Significance of Quran Teaching in Islam

In the life of a Muslim, the Quran teaching holds a lot of significance. This is because the Quran teaches the humanity all the ways in which life should be spent. The first best thing in the life of a Muslim is the learning of the Quran and the second best thing in the life of a Muslim is the Quran teaching without a doubt. According to the last Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w), "The best among you is the one who learns Quran and then teaches it to others" Such is the significance of the Quran teaching in the eyes of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). Therefore, any Muslim who wants to excel spiritually and in the eyes of the Allah almighty must consider Quran learning for himself and Quran teaching to others. It must be kept in mind that the learning of Quran is necessary for all the Muslims. While the Quran teaching is something extremely noble, however it is not a necessity unless one becomes a parent. The Quran teaching to their children is essential for the Muslim parents. In fact, it is the right of the every child born to a Muslim that his or her parents teach him the Quran. The significance of the Quran teaching is also demonstrated from an anecdote from the life of the second caliph of Islam after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). After Abu Bakr (R.A), Hazrat Umar became the second caliph of the Muslims. He was a chivalrous and pious man. He was truly a great advocate of the Quran teaching especially by the parents to the children. "One day a man came to Umar ibn al-Khattab to complain of a disobedient son. Therefore, Umar had brought the boy to him and he blamed him for his disobedience. Then the boy addressed Umar by saying "O Commander of the faithful: Are there no rights for a boy against his father?" Umar said "Yes". Then the boy said, "What are these rights O Commander of the Faithful?" Umar said, "To choose a good mother for him, to select a good name to him and to teach him the Quran" Then the boy said, "O Commander of the faithful; my father has not accomplished any of these rights. As for my mother, she was a black slave for a Magician; as for my name, he has named me Jual (beetle); and he has not taught me even one letter from the Quran". Then Umar turned round to the man and said, "You came to me complaining disobedience on the part of your son, whereas you have not given him his rights. So you have made mistakes against him before he has made mistakes against you" For the Quran teaching, the tutor must have a background of the revelation of the Quran. The Quran teaching expert should know that the Quran is the divine base of the religion of Islam. It was revealed almost 1400 years ago and this book is valid until eternity now. Allah Almighty revealed three other divine books before the glorious Quran. These books too contained the divine teachings however they were changed with time. That is why Quran was revealed. Allah Almighty has taken the responsibility of keeping the Quran in its original form.