Nannies passion of learning the Quran
MARDIN - The nannies aged over 60 who have started to attend the Family Support Centre to learn the Quran in Kiziltepe, Mardin are showing more effort than young people.
Family Support Centre in Kiziltepe has been one of the most effective institution for women to grasp a job in order support their house income. It has come to attention that the Quran course in this centre is attracting elderly people more. Their passion and determination amazes young people.
Tarweed, memorising, worshiping, prophet’s life, morality and beliefs are also taught in the centre as well as Quran teachings.
There are 15 students aged between 19 to 66 in the institution.
Muazzez Yildiz, a teacher of the institution, made an explanation regarding the subject, “We started the course a month ago and our course is due to end in summer next year. We have new registrations every 2 months and anyone who wishes to start the course can apply and start right after. The course begins with learning the Arabic alphabet and then reading the Quran. We also teach tajweed, memorising, morality in Islam and our beliefs. We currently have 20 registered students but 15 of them attend regularly. Our students are aged from 19 to 66 so we have students from all age groups. For us age does not matter we focus on their determination and all our students are determined to learn. We can easily point out that our older students are more willing to learn than the youngers. It takes longer for them to learn but they do learn at the end.”
“I cried seeing people read the Quran in Hejaz”
“I always wanted to learn to read the Quran. I cried day and night wanting to learn. I visited the Hejaz and I saw everyone reading the Quran in their hands. I cried thinking why I hadn’t learnt how to read it. On my return I started to learn the alphabet from the television. I then applied to this course and thank god I am learning,” said Mukrime Demirat aged 66.
Mihdiye Bilge aged 53 added that, “I wanted learn to read the Quran from a young age but I never had the opportunity to learn it. I thank everyone who has given us the opportunity by starting this course. Our teachers are very helpful and they support us as much as they can. I finished learning the alphabet and now I’m learning the Quran.”
“I always wanted to learn the Quran”
“I always wanted to learn the Quran from a young age. I finished reading the Quran 4 years ago. I come to this course to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. We also learn other religious teachings here,” said Feyziye Incesu aged 60.
“If the students learn the Quran it would be easier to learn other lessons”
“I always wanted to read the Quran from a very young age. I recently graduated from high school and I started this course to learn the Quran. Our teachers are very supportive and encourage us to learn. Many of our friends use school as an excuse to not learn the Quran but I think they should come here. I believe they will be more successful in their lessons once they learn the Quran,” said Elif Aydemir aged 19.
“Reading the Quran relaxes people”
“I have been coming to this course since last year and I am very happy with it. I advice everyone to come here to learn the Quran. The words in the Quran are the words of Allah. Reading the Quran relaxes us and it’s a very nice feeling,” said Fatma Karaozan. (ILKHA)