What Does a Quran Tutor Do?

C. Webb

In the Muslim faith, the Quran is the official word of God the Almighty. Muslims believe the book contains the exact words of God, sent through the Archangel Gabriel. According to Muslims, the Quran was memorized by the Prophet Muhammad, who then dictated its 114 chapters to his peers. A Quran tutor is charged with imparting the Quran's contents to his or her students.

A Quran tutor imparts the words of the religious text to his students.
A Quran tutor imparts the words of the religious text to his students.

The Quran tutor is responsible for getting students to understand the importance of the Quran in everyday life. Muslims believe all of life's subjects, including law, wisdom, and faith, can be traced to advice from the Quran. In addition to spiritual guidance, the Quran tutor instills the Quran's guidelines for human conduct and economic principles to students of the book.

Tutors may meet with students one on one or in small groups. Meeting frequency depends on time constraints, student ages, and cost. Each Quran tutor designs lessons to instill the Quran's principles in the minds of the students.

In addition to teaching students about the word of God through the Quran, a Quran tutor also teaches students about the danger of false prophets. Muslims believe the words in the Quran are the final words of God. Anything that has been developed after the Quran is not to be acknowledged as the word of God in the Muslim faith. Tutors show students how the Quran applies to their daily lives, and no other book or testimony is to be used.

Helping the needy, constant faith, and obligatory prayers are all addressed in the Quran. A Quran tutor may use written lessons, hands-on projects, and other methods for students to memorize the Quran's chapters. Students ask the Quran tutor about the chapters and their application to the faith and life.

Obligatory prayers are called salat in the Muslim faith. A Quran tutor teaches students to properly perform salat the required five times each day. The prayers are comprised of Quran verses and are performed in the Arabic language. While many attend mosques for prayers, they are also performed anywhere a Muslim happens to be when the required prayer time occurs.

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