The Holy Quran

The Holy Quran is the literal word of Allah Almighty, revealed to Prophet Muhammad PBUH through the Angel Gabriel. Allah Almighty says: “The revelation of The Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.” (39:1). The Quran is a guidance for mankind, it provides direction to help mankind judge between right and wrong.

At New Madinah College we believe it is fundamentally important to teach children Quran during the early years of their life. It is during this time children look up to us, and rely on us to guide them and teach them what is required of them in life. There is a true saying that states “Memorising while young is like carving into a rock”. It is in the early years of a child’s life when their memory is strong and their mind is pure. The child is mentally prepared to receive and memorise whatever knowledge that is taught to them.

“Teaching children the Quran is a fundamental from the fundamentals of Islam. By it the child will grow up upon the fitrah, and the lights of wisdom will rush to their hearts before the desires are able to settle in them and darken them with the cloudiness of disobedience and misguidance.” (Al Haafidh as Suyootee)

Benefits of Learning Quran

Elevation of Status

The Prophet PBUH said: “Indeed Allah will elevate some people with this book and he will degrade others with it.”

The People of Allah

The Prophet PBUH said: “Verily, Allah the exalted has people from among mankind, and the people of the Quran are the people of Allah and his chosen ones.”

Protection from Shaytaan

The Prophet PBUH said: “Verily Shaytaan flees from the house in which Surah Al Baqarah is recited.”

The Best of People

The Prophet PBUH said: ” The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.”

Leaders of Prayer

The Prophet PBUH said: “The people should be lead (in prayer) by the best of them in the recitation of the Book of Allah the most High.”

Lofty & Exalted Position

The Prophet PBUH said: “It will be said to the person who memorised Quran, Read, ascend, recite with slow, rhythmic chanting just as you used to recite in the worldly life. For verily your position in paradise will be at the place of the last verse that you recite”

The Sunnah

Allah SWT says: “Say, ‘O Muhammad’ If you indeed love Allah then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (3:31)

At New Madinah College we want to teach students the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH whom was sent by Allah Almighty as a guidance to mankind. We want students to understand that the only way to achieve success in this life and the hereafter, is by following in the footsteps of the Prophet PBUH. Allah SWT says: “And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, fears Allah, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful ones.” (24:52)

After the Holy Quran, the Sunnah is the most important source of Islamic direction. The ‘Sunnah’ is the daily practices of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, everything the Prophet did, said, his actions and attitude.

The Sunnah of the Prophet PBUH teaches us how to lead pure and honorable lives that would certainly lead us to the attainment of Paradise.  When Aisha the wife of Prophet Muhammad PBUH was asked about the manners of the Prophet PBUH, she replied saying, “He was a walking Quran”. Thus the Prophet Muhammad PBUH was the Holy Quran in action. All the commandments, all the virtues the Holy Quran teaches, all of the admirable practices and manners which please Allah Almighty, the beloved Prophet PBUH embodied to the utmost degree.

Allah Almighty Says: “Certainly did Allah confer [great] favor upon the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom, although they had been before in manifest error.” (3: 16)]