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Fatwa By : Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
Language English
Reference By Islam Q&A
Addition Date 29/08/2013
Ruling on Accepting Payment For Teaching Quran
Does accepting payment for teaching Quran and Arabic deprive a person of the reward?

I live in a European country. I started giving private lessons in the Arabic language to the neighbors’ children, and I am paid for this. Will I be rewarded by Allah although I am taking money for what I teach?.

Praise be to Allah.

There is nothing wrong with accepting payment for teaching Arabic, and there is nothing wrong with accepting it for teaching Quran, and that does not mean that one will not be rewarded for it, if he does the task well and intends thereby to benefit the Muslims and bring them closer to the language of their Prophet and their Quran.

The scholars of the Standing Committee were asked: What is the ruling on accepting payment for teaching young children to memorize Quran? If you say that it is permissible, will the teacher be rewarded by Allah after taking a monthly salary?

They replied: Learning and teaching the Holy Quran is one of the best means of drawing closer to Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, if one’s intention is sound. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) encouraged learning and teaching Quran as he said: “The best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.” Accepting payment for teaching Quran does not deprive the Quran teacher of reward from Allah if his intention is sincere. And Allah is the Source of strength. May Allah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and companions.

End quote.

Fatawa al-Lajnah ad-Da’imah (15/99).

And Allah knows best.

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