to make a real mark in their life.