If you are a married Muslim and have kids by the grace of Allah, then you may have the desire in your heart that your kid is a memorizer (Hafiz) of the Qur’an. By the grace of Allah, there are a large number of kids all around the world who memorize the Qur’an. here we will discuss How to Make Kids Love Memorizing Quran. Let us begin with an introduction to the Quran.
Introduction to the Qur’an
The Qur’an is the last Word of the Creator and Owner of the universe that has been sent through His last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for the guidance of mankind till the Day of Judgment. This book is one of the most important miracles of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH); a miracle that survives despite the passing of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Muslims believe that no further prophets will come till the Day of Judgment as this is the last book of guidance. Therefore, Allah Almighty has taken the responsibility of protecting this book, and one part of this divine scheme revolves around the love Muslims have of memorizing the Qur’an. As mentioned earlier, Muslims of all ages look upon this task as a great honor.
It should be noted that this is a very delicate and important responsibility that cannot be fulfilled only by desire and passion, but we also need to think about the steps we can take to help our kids memorize the Qur’an. In fact, in this article, we will try to understand 15 things that can make your children love memorizing the Qur’an.
Prayer and The Holy Quran
When a person wants his child to start memorizing the Qur’an, he should first sincerely pray to Allah (SWT): “O Allah, make this work easy and interesting for my kid and make him passionate about learning your Book. This necessary since as Muslims we believe that human endeavors have no value unless the permission of Allah (SWT) is involved.
Intention, sincerity, and Holy Quran
In light of the sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), it is clear to all Muslims that actions are very much dependent upon intentions, thus it becomes extremely important to examine our intentions; why do we want our child to memorize the Qur’an? The only intention, however, should be that we as a family succeed in gaining the Pleasure of Allah (SWT). This intension will not only encourage our children to exert their utmost effort in memorizing the Holy Qur’an but will also increase the Blessings from Allah (SWT), removing the hurdles that Shaytan tends to erect in their path.
3) Listening to the Recitation of famous reciters:
One of the most important things you can do to help your kids is to have them listen to the recitation of renowned reciters. Introduce your child to these reciters: So and so is the Imam of Masjid-e-Haram or Masjid-e-Nabawi and the special thing about their recitation is such and such. Show videos of their recitation on YouTube, especially recordings of Taraweeh prayers. In this way, the child will develop interest and will start to love this memorization of the Qur’an. Also, if possible, take them with you to perform Umrah and, God willing, your kid will love to hear their favorite reciters reading passages that they have memorized from the Qur’an, and you will notice a significant increase in interest.
An important factor in maintaining and enhancing a kid’s interest is that you set a list of goals for them. We know that to achieve an ultimate goal, it is necessary to set small milestones and achieve them gradually. Therefore, during the process of memorizing the Qur’an, you should first set small goals for your child and help him achieve them. Also, keep giving some rewards on every achievement. In sha Allah, this will fan the child’s interest and prevent him from becoming weary and exhausted. It should be noted that the prizes do not necessarily have to be anything material in nature, but can also be a compliment, such as a word of encouragement in front of friends or relatives, etc.
Narrating the stories of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and other Messengers mentioned in the Quran:
The Qur’an mentions many interesting and instructive stories of previous prophets and nations. To keep the kids interested, it is beneficial to narrate these stories to them, especially when they are memorizing the relevant passages. If those particular verses narrate a story, it must be explained to the kids.
Meaning and translation of verses and surahs:
If the child’s mother tongue is not Arabic, then it is necessary to gradually learn the meanings and of the verses and surahs of the Quran. This can be informally achieved by taking the kids to the scholarly gatherings of the Shaykhs. This will provide them with a mentoring figure and simultaneously their interest in memorizing the Qur’an will also increase.
Importance of continuous REMINDER of the virtues of memorizing the Quran:
Many of the sayings of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) contain the virtue of memorizing the Qur’an. These ahadith may be communicated to the child from time to time. One method of reminding them can be to post their text and translation in a prominent place at home. For example, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave the glad tidings of a crown for the parents of one who memorizes the Qur’an in the Hereafter. Similarly, another saying states that the best person is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it to others. InshaAllah, you will see that your kid will start to love the act of memorizing the Qur’an.
Provide a friendly and encouraging environment:
Modern research has shown that kids learn more quickly if they are being taught in a friendly and interesting environment, so it is very important during the memorization of the Qur’an to ensure that the right environment is being provided to them. It is the parents’ responsibility to be aware of their child’s needs and to play their part in providing them with a healthy environment.
One can acknowledge the fact that memorizing the Qur’an is a laborious task so parents should provide ample opportunities for kids to play during this time so that they can avoid boredom. Even adults get tired of a constant routine, so it is natural for kids to get tired. If they feel the child is getting tired of memorizing the Qur’an, they should not insist that he should continue to do so, but should provide him with different activities to change his mood. Therefore, there should be some regular daily time for sports for children.
Encouragement is an element that everyone needs, but children need it more than any other person. Remember, if you can’t encourage kids, you shouldn’t expect good results from them. It doesn’t matter if they are facing difficulties, In Sha Allah, with your encouragement, they will be able to achieve their future goals.
Provision of religious and Islamic environment
Memorizing the Qur’an is a religious duty, so the religious training of kids is also very important for fulfilling this duty. How will they realize the importance of this duty if they are not properly trained? Furthermore, if there is piety in the home environment, then, In Sha Allah, memorizing the Qur’an itself will become a beloved practice for them, God willing.
Be an example yourself
During the kid’s memorization of the Qur’an, you should arrange for regular recitation yourself and even start memorizing it yourself. Don’t panic at all! Did you know that there is no age limit for memorizing the Qur’an? While the best age of this activity is indeed childhood, experience and observation show that many people have memorized the Qur’an completely even at the age of sixty. If you intend to memorize at least selected parts of the Qur’an with your kid, you will find that your kid’s interest will multiply consistently.
Take care of diet and health:
Childhood is a part of a person’s life in which their body is developing. In this part of life, a kid’s diet and nutrition are directly related to their health. So if you want your kid to memorize the Qur’an, you have to be very sensitive about their health. For example, include fruits in their diet instead of fast food and include fresh juices in their daily routine instead of canned juices.
Ensure that they get enough sleep:
Adequate sleep is very important in the life of every human being, but with regards to children, we will stress upon the fact that that you have to make special arrangements so that their routine is fixed. For this, first of all, the parents have to manage their routine. Your sleeping and waking routine will set your kid’s routine. So not only do you have to take care of their sleep but you also have to set your social activities on the same basis. A good night’s sleep keeps the kid fresh and alert throughout the day, which has a positive effect on his mental health.
Participation in Quran Quiz and Husan Qiraat Competition
Another useful tip to increase the interest of kids is to make them participate in Qur’an Quizzes and Qiraat Competitions where they will see older kids competing, which will encourage them to improve their proficiency and skill level.
These are some tips to help you how to Make Kids Love Memorizing Quran. It is very important for the completion of any task that you have a lot of dedication. To achieve this, it is the parents’ responsibility to make the process as interesting as possible for them. We hope you find this article useful.
Written by: Abrar Hussain