Did you know how highly does Islam values teachers and tutors? The status of the teacher in Quran and Islam is often one of the most underappreciated things about Islam. But it shouldn’t.

Teachers, being some of the most influential people in society, bear the responsibility of molding students’ personalities and educating them. Quran teachers in particular use the teaching of Islam to do so as well as direct people towards the route of Allah SWT.

Let’s take a deeper look at the status of teachers in general and Quran teachers in particular in the Quran and how Islam values them. Keep reading to know more.

What Do Quran And Hadith Say About Teachers?

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Have you ever thought about the fact that our glorious Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was actually sent and regarded as a teacher? This alone can tell you how important and influential this profession is and how both Allah SWT and His messenger value it.

Let’s examine what Allah SWT said in His Holy Book:

“Just as We have sent among you a messenger from yourselves reciting to you Our verses and purifying you and teaching you the Book and wisdom and teaching you that which you did not know.”

(Surah al-Baqarah)

This ayah implies that the prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was sent as a Quran teacher. According to this verse of the Holy Quran, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was sent to teach the people of the world about the Holy Book Quran, knowledge, and mysterious things.

Teachers have high prestige and rights in Islam because of their important role. They have received special attention in Islam because they are the first brick in the framework of social growth and perfection, as well as the source of directing and developing the behaviors and mentalities of people and communities.

What the Quran says about teachers:

Allah SWT rewards those who acquire knowledge and teachers are known to be the knowledge seekers of any community. The Quran states:

“Allah will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given knowledge, by degrees. And Allah is Acquainted with what you do.”

(Surah Al-Mujadilah)

The greatest level of teachers can be deduced from how the prophet and his companions viewed teachers at that time. It’s obvious from Hazrat Ali’s (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) statement in which He stated: 

“If a person teaches me one single word, he has made me his servant for a lifetime.”

There is a popular anecdote about the prophet (PBUH) that may tell us how he used to appreciate teachers and learners, and how he was one of them. The Prophet (PBUH) once entered the mosque before prayer time. He spotted two different groups in the Mosque.

Some in one group were praying, while others were reading the Holy Quran and supplicating. The other group was hard at work studying. They were learning to read and write, as well as debate Islamic principles and their implications in daily life.

Looking at both, the Prophet (PBUH) said:

“They are both engaged in useful pursuits. But I am a teacher. I shall join the group assembled for learning.” 

(Al-Bukhari)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also has a popular Hadith about learning and teaching Quran in particular. Uthman bin Affan (May Allah Be Pleased With Him), the third properly guided Caliph, narrated what the Prophet (PBUH) once said:

“The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it.” 

(Al-Bukhari)

What Are The Teachers’ Rights And Duties in Islam?

Rights 

Islam left nothing unanswered. Since the religious teachings respect and value teachers, they have outlined their rights and made it obligatory for Muslims to respect these rights. Some of these rights include:

  1. Teachers should be treated well in order to make their work easy.
  2. Teachers should be recognized for their efforts. They should be rewarded as well as appreciated. The teacher is the spiritual parent of the student since they give spiritual sustenance and help students improve their behavior.
  3. Teachers’ physical and spiritual needs should be met.
  4. Teachers should be allowed to express themselves freely, and impediments and interventions should be removed.

Teaching is most likely the most difficult career. Teachers have selflessly and bravely chosen a career in which they would always strive for the benefit of people. 

Duties 

On the other hand, teachers should also respect their role and perfectly do their duties. Good communication skills, managerial abilities, reading and writing skills, narrative skills, the ability to advance their students’ level, and so on are required of teachers no matter what field they teach. 

How To Become a Quran Teacher Online?

You can become an online Quran teacher by signing up with Muslim Tutor Spot. Many tutors, both with and without past teaching experience, want to learn how to advance their skills and become online tutors. One of the most difficult issues people have while wanting to become teachers is deciding where to begin.

You can begin by visiting the Become a Tutor page of the Muslim Tutor Spot website, reviewing the skill criteria, and ensuring that you satisfy them all; if not, spend some time working on them before applying.

The Quran instructor should be in charge of developing well-rounded, thorough lesson plans, as well as giving praise and constructive criticism to students and educating them in English. Makharij, tajweed, memorization methods, and Quran Tafsir are all required of Quran teachers.

Fill out the tutor application by providing some basic information such as your name, email address, the topic you want to teach, and a brief statement about your expertise and enthusiasm, as well as what makes you the best candidate for the position.

Some privileges, such as being a Hafiz and holding Ijazah, can assist you in becoming the perfect candidate. This significantly increases your chances of being hired as an online Quran teacher.

Finally, you wait until one of our staff members contacts you to set up an online meeting with you to discuss further details and do an interview on the field. You can begin teaching the best online Quran classes as soon as you are accepted.

Is Teaching the Quran For Money Haram?

No, it is not haram (forbidden) to teach the Quran for money. Accepting money for your work, no matter how much it is, is perfectly acceptable as long as you did not initially volunteer to do it for free. 

Many instructors want to receive their reward from Allah SWT, which is OK, but they cannot change their minds after the process has begun or accept any monetary presents at the end, since this would be like selling Allah’s bounties for worldly gains.

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