Ummi's notes

Teaching Qur’an to Children below 7

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I found these notes in one of my personal documents and I can’t remember where I got them from. But nonetheless, they are beneficial and effective as I have tried most of them with my own kids so here it is.

1- Listening

  • Let them listen to the Quran at an early age by reciting in front of them or letting them listen to the recorded audio of a recitation
  • Recite the Qur’an daily before bed (mainly the 3 Quls and Ayatul Kursi which are Sunnah)
  • Recite the surahs that you have already memorized while doing housework, while playing with your kids etc.

2- Repeating and memorizing

  • When they show interest in following you, you can begin guiding them to repeat after you for memorization
  • Let them continue the ending parts of the verse
  • provide positive reinforcement (e.g. acknowledging, smiling, hugging etc.)
  • This can be as early as when they begin to talk
  • Start with the short chapters, like surah al-Fatihah and juz amma from the back (i.e. beginning from Surah an-Nas)
  • Read them together daily and informally

3- Understanding

  • When they are a little older, and able to understand, teach them the meanings of the verse
  • Share it’s tafseer according to their understanding
  • Ponder upon it’s meanings together
  • Teach them the the Arabic vocabularies from the Qur’an  (Download 80% Quran vocabulary)

4- Tajweed

  • Teach them the tajweed without  its technicality by simply modelling it’s recitation to them and saying out the name of its ruling (e.g. this is a mad letter so we read it a little longer like this…)

5-Make it enjoyable!

  • Keep it short and enjoyable when teaching the Qur’an to your kids at this stage

Why is it important for kids to learn Quran?

 Learning the Quran is important for kids because it provides them with a strong foundation in Islamic beliefs, spiritual growth, moral values, and a sense of cultural identity. Quran classes for kids stimulate cognitive development, linguistic skills, and discipline, while also offering guidance for life’s challenges and preparing them for responsible adulthood within their faith and community. These classes instill valuable life skills, encourage family involvement, and empower children to navigate life’s complexities while upholding Islamic principles.

The Prophet (sallahu alaihi wasallam) said,“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 5027)


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