This morning when I read the Quran, I surprised myself on how smooth I can read it and I didn’t feel any ‘heavyness’ feeling that I used to have when I read Quran in my younger days. From memory, learning reading Arabic was not easy at all. I honestly thought that I will never be able to read it well enough. After reading, I started to think about who taught me in reading Quran. No faces or name appear in my mind except for my mom’s.
My mom did not teach me how to read Quran directly. For years she forced me patiently to learn it. She hired private tutors to our home to teach us at least once a week. It started since I was in the first grade and ended when I was finishing my uni degree. So it took her about 16 years.
I didn’t think much of learning it though. I’m quite sure that I am a very stubborn daughter. There were some days when the tutor was there and I was out playing. She would find me and asked me to learn even though a bit. If I still didn’t want to do it, she’ll offer me some treats if I still didn’t want to do it, she threatened to hit me on my bum. No wonder we have a very high turn over of Quran reading tutors. Anyway, she managed to get me study even a bit by a bit for many years. If a tutor quit, she will find another one and another one and another one. I must commend her patience and believe that one day… one fine day her children will be able to read Quran.
Well, here I am after those many years of learning can say that yes I can read Quran quite fluently. I know that it is far from perfection but as far as my mom’s concern. It will do her.
Thank you mom xoxo