Does learning the Quran online really worth it?
How can a live teacher be replaced with a computer?
Will I make progress through Quran online classes?
“I’m not good with machines and computers and don’t know the internet.”
These are only some of the questions that online Quran teachers and people taking Quran classes online have to face and answer whenever they come into contact with a concerned person. And while it is true that there can never be a true replacement of the traditional methods of teaching which is of sitting in a classroom and interacting with a teacher within and outside that classroom along with your peers, it is safe to say that Quran online classes are one of the best and most immersive alternates available for anyone who wish to learn about Islam. Bear in mind that many people do not get the opportunity or the ease of learning Islam through Quran classes online. Seldom it is seen that parents send their children to an Islamic academy consistently because to them, there secular schools and colleges are much more important. Newly graduated students are so busy with the hustle and bustle of working life when leaving their educational institutes that they do not have the time to attend any Islamic institutes. For those that are undecided on the benefits of these learning methods, it is safe to say that giving this a try might kindle your interest in online Quran learning.
Here are some very helpful tips for people who are unaware of or just getting into online Quran studies.
Overcome Computer Technical Challenges
There are a whole plethora of issues that plague online teaching and learning related to technical issues rather than personal ones. Believe it or not, many people that learn Quran online are either children or older people and both of these demographics of individuals have next to nothing in what can be perceived as computer smarts. Most people don’t know how to update their Skype or check email, or browse the internet fluently, or how to work a browser in the first place. These things, among many others unfortunately, happen all the time and are very frustrating to the learner and the teacher alike, however these are not reasons to completely become fed up and abandon online learning. The best advice to these people is simply, be consistent, stick to it and sooner than you think you will be operating a computer like you invented it. This will not only help you in learning about Islam and the Quran through online classes but will act as motivation for you to learn the computer more.
Good Teacher is all it Takes
The Quran was not taught to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in one night; rather it was completed over numerous years and was taught by the Angel Jibreel (AS) to the Prophet. Jibreel (AS) was the teacher of the Quran to the Prophet and the Prophet was the teacher of the Quran to his companions. Even to this day, the practise of learning the Quran from a teacher is strong in the Muslim world. Usually in the old days it has been seen that whenever written copies of the Quran were sent to different nations, learned scholars of the Quran went there also to teach and explain the Quran. The point of this is that it is important to have a teacher. One of the difficulties that are faced often by online Quran learners is finding a suitable teacher. The only solution to this problem is to go through teachers and learn what you can from all of them, but as soon as you find one you’re comfortable with, stick with him or her.