Advice to Sacred Learning Students
May 6, 2017
This talk was addressed to the Sacred Learning students at the 2017 retreat on the topic of Spending time with the teacher. Yousuf Azhar, a senior student and friend took sketch notes and has generously agreed to share them. ما شاء الله he is a very talented individual. May Allah(SWT) use him and his talents for the work of Deen.
I am an advocate of making media such as audio and video more transparent i.e. more user friendly in terms of being able to understand the contents without having to listen/watch the entire clip. Transcripts are one extreme end of the spectrum in this regard, but while they allow searching and indexing, they are also time consuming to produce and read. Sketch Notes provide a quick overview of the entire clip but are hard to produce for artistically challenged people like myself. My current go-to option is to provide deep links to key points in the talk. I hope to delve in to further discussion regarding the effective use of media at some time in the future ان شاء الله.
|Spending time with the teacher in a distance learning program?
|Shaykh Husain's sacrifices and dreams
|Distance Learning for Deen cannot work?
|Who should I teach?
|Knowledge is an integral part of spiritual development
|We don't want to be creating intellectual monsters
|Our black buffalo is academics
|How knowledge was initially acquired
|The walmartization of علوم
|The nature of knowledge and the need for a teacher
|How can we benefit from our teachers in a distance learning program?
|4500 people used to attend Imam Ahmad's (RA) gatherings simply to observe his adab and mannerisms
|Many people study the Deen but miss the point completely
|Examples of the emulation of Sahabah (RA) and the pious predecessors
|Benefits of studying with a teacher