Products We're Using

10/2015
We're using this program right now, level 1. My daughter loves it so far.

Advice on Raising Muslim Children (from the Sunnah)


This was posted on one of my homeschooling e-groups some years ago. It is very long but I found it extremely helpful.(sorry for the formatting, it didn't copy well) ;) Worth a read!

Various ahadeeth on raising children - dars given by the talib ul ilm Musa Richardson.
Musa did his research on the topic from the following sources:

  • 6 main books of ahadith, which are bukhari, muslim, tirmidhi, abu dawud, ibn majah and an nasa'ee and their explanations.
  • A'laamul hadith by Imaam Khataabee, which is the explanation of saheeh Bukhari,
  • Muf'him, which is the explanation of saheeh muslim by Imaam Qurtubee.
  • Iqmaal al mu'lim of Imaam Qadee Iyaad.
  • Ifsaah of Imaam Ibn Ubayrah.
  • Sharh of Imaam Nawawee of saheeh muslim.
  • Mishqaat al masaabeeh.
  • And other sources too.

The Importance of Establishing Daily Routines


Children thrive on routines. They help give them a sense of security and help them to become more self-disciplined.

Below are a few articles that discuss the importance of routines for children and following, a few printables that I have made over the years for my kids for daily routines.

Printables

This one is for multiple children
Islamic Oriented Morning Chart 2
This one comes in six different color choices (I used to color code my kids for everything when they were all little). This one is for 1 child.
This one is for multiple children


This one comes in 4 different colors (sorry, the pink one is messed up and I don't think I have the original file). This is for a two sided template so that 1 child can check off each day for 1 month.




51 Practical Tips for Establishing (or Re-establishing) an Islamic Atmosphere in the Home




51 Practical Tips for Establishing an Islamic Atmosphere in the Home

The first several years after we became Muslim, no matter what we had, it felt like an Islamic household. Over the years (especially after moving to Muslim countries, go figure), that Islamic feel had begun to creep away. So, I brainstormed ways to get that atmosphere back (and did a little googling) and came up with these tips, some of which I have started using (or re-using) already. The checklist list is categorized so you can quickly find tips to put into action according to your biggest/most pressing needs, in shaa Allah.


Creating an Islamic atmosphere is much more than gussying up the decor of your home, in fact it's just a small part. While the checklist includes suggestions for visual enhancements it also includes behavior/actions you can take to get (or put back) that Islamic feeling in your home, in shaa Allah.

Creating an Islamic Atmosphere in the Home (PDF)
(from 2011)

Islamic Parenting Advice

  • Rights of Children
  • General Advice on Upbringing
  • Education & Socialization
  • Protecting Your Children
Rights of Children
General Advice on Upbringing
Luqman’s Advice to his son
Education & Socialization
Protecting Your Children

Aboo Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah, salallahu 'alaihi wa salaam, kissed Al-Hasan while Al-Aqra ibn Haabis at-Tameemee was sitting near him.  Al-Aqra said, "Indeed I have ten children and I have never kissed any of them."  The Messenger of Allah looked at him and said,  "Whoever does not show mercy will not be shown mercy."  [Saheeh al-Bukhaari, 426/10]

Countdown to Eidul Adhaa Poster

I made up this little poster to help us countdown to Eidul Adhaa...


The printable comes with the poster and number squares to count down from 30 (well technically from 32..)



I laminated the poster and number squares. I used velcro dots to attach the number squares to the poster.