Founder's Message to Muslim Parents
Sub: NOOR CENTRE FOR LEARNING QUR'AN.
Respected Parents of Muslim children living abroad:
السلام علیکم ورحمۃ اللہ و برکاتہI bow my head on ground in gratitude to Almighty Allah for having enabled me in a spirit of sacrifice and dedication to start online teaching of Holy Quran under the nomenclature of NOOR CENTER FOR LEARNING QURAN which has been launched on internet recently.
The captioned Center is a non-sectarian, non-political and non-profitable global enterprise for free teaching of Holy Qur’an to Muslim children and adults throughout the world in pursuit of Holy Prophet’s صلى اللہ عليہ وسلم Hadith
(خیرکم من تعلم القرآن وعلمہ-( بخاری شریف“The best amongst you is who learns the Qur’an himself and teaches it to others.” (Bukhari) Again,
(بلغواعنی ولوآیة- ( مسلم شریف“Convey unto me (i.e Prophet) even if it be only one verse’. (Muslim)
This writer (who is a humble founder of NOOR CENTRE) was motivated to undertake this noble venture by the following two incidents:
In 1980 he happened to attend an Islamic Seminar in Brazil under the auspices of WAMY to create awareness among Muslim youth to learn and faithfully practice DEEN for their own good and for showing straight path to an erring section of humanity. After attending the Seminar, he proceeded to several Latin American countries (besides visits to USA, UK, Spain, Italy, Kenya, Ethiopia , Korea and Thailand etc) to find out the condition, problems and requirements of Muslims for learning and practicing their religion (which is a complete code of life) in the true spirit of Islamic Brotherhood. He prepared a comprehensive Report on the subject which was later on sent to Tablighi Markaz, Raiwind where it was highly appreciated by the elders who sent Jamaats to these countries according to their understanding of the situation.By the grace of Allah, the process continues unabated.
Surprisingly there are more Muslims in Argentina and Brazil than in U.S.A. and Canada put together. They are mostly of Arab origin having been settled there after 1st and 2nd World Wars. They came in search of employment opportunities and better living and got settled there after marrying native women. Consequently their children have hardly any knowledge about Islam and are Muslims merely in name. They urgently need to be enlightened about the teachings of Qur’an through Internet.
While the writer was in Argentina during this journey, he was invited to dinner by Director, Islamic Center, Buenos Aires who escorted him to his residence and again accompanied him on his way back for night stay at the Islamic Center. When the Director was about to depart from the Center, he received a telephonic call from some members of Muslim community in a town situated about 150 kilometers from the capital (Buenos Aires) requesting for his burial services in respect of a deceased Muslim. The Director told them that it was simply not possible for him to travel such a long distance at night as he had no personal transport and the town was far away from the capital. This was despite the heart-rending fact that Muslim community in that town had lived there for decades but unfortunately had no idea of giving bath to the deceased person and arranging burial according to Islamic regulations. With the result that the deceased Muslim was buried without proper Islamic ceremony and Dua. (This is not a lone case but there may be hundreds of such examples around the world as the Ummah is scattered throughout the globe.)
The above incident took place over thirty years ago. Now thanks to ALLAH, because of information technology (IT), we can teach Qur’an and basic Islamic rules of life starting from birth up to last funeral prayers etc to Muslims in far flung areas throughout the world. Unless we take advantage of this advance technology, future Muslim generations will continue to grope in the dark for which we will be held accountable before Allah.
The second incident took place in 1985 during the reign of late President Zia-Ul-Haq. An elderly scholar from Turkey who had some past acquaintance with the Pakistan’s President urged him to take advantage of fast growing cordial relations with China for dispatch of copies of Holy Qur’an to that country as Muslims there were in great need of access to the message of ALLAH, especially after liberalization policy of China pertaining to freedom of Religion. The request of Turkish scholar was granted and consignments of Holy Qur’an sent to China but this writer in the heart of his hearts felt that only few Muslims there will be able to read the Holy Qur’an. What they needed more than copies of Qur’an were teachers (Qaris) who could teach Qur’an to children, adults as well as elders. By the grace of ALLAH, this problem has now been solved by the Internet as millions of Muslims in China, Russia, Argentina, Brazil and elsewhere who are ignorant about basic Qur’anic teachings can learn Qur’an through online computer network while sitting in their homes. All that they need is a computer or laptop with headphone and internet connection (which is quite affordable as it is a life-time investment of about 500 US$) for interaction with the teacher to comprehend and correctly pronounce/recite Arabic words of Qur’an. NOOR CENTRE Website www.noorcentreforlearningquran.com is high-tech online Qur’an Tutoring service that enables Parents and their kids to learn to read the Holy Qur’an with Tajweed in one to one Qur’an classes with a live Qur’an teacher. Students of all ages can take these Qur’an learning classes and select time according to their own personal convenience. They can even take their classes while on a journey on their laptop. The online teaching environment also helps them to study in a more relaxed mood, save money on traveling and avoid all the related fatigue /frustration and hazards of traffic etc.
This Online Qur’an teaching programme has been specially designed for benefitting those people who cannot go to Mosques/Islamic Schools regularly to learn Qur’an. It is now possible for everyone to learn, read and understand Qur’an online while sitting at home and is convenient, secure and time-saving. Audio and screen sharing software (Skype/Google talk) enable the teacher and student to communicate and see the same Qur’an lesson on their computer screen during Qur’an classes. At an agreed time, tutor and student come online. With the help of telephony software (Skype), they talk to each other like a telephone conversation but through computer and a screen sharing software (TeamViewer) enables them to see the same lesson on their computer screen. Tutor can highlight letters and words of Qur’anic script to enhance the understanding of the student. All of our tutors (under the guidance and able leadership of Project Director, Mufti Abdul Sami) are highly qualified, well-trained and bear excellent moral character. The medium of instruction is Urdu, English and Arabic, depending on the preference of student.
Parents willing to introduce their children to the treasure of knowledge, wisdom and virtues revealed in the Holy Qur’an are welcome to register them with us. Registration Form can be downloaded from our website. There is no registration/ admission or tuition fee. Besides, this is a golden chance for the elderly persons who somehow could not learn Qur’an during their childhood and who hesitate from taking face to face classes with young students (in Mosque/Islamic School) to benefit from privacy offered in our online one to one sessions. Please feel free to contact us for any additional information or question at our E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
We have also acquired the services of an experienced lady Quranic teacher who is Aalimah and Qariah. Interested female students are advised to contact for registration at her email addresses:firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com.
Our experience shows that one to one online Qur’an teaching is effective, engaging and useful especially for those Muslim children and adults living in non-Muslim countries who have no access to a Masjid (Mosque) or Islamic school for learning the basic teachings and recitation of the Holy Qur'an. Kindly take advantage of this facility offered for the sake of Divine Reward:
(وَمَا اَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ اَجْرٍ اِنْ اَجْرِيَ اِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ۔( الشعراء: ١٢٧“And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.”(Al-Qur’an,26:164)
On our request, Prof. Muhammad al-Ghazali, Professor, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad, has gratefully agreed to extend his full cooperation and support to the Centre. He is available at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Noor Centre for learning Qur’an
Rajab 1, 1432 Hijri
(4th June 2011)