Allah Almighty revealed the Quran to protect human beings from distortion. The Quran will defend its reader on the ‘’Day of Judgment’’. The recitation of the Quran changes the physical and mental behavior of the reader. The recitation of the Quran is a source of purification of the soul. It lowers the level of stress. The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) emphasized Muslims to read the Quran. Once Muhammad (S.A.W) said:
“It’s better for you to learn the Quran and its information”. (Saheeh-Al-Bukhari)
What are the benefits of the memorization of the Quran?
There is no discrimination of age, gender, or race to memorize the Quran. The memorization of the Quran opens new frontiers before the learner. You come to know about your purpose of creation. The memorization of the Quran increases the learning and memorizing power of the brain. It has been observed that learners who memorize the Quran have a greater ability to memorize other things for a longer duration of time. You become closer to Allah and acquire special knowledge to deal with daily issues. Moreover, Allah has promised a special reward for those who memorize the Quran by heart.
How I memorized the Quran?
I memorized the Quran under the supervision of a certified online female Quran tutor. I really appreciate her efforts in making this journey easy for me. I was just 10 years old when my mother found an online Quran academy for me. It took me three years to memorize the Quran and since then it has been fixed in my heart. I will like to highlight some features and my experiences of online learning in this article.
Safe for females:
Many females cannot get higher Islamic education because there is no safe place in their vicinity. The online Quran memorization platform is totally safe for girls and women of all ages. I took online classes from my home. Even there was no need to monitor your kids during online classes. The learners are safe both physically and mentally.
Comfortable learning environment:
The online Quran classes provide a comfortable zone for learners to take classes from home. My mother selected time in the evening around 6 for class. It was suitable for me as I could take some rest after school. It was not a burden on me to go to a mosque at a fixed time. On the other hand, if I had to go to a madrassah, probably I would not be able to memorize the Quran efficiently and quickly.
Freedom to select a tutor:
As I am a girl, I will feel more comfortable with a female teacher rather than a male teacher. The online Quran academies have both male and female Quran tutors to teach Muslims. My online female Quran tutor was a certified Hafiza from Egypt. She holds an Ijazah certificate too. Her professional teaching style bespoke of vast experience and qualification.
Effective teaching method:
The memorization of the Quran was the biggest challenge for me. The dedicated online Quran teacher used effective strategy and engaging tools to build interest in me. It is always not easy to memorize a language with which you are not familiar. The teacher stared at a slow pace by giving short verses on a daily basis. A step-by-step approach helped me to get familiar with this new learning pattern. Through one-on-one classes, my teacher focused on me. She worked hard to find my weak points to focus on them. She suggested some tips to memorize the Quran quickly. To strengthen my knowledge she referred me some authentic books of Hadith and Tafseer.
Authentic mode of learning:
My devoted teacher for the online Quran memorization focused on Tajweed rules to make my Qiraat more eloquent and beautiful. I adopted Makhriji style of recitation and Alluhulillah I am master in the recitation of the Quran by right guidance. I went through extensive revision sessions and tests on a weekly basis to improve the memorization of the Quran. As all the teachers provided by online Quran academies are well qualified and experienced, the learner can get the authentic information. I was also awarded a Hifz-e-Quran certificate.
Swift communication behavior:
The online Quran teacher was amicable, kind, and gentle to speak and behave with me. Her communication style was influencing and encouraging. She could swiftly communicate in English language. Her modesty and way of living was a symbol of guidance for me. I feel confident and free while talking to her. She always guided me in the light of the Quran and Hadith.
It is a greater opportunity for learners who want to memorize or learn the Quran. The benefits of the online Quran classes have made it convenient and suitable for everyone. I recommend all the female to consult with a qualified online female Quran teacher to get an Islamic education.