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who is a muslim home school?

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

Ahlen wa sahlen! Welcome and sincerely thank you for visiting our blog, whether you are a parent, teacher, home schooler or schooler!

History...

This blog started out originally as "diary of a Muslim home-school" back in March 2011.

What started as the documentation of personal experiences from a home educator more than 6 years ago, has evolved into a means to share educational resources and articles relating to education and Muslim family life.

Following this new direction, the blog was re-launched under the name A Muslim Home School, a year or so later, reflecting a less personal story per se and focusing instead on sharing resources, learning ideas and musings around home education and family.

Who am I?

You won't find my picture anywhere, and whilst I do occasionally share some personal reflections around education and family for the benefit of others, I don't tend to share much personal about myself and family beyond this.....because there is no benefit to you my dear reader to do so.

But to give a brief idea of who is behind a Muslim Home School for the purpose of transparency....

I am a mother, living in the UK, striving to raise my children upon the Qur'an and Sunnah, according to the understanding of the Salaf as Saalih bi'ithnillah. 

My university background is design, however I have gone on to gain qualifications in nutrition: including childhood obesity and pre & post natal nutrition.
I am currently studying behaviour change, as well as on going personal studies in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

We have just approached the end of primary education with our eldest so I am far from a home schooling veteran, in fact just the opposite....most definitely a novice!
I have however learnt a lot over the past several years after throwing myself into this learn on the job role of home educator, and hope I can share some of what I have benefited from inshaAllah.

What will you find here?

Free educational and planning printables, children's projects that might inspire, as well as articles and reflections around home schooling, parenting and family.  

When I began home educating, I found a lack of suitable resources to use with my children, particularly Islamic material that was of good quality and authentic. I found that producing what I needed gave me exactly what I wanted...and cheap!

The resources and articles shared, are for the most part, things which I have done, used or created for my own children, which perhaps will be of use to others also inshallah.

Islamic Resources Disclaimer


"This knowledge is a matter of dīn, so be careful who you take your dīn from."

Muḥammad Ibn Serīn


I must be clear, I am merely a mother, striving to raise my children to know for what purpose they were created for, inshaAllah.
Whilst I have my own personal Islamic studies through attending lessons, audios and books of the Scholars and Taalib ul Ilm, I am not a true student of knowledge in the real sense of the word, rather I am completely a layman. Therefore any Islamic resource material I share, are not from "myself", but instead based upon the works of the Ulema or known students of knowledge to help teach our children inshaAllah. 

I tend to avoid producing resources which "teaches", and instead produce material that will aid a topic from authentic works, such as simple worksheets, lapbooks or note booking pages to accompany a taught study. 

May Allah keep us firmly upon the straight path, guide us to what is true and keep us away from falsehood. 
All good is from Allah Alone, and all errors are from myself and the Shaytan. Please notify me of any mistakes using the form on the contact page.


Social Media

You can find me on Facebook where I share any articles from around the internet connected to education, family and parenting, as well as Instagram where you will find snippets showing some of the things learning or exploring and lastly Pinterest, a place I hoard virtual "stuff" to inspire from around the web!

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JazakumAllahu khayran



61 comments:

  1. Assalamu Aalikum.
    Dear Sister, I'm Rawiya from Sri Lanka, I would like to teach the children through online. Can I know the procedures for it and also should it be volunteer teaching?

    Kind Regards,
    Rawiya.

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    1. Dear Sis Rawiya

      Are you homeschooling too, coz I'am a Srilankan too

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  2. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,

    Ukhtee, I don't know the procedure for online teaching. Sorry I can not help.

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  3. aAsalamu Aleikom wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu Dear Sister,

    Youre Website is Maa Shaa Allah! I have a question. Because my daughter read only dutch i won't to take over some documents you share.But i don't know how i can take the english tekst away and wright it in dutch?
    can you please help me?

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  4. assamalu alaikum sis,
    masha' allah u r doing an amazing job. i just started homeschool my children. I think my eldest child is same age as yours. So please upload any activities you are doing.

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  5. also where can i get those golden beads you have.

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  6. Wa alaikum asalaam umm Sumayyah,
    Alhamdulillah, all good is from Allah.
    The golden beads I bought from an online Montessori store...I can't remember which one. Look around because they are expensive, so shop around and find the cheapest set inshaAllah!

