Originally Posted by AnonymousGender
Asalaamu Alaikum Wr Wb, trust me my brother many of us have been in the same position as you. I myself was forced to go and learn when I was younger and was'nt very interested and plus i was'nt even taught properly. Then when i was around 16 I learnt properly from a scholar with proper Tajweed (correct pronounciation).
One of my friends who is 28 just started learning how to read Qur'an now and i can give you MANY examples of people who have started reading Qur'an MUCH later than you.
Your still very young and it is shaythan who is trying to put you off by telling you that your too old to learn but thats absurd and you should NOT listen to the evil and deceptive whisperings of shaythan for he is just wanting to put you off and unfortunatley many people your age and older have also put off learning to read the Qur'an for the very same reason.
The younger you are the better it is trust me my brother because you have a fresher mind and can soak up things better, so i would advise you NOT to listen to the evil and deceptive whisperings of shaythan and go and learn proper Tajweed from a reliable person in the Masjid or anyone that teaches Tajweed. Within 6 months you would have learnt how to read the Qur'an properly inshallah and then you can read the sacred words of Allah how beautiful would that be? Keep that dream in your mind and NEVER hesitate to learn the beautiful words of Allah!
So to accomplish this dream you need to defeat yourself(your desires) and resist the whisperings of the one who wants to see your downfall and destruction!
Keep your goal in mind and your goal is to be able to beautifully recite the sacred words of Almighty Allah!
Look at the rewards you will get for reciting each letter of the Qur'an:
It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whoever reads a letter of the Book of Allah will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter, rather alif is a letter, laam is a letter and meem is a letter.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2910)
Subhanallah! These rewards can be yours in just a few months but all that is required is your effort and determination!
You have got it in you and Allah is wanting to help you achieve this but first you need to help yourself so do as I have advised and Allah will help you do the rest.