Quran Classes For Kids
Raising good kids is a dream of every one of us, our online Quran tutors not only focus on just teaching the Arabic, but we also teach them Islamic studies that make children a positive part of our society.
By joining our online Quran classes for kids, they learn Quran reading with tajweed from basics, memorize / hifz Quran and also they can start Quran translation and Tafseer for understanding the Quran and Islam.
Remember there’s no age limit for a student to join our courses.
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When Does Quran Learning for Kids Begins?
The learning of the Quran all begins at home and the learning of the Quran the process for learning the Quran or teaching your child begins before they are even born.
Think about this, the child or the baby before it’s born, in the mother’s womb it listens to sounds and comprehends and it gets used to those sounds, it even gets used to the mother’s and father’s voice.
so how about this Qur’an? our voices are not miracles, the Quran is a miracle and once we do that I mean people often ask when should I start teaching my child?
The answer is, is he born?
you’re too late after he’s born, you should have started before he was born. but it’s not too late, it doesn’t mean if a child cannot comprehend what you’re saying he cannot learn the Quran.
How Long Does it Take to Learn Quran?
Quran learning starts at home and it starts with listening, it does not start with talking. when you learn the language, for example, you don’t start by talking you start by listening and hearing all the words that are being said, you comprehend them and you get used to them and then you start. your mind starts to think about them and in the end, it comes out.
So don’t hasten, if you think your child is lacking in Quran, but you see some effort being put in, say Alhamdulillah because the Quran is a slow process.
Best Options for Kids to Learn Quran?
Another question often asked is, should I send my child to madrasah or shall I teach at home or should I get a private tutor?
All of these ways or methods are efficient and good, but you have to look at their common conditions, if you look in the past, the scholars rarely ever sent their children to madrasah. They educated their children themselves at home because in the Madrassah, most of the time and especially these days we find a lack of quality, we find quantity we find a lot of children and when there are a lot of children, it is very difficult to educate each and everyone with discipline.
This Quran teaching is not easy and the Quran learning process is not easy it takes time and effort.
time as in spending a lot of time with one child. not spending the whole time with 13 children, so understand this madrasah is a good option if the madrasah is good, well known and it is popular. You’ve educated yourself there, and you know what’s going on there and what’s being taught there and how it’s being taught.
So this is a good option but probably there are better options than this. Private tuition is the best option, you can join us and hire our private Quran tutors for kids Quran learning.
The best option is for you to teach them online with our Quran tutors while you’re sitting with them and teach them by yourself later on. this is the best option and if you are not able to do so then these this option comes into play and our teachers take all the responsibility to teach Quran for kids.
Qualities of A Best Online Teacher:
It is your duty to look for a good Quran teacher, what to look for in a good teacher?
A good teacher, first of all, is the one that can understand the child and preferably be from the same generation and society as a child. the same generation and the same understanding as to the child, for example, a young teacher. if not a young teacher enthusiastic motivated active and interactive teacher.
We know that children do not learn by saying; “go and memorize Quran”.
This is a very boring way, let me ask you, from the last time you remember at a madrasah or a masjid that you went to when you were little what do you remember from that?
This is where the stick comes into play, so subhanAllah if we beat our children, this is not education. if we beat our children they will flee from here and go onto the streets and then they will come back someday if you are fortunate to beat you up verbally physically whatever they may be emotionally so what we put in is what we will get out.
the amount of time and effort you put in, insha’Allah into your children that’s what you will see.
so going back to a good Quran teacher focuses a creative mind, being interactive in the lesson, going through examples of everyday life, explaining the area when it comes to Quran reading and Quran memorization.
There are several ways of Quran memorization.
one way is to go through the meaning of the area and this becomes very exciting for the children to try it yourself.
It might sound scary thing, you’re going to go through the fear of the area.
Actually, there are two types of Quran learning online with meaning. one is for the adults and one is for the kids and the children do learn Quran by these ways of explaining the ayahs, not just reading them, they don’t know what they’re even saying so we also look to this inshallah.
we mentioned not to be strict but to be disciplined inshallah. actually, we can put it this way, to be strict you can be disciplined and be strict at the same time, but not harsh with your children.
Online Quran tutors for kids:
also to look for a good Muslim in character when it comes to a teacher, because as well as we being examples for our children. the teacher also needs to be an example for the children, and if the teacher is not an example and you are, then there is some conflict there. so the input is from the parents and the teacher and the child, all three ways put into this learning the Quran online.
it’s very very easy to discourage our children. one statement or one word could discourage your child and make him flee and run away from the learning Quran online.
I heard once it was one of my students unfortunately and his parent this was online and he’s reciting to me and his parent called him a Jahil, so once all you’re a Jahil (Ignorant) and I heard it and I’ve said what my teaching this child for? when his parents calling him Jahil at home. is he going to learn anything all my effort is being wasted?
so don’t call your children names. if they are not good names. children learn Quran online by encouragement, by good words, encouraging them to do good and praising them for the good, that they are already doing. if you don’t praise your child he will not move forward, but praise, of course, should be limited and not overpraise your child.
