Islam encourages all Muslims to seek knowledge from the grade to the grave.
Allah (SWT) considers the people of knowledge as witnesses on His oneness with Himself and the angles.
Allah (SWT) said :
“شَهِدَ اللَّـهُ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَأُولُو الْعِلْمِ قَائِمًا بِالْقِسْطِ ۚ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ” آل عمران ١٨ “
Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge – [that He is] maintaining [creation] injustice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (3-18)
In this context, we focus more on teaching the Quran to others and its excellence in the sight of Islam.
Learning Quran is a way to get an uninterrupted reward from Allah (SWT) as the prophet (SAW) explained in his saying:
“إذا مات ابن آدم انقطع عمله إلا من ثلاث: صدقة جارية ،أو علم ينتفع به، أو ولد صالح يدعو له” ((رواه مسلم)).
“When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); A knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” [Muslim].
Quran is the Word of Allah
No doubt, learning the Quran is one of the best deeds the Muslim should perform and he’ll be rewarded by Allah (SWT) in this life and in the hereafter.
The Glorious Quran is not a normal speech but It’s words of Allah(SWT).
The people of the Quran are the people of Allah(SWT)
عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ”إِنَّ لِلَّهِ أَهْلِينَ مِنَ النَّاسِ ”. قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَنْ هُمْ قَالَ ” هُمْ أَهْلُ الْقُرْآنِ أَهْلُ اللَّهِ وَخَاصَّتُهُ ”. رواه ابن ماجة 215
It was narrated that Anas bin Malik said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Allah has His own people among mankind.’ They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, who are they?’ He said: ‘The people of the Qur’an, the people of Allah and those who are closest to Him. “Ibn Majah 215
Learning Quran is Now Easy
Nowadays, learning the Quran becomes easier than before especially for non-Arabs in western countries because of this technological revolution.
Teaching online helps non-Arab Muslims to recite the Quran correctly and to understand the meanings of the Quran without leaving their homes.
Rewards of Learning Quran
Let’s remember here the good tidings by the Messenger (SAW) for those who are doing their best to read the Quran properly.
The Muslim does his best to recite the Quran while it’s very tough upon him; he gets a double reward by His Lord, The Generous (SWT).
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ “ الْمَاهِرُ بِالْقُرْآنِ مَعَ السَّفَرَةِ الْكِرَامِ الْبَرَرَةِ وَالَّذِي يَقْرَؤُهُ يَتَتَعْتَعُ فِيهِ وَهُوَ عَلَيْهِ شَاقٌّ لَهُ أَجْرَانِ اثْنَانِ ” . سنن ابن ماجة 3779
It was narrated from Aisha that the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) said: “The one who is proficient with the Quran will be with the noble and righteous scribes (the angels), and the one who reads it and stumbles over it, finding it difficult, will have a double reward.” Ibn Majah 3779
Finally, we ask Allah (SWT) to be among the best Muslims and the people of Allah (SWT).
– وعن عثمان بن عفان رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : “خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه” ((رواه البخاري)).
‘Uthman bin ‘Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Quran and teach it to others” [Al-Bukhari].