Ahlan wa sahlan! Hello and welcome to Iman’s Homeschool Blog.
As a wife and full-time mum of five and an elective home-educator I have recently been looking for ways to present and share home-education ideas and resources. Being a member of several home-education groups online, I quickly learned the best way to share these ideas was to post a blog… so here I am … blogging!
I am a Muslim revert of 12 years now, alhamdulillah and since embracing Islam I have come to better understand the true meaning of family values and a sound, moral upbringing. Like every parent I want what is best for my children and I strongly believe in the old Arab proverb which states:
الأم مدرسة إذا أعددتها أعددت شعباً طيب الأعراق
“A mother is a school, preparing her is like preparing a good nation.”
After giving birth to my son I gave up work and happily settled into the natural role that God intended. The decision to home-school wasn’t something I had considered from the very beginning, it was actually quite last minute; literally the week before my son was due to start primary school. But thanks to inspiration from some good friends and the support of my loving husband I have never had any doubts or regrets that the decision to home-school my children is in the best interest for all of us, insha’Allah.
I currently full-time home-educate my son Yusef, aged 10, and my daughter Samira, aged 9. I also have a 6 year old daughter, Amina and a 5 year old daughter, Basma who both love learning alongside their older siblings, masha’Allah. And our new baby daughter Zeynab, born in March 2012 masha’Allah, who will join in as soon as she can hold a crayon, no doubt, insha’Allah!
Join us on our journey insha’Allah …