A lot of parents ask me about Quran learning for kids Should I start teaching my kids the Quran at age 3 or 6? The answer to this question actually depends on your child and his/her readiness to learn the Holy Quran. In this post, I will share with you 5 reasons why you should start learning Quran for kids at age 3. As always, please feel free to leave comments below and share your thoughts with us!
1) The development of the child’s brain
According to numerous studies, children’s brains develop rapidly until they reach age three. This is because their brains are far more open to absorbing new information than adults’ brains. It is during this time that a lot of neurological connections are being made that will impact learning abilities and skills throughout life. That is why it is so important to introduce them to different languages, ideas, people and other cultures as soon as possible during these critical years.
2) Reciting Quran brings blessings
Reading and reciting Qur’an is also a source of blessings that Allah, may He be exalted, brings down upon whomever He wills. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Allah, may He be exalted, says: ‘I have nothing to give but Paradise as a reward to my slave who says his prayer in awe in expectation of My reward when he raises his head from prostrating. And the one who stays awake at night seeking the Hereafter or wants to learn more about it by reading books until morning; And the one who puts aside some of his time for the remembrance of Me, apart from sleeping or eating; And the one who takes part in gatherings where I am remembered; And whoever does these things out of fear and hope for my mercy then he will enter among those brought near unto me. (Al-Bukhari).
3) For better performance in Arabic classes
I cannot stress enough how important it is to learn Arabic as a toddler, rather than waiting until later in life. This can be done by learning how to read and pronounce basic Arabic words, recite supplications, or memorize easy chapters from books like Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya. If parents want their children to become fluent in reading and writing, they must start them young – ideally around age three.
4) To be consistent with Islamic teachings
The Qur’an makes it compulsory to teach all children under 7 years of age. In Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 231 Allah commands His Messenger to recite and teach Him his Book. It is said in Mishkat, that the best time to commence teaching a child is before he reaches seven years of age. A good start will go a long way to success or failure. We can say that the age of three is the suitable age to start teaching your kids the Holy Quran
5) It makes it easier for parents who do not know Arabic
As there are many translations of the learning Quran for kids in English, French, German, Spanish, etc. Therefore, it will be easier for non-Arabic parents to learn their children’s hadith and worship activities from English or other languages translations than learning the Arabic language which is very difficult to learn.