Do you want to leave your fingerprint and benefit others before death? What is the reward of becoming a Quran teacher? Have you started to memorize the Quran and want to go on this track? Are you confused about how to be a good Quran teacher? Keep reading this blog!
To begin with the question “How to become a Quran teacher,” we should define what the meaning of teaching is, as it is the first step to understanding the nature of this way. The Quran is the last message of Allah the Almighty, sent to human beings to guide them to their happiness in this life and the Hereafter.
In the Quran, Allah the Almighty guides His servants to the straight path, showing them how to maintain their interests and how to lead a just life system in their relationship with their Creator, themselves, and the world around them.
Thus, the first duty of Muslims to deal well with the Quran and to address the question “How to become a Quran teacher?“ is to understand the Quran’s purpose and messages to make good use of it in their life. In other words, Muslims should make it a top priority to understand the messages of the Quran to apply its commands.
Then, as a means, Muslims should learn the Arabic letters and Tajweed rules to read the Quran like Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Accompanying this phase, Muslims can go through the memorization of the Quran way easier Inshallah.
The most important thing here is understanding that being a Quran teacher means you are a model, and deeds speak louder than words. Allah the Almighty says: “O you who have attained faith, why do you say what you do not do? It is most loathsome to Allah that you say what you do not do” [As-Saf 2-3].
After knowing the concept of teaching the Quran and dealing with it in general, let’s now know why all Muslims should learn and teach the Quran. Teaching the Quran has many benefits in Islam. First of all, it is one of the greatest acts of worship. As Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reported, [one of] the best among you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.
The second benefit is that teaching the Quran is one of the deeds whose reward continues after the death of the Muslim. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says: “When a man dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: Ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, and a righteous son who prays for him,” [Sunan An-Nasa’i].
Also, teaching the Quran is one of the ways to help in preserving it. To illustrate, there are two ways of preservation: by heart and by writing. One of Allah the Almighty’s ways to preserve this book is to facilitate its memorization for Muslims so that in every generation, there is a considerable group of memorizers from the time of the Prophet (PBUH) till now.
Now, after knowing the reason why to learn the Quran and how to become a Quran teacher, let’s go further and provide you with some extra fruitful tips:
Online teaching is actually more challenging, especially with kids. Besides the above-mentioned tips, you should consider the following:
One of the good ideas is to play online mazes or any useful game. Take care of the websites you use so as not to spoil the student’s mentality. For example, take care of the game’s purpose before the class and the advertisements that may include improper messages.
After considering the previous points, you can start your way in teaching the Quran online. At the beginning, you need to work with a company, not as a freelancer, of experience in this field to gain experience.
One of these companies is Riwaq Al Quran. You can teach the Quran for different levels, depending on your qualifications. Moreover, you can earn money in this journey.
In this point, you have to take care of your intention. If it is only for the sake of money, then you harm yourself. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says: “He who does not acquire knowledge with the sole intention of seeking the Pleasure of Allah but for worldly gain, will not smell the fragrance of Jannah on the Day of Resurrection,” [Abu Dawud].
There are many opinions for Muslim scholars regarding taking money for teaching the Quran especially when the Muslim has no need for extra money. However, in general, many scholars say that it is permissible to take money with accounting it for your time, your effort you exert in preparing the lessons, etc., not for the Quran itself.
To wrap up, the Quran is a noble issue that you can pass your life to accompany in understanding, applying, reciting, learning, and teaching. Since it’s a big responsibility, you should prepare yourself well for this journey, taking into consideration the tips mentioned before for teaching the Quran in general and teaching it online in specific.
Now that we have reached the end of the blog, contact us to join the family of Riwaq Al Quran and start the enlightening journey of learning and teaching the book of Allah swt!