    You can also make them....have a look online for tutorials

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  7. Assalamu alaikum wrb. Sister my 3 year old son will start his school only in September this year insha Allah, but I am seriously considering homeschooling. I have NO idea and I am a disorganized person. I am also worried that since I am not really good at maths, I might not be able to do well. I need some motivation please. Jazakallahu Khair

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,

      ahhh ukhtee, don't worry your son is only 3 mashaAllah, he is still a baby! (smile)
      I think most of us don't have a clue when we first start out home edding....but Alhamdulillah, we learn with time and experience.

      My children are still only 7 and 5 Alhamdulillah, so I don't have a huge amount of experience under my belt, and believe me I am still learning and developing bi'ithnillah.

      Right now, your son is very young. The best place for him is with you. Take a look at the majority of the world, most kids formal education does not start until age 6 - I think even in some parts of America (or so I believe???).

      This is quite a long topic to go into with a short advise, so give me a few days and I will try to write a fuller response as a blog post inshaAllah- it will be easier to respond to your question as a full post.
      BarakAllahu feeki

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    2. Faiza, I have responded fully to your question in this blog post http://www.amuslimhomeschool.com/2014/01/considering-home-education-part-1.html

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  8. Asalaamu alaiki waramatulahi wabarkatahu- what am amazing wealth of recourses and information! Ma sha Allah! May Allah reward you for All you do! Aameen

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    1. wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,
      Alhamdulillah, barakAllahu feeki.
      JazakAllahu khayr for your feedback it is appreciated.

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  9. Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
    Dear Sister,
    I am a mother of two boys. The older one will be 4 this year inshallah. I would like to start some formal islamic education with him but I have no idea where to start.
    Can you give me any ideas? Or books that might be helpful?
    May Allah bless you and protect you and your family. Ameen
    Maryam

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    1. wa alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,

      So sorry for the huge delay in responding to your question!
      InshaAllah I will have a look at some books and resources and post them soon!

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  10. Asalamu alaiykum, Dear Sister,
    We have recently launched an online school for Muslim children and to support parents who are struggling with homeschooling. The website is run by trained teachers and are parents who have been involved in homeschooling.
    www.crescent-academy.com
    Perhaps this would be helpful to you.

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  11. SalamAleykum,
    Dear Brother and Sister. I and my wife loved your blog and resources especially Ramadan Journal. May Allah reward you in this dunya and akhirah. Jazakallahu Khairan.

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah, Alhamdulillah all good is certainly from Allah! BarakAllahu feekum!

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  12. As Salaam Alaykum

    I pray you are in good health and in highest level of eemaan, may Allah bless you.

    I would like to contact you via e-mail in shaa Allaah, can you kindly provide me with one?

    Hayakillaah,

    your sister in Islam, Umm Sakinah.

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    2. Wa alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,

      If you have facebook it will be easiest to inbox me through the Facebook page
      https://www.facebook.com/DiaryOfAMuslimHomeSchool?ref=tn_tnmn

      If you don't have facebook then the email is muslimhomeschool@outlook.com - but this email is not checked daily.

      BarakAllahu feeki

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  13. As Salaam Alaikum

    Thank you for all the material that you have provided. I loved your printable Ramadan journals and was planning on using them for a group of kids. Would it be ok for me to replace some of the hadiths in the journal with ones that I am already using with my students?

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  14. Salam Alaykum,
    mashAllah, I just found your blog today as I'm starting a new position teaching the preschool and prek classes in our Islamic elementary. You have so many great ideas, thoughts and resources. Thank you for your work in putting them online to share with others! May Allah reward your efforts, sis!

    Best,
    Nicole B.

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    1. wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,
      Alhamdulillah all good found is certainly from Allah! I ask Allah that this blog will be a means of benefiting myself and others!
      May your new teaching position go well and you benefit those you teach!

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  15. Asalaamu aliakum wa rahmatuAllah

    May Allah swt reward you immensely for this blog as it has been very inspiring. InshaAllah I will be using your organizer in an attempt to homeschool my children this year, bi'ithnillah.

    If you have a chance, please check out my blog (pearls4yourhome.blogspot.com), I'm a newbie, so if you have any advice please feel free to share.

    jazakhAllah khair

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    1. wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,
      Alhamdulillah all good found is certainly from Allah!
      Alhamdulillah you have made a nice start to your blog. May it be of benefit to you and others.