Best Age to Learn Quran for Kids:
The age in which the children begin to learn Quran is from the mother’s womb before they’re even born might be surprising but it’s true and the Quran has a great effect on the child that is not even born yet as well as of course the children that tend to hear the Quran.
Rights of Children in Islam
I would like to narrate to you a story there is mentioned in the Seerah of the Omar Radhiallahu anhu and the story begins whereby a man came to Omar RA, who was the (Amirul Mumineen) the head of the believers at the time and he came to Omar RA, complaining about disobedience of his child towards him.
so the little boy, he was brought forth and Omar Radhiallahu anhu is asking the little boy that your father has complained about your disobedience towards him, what is the matter?
Look at the bravery of this little boy, he asks a question to Omar Radhiallahu anhu and says;
Do I not have rights upon my father? do I not have rights upon my father?
He (Omar Radhiallahu anhu) replied: Indeed you do.
The boy said: what are they O’ amirul mumineen?
Omar Radhiallahu anhu replied:
- First right:
The first right of the child upon the parent or the father, in this case, is, that the father chooses a righteous spouse a righteous wife before the child’s even born.
Subhanallah look at the rights of the children, they begin before they even born, the first right where is the child when the father is choosing the wife he’s not born, this is the first right.
- Second Right
To keep the best names for his children.
- Third Right:
To teach him the Quran, the book of Allah SWT.
So did we think that teaching our children the Book of Allah SWT is an option for us?
This is fardh (Obligatory), my brothers and sisters, as mentioned in this Seerah of the rights of children.
Be The Hero:
First of all my brothers and sisters if you want to benefit from this Article, you must believe within yourself to become an example for your children.
Be an example for your children this is the best advice anyone could give you to become examples and role models for your children, because if we are not the heroes and role models of our children, then who is they will go elsewhere?
So, take this as a warning be the perfect example for your children.
How do children learn Quran?
They don’t learn by the stick my brothers and they don’t learn by telling off, they learn by visualization look at the schools.
What do children do all day the schools?
They are not sitting there hearing the teacher talk all day. They are doing things and looking and observing and acting physically.
So, when they see you as a parent their only hope, when they are little, when they see you act upon, the Sunnah, they will act upon the Sunnah inshaAllah.
Do you know, how do you get your child to do something that you want them to do?
By doing it yourself Or you tell them by love and care, explaining and by nurturing and by becoming the perfect example that does not exist these days unfortunately by being a role model and showing them in your action, rather than with your mouth.
Challenges for Children in Learning the Quran
Be Patient it’s a long Journey
we face many challenges these days for our children in learning the Quran, first of all, and learning the Quran it’s not an easy step my brothers and sisters it’s a long journey.
It’s a long journey it doesn’t come overnight, you have to put your time and effort.
The scholars used to say that when you give your whole life towards Islam and the Ilm (knowledge) the Ilm gives you a little percentage back. Subhan Allah.
So what if we’re not doing anything towards the Ilm and the Quran and the Sunnah. How would it ever come to us?
We have to put the time and effort into insha’Allah.
Understand the Quran
We face many challenges in this society, but let me give you some hope everybody in the world Arab and non-Arab face the same challenges.
This is not a game between Arabs and non-Arabs. if I was to call up a group of Arabs and say start reciting the Quran.
it’s not a condition that they will be reciting all correctly, maybe they will have some Makharaj some letters will come out perfectly and some others won’t.
But what about the Ahkaam ut Tajweed? many of them don’t even know Tajweed rules, and many of them being the language the mother tongue, they don’t know the meaning of the Quran.
The Quran is not like the spoken Arabic language, we need to understand this, many Aayaats in Quran, the scholars have studied the Quran over and over years and centuries to derive meanings from this Quran and the pearls of wisdom behind every Aayah.
So we face these challenges as non Arabs, but this will all change insha’Allah when we learn Quran by ourselves first of all
So, it important to learn Quran ourselves and then teach and educate our children, but unfortunately we have not educated ourselves and therefore we have to send our children elsewhere.
In most cases we are not even aware of what they are learning at that place even if it is a Masjid, so we must stress the importance of education and follow-up and what our children are actually learning.
Don’t just think “okay they are going to the Masjid they are safe”.
No, my brothers and sisters, we lack the knowledge and pure knowledge these days, so look to where you are sending your children and if you are able to do so ensure that educating yourselves insha’Allah after having learned of course and educate yourself.
Allah SWT has made the Quran easy upon everyone, as he says in the Quran; “Verily we have made the Quran easy to remember”.
Take this as encouragement, the Quran is not talking to Arabs only, Allah SWT is talking to every one of us and telling us that he has made the Quran easy to remember so don’t take this as a burden,
The Quran will come to its companion if the companion of the Quran comes to the Quran and puts effort and time into the Quran.
There is no doubt that the Quran will come to his companion insha’Allah in this world and in the hereafter.
