The Qur'an is the beating heart of Islam. It is Allah's revelation - 'The Guidance' - transmitted through the Messenger of Allah Muhammad Salallahu 'alaihi wasallam to help people navigate their lives in accordance with the Divine Will.
As Allah's Word the status of the Qur'an is unrivalled and for this reason Muslims from the dawn of Islam have striven to preserve its authenticity. The cornerstone of Islam, it also forms of the basis of all religious learning.
The Prophet Muhammad Salallahu 'alaihi wasallam emphasized the importance of providing education stating: 'The best amongst you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.' - Sahih al-Bukhari