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Quran Teacher Should Not Seek a Worldly Objective When Teaching Quran

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments


The teacher must not make his intentions [to teach] for the purpose of attaining some worldly objective, such as wealth, leadership, influence, rising above his peers, gaining people’s praise, or drawing their attention to himself. One does not dishonor his teaching of [the Quran ] by hoping to obtain some favor-by way of an [influential] student who recites to him-whether the favor is in the form of property or some service, however small, or even a gift that he would not have received had it not been for [his] student reciting to him.


Allah, Most High says,

Whoever seeks the harvest of the Hereafter, We shall increase his harvest; and whoever seeks the harvest of this world, We shall give him of it here, but in the Hereafter he will have no portion

(Quran, 42:20);

Whoever desires the immediate [gains of this world], We hasten what We will to whomever We will

(Quran, 1 7:18).


Abu Huraira (radiAllahu anhu) stated that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said,

“Whoever learns knowledge by which one [customarily] seeks the pleasure of Allah Most High but learns it in order to obtain one of this world’s riches, he will not find the scent of Paradise on the Day of Judgment.”

[Abu Dawud (3664), Ibn Majah (252), Ahmad (2:338 ), al-Hakim (1:85 ), Ibn Hibban (89).]


Anas, Hudhayfa, and Ka’b ibn Malik (radiAllahu anhum ajmaeen) stated that the Messenger of Allah [sallallahu alaihi wasallam]  said,

“Whoever seeks knowledge so that he can contest fools, vie with the scholars, or attract attention toward himself occupies his seat in the Fire.”

[Tirmidhi (26 5 2, 265 3 ), Ibn Majah ( 247), Darimi (388).]


[Etiquette with the Quran by Imam an-Nawawi, page- 38]


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