Respected Sister in Islam,
Wa-alaykumus Salaam wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakaatum
1.) Ahle Ilm (The
people of Knowledge) are supposed to be Ahle Hilm (people
of tolerance). Just as you would like that Allah Ta’ala tolerates
you for all your weaknesses and shortcomings, so you will have to
train your nafs to also tolerate others on their weaknesses. Being
human means that we are prone to shortcomings and errors –
each and everyone of us.
2.) Making remarks that are
uncalled for and are hurtful to them will invite regret. Learn to
maintain silence. The Hadeeth mentions that a man does not slip
so much with his foot as he does with his tongue.
3.) Moreover, you should
adopt ‘adl’ (justice) in respect to your students, otherwise
not testing them due to their weakness, will be an injustice to
them. Allah Ta’ala has entrusted these students to your care.
This is an amaanat. Win them over with love, compassion and affection.
Encourage them with good words, with incentives.
If need be, get the brighter students to give some
time to the weaker students, for revision purposes – that
is, if you do not have the time.
4.) There are many excellent
books by our pious Ulama and these book offer different methods
of teachings as well as excellent suggestions in dealing with students.
Was-Salaamu alaykum wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakaatuhu
Yunus Patel (Maulana)