The first step in understanding and discussing the Qur’an is to learn how to read it. Learning to read the Qur’an used to be the first stage toward learning it. Children used to learn how to read by reading the Qur’an; those studying sciences used to enter their educational lives by memorizing verses from it. Education in the Qur’an was regarded as the door to knowledge and was therefore encouraged.
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“I am leaving among you two weighty things: one being the Book of Allah in which there is right guidance and light, so hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it. ……”(Muslim, Fada’il al-Sahaba, 36-37)
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