TEACHERS ARE REWARDED IN ABUNDANCE
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ دَعَا إِلَى هُدًى كَانَ لَهُ مِنْ الْأَجْرِ مِثْلُ أُجُورِ مَنْ تَبِعَهُ لَا يَنْقُصُ ذَلِكَ مِنْ أُجُورِهِمْ شَيْئًا وَمَنْ دَعَا إِلَى ضَلَالَةٍ كَانَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ الْإِثْمِ مِثْلُ آثَامِ مَنْ تَبِعَهُ لَا يَنْقُصُ ذَلِكَ مِنْ آثَامِهِمْ شَيْئًا
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
He who calls (people) to righteousness, he will be rewarded the same as those who follow him, without their reward being diminished in any respect. And he who calls (people) to error, he shall have to carry (the burden) of sin the same as those who follow him, without their sins being diminished in any respect.
Narrated in Sahih Muslim, hadith no. 2674
Grade: Sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com
- Anyone who calls, advises, and guides towards righteousness is regarded a teacher.
- One who invites, guides, advises, and teaches someone to do good will be rewarded the same as those who learn from him and practise what is taught.
- The more one’s students are guided and taught to do good and useful acts, the more perpetual reward is obtained.
- The person who teaches, guides, and shows the way to bad and evil acts, will receive as much sin as those who follow and practice them.
Let’s be teachers to our family, neighbors, and communities. Take the opportunity to keep an ever-increasing deposit of deeds for our Hereafter through educating, nurturing, and teaching others.
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