Monday, January 24, 2011

Price of Learning Qur'an

(1) A person got interested in learning the Holy Qur'an after retirement. He contacted a friend who had religious education for teaching him the Holy Qur'an. The former asked about the stipend he has to pay to his friend for his teaching. The later told that I shall take one hundred thousand red dinars-that too only as a special consideration for you. 

(2) Then there is the story of the Qur'an teacher of a Vizier's son. The Vizier gave him a significant amount of money as a gift after his son finished Surah Baqrah. The teacher said that this is too much of money-what have, anyway, I done? The Vizier did not like this. After the function and in privacy he told the teacher that please do not come for teaching from tomorrow onwards-you are not aware about the value of Surah Baqrah. The teacher was ashamed by this observation.

The Lesson : Those worldly people had such a regard for the Holy Qur'an in their hearts and we who are in the religious education do not have any value of the Holy Qur'an. Even in Religious Seminaries the same worldly orientation is being manifested that one sees in Coaching Centers for competitive examinations.

(Sitting (majlis) on Monday, January 24, 2011)