Can I Practice What I Learn from My Quran Teacher?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is it sinful to purposefully make mistakes in Quran to teach what not to do?

Can I carry on learning from the videos, and then use it when reciting to my Ustadha so she can correct me if I’m wrong?

Can I memorise, read or practise Suras at home with no teacher with my tajwid if it is correct? (I read like this in lesson and the Ustadha doesnt say its wrong)

If we learn how to implement Quran in class, but the Ustadha makes some mistakes in what she says (but the point could be correct) can I still apply what I have learnt in that lesson?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

Common Teaching Method

It is common for those who are teaching the science of Quranic pronunciation (Tajwid) to repeat to the student the mistake they are making to show them a contrast between that and the correct way of reading.

It is also common for this method to be used preemptively to teach students the correct way of reading by illustrating to them the wrong way of reading.

This is not sinful.

Practicing and Memorizing Alone

If one is generally guided by a Quran teacher, one may practice and use what one has learned at home in their private recitation of the Quran. This is permissible as it leads to an increase in proficiency and excelling in one’s classes and one’s recitation.

Despite, this if one is choosing to memorize, they should consult their teacher beforehand to see if their current level of recitation is sufficient to begin memorizing. A person may have learned much and greatly improved with their teacher but have yet to reach the level where they can independently memorize the Quran.

Related: Tajwid Archives

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.