Advices of Sheikhul Hadith Hadhrat Moulana Fadhlur Rahmaan Aazmi Saheb
MSDC WORKSHOP 1ST August 2009
We have come into this world with a definite purpose and responsibility to our creator Allah Ta'ala. If we are obedient and fulfil our responsibility to Allah Ta'ala in this world then we will be granted true success and fulfilment of our desires in the hereafter.
We must fulfil the rights of Allah Ta'ala by performing our Salaah correctly, Fasting, paying Zakaah and performing Haj etc. We must also fulfil the rights of those around us such as our husbands, parents, children, neighbours, relatives, friends, non muslims and even animals. We must show respect, mercy and kindness to everyone otherwise we will be held responsible on the day of Qiyamah.
Women and especially mothers are very valuable as they have a great position in this world. They are the means of human procreation. They are entitled to great respect and honour as shown in the hadith, when a person asked Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), “Who should I serve?” He replied, “Your Mother,” He asked again, He replied, “Your Mother”, He asked for the third time and he was given the same reply only at the fourth time, Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, “Your Father”.
A mother endures great difficulty during pregnancy, childbirth and the upbringing of her child.
The mother is the first madrasah of the child. If she is pious then her children will be pious.
History has proved this repeatedly. Many prophets, pious saints etc were the children of pious mothers. Some were orphans and were brought up alone by their mothers, for example Imaam Bukhari (Rahmatullah Alayh) who was born blind. His mother continuously made dua for his sight to be restored. One night she saw Nabi Ebrahim (Rahmatullah Alayh) in her dream saying that Imaam Bukhari's (Rahmatullah Alayh) sight has been restored. His eyesight was so sharp that he use to write the Bukhari Shareef in the moon light.
Our Muallimaat are the spiritual mothers and mentors of their pupils and they have a profound effect on their pupils. They have a huge responsibility to their pupils. They must have a deep understanding of what they teach so that they can impart the Deen correctly. If they don’t know or understand anything they must ask those who know and learn from them. They must be trustworthy and punctual. The time allocated for teaching must be used for teaching only. They must be sincere and correct their intentions daily.
They must have patience, forbearance, love and affection for their learners. If any learner does not understand anything it must be explained repeatedly until he understands it perfectly. The basic masaa’il of Istinja, Wudhu, Tayammum, Ghusl, Salaah, correct Tajweed whilst reciting Quraan, duas, etc must be learnt and taught in the best manner. The correct postures for Ruku, Sajdah, Qaumah, Jalsa, concentration and devotion, reading Salaah on its time, etc must be emphasized. Aqaaid and correct beliefs In Allah Ta'ala, Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Qiyamah, etc must be firmly embedded in every learner’s heart.
They should constantly make dua for their learners as they will be a source of Sadaqah Jariyya for them in the hereafter. They must create an enthusiasm and greed in their learners to learn and practise the Deen in totality. Tabligh and propagation of Deen must also be encouraged.
Women have played a major role in the preservation and propagation of Deen as shown by the beloved and pure wives of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). We should make them our role models and follow in their examples. May Allah Ta'ala accept us all to serve his Deen to the best of our ability. Aameen.