JazakAllah Khair to all those who wrote in with their ideas on how to become the best in the world. The most interesting response I received went a bit like this:
Best in the world standard is too low. When it comes to Quran institutes, the worldwide quality isn’t great. Set the bar much higher to the level of ihsanity
and on reflection, I agree.
At Tanzeel, we believe that the teachers of the Qur’an have taken on the job of a Prophet – spreading the message of Allah by teaching His holy book. Thus it is their duty to teach the Qur’an in a comprehensive manner and not just to teach the recitation of the Qur’an.
Today, the most common qualification of a Qur’an teacher is that he or she has learned the science of Tajweed (pronunciation) or has memorised the Qur’an in its entirety. But that’s where the qualifications end. When in actual fact our Prophet (salalahualaihiwasalam) was given his taribiyyah from Allah that enabled him to teach the Qur’an in such a way that moved hearts and change lives.
Imagine what the world would be like if the Messenger (salalahualaihiwasalam) had just taught us how to read?
To reach the level of ihsanity, we need our teachers to be people who can teach the Qur’an holistically with recitation, memorisation and understanding.
Achieving this outcome is not a simple task. We’ve been told by many a person that it is impossible. But we are prepared to die trying!
I invite you to join us on this journey of seeking to achieve ihsanity in the teaching of Allah’s Book.