The continuing reward (after your death) – Among the 3 things
Knowledge – And what knowledge? The best one
AN EXCELLENT CHANCE TO MULTIPLY LIVES (AND MORE GUARANTEED INSHA-ALLAH THAN OTHERS)
2. Prophetic work!
4 tasks of the Prophet (pbuh)
TEACHING THE BOOK
Teaching the Wisdom
3. Following the Advice!
Remember the advice / order of the Prophet pbuh:
بَلِّغُوا عَنِّي وَلَوا آيَة
Convey from me even if it is one verse!
4. Among the best!
Uthman ibn ‘Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “The best among you are those who have learnt the Qur’an and TEACH IT (to others)” [Bukhari].
5. Be the starter and get the blessings!
On the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “… No people gather together in one of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, without tranquility descending upon them, Mercy (of Allah) enveloping them, the angels surrounding them, and Allah making mention of them amongst those who are with Him” [Muslim].
6. To learn (for yourself)!!!
The best way to learn is to teach it!
Some people say: I am still learning…
I say: IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN, THEN TEACH IT!!!
If you don’t teach (while you can), you are not really interested to learn (fast enough)!!!
Nobody has it (except the Prophet pbuh)! We all try to improve.
Tell students frankly that we are also trying to be good Muslims
9. I don’t have perfect character
What you are teaching are not your ideas but that of Allah (Qur’an and Sunnah). You are putting them directly in touch with Allah’s words. So, they should be told to look at the Messenger (pbuh) as an example.
If it were your ideas, they can say that why don’t you follow what you say. That is not the case here at all.
Guidelines for Every Class
When you enter the class!
Make Du’aa to Allah that he makes it easy for you; make it a means to forgive the sins, and to get his pleasure. (O Allah, I am doing it solely for Your pleasure. PLEEEEEEEASE MAKE IT EASY FOR ME).
Ask it after EVERY PRAYER!!! WHY NOT? The more you ask, the better the chance is that you will be granted! Remember: astajib lakum.
O Allah! You guided me without asking, so please give me …
Remind students (once in every 3 or 4 classes) that this is the most rewarding class in the sight of Allah. That they will get the reward for every moment. The 4 fadha’il will be there. In the sight of Allah, they will be best…
Remind Students about HW
Tell them to start their HW (with just 5 min or at least 3 min.) with this subject
Tell them to practice understanding in their Salah