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Teaching Quran to Our Kids

Al-Waleed ibn Muslim  said, “When we used to sit in al-Awzaa’ee’s circle and he would see a new young boy with us, he would ask him, did you memorize the Qur’an?’ If he said ‘Yes’, al-Awzaa’ee would say, ‘Then read from the following verse Tuhfat Al Atfal

If he said, ‘No’, al-Awzaa’ee would tell him, ‘Go and memorize the Qur’an first before you seek knowledge.”

Our Pious Predecessors who memorized the Qur’an at a young age are too many to count. Imam Ibn al-Jazaree’” (may Allah have mercy on him), one of the leading scholars of Qur’an, described one of those great scholars as follows:

“He is Zayd ibn al-Hasan ibn Zayd, the scholar, Taajud-Deen, Abu al-Yumn al­ Kindee AI-Baghdaadee. He was a merchant, a scholar and teacher of Qur’an, a grammarian, a linguist, a scholar of eloquence, and a Hancifee.

He lived in Damascus and was born in Baghdad in the month of Sha’baan, 520 AH. He completed memorizing the entire Qur’an through oral repetition, under the guidance of al-Khayyaar’s grandchild, at around the age of seven, which is amazing.