مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّائَةُ حَبَّةٍ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاءُۗ وَاللَّـهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (Al-Baqarah:261)

Qur’an is the most beloved book to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “A person whose breast is devoid of the Qur’aan (i.e. he has not learnt anything of the Qur’aan Majeed) is like a desolate house.” (Tirmidhi)

On the other hand Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’aan and teach it. (Bukhari)

In another hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said : “Will not any of you go to the masjid and learn or read two verses from the Book of Allah `azza wa jall? (For) that is better for him than two she-camels, and three (verses) are better for him than three (she-camels), and four (verses) are better for him than four (she-camels). And the number (of verses read in total) are better than the same number of camels.” (Muslim)

Yet in another hadith we read: “A person who recites one harf (letter) of the Qur’an, obtains one reward; each reward multiplies to ten. I am not saying that (Alif Laam Meem) is one harf; Alif is one harf; the Laam is one harf and the Meem is one harf.” (Tirmidhi and Daarami)

Also: “He who recites the Qur’an well and clearly is with a group of high ranking Angels. And the one who finds difficulty in reciting the Qur’an, obtains a double reward.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

And: “On the Day of Judgement a crown of such brilliance will be placed on the heads of the parents of one who learnt the Qur’an and practiced on its laws, that its glitter will outshine the brilliance of the sun which penetrates your houses. What then do you think will be the position of the one who himself learned the Qur’an and acted in accordance with it?” (Ahmad and Abu Dawood)

There are many more ahaadeeth from which we learn the importance of learning and practicing the Qur’an. At the same time it is discouraged to charge for teaching the Qur’an because it bars many from learning the Qur’an due to their financial restraints. Up to the last decade, Scholars of the Quran offered their expertise free of charge in spreading the knowledge of the Book of Allah.

Following the practices of our predecessors, Tauheed Institute has opened its doors to all knowledge seekers of Uloom-ul-Qur’an free of charge. Considering that it is a full time job, we wonder, if any of you would like to participate in this noble service through financial sponsorship/donation to enable us to continue with our devoted time without interruption.

You could donate any amount occasionally or commit yourself to sponsor a specific amount on monthly basis for a year or more. This amount could be from $50/- to 500 to 5000 to 50,000, depending on your greed for the size of the share you want for your hereafter.

Allah says in the Qur’an: “Say, “Indeed, my Lord extends provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts [it] for him. And whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it; and He is the best of providers.” (Saba 39). And the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, said: When the son of Adam dies, his deeds are discontinued except through three (sources): Continuing charity (Masjid, school, water well, charity trust etc.), Beneficial knowledge (knowledge that influences learners to submit to the Will of Allah) and a righteous child that prays for his/her deceased parent.“ (Sahih Muslim)

“And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous who spend [in the cause of Allah] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people – and Allah loves the doers of good” (Aal-i-Imran 133-134)

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