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  16. Dear sister,
    I'm so glad I found your page. My son is 4 and I really wanted to teach him islamic studies and I didn't know how. But now i can use your resources they are very helpful. JZK

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    1. Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
      Alhamdulillah. May Allah give you success in your studies!

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  17. Asselamu Alaikum
    Dear sister, I really love your website Jezakellahu khair for your effort. I have a 4 year old and I wanted to teach him at home. Especially Islamic studies but I don't know where to start in your blog. Please help... JZK

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,
      Alhamdulillah, barakAllahu feeki.
      You may find these articles helpful inshaAllah.

      http://abdurrahman.org/tawheed/how-does-a-father-teach-his-children-tawheed-shaykh-muhammad-bin-salih-al-uthaymeen.html

      http://abdurrahman.org/children/muqbil-rearing-his-daughters.html

      http://abdurrahman.org/family/fleshblood.pdf

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  18. JZK for your reply sister.
    I checked the links you sent me but I was looking for hands on materials. like lapbooks or some crafts that he can do with me that way he will remember it and enjoy it while learning.... JZK

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, I didn't notice your comment until now! If you check out the labels, I have re-organised my posts to make it easier to browse. About 1/3rd of the blog content has been deleted recently, however, there are some Arabic alphabet lapbooks available for download which you may find helpful bi'ithnillah

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  19. Salam Aleykum sister, I saw the wonderful work with the journals for Ramadan, with a sister that is actually homeschooling her two boys and she refered me this blog, we became interested to make a similar one in spanish for the kids of our ummah this Ramadan but i would like your opinion about it, permission for refer your webpage for it. I wait for your news inshaAllah.

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahamtullah,
      Please contact me via facebook if you can inshaAllah via the private messaging https://www.facebook.com/DiaryOfAMuslimHomeSchool?ref=hl

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  20. Assalamualaikum warahmatullah, thank you so much, sister for sharing your wonderful work with us. May Allah grant you goodness and barakah in this life and in hereafter.

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu.
      Ameen, wa'iyyaki!

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  21. Salam Alaikum sister, my name is Fatimah. I am a Qaeda nooraniyyah teacher and I homeschool my kids. I really love your resources masha Allah. Came to know about your site from umm Maimoonah. I teach children of ages 4 to 8 Qaeda nooraniyyah at home and would like to educate them about Ramadan. Can I use your resources for that?

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,
      Yes you may use the resources Alhamdulillah, barakAllahu feeki

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  22. Salam alaikum ukhty,

    I love what you're doing . Baaraka Allahu feeki for your sharing.
    I am a sister of France and I wonder if you accept me to do your book on the hadeeth of Jibreel but in French .I find it well presented and I like the questions at the end .
    If you permitted me , I will mention your work and your blog of course.
    Excuse me for my bad english , I expect your answer my sister.

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  23. assalamu alaikum sister,

    allahumma barik this is the first homeschooling blog I really really love! Have you got an email address where I can contact you on? I really need your advice in shaa Allah jazakillahu khayran

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  24. salam alaikum,

    excuse me my sister but can you give me an answer pleaaaaaase! baaraka Allahu feeki

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    1. wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah
      Apologies for the late reply!
      I no longer have the original files as our computer crashed some time back.
      The hadith used I didn't translate, it was Darrusalaams translation.

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  25. Assalamualikum sister,

    I am planning on homeschooling my 4 year old and my 7 year old (KG1 and Year 2). Do you follow any particular curriculum for literacy, mathematics, science? If so, could you share what you follow? i am very new to teaching and homeschooling on the whole and require something with planning, daily tasks and guidance. Any information would be appreciated. Jzk

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  26. Assalamu alaikum,

    Great work sister...jazakallah khairan .I couldnt find your terms of use. I was wondering if I could use your materials for my classroom.
    Tanveen

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,
      BarakAllahu feeki.

      Yes you are most welcome to use in a school classroom! JazakAllahu khayr.
      I tend to add a notice at the beginning of each file to briefly mention terms.... As long as you are not selling the materials or hosting files on your own websites etc, you are free to use!

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  27. assalamu alaykum,

    I'm planning on homeschooling my children, but when stopping them from school I have no idea what to say to the headteacher and the council, because I don't know any homeschoolers around. Are there things which I should or should not mention when I speak to them?

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    1. Wa alaikum asalaam WA rahmatullah,

      If you are in the UK, visit the education otherwise website - this is the place to go to clue yourself up on the legalities of deregistering a child from school.

