When you teach Quran to beginners you should start by making them love reciting Quran and be eager to learn more.
How to teach Quran to beginners? To teach Quran to beginners start by teaching them the basics, teach them the alphabet and how to pronounce them, next teach them Tajweed rules, let them practice each rule, and make sure they understand it. Then start teaching them short surah.
Remember, you can’t love what you’re forced to learn, so don’t force the kids to learn Quran. Tell them the benefits of learning the Quran, and teach them some Quranic stories.
Teach them about the prophets and their miracles, and tell them why it is important to read Quran and pray, not because they will go to hell if they don’t because this way they won’t learn out of love but instead they will learn out of fear.
If you want to know the best methods to teach Quran to kids and beginners, and the best age for kids to learn Quran then keep reading.
What is the best way to teach kids Quran?
Teaching Quran to kids might not be easy, however, there are some easy steps to follow for both you and the child.
- First, start teaching them how to read the Arabic alphabet and the sound of each letter.
- At the same time make them listen to the Quran recitation, recite the surah and ask them to repeat after you. Start with the short surahs because it is easier for kids to learn and memorize. For a short start with the last chapter of the Quran.
- Now teach them the vowels and their sounds, afterword you will teach them the shadda (شَدَّة), madd (مَدّ), sukūn (سُکون), ishbā‘ (اشباع), and iltiqā of sākinayn (إلتِقاءُ الساکِنَين).
- If the kid is at the age of five or six it is a good idea to start teaching them how to recite Quran and memorize it. So here are some easy steps to follow:
- Ensure that the kids are fully aware of the benefits of learning the Quran, here are some of the benefits to tell them about:
- Quran will guide them in their lives.
Tell them that reading Quran will make them understand the purpose of life and Allah’s creation.
Quran will teach them how to deal with life problems.
The rewards that they will gain in the afterlife, as the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Read the Quran for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Judgment.” Also, the prophet said that it saves a person from the hellfire, he said: “If you place the Quran in the cuticle and then you throw it in the fire, it will not burn.”
- Now try to teach them how to recite bismillah, recite the bismillah slowly, syllable by syllable and ask them to repeat after you.
- When the kid manages to say bismillah, start teaching the short surahs first like surah Ikhlas.
- Read each verse slowly and make the kid repeat after you.
- Keep doing this until finishing the surah.
- Kids like presents, so to make them learn how to read Quran tell them that you will reward them every time they learn a new surah or verse.
- Keep repeating the same surah until the children memorize it and know how to recite it.
- When you are sure that they have learned the surah move on to the next one and repeat the process.
At What age should you start teaching kids the Quran?
When you ask this question, the answer will always be, that there is no specific age to start teaching your child Quran. However, the best age to memorize Quran is the age of 6 years old. But you should know that this is not the definite age to memorize Quran.
Some kids managed to memorize the Quran at the age of 3 or 4 years. But not all kids can do so. So it is considered that 6 years old is the perfect time to start teaching your kids Quran, whether via Quran online courses, hiring a tutor, or teaching them yourself.
Although, don’t wait until your kid reaches 6 years old, try enrolling them in an online Quran course and see their progress.
Start teaching them the short surahs first like surah Ikhlas, surah Fatiḥah, and surah Nas. Read each verse slowly to your children and make them repeat after you. With time they will memorize it and as they grow old they will love learning Quran.
How do I start teaching the Quran?
Here is a step-by-step guide to teaching the Quran to kids and beginners:
1- Start with the Basics:
The first step is to learn how to recite Quran correctly with tajweed, this step takes time. First, teach them the Arabic alphabet and how to pronounce them then let them read words and sentences on their own.
2- Teach your kids how to read Quran with tajweed:
Learning the tajweed rules is important to read Quran correctly because the wrong reading of the word might change its meaning. That is why you should teach the kids tajweed rules slowly and after teaching them the rule make them practice to ensure they understood the rule correctly and are able to use it.
This way they will learn the correct pronunciation of each letter and the other Quran recitation rules in a proper way.
Be patient with kids, teach them to love Quran not to fear it. And remember what the prophet peace and blessing be upon him said: “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Quran and teach it.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
3- Recite Quran slowly:
For kids and beginners to learn Quran you should recite each verse slowly and make them repeat after you.
Teach them the meaning of each word and verse.
Then when you finish teaching them the surah test them and see if they understood the surah. Make them recite the surah on their own and if they made a mistake correct it for them.
Teach them to pay attention to each word they are reading.
3- make your kids memorize the Quran:
The ability of kids to memorize is way better than adults. So, you should take advantage of that and help the kids memorize the Quran. It’s not hard, all you will do is to start teaching them the short surahs first. Recite the verses and ask them to repeat them afterward, this way they will memorize the surah with its right recitation.
How do I teach a child to memorize the Quran?
The ability of kids to memorize is way better than adults. So, you should take advantage of that and help your kids memorize the Quran. It’s not hard, all you will do is to start teaching them the short surahs first.
Recite the verses and ask them to repeat afterward, this way they will memorize the surah with its right recitation. If you don’t know how to recite Quran correctly then let them listen to the recitation of a famous reciter.
One of the imams said:
مَن قَرَا القُرآن و هو شابٌّ مُؤمِنٌ ، اختَلَطَ القُرآنُ بلَحمِهِ و دَمِهِ.
“Whoever recites the Quran while he is a believing youth, the Quran will mingle with his flesh and blood.”
That’s why it is important that we learn Quran from a young age and memorize it. And it is also to teach our children from a young age so that Quran becomes a vital part of their lives.
Start by reading a short surah:
When starting with one of the big surahs it will be hard for kids and beginners to understand, so instead of starting with big surahs teach them the short surahs first to encourage them to continue. Also, it will be easier for them to apply the tajweed rules you taught them.
Learning to Recite the Quran Melodiously for Children:
It is important to read Quran with a good voice, kids love music and it is the best way to teach them. So when you recite Quran to them with a melodious recitation they will be eager to recite Quran and they will learn it fast. Also, the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) instructed us to read Quran with a good voice and said:
زَيِّنُوا الْقُرْآنَ بِأَصْوَاتِكُمْ
“Adorn the Quran with your voices.”
This hadith shows us the importance of reciting the Quran melodiously. There are also another hadith were the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) said:
اقْرَءُوا الْقُرْآنَ بِأَلْحَانِ الْعَرَبِ وَ أَصْوَاتِهَا
“Recite the Quran with Arabic melodies and sounds.”
So you should learn to recite Quran melodiously and teach your kids to do the same whatever their age is.
How to teach Quranic Melodies to Children?
We said that it is really important to teach your kids how to read Quran melodiously and that it is recommended by our prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). The way of teaching it is simple so have no worries.
Learn them by listening to the recitations of well-known and authentic reciters, and make your children listen with you. Recite the verses after the reciter and ask your kid to do the same. When your kid emulates the melody of the reciter, he will learn to recite Quran the same way as the reciter does.
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