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Post  khalillaher on Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:05 pm

I just needed to highlight the point. No offence intended.

A good book on delivering speeches by a Western writer is Dale Carnegie. Search it and you'll find it.

Apart from this listen to great speakers and discover their strengths (I dont have time to go into it but), the following may provide some rich dimensions of Muslim speakers (they're not in any order and the list is not exhaustive; please add if you may; also I have only included one or two examples for brevity whereas hundreds of others clearly deserve mentioning):

1. quoting Arabic text (off by heart, as eye contact is the most important feature of influence) - (Maulana Tariq Jamil)
2. yaqeen of what they say (Sheikh Hamza Yusuf)
3. strength of character (Imam Siraj Wahhaj; Malcolm X (ra))
4. depth of understanding (Maulana Syed Khan (ra); Maulana Palanpuri; discourses of Maulana Thanwi (ra))
5. roohaniyyah (most elders of Tasawwuf)
6. fasahah and balaghah (Maulana Salman Nadwi; Sheikh Hamza Yusuf)
7. creating suspense (Imam Siraj Wahhaj)
8. Tahqeeq (most elders working with fiqh)
9. Fluency in speech (Maulana Tariq Jamil; Maulana Salman Nadwi)
10. Kathratul mutala'ah (Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (ra))
11. Engaging with Awam on their level - (Maulana Makki Sahib)

Wassalam
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Post  ibn munayyar on Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:37 pm

12. Humour (Qari Ahmad Ali Falahi)
13. Sticking to a particular topic (Shaykh Saleem Dhorat Sahib D.B)
14. Preparation and deliverance (Moulana Saqib Bukhari)

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Post  IbnMuhammad on Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:29 pm


I'm not going to include number 15, rather I wanted to point out a mistake that many Ulama make when delivering speeches. I personally find it quite patronising when I hear a speaker saying things like "These days people don't have any devotion or concentration in Salah" and "some people thing about nothing but their businesses in Salah." Personally, I think these issues are connected to the heart and it's no ones job to generalise what everyone else experiences in their individual Salah, after all we as Ulama have to ensure we do 'Husnu Dhann.'

I do agree that having spoken to numerous people on the subject, they themselves concede to having such thoughts in Salah. But it would be more appropriate if we could use a different selection of lexis which have more positive connotations.

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Post  imran afzal on Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:21 pm

Another point to keep in mind is trying to avoid using too many urdu/arabic words in an english lecture and expecting everyone to understand. This rule does change according the crowd however. It may be ok to say 'halal' or 'haram' but say something like 'We should have nadamah over the gunah we have done while doing tawbah' and some people will not have a clue what's going on especially if he is not of asian origin.
Another thing to aviod is to quote a verse of the quran or a hadeeth or some arabic text and then not to translate or to explain it.



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