We are often asked the question “Why does this Academy charge fee? Shouldn’t Quran teaching be absolutely free?”
The answer to this is “We wish we could keep it free”!
The following are the two main reasons why we do not keep this service for free:
Firstly, Our Academy is run by Islamic Scholers of Madarasa, with an aim to promote learning of Quran throughout the World. In order to sustain the Academy, lowest possible fee structure has been worked out, mainly to pay off monthly expenses like Tutor salaries, resources costs etc. We also provide 20% scholarship seats for New Muslims (reverts) who study completely free. Hiring quality tutors is very expensive and we cannot compromise in quality. We would go bankrupt if we don’t charge fee from students as we have to maintain the Academy and without resources (which don’t come for free) it would close down. Don’t you think it is better to have a Quran service which charges fee rather than having no Quran service at all?
Secondly, Students would not take the classes seriously if offered for free (This is years of our teaching experience). Moreover, many students feel awkward and uncomfortable with that thought that they are using the time and effort of the Academy and not giving anything in return (in terms of value for time).
The pursuit of Islamic knowledge requires some level of commitment and sacrifice bearing in mind the great rewards in return in Akhirah. Whether it’s scholars of the past leaving their families and traveling great distances to seek knowledge OR students of today who spend financial and physical effort; some level of commitment and sacrifice is necessary to keep you focused throughout this journey.
Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alahi wassalam) said: “A servant of God will remain standing on the Day of Judgment until he is questioned about his (time on earth) and how he used it; about his knowledge and how he utilized it; about his wealth and from where he acquired it and in what (activities) he spent it; and about his body and how he used it.” – Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 148
Spending your wealth in acquiring Islamic knowledge is the best investment you can make! So cut down your other expenses and start spending in the path of Shari knowledge…