In hadith, it says: Recite the Quran for verily this Quran will come on the day of judgment as an intercessor for its companion.
So this is where it all begins my brothers and sisters, to live by example and teach by example and that’s the way of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم.
Our children are not supposed to be taught by the stick nor by harsh words.
what was the way of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم?
When he saw a lack of something in a companion he would not say “You and You lacking something and something.
This was not his way. he would say for example he, would mention his other qualities first of all and say only if you were to attain this quality you would have attained this.
Look at the hikmah of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم the way he was educating his companions.
Priority and Time
it is all about priority and the time you give to your children, you will see the fruits insha’Allah. for someone to be at work in itself is oppression subhanAllah but it’s an Ibadha, what can we do?
we have to earn for our families and it’s an Ibaadah, but all those hours away from your children, you should be concerned about where are they going, what are they listening to? what are they looking at? where are they being educated?
if you’re not educating your child, then something or somebody else is.
open your eyes to see who and what is educating your child? is it the TV? is it the PlayStation? what is this world coming to?
they are teaching our children to fight and to kill somebody is nothing, you shoot one person, so what?
I have like 9,000 killed or something. it’s nothing these days this is a dangerous matter. think about it.
Techniques for Children to Learn Quran:
so to live by example is very very important, here are some techniques for children to learn and for parents in teaching children the Quran from the beginning.
Help them Practice their Quran Lessons:
first of all, when you’re starting to learn the Quran your child will start to learn the Quran.
we mentioned that we must educate ourselves first insha’Allah and then we can teach our children or help them practice Quran lessons.
Recite / Read Quran Daily:
when you are ready to teach your child the Quran you must recite the Quran on a daily basis.
no doubt if you are not reading Quran so you cannot expect your child to do so. do not expect from your child something you are not doing yourself and you will see when you are doing things yourself and acting yourself the impact it will have on your children. they will see and just imitate this is how children learn imitation there. here is something from the TV they will just say no just imitate what is to say that if you recite the Quran on a daily basis, they will do so inshallah. let’s use positive reinforcement with our children.
Encourage your Kids for Quran:
No harshness, lots of praise in sha Allah and lots of encouragement, no shouting, and abuse, because if they flee from learning the Quran then who is responsible?
we are responsible and we will be asked about this on a day of judgment.
According to hadith, a very person is responsible for his flock his children.
Rewards for Attending Quran Classes:
Many times we fall into this mistake of getting our child to do something from the Deen and instantly rewarding them, by saying; recite Quran today I will take you out or pray the Salah to me today I will buy you this or I will buy you that.
This is what this society has taught us instant gratification. what are we working towards Jenna it’s that instant gratification.
Allah SWT has taught each and every one of us patience to work now and you will get the reward, inshaAllah, so don’t hasten towards rewarding your children. that will spoil them and also it will turn their intention completely around and they will do something for the sake of this toy or that toy. this game or that game.
So explain to them, their rewards: the materialistic rewards and the rewards of Jenna and the rewards of pleasing Allah.
So all these come into play not just rewarding them by physical things and taking them out and toys and so forth and if we fall into doing that then the children will do that only for the sake of that thing that you are giving them.
So teaching Quran and online Quran classes for kids must begin before the age of 10.
Even ten is too late but we are pushing it to ten and after ten there is still hope insha’Allah. do not despair, but it will be a very slow process and you have to spend time as we said with your child on a daily basis.
Create Quranic Environment for kids:
It’s very very important that your child grows up into the household where the Qur’an is being played constantly.
I cannot stress this point enough, they must listen to the Quran from a very young age.
Play the Quran in the house, play the Quran in the car. everywhere you think it’s possible to play the Quran. the children will InshaAllah look to this and pick up.
Do not underestimate the power of the Quran and the miracles of the Quran because this Quran will eventually hit somebody’s heart, especially a child with a pure heart the Quran will come into a pure heart in sha Allah. so this goes back to reciting the Quran on a daily basis yourself.
Make Time for Quran:
It’s very very unfortunate that you can make time for anything else except up with this Quran. because the Quran comes first in our lives and if you want the Quran to stick by you in this world and in the hereafter as well as being with your children and protecting them in sha Allah, then recite the Qur’an on a daily basis and let your children see you. this is a great form of Dawa.
The Best Technique to memorize Quran for kids:
Remember the Quran is being played in the house, in every room, how will this not hit you?
The Quran is being constantly played back and of course, you have to cut things out like TV, that influence your children the most.
They are doing better than us in Dawah, they had the best form of that one. unfortunately, we must attain some of these forms and use them in our own house and use exciting ways for your children to teach them the Quran, not the boring old method of going into a corner and memorizing.
nobody wants to do that, there are many many ways you can teach your child how to memorize Quran online.
Make Dua for Kids:
lastly, we forget to make dua of our children, so make lots of Dua / Supplications for your child and Allah SWT will listen to your Duas and ask Allah SWT to help us all and grant us the Toufeeq to start teaching our children the correct way and to embed this Quran within their hearts.