Sunday, April 1, 2018

Giving Qaida or Quran Test to get actual results

I,m Saifullah Khan, the founder of GatewaytoQuran and quality control supervisor. Previously I worked as Quran Teacher, Teacher trainer, Examination controller etc in different Quran and Tajweed teaching academies. After every exam, I noticed that kids who did good in their classes, scored less in their exams. With the help of my other fellows, teachers and Quran teaching experts I started finding the reasons. Everyone gave different reasons. But my finding is that the major reason for students failure in exams was "over stress". 
Then, I started giving random tests without letting them know they have a test on a particular time. And started being friendly with them. And the results are amazing. I can't even believe. You can see yourself in this video where I'm giving a Qaida test.  
How to give tests in a friendly environment




So, if your students are doing good in your live Quran classes and at the same time they are scoring less, then here is the strategy you should adopt. So you come to know the actual results.   
1. Be friendly. The way i showed in the video when I'm giving a Qaida test which doesn't even look like a test. Ask them about their food, school, their trip or game and other activities to get them engaged.  
2. Encourage them. Say "Good Job" when they try to say the words from their Qaida book or read an ayah from the holy Quran, even if they are doing it wrong. I would like to say again "EVEN IF THEY ARE DOING IT WRONG" Then fix their mistakes. It will reduce their stress and they will do better.  
3. If the kids are not friendly and you could not make them smile, then you can not find out their actual performance. For these type of kids there is another strategy. Sit down with their teacher when he's teaching and listen to them reading Quran, Qaida, Duas, Salah etc. Or simply get their class recorded and listen to it. and then guide the teacher how to improve it. 
These are just 2-3 ways. You can add some other ways too...
Jazakumullahu khair. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dua in The Month of Rajab


Rajab was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet . It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha'ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:
  اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَبٍ، وَشَعْبَانَ، وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ
"O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha'ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings)."

The chain of Hadith is dhaeef. 
Note: Making dua with the words of Dhaeef hadith is better than making dua in your own words. 

Specific Worships for the month of Rajab  

The Shari'ah has not prescribed any specific way to observe the month of Rajab or to perform a specific mode of worship or a ritual in any one of its dates. However, being a prologue to the month of Ramadan, it should be availed of for preparing oneself for Ramadan and one should pray Allah to make him reach the blessed month and to benefit from its unique merits.

Some people have invented some special rituals or practices in this month, which are not supported by reliable resources of the Shari'ah or are based on some unauthentic traditions.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

LEARN QURAN

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WELCOME TO THE BLESSED VALLEY OF THE HOLY QUR’AN
Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says in his hadith;
“The best amongst you is he who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.” (Bukhari, Fadhail ul Qur’an, 21)
In another hadith;
“A believer, who recites the Qur’an and acts on it, is like an orange (utrujjah) which tastes nice and smells nice. And the example of the believer who does not recite the Qur’an but acts on it is like a date that tastes sweet but has no smell. And the example of the hypocrite who recites the Qur’an is like a sweet basil which smells good but tastes bitter. And the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’an is like a colocynth (bitter apple) which tastes bitter and has a bad smell.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Nasai and Ibn Majah)
In another hadith;
“The one who reads a single letter from the Book of Allah will be rewarded with one good deed. (Know that) A good deed is multiplied ten times over. I do not say Alif Laam Meem is one letter. Verily, Alif is one letter, Laam is one letter, Meem is one letter.” (At-Tirmidhi)
The Prophet (PBUH) has declared the importance of learning the Qur’an with the above-mentioned statements.
The busy and fast lives that we are leading in this age have caused us to postpone learning to read the Qur’an.
Since some of us are older, it is not as easy to learn quickly as it was in our childhood years. Sometimes this is a hindrance for us to start up.
Even if we want to begin to learn we may have difficulty in finding a tutor in the times that we are available. When tutors are available, we may not always be so…
And sometimes some of us may be too shy to learn something from someone at their age.
Out of all these factors, we think that there is a need for such a website, therefore this website started from this very necessity.
Whatsoever our pretext for not learning Qur’an yet is, we think there is no longer any setback before you. We invite you to experience and enjoy the blessed aura of the Qur’an. We ask from Allah (SWT) to accept our struggle to learn and teach the Qur’an

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Friday, January 1, 2016

ONLINE QURAN LEARNING

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Our aim is to make our students learn tajweed (Recitation of the Holy Quran with correct pronunciation and accent) and translation and tafsir of the Holy Quran. We tach those who want to learn Islam and the holy Quran online by way of distance courses.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Misprinted Qurans Caused A Political Crisis.

The Quran is the exact word of Allah Subhanahu wa ta'aala, So you can leave out a paragraph or alter words printing it. what happened in Kuwait in 1999 is that 120,000 copies of the holy Quran were printed and distributed  internationally. And this happened with the state-issued copies of the holy book in Kuwait. The minister for justice and Islamic affairs was accused of “trying to disfigure the faith of Muslims”. As a result, the entire Kuwaiti parliament was dissolved. Members of the opposition claimed the misprints were created intentionally to provide an excuse for parliament to be broken up and a new election called.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Miracle Baby.

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Russian Republic of Dagestan: In 2009, Muslims see that verses on the Quran were appearing spontaneously on the skin of Ali Yakubov, a nine-month-old boy. Thousands visited his home to witness the miracle. Skeptics were keen to point out that this may be child abuse but with wider implications.

Ali’s father is a policeman in a Muslim region. Ali's mom said: “Allah is great and he sent me my miracle child to keep our people safe.”

This baby has left doctors baffled in Russia. The ayaat of the holy Quran appear on nine-month-old Ali Yakubov's back, arms, legs and stomach, before fading away and being replaced with new sayings.

Ali's parents were left stunned when the word Allah appeared on Ali Yakubov's chin soon after his birth. Since then scores of writings in the Arabic script have appeared almost all over his body. Medics have denied that the marks are from someone writing on the child's skin. The kid's mother, Madina Yakubov, said that she and her husband were not religious until the words started appearing on his skin. The baby boy's mother said: "Normally those signs appear twice a week - on Mondays and on the nights between Thursdays and Fridays. "Ali always feels bad when it is happening. He cries and his temperature goes up.