by Amina Samir
I live with my family in a house which is not in the city centre. It has always been a struggle to find a Qari (Quran teacher) to come over to help my son revise his Hifz lessons. To come this far, they would demand higher salaries and sometimes the time slots they gave us would clash with my son’s cricket class. Going to an institute was too time consuming to be an option.
It was at this time that someone suggested Qutor to us. I was not exactly sold on the idea of online learning. Honestly, I did not think it would be effective and I wasn’t sure if I could trust the website. Throwing caution to the wind, I went ahead and signed up! And I am so glad I did!
Not only did we find a Quran teacher who is a well known Qari in the city, but the overall experiencehas been incredible! After my son finished his class, I immediately have audio recordings of the class to review with my son later and the inbuilt classroom was a joy to use! We could take a class regardless of where we were and my son enjoyed using the computer and learning to navigate around the site!
1- No travel time
We could do our classes from the comfort of our home! My son would get exhausted from going and coming to such classes and now we have completely cut out the commute time! He has more time to play and is happier.
The Qari we have now is one of the most sought after Qaris and there was no way that he would have come to our house! But Qutor allows us to invite him in to our home every day for 1 hour! You can choose your teachers online by going through their CVs which are uploaded for you to look through. You can even do a free trial class to make sure that the teachers is suitable for your child.
3- Affordable fee
Saving money was one of the greatest advantages for me. We pay for the time we study and the fee structure does not change according to which area you live in!
If we get late on our way back from cricket class, if I have to go to my mother’s house or if my son is invited on a play date, we can still do the Quran class regardless of where we are. We can just switch on our laptop and log in wherever we are. No missed classes for us anymore.
As an online student, my son has developed self-discipline, self-motivation and time management. Every one of these disciplines is of immeasurable value when you get into the working world. And I couldn’t be happier!
The Prophet (sa) said, “The most superior among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.” [Sahih Bukhari (Book #61, Hadith #546)]. My son has already decided that as soon as he is done with his memorization, he wants to sign up as a teacher on Qutor as well! I am one proud mama!
Amina Samir is a student of the Quran and a homeschooling mom of a ten-year-old Hafiz-to-be.