It is not easy
to be ‘’a good educator’’
in life. One should be able to give some new things to the
society by using interesting examples along with being a
good educator. The reason is that the people want to see
such an attitude.
In the past
years, while I was talking with my friends about this
subject I had emphasized the above point much and tried to
go into the details.
principle was ‘’ be respectful to yourself and to the people
whom you feel are believing in you’’. Along with the
learning it is very important to live, to put into practice
what you have learned. Therefore, I remember saying to my
friends ‘’While you are
transferring (telling) the things that you know, you should
do this correctly, without pressuring your friends, without
making mistakes, without making yourself ridiculous,
without diving into imaginary subjects and you should
answer every single person who is willing to learn’’.
At that time
the approaches of my friends were very pleasing and the
majority had accepted my points of view in general though
not in detail.
To be able to
do this (to be an educator) the only thing that should be
done is to put yourself in the place of others and act
towards the others in the same way as you want them behave
to you. The most important factors in learning are the
the capacity to
absorb what is being told,
the attendance of the
way he can go
into the details,
thus be creative
( produce new work, new ideas etc.)
The people who
do not have the necessary qualifications for an educator
cannot succeed. It is important to be sincere, be a good
listener and understand the wishes, the needs of the other
person. Apart from these, a good educator is the one who
listens and trusts another educator who is better than
himself, who is being noticed in social life and who has
educated someone who has become a possessor of science. On
the contrary, an egocentric way of thinking wouldn’t be
nice at all.
The one who
keeps only to himself the things that he has learned and who
does not know how to share cannot have respect from the
others and he cannot give anything to others as well. In
such a case the ones
who could not have a good
training have the right to leave their educator.
The educator should not do the things to his students that
he does not want others to do to himself.
Acting in this
way increases the
motivations of those who are eager to learn science and who
want to go further on the path to Allah.
the researches, it seems
that the most important factor for an individual to leave
the path leading to Allah is his limited
However, the real reason
is that the individuals concerned lack the necessary
consistency, especially the lack of harmony between the
educator and the trainee or the wrong attitude of the
On the other
hand, those who wish to have an education try to leave their
teacher and start searching for new educators, but while
they are trying to catch the extreme points they find
themselves in a worser position.
needs time in order for this science to settle down and to
be put into practice (for the biological change). However,
now the strong wish that the student had before has become
weaker, but he is not aware of this. At this point the
educator’s duty is to observe the student’s attitude, make
the student’s feet stay firmly on the ground and not let
him think ‘’I have
reached the point of maturity’’ and go into a virtual mood
However, led by
his instincts (as named in psychology) the individual may
come to this point and if he wants to leave definitely,
then no one has the right to stop him or let him be
stopped through others.
Think about the
years when you had just started learning about this
subject. Observe your developments through the years by
means of the science, the knowledge that you have now
acquired. Analyse the education you had during the time
that has passed, analyse your training and your teacher’s
approach, attitude towards you. If, you are not too free and
easy, if you do not giggle, then you may notice how far you
have come when some
subjects seem very simple to you.
Now, for the
last time I suggest the ones who have started this
education to ask themselves the question ‘’Shall
I be able to
continue?’’ and think deeply about it.
love. May you be entrusted to Allah.