      Her is a direct link to one of their PDFs in which they give a sample letter you can use to send to your school.
      http://www.educationotherwise.net/attachments/article/125/De-registration.pdf

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  28. As salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah again and Jazakillah khayr,sister..Thank you for your helpful abd fast answer!
    Sometimes I feel very worried about the condition of us,Muslims but,after discovering your blog,I started to think that there is a hope :) Keep inspiring all of us!
    Jazakillah khayr again

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  29. Assalam Alaykum Wa Rahmatuallah Wa Barakatuh Okhti
    I absolutely LOVE you blog. Completely Halal way to teach children at home. I do not yet have children myself, in sha Allah, but one day in sha Allah, I would hope I'd raise my kids much like you do. JazakAllah Khair! I'd love to learn how to create these worksheets! BarakAllah feeki

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  30. Assalamu Alaikum,

    I'm so in love with your blog! May Allah SWT reward you for using your talents for His sake. May all of the positivity taken from your works be a means for you and your family to enter Jannah. I am also a teacher, and was beginning to think about homeschooling my son. He's only 6 months old, so I have some time inshaAllah :) I had a request of you. I want to put up some of your hisnul Muslim du'as in my son's room, and was wondering if there was a way to switch some of the backgrounds and du'as up? I want them to become a permanent part of his room decor, and thus want it to be pretty to look at. :)

    Jazakillahu khairan!

    Khadija Taufique

    khadija.taufique@gmail.com

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    1. WA alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,

      BarakAllahu feeki.

      I'm afraid our computer crashed last year so I lost all original files which would allow any editing. All I have access to it what you have access to....the PDF file on google docs Alhamdulillah!

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  31. Assalaamu alaiki sister. I pray that all is well. InshaaAllah I have a new book Children's one that I would love to email you for your to review. I wanted to know, where can I email it to you. YOu can email me at ummkhadiijahbooks@gmail.com

    JazakaAllahu khair

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  32. As-Salamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I am a Muslim kindergarten teacher in Russia, with an emphasis on the memorization of the Koran. I found your book very useful for the Muslims of our country. Can I translate it into Russian and distribute these books here in our country, in Russia? I apologize for the error, the English do not know, I write through a translator.

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  33. As-Salamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I am a Muslim kindergarten teacher in Russia, with an emphasis on the memorization of the Koran. I found your book very useful for the Muslims of our country. Can I translate it into Russian and distribute these books here in our country, in Russia? I apologize for the error, the English do not know, I write through a translator.

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  34. As-Salamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I am a Muslim kindergarten teacher in Russia, with an emphasis on the memorization of the Koran. I found your book very useful for the Muslims of our country. Can I translate it into Russian and distribute these books here in our country, in Russia? I apologize for the error, the English do not know, I write through a translator.

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  35. Salaam aleikum,
    WHat a fantastic site, masha Allah. I just love it!!
    Is there any way I could get a blanc PDF-Ramadan Journal, because my children do not speak English.
    I really love the way the would be able to work on their Ramadan goals with this Journal insha Allah.
    May Allah reward you with the best, amien!

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  36. Assalamu Alaikum, May Allah bless you and your family for your creation and contributions to Islam and learning through this blog and its various resources and lessons, Ameen! I am writing to ask if we can use your printables to supplement our teaching/learning process with a small group of students we are currently engaged in teaching basic Islamic concepts to. Kindly clarify. I am seeking permission both to use the text and images in your documents as is and also sometimes to use only one or both, to distribute as handouts in class etc...

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  37. Assalamu Alaikum
    I am planning home-schooling for my child, please kindly advise me where I can get structured teaching and learning resources for year 9
    jazakallah

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    1. Wa'alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,

      There are many different options for home schooling throughout secondary if you are looking for something structured.
      Depending on whether you want to finish KS3 or begin KS4 (GCSE's - normally begins in year 10 at school) you might want to purchase relevant text books for each subject you want to study, alternatively, there are home school distance learning programs available such as Wolsey Hall, or Oxford Home Learning.



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  38. Assalamu alaykum. I was just wondering what you used to create your Ramadan journal for kids? I would love to create my own, but not sure what program to use to make it look appealing. JazakAllah khair.

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    1. Wa alaikum asalaam wa rahmatullah,

      I used Word.

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