Lap of the mother is the first school of the child. Being Muslim parents, as our children grow up, we feel a very worry about how to teach Quran to kids. Just as we are worried about their worldly education, we send them to school, set up tuitions for them, in the same manner, we must be highly concerned about teaching Quran to kids. Obviously, parents especially mothers are responsible for personal grooming and teachings of a child, so this responsibility is primarily your duty. Feeling the weight of responsibility on our shoulders, we come across many questions regarding teaching Quran to kids. For example, how to start teaching your child Quran, what is the right age to start teaching Quran, how would the startup be taken, which method of Quran learning to choose. Where your child would go to the mosque, a tutor would come home to teach Quran, you would learn Quran or some online Quran learning?

Let’s begin from the very starting point, the very first question arises ” when to start or what is the right age to teach your child Quran and by what age they have finished”. A definite answer to that question is, there is no clear cut age boundary to start with and to finish. It is thought that age of 4-5 years is ideal for starting Quran learning, but some mothers keep on reciting while pregnant and breastfeeding with hope this will impact on their children.You can begin at an age even less than four years, depending upon abilities and interests of your child. My younger brother had his surah Fatiha memorized by age less than three though he wasn’t able to even recognize alphabets. Keep in mind, every child has its pace of learning, do not compare them with others ( your cousin, neighbor had finished Quran at the age of 7, and you still haven’t being nine years old). It doesn’t mean that you give them a free hand to keep on delaying their daily sessions, but the point is, such attitude can demotivate your child.

In the following text, we would present you some of the tips for Quran to kids. These little points would help you a lot in ways to teach  Quran to children.

  1. Set yourself as a role model or an example, in front of the child , to follow you. Recite Quran daily, and make sure your kids are around you when you are reciting the holy book.
  2. Recite Quran in loud and catching tone, this would make them attracted towards what you are reading.
  3. Try to make the start of the day of your kid “ recitation of Quran”. Develop a habit of reciting Quran after Fajr.so that when your child opens his/ her eyes in the morning, the very first sound entering his ears is of Quran.
  4. Tell them stories of Quran. Your bedtime story can be any one of described in Quran. And do give them the reference of the story as Quran. Urge them to look up into Quran themselves.Keep on telling them about reward of Quran recitation eg.
  5. Keep on telling them about reward of Quran recitation eg. it makes Allah happy, Prophet (s.a.w) said that its best of learning, etc.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’aan and teach it. ~ Bukhari Vol 6 – 61:545

These were the tips to boost up your child to start learning Quran. Now if your child has started learning Quran, following tips would help you a lot.

1)      Keep it simple at start. Don’t force your child to spend a lot of time on learning Quran. Let him do it at his own comfort level. For example, 10 minutes of dedicated and happy learning would be a lot better than an hour of learning by force, against the will of your child.

2)      Let them know that something very special will follow Quran time, like a good story or playtime with mom.

3)      Set goals, and rewards for achieving a goal. Eg. You would buy your child a remote control car if he / she finishes a chapter of Quran in a specified time.

4)      Play Quran softly in the home during playtime, morning routine, end-of-night routine. Turn off the TV

5)      Recite short quran surahs in the car on the way to school, or shopping etc.

6)      Keep the mood loving during the learning process. Give your child lots of hugs and cuddles.

7)      Don’t punish them hard, or donot get tired of repeated mistakes of your child while learning Quran. Be patient. Every child has its own pace of work.

8)      You can encourage a healthy competition between your kids eg “ who finishes his/ her lesson first, will be given a surprise gift”.

9)      Aim to do two short Quran sessions a day.like one after Fajar and one before Asar prayer. This way if you miss one, you won’t feel badly.

10)   Keep interaction with the tutor ( if you choose to have a home tutor, or online tutor for quran learning). Discuss progress of your child with teacher on regular basis.

24 Responses to How To Teach Quran To Kids

  1. […] Start from short and easy surah. 30th chapter of Quran is specifically useful for the beginners of Quran recitation. You can find many short surahs, covering all basic level of rules of tajweed. Once you get a hold on couple of short surahs, then you can go on to long surahs easily. this tip is especially for kids who have habit of quran recitation. […]

  2. Saarah says:

    This is a very good website thanks and keep making websites like these on other Islamic things please thanks my child has finished the quaran once because of this website he his only 10 and at first he wasn’t that into it now he’s got a routine of reading the quaraan thanks.bye.

  3. Baritu says:

    i really love Quran

  4. Amna Farooq says:

    @baritu !
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  5. nzhad says:

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    @nzhad
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  7. fatama says:

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  9. Muhammad Kabir Shuaibu says:

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  10. Amna Farooq says:

    @muhammad kabir
    JAZAKALLAH 🙂 do come again 🙂

  11. ahmadhafizimehad says:

    Salam…
    Nice post…love it…
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  12. Sidra Kaukab says:

    ahmadhafizimehad
    Jaza;ak Allah and yes sure 🙂

  13. Meryem says:

    Jazakallah! It really is very helpful!
    Inshallah I will use this to teach my little sis.

  14. Amna Farooq says:

    @meryem
    wa iyyaki sister 🙂
    keep visiting our website. and do register at https://www.alquranclasses.com/registration/?ap_id=af for quranic education of your sister 🙂

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  16. saqib says:

    Masha Allah you are doing a great work. When people will get the knowledge of Quran , they will follow it in a more better way.

  17. Amna Farooq says:

    @saqib
    JAZAKALLAH. you can also register for our quran classes here: https://www.alquranclasses.com/registration/?ap_id=af

  18. Leila Neisani says:

    In the name of GOD. HEllow . DEar collegue i am a teacher i studtlied Midwifery would you please mention me which saura is appropriate for starting QURAN TEACHING for 4 and 5 years old?

  19. Amna Farooq says:

    @leila
    for very beginning try to memorize your students short surahs, mean while make them understand arabic test. After they start recognizing words and are able to read them by joining, then start from chapter 1.

  20. saqib khan says:

    @Leila Neisani
    you may teach them the translation of stories from Quran. Naturally, kids listen to stories with attention. It will be a nice way of creating love of Allah and his prophets in the hearts of kids

  21. yasam amani says:

    Asalam alaykum

  22. yasam amani says:

    asalam

  23. Amna Farooq says:

    @yasam
    Walikum salam.
    we are offering free 3 days trial of Quran classes, visit this link please -> https://www.alquranclasses.com/registration/?ap_id=af

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