01 Jun Teaching children to memorise Al Qur’aan
~This article was adapted from A Guide for Memorising the Noble Qur’an. English Translation and Compilation by Amjad ibn Muhammad Rafiq. Edited and Supplemented by Muhammad al-Jibali.~
Allah revealed in the Qur’aan:
“Allah has favoured the believers by sending them a messenger from among themselves, to recite His verses to them, and teach them the book.”
The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam stated:
“The best of you is he who has learnt the Qur’aan and then taught it.” [Bukhari]
As we can see, (or should I say read), Qur’aan recitation as related by Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam is very important in Islam. We should illustrate this importance within our home educational routine. The following are some steps that will help facilitate the memorising process.
Before One Begins to memorise
Whether memorising the Qur’aan or doing anything for Allah, a most important obligation is to purify the intention and correct the goal. Thus, one’s concern to memorise Qur’aan and preserve it must be secured for Allah, for gaining His paradise and attaining His pleasure and for acquiring the great rewards that are reserved for those who recite the Qur’an and memorise it. Reiterate to your children the significance of intention and do not restrict its importance to just Qur’aanic memorization.
Being aware that the Qur’aan is in fact easy to memorise for the one who desires to do so due to the saying of Allah;
“And we have made the Qur’an easy for remembrance (and understanding),
so there is one that will receive admonition?”