The Messenger, our Teacher


This book provides a focused overview of the role of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as a teacher and mentor. It provides a framework for modern readers to draw lessons from his ﷺ approach to educating the early Muslim community.

The text begins with an introductory discussion and overview of the subject. It then examines different elements of the Prophet’s instructional methods, beginning with general themes, then focusing on more specific aspects of the teaching and mentoring process. Over 130 different hadith narrations are included to illustrate and illuminate the principles by which the Prophet’s ﷺ conveyed guidance perfectly and instruction to those who were blessed to believe in him and follow him.

The text includes:

  1. Descriptions in the Qur’an, Sunnah, and historical documentation of the Messenger ﷺ as a teacher
  2. A brief acquainting with the perfection of the Prophet ﷺ in his teaching and his outstanding character
  3. Some special qualities, virtues, honourable manners, and traits of the Messenger-Teacher ﷺ which illuminate aspects of his overall character
  4. His ﷺ teaching methods
  5. His ﷺ teaching of the Divine Law in stages
  6. Teaching through intellectual discussion and negotiation
  7. Asking his Companions questions as a means of unveiling their intelligence and knowledge
  8. Teaching through analogies and examples, similes and metaphors, speech and gesture, playfulness and jest, through stories and tales of the past, and through his own noble persona ﷺ
  9. Offering beneficial wisdom to his Companions without being asked
  10. Responding to questions when he ﷺ was asked
  11. Testing someone who already knows something in order to praise them for their knowledge
  12. Teaching by remaining silent and authorizing something taking place in his ﷺ presence
  13. Seizing opportune moments to teach
  14. How he ﷺ would address sensitive issues
  15. Authorizing writing as a means of conveying his ﷺ teachings

And more.

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Book Details
  • Author: Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
  • Languages: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Colour: Black & white
  • Categories: Islam, Seerah
  • Publisher: Imam Ghazali Publishing
About the Author

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah was born in 1917 in Aleppo during the last years of the Ottoman Caliphate. He studied under many of the great scholars of both Shaam and Egypt, and attended Al-Azhar in Cairo. He became heavily involved in politics in the wake of the fall of the Caliphate. After a period of time unjustly held in jail, he went into exile in Saudi Arabia. In his later life, he would become intensely focused on his study, writing, and ‘ilmi legacy. Several prominent scholars of the present time are among his students. The Shaykh returned to Allah in Riyadh in 1997.

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