I don't know how to read the Quran properly. My parents can't help me in this regard. I went to a mosque to learn but after some time I left because they were teaching me with an accent and I was embarrassed as I was the oldest between small children. What should I do?
closed as primarily opinion-based by Sohaeb, Bleeding Fingers♦ Aug 2 '14 at 22:30
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Assalam o Alikum I appreciate your concern
Age is NO limitation and Be proud that you are among those blessed one who desire to learn to recite and Understand Holy Book. I suggest that you download Audios of small Sura of Holy book, download Holy Quran. Now Listen and follow
Since I am like million other Muslim by Birth and live where Arabic is very familiar , though not Mother Tongue , so may not be able to understand exactly the problems being faced.
Check this , if this could be of some help.
http://openitpak.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=280&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2 Else I can email each Sura separately .
Firstly, be glad because your question is a sign of iman (faith). There are millions of Muslims who couldn't be bothered about being able to read Allah's message to humanity.
Secondly, it's best to find someone local to teach you. It doesn't have to be a professional imam or Qur'an teacher, but even just someone above average in your masjid or your community. Someone who knows the proper pronunciation and the basic rules of tajwid (the rules of recitation), and who can spare a few hours a week to teach you. Once you graduate from them, you can seek out higher level help.
If you live in a place where there is no such person, then there are a number of online institutes who can help you for a nominal fee. I've heard good things about Studio Arabiya.
Finally, there is no reason to be embarrassed even if you are in a class with young children. There are people in their 60s and 70s learning to read Qur'an for the first time. When it comes to seeking knowledge, there is no shyness.