In this modern world, if you wish to learn the Quran, you have two options at your disposal: attend a class in your local area (the conventional method) or take part in online Quran reading sessions. We are going to go through the benefits and drawbacks of each in this article.
Online Quran reading is convenient
One of the main reasons as to why people opt for Quran tutors online is down to the fact that it is highly convenient. We all lead busy lifestyles nowadays. This means that it can be tough to find a class in the local area which meets our schedule. With online Quran reading, you can fit your sessions around your work or your job. You won’t have difficulty finding an online tutor.
For a variety of reasons, there are some places in the United States which do not have a Quran tutor operating at all. This means that it can be difficult to find one at all. The internet means that you can work with a tutor no matter where you are in the country. You just need a stable connection. This means no travelling to a tutor who may be located a fair distance away.
Online tutors work at your own pace
One of the biggest gripes with conventional classes is the fact that you are going to be working with multiple people when it comes to your education. Many will be working under exactly the same tutor. This is great (we will discuss the reasons as to why soon), but it is not so brilliant for everybody.
Firstly, if you are a little bit too ‘advanced’ for the class, you may feel as though everybody is working at far too slow of a pace for you. This can really hamper your Quran education. In other cases, you may be working at a slower pace than everybody (this is fine, don’t worry), and you do not want the class to progress too quickly for you.
With an online Quran class, you do not have to worry about this too much. You are going to be able to work through everything at your own pace. More often than not, you may have your own dedicated tutor (these cost a little bit more but are completely worth it), who will be able to tailor the course to your own learning style. This means that you will be able to learn in the most effective manner for you and pick up a ton of information.
Online tutors have a lack of interaction
This is probably one of the only drawbacks of online Quran reading. If you attend a course in your local area, you will be able to interact with the Muslim community on a regular basis. This is brilliant for a whole host of different reasons. However, if you learn online, you do not get this. You will be interacting with people on the other side of the country. Thankfully, there are other ways to remedy this and you can find other methods for interacting with your local community.