How to teach the Holy Qur’an to our children?
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How to teach the Holy Qur’an to our children?

 

  • Many parents want to help their children become memorizers of the Holy Qur’an.
  • But it is difficult for some of them to teach them to memorize the Holy Qur’an at home.

 

How to teach children to memorize Qur’an?

  • The best age for children to learn the Holy Qur’an is early childhood (3-6 years).
  • At this age, the child's mind is very attentive, and his/her memorization faculty is fresh and pure.
  • Explaining Qur’an words and verses to children in an interesting way greatly helps them to evocate and facilitates memorization of the Qur’an.
  • Parents should appreciate and respect the child’s mentality, as he/she has a great capacity to store information.
  • Competition: the best thing children may compete in is memorization of the Holy Qur’an.
  • Parents should bear in mind the individual differences among their children.

 

 

Key methods to teach a child to memorize Qur’an at an early age:

  • Parents should be keen their child gets used to hearing the Holy Qur’an from the time of being just an embryo (in mother’s womb) until he/she is born as a little baby and starts to grow up.
  • Parents should be a good role model for their child in reciting the Qur’an on a regular basis.
  • Parents should not force the child to memorize the Qur’an, but rather to draw his/her attention indirectly in an interesting way.
  • Choosing the appropriate time to teach children to memorize the Qur’an, namely early in the morning.
  • Choosing the appropriate place away from distractions, so that the child can focus and use all his/her senses to memorize the Qur’an.
  • Parents should adhere to rules of pronunciation and intonation in reciting the Holy Qur’an for their children.
  • Assigning a Qur’an manuscript for the child to keep reading from throughout the memorization period.
  • A child should keep repeating the verses he/she memorized at different times of the day.
  • A child should keep memorizing the Holy Qur’an on a regular daily basis while reviewing the previous memorized verses and linking them to the newly memorized verses.
  • Parents should keep encouraging children to memorize the Holy Qur’an.
  • Parents should be patient with regard to children’s mistakes, bearing in mind the difficulty their children may face in memorization, and pray for Allah to help them.
  • Parents should be aware of the nature of the stage of childhood, where a child can be highly energetic and not able to stay silent and attentive throughout the memorization lesson.
  • Parents should offer rewards to their children for the more verses they memorize – by giving them something they love, even if it is a piece of candy.

 

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