Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quran Pen Reader, Teacher

Have any of you tried the new Quran Pen Readers or Baba Salam Teacher? Its like the leap frog books where you have a pen and you point to the word and its read to you. Imagine? This is great for converts and even kids. Most of these seem to be out of stock everywhere. They must be really in demand. My friend sent one to her mother who never learnt the Quran before (muslim country now but formerly colonized.) I also have my eye on the Tajweed Untangler. Anyone have that book? What innovative resources are you using to learn Quran?  Meanwhile my tajweed teacher got me the al-huda book to learn the Quran word for word.


  1. Salaams -- I wouldn't say that it's innovative, but when I'm trying to learn a new surah, I write it down in a tiny, hand-held book. Then when I'm praying, I just recite it after reciting al-fatiha + a surah I know perfectly. That way I'm at least reading it ten times a day. In a few days I have it memorized!

    I'm bad at memorization though. I have to do a lot by rote learning. And of course, there's always a need to go back and refresh surahs once I have learned them.

    Those resources look amazing masha'Allah!

  2. Wa Alaikum salaam

    Masha Allah. I remember when I first converted and I had to hold a paper in my hand to pray. It took me a month to memorize everything. After that I learned some surahs by putting them on the wall and reading them while praying. Still after all these years I only know 5 surahs. Haven't been making as much of an effort. MOstly I want to learn how to read so that I can read the Quran in Ramadan in arabic but I'm also learning the meaning as well.

  3. Asa

    Did you ever try that quaran for busy people thing? They have links for children too. I'm crushed for time right now - but once mid-december comes round (end of finals) I think I'll be picking that up as a "second" course for myself.

  4. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    I did for awhile in Ramadan. I think I lose interest whenever there is no human interaction as in no one to correct you, no one to compete against, no one to keep you company. Maybe its weird but that's the way I am. I'm used to real school.

  5. Here's a great course for those in the GTA.

  6. hmmm...what if you got your human interaction by doing it WITH your children? You could all laugh and learn at the same time.

    Just a thought (says the person who dropped it because she's "too busy" right now!!)

  7. Here is another one (found the flyer in the mosque).

    Strangely though it only explains the tajweed rules in Arabic. Funny, when you get it wrong it says "la, akhi"; no brother..what if you are a girl? lol

    It does have an english translation though for the text and also french and malay and you can download a fifth language.

  8. Asalaamu Alaikum

    Hmm..Heather. With my children but still there is no live teacher to correct you. I think that is paramount and I seriously need adult company.