Abu Tayyib Madani (Shahzaib)
There was a child in the city of Bukhara who was around ten years old. While still in primary education, he developed a passion for the science of Hadith and the desire to learn the sayings of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم took hold of his heart. To quench his thirst for this knowledge, he visited the greatest teachers of hadith in the city.
It was hard work as the child attended lessons every day and would then memorise the Hadith that were taught to him. During one lesson, his teacher made a mistake and was unable to correct himself. The young ten-year-old child, without any hesitation or fear, cried out with utmost respect, ‘Honourable teacher! It is not how you have read it because something else is written in the book.’
The teacher picked up the book, checked it, then looked at the child and remarked, ‘Tell me what is the correct way of reading this?’ The child quickly mentioned the correction from memory, without resorting to any book, (Derived from Nuzha-tul-Qaari, Muqaddimah, vol. 1, p. 107,).
Dear children! This ten-year-old child grew up to be very famous and today, the world calls him Imam Bukhari. His full name is Muhammad Bin Isma’eel Al-Bukhari رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه and he wrote the renowned book of Hadith, Sahih Bukhari.
Just like Imam Bukhari رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه, we should also focus on education and behave respectfully towards our teachers.