Those Who Reform Generations (Episode – 02)

(Continued from the previous magazine…)

3. Extra-curricular training activities

٭A teacher should not confine himself to the teaching only rather he should use curricular and extra-curricular methods in order to help students in learning.

٭The role of a teacher and his responsibility does not confine only to an educational institution, rather a student is a plant planted by a teacher whose protection and upbringing, protection from the coldness and warmth of the world, irrigation, taking care and developing him, are included among the responsibilities of a teacher. Therefore, he should be aware of the activities and hobbies of a student apart from the educational institution to the level best, so that he is able to advise him in an appropriate manner while assigning homework, in case of (student) not preparing lessons or lacking. The real success is not to teach a book or to complete the syllabus. The real success is that he should teach manners of life also together with the curriculum, teaching him Islamic rules for living a (respectable) life and staying in the world successfully.

٭Parents and teachers both have a very important part in the upbringing of a child. A teacher should never think that as they have come to me for learning, therefore I must teach and listen to their lessons and send them back. Parents should groom them.

٭To keep an eye on every aspect of children’s grooming, the male teachers should be in contact with the father and female teachers should be in contact with the mother and try to remove their (children’s) faults and shortcomings. Instead of complaining about everything, (parents and teachers) should make consultation with the true intention for removing shortcomings and make every possible effort to create an eagerness in children to acquire knowledge.

٭A good teacher creates a yearning for students’ purpose and aim and motivates them to refrain from useless hobbies. It is necessary for a successful teacher to make his students habitual of working hard and explain to them that laziness, idleness, wastage of time and the habit of putting off work brings down the level of learning which is an overall loss of a nation.

4. The assessment of the talent and natural tendency of students

٭It is also included among the traits of a good teacher that he should give courage in case of difficulty and failure, persuade them to work harder and give them good advice. It is also included in the supreme qualities rather the responsibilities of a good teacher to give good advice and guidance to a student, keeping in mind the mental ability, inclination, yearning and eagerness of his student.

٭A Madani Islamic brother who is Imam and Khateeb of a Jaami’ Masjid states: When I went to a college to get admission after Hifz-e-Quran, Qaari Sahib rang me up while I was standing in a queue to deposit the fee; he could just say this single sentence and the line was disconnected, ‘Dear son! I thought you are going to do Dars-e-Nizami (‘Aalim course).’ Because, Qaari Sahib had observed my tendency, therefore he advised me like this. Consequently, the same single sentence brought about a change in me and اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰە I got admission in Dars-e-Nizami, and after completing it now I am busy with the Imamat, Khitabat and a very important area of serving Deen.

٭The students properly tend to choose fields at the final academic year to go into practical life. On this occasion, students desperately need proper guidance. It is compulsory for a kind-hearted and experienced teacher to guide them to the right field, according to their talents and tendency. It is the statement of a Madani Islamic brother belonging to the knowledge-based department of Dawat-e-Islami, ‘Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah’: I used to study in the fifth year at Jami’a-tul-Madinah, one day a question hit my mind; I started studying about it but could not find an appropriate answer. Eventually, I set up a questionnaire and submitted to my teacher. Looking at the document, the very first piece of advice was, ‘Appear for a job test in Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah.’ I had not made up my mind for any job yet. The teacher gave the same idea for the second and third day also. Consequently, I appeared for the job test in Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah and اَلْحَمْدُ للہ after the success I am busy with this important department of serving Deen till now.

Dear Islamic brothers! The purpose behind the last-mentioned true parables is that a good teacher guides and encourages his students at every step and aspect.
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Those Who Reform Generations (Episode – 02)

The progress of a business depends on the employees who work in it. If the owner takes care of his employees and his employees also carry out their duties in a proper manner, both the business and employees will make progress.

Everyone likes to be encouraged

Some owners break their employees’ hearts by being arrogant due to their wealth and by having a bad and discouraging attitude when their employees make a mistake. Remember! Everyone likes encouragement whether he works properly or not. If even positive and constructive criticism is not made in a proper manner over someone’s work, he (the employee) considers the critic to be bad in his heart.

Manner of advising employees when they make mistakes

The following manner should be adopted for advising employees when they make a mistake. First of all, they should be encouraged by mentioning the good qualities of their work to them, then the owner should express his opinion in an appropriate manner on the bad qualities and the aspects which need improvement. Some owners do not employ any strategy and criticize their employees in an aggressive way and by doing this they keep sowing the seeds of malice and enmity in employees’ hearts. Such owners desperately need to ponder over their conduct and manners.

Discouragement is harmful to business

Discouragement reduces the respect for the owner in the heart of the employee. The employee develops a sense of deprivation. He loses his confidence and cannot carry out the task nicely on time which he is assigned to do. He even suffers from stress and starts making more mistakes and this thing is very harmful to a business. Therefore they should be encouraged in such a way that they can carry out the tasks which they have been assigned confidently and nicely.

Consolation causes business to flourish

If you want your business to flourish, you have to ignore little mistakes of your employees. If such sentences are uttered to them: ‘You are totally blank in such and such a matter, you do not have the ability at all to do this work.’ They (above-mentioned sentences) will break employees’ heart and they will work half-heartedly. On the other hand, if the owner says like this by consoling them: ‘It is not very difficult work; you can do it.’ It will make them confident and they will start reforming themselves after reviewing their mistakes and thus the business will flourish. Though business flourishes as a result of the good use of the brain by the owner, but employees play a very vital role in its progress. Therefore owners should keep encouraging their employees on different occasions so that they remain busy building up their business with ease of mind.

Way of making employees work as per your will

If the owners want their employees to work as per their will, so instead of becoming strict with them and scolding them they should adopt a loving, polite and encouraging attitude towards them. Whatever a person does, he does it with encouragement. It is encouragement which helps a person to make a progress and because of this encouragement employees fulfil their responsibilities with hard work and devotion. The wise owner is he who encourages his employees and gets his work done. May Allah Almighty bless us with the privilege to treat our employees with kindness and adopt polite manners!

اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

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