Learning the Holy Quran in any way is essential for Muslims, whether be it learning how to read, recite or memorizing the Quran surahs. It benefits in the form of great sawab (rewards from Allah) which in turn benefits in enhancing our ‘naama-e-aimal’ (deeds record) and that is used in determining our eternal resting place after our deaths. It is the great book of guidance for us Muslims that serves as a great help in shaping our lives. It contains instructions on important matters of life.
We can judge the importance of Quran reading from the following hadith:
“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah (good deed) from it (i.e. his recitation), and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is (considered as) a letter, rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (Tirmidhi)
Earning sawab is very important for a Muslim as it increases his or her chances to enter Jannah after his or her death. Every Muslim perform Dua after offering prayer to attain the blessings of almighty Allah.
How to make kids learn
The young age of kids is ideal for learning sa children are the most quick learners. It is one of the reasons why babies learn to swim quicker than adults. This must be taken to our advantage by teaching them word by word Quran. There are many ways we can make them learn the Quran, some of them are discussed below:
- Hire a Qari
You can always hire a qari from a mosque which would then set up some time suitable for your child and him. A qari would then come to your place for teaching your child the Quran recitation and reading. The one-on-one lessons greatly help in learning the Quran.
- Online lessons
There are many websites that offer online lessons regarding the teachings of Quran. These lessons are either the online books provided with deadlines for memorization or the skype video sessions. The flexibility here is that you won’t have to go through the hurdle of setting a suitable time between both the parties with the qari. You just have to subscribe to the service and start your learning right away.
- Using smartphones
Now comes the method from the name of this article. Smartphones are the new convenience of this era of technology. They have made almost everything pretty handy, from cameras to books and maps. In the same fashion, they have made Quran learning handy too. There are many apps for this purpose such as ‘QuranReading’, ‘Urdu Quran’, ‘last 20 surahs’, ‘surah yasin’ where you can have access to great convenient features such as surah yasin translation and transliteration, changing the font style, changing the font size, enabling translation or transliteration, choosing the language of translation. All such features help greatly in learning the Quran and can be used in teaching children the Holy Quran through smartphones.
Smartphones are one of the ways of helping children learn the Holy Quran. We should keep finding different ways and do whatever is convenient for us as it’s a great deed