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Asalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

Ahlan wa sahlan! Hello and welcome to Iman’s Homeschool Blog.

 

“Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not.” (Qur’an 96:3-5)

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 …

 

125 comments on “Asalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

  1. mashaallah wonderful blog

  2. as salaamu `alaykum :)

    This is my first time here and ma shaa Allah, lovely blog! I am a homeschooler too – I have two girls aged 9 and 6. I’ll check back often in shaa Allah.

  3. mashallah iman well done darling. this is a very useful nd very inspiring website. may ALLAH continue 2 reward u abundantly

  4. masha allah! wonderful place :) may allah taala shower his blessings on you and ur family.. ameen.

  5. salam
    I am also a full time wife, mother and tutor to my 5 children alhamdulillah. And by the grace of Allah I have been home schooling for almost two years now and despite all the hardships through this journey I can say hand on heart it is the best possible thing a mother can offer her children inshallah.
    I have only looked at your website briefly and it has already captured my attention. It will be something me and my family will greatly benefit from inshallah.
    So Jazakallah khair and keep up the good work inshallah.

  6. assalamu alykum wr wb…im truly impressed sister. mashaaAllah i really love the work u r doing with ur kids. i have 2 boys – zayd (7yrs) and yahya (3 yrs). they go to a regular school. but i wonder how u find the time to do ur routine jobs (like cooking, cleaning, etc.)and still find time to do all this with ur kids. i find im very short of time to do anything with my kids. do give me some tips. how do u go about planning the daily activities for ur kids?

  7. Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sisters. Jazakun’Allahu khayran for all of your wonderful comments. It’s sisters like yourselves that give me the encouragement and strength to continue when times get tough.

    Looking around my blog, it looks like it’s all been a breeze, but believe me, even the most structured and organised mums have their difficult days. My kids all have different personalities and different ways of learning, and I’ve found the best way to deal with that is to go along with each individual child.
    Encourage them in their interests and develop ideas based on those interests and you’ll find that they are happy to get on with things and become more independant learners insha’Allah.

    When I first started out I was all ‘time-tables and weekly planners’. While that may work for some, it doesn’t work for everyone, and having a couple more little ones means you have to be flexible and this is another beauty of home-schooling is that you can be flexible and still strike a balance between studies and home-life.

    As for housework, honestly, that comes mostly at weekends, although I don’t like to live in mess and disorganisation, so I do what I can to keep the housework up to scratch on a daily basis.Having a husband who knows how to push a vacuum around and does so willingly is also a great help LOL! I am very much queen of the kitchen and 99% of the time I am able to cook up a proper meal during the day. Depending on what I’m cooking I will prepare it after Fajr and then get it cooking later on in the day. Alhamdulillah that Fajr is quite late during these winter days so I tend to stay up to give myself a head start.

    My advice to other newbie or wannabe home-schoolers is that if you choose to home-school it’s best that both parents are in agreement so that you can lean on eachother in harder times. I honestly would not be where I am today without the support of my husband. And also don’t be afraid to get advice from other home-schoolers when the going gets tough. Many of us go through phases where we think we may be letting our kids down, struggling etc, but insha’Allah you find ways through problems that arise.

    The big issue I had to deal with first was getting out of that school mentality, realise that my kids were individuals and work in ways that suit them. It took at least a year for us to be fully settled and confident in out routine so my last bit of advise is that you must have realistic expectations and goals and avoid pushing or comparing your kids. The thing I love the most about home-schooling is seeing my kids grow as individuals, masha’Allah.

  8. Salam, I am running a charity home for children from all walks of life. Poor, orphan, abandon, traumatised, problematic children etc. Earlier these children were sent to a goverment school but we realised their moral and behavior became worst.

    Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah we set up a new Program in called The Smart Kids where 50% is focused on Deeniyah subjects and 30% on Akademic and 20% on Living Skills.

    If anyone could help us or advice us the books or share any articles to enable us to help these children will indeed be a great help.

  9. As salaamu `alaykum, I hope your home schooling goes well, and I’m impresed you managed to undertake such a huge task with several children in tow. It looks like a great website and much fun, I know my 5 year old would love it as it’s packed with things to do and it looks like a great addition to complement school education. We will def try doing some of this.

  10. Assalamu Alaykum Sister, I like the honey-bee project, ma sha Allah. Can you advise “homeschool organizaion n planning” resources: articles or websites to help become more organzied?

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Umm Musa,

      In all honesty, I have never really used any planning resources. It’s all kinda go with the flow in our house now. When I first started out I would make time tables and weekly planners etc, but as more little ones came along, that went out the window.

      Now we work flexi-time. My eldest two (8yrs and 6 yrs) are at the age where they are able to get on with things after a brief explanation and then I incorporate phonics and numbers into playtime with my younger two. We don’t have any real fixed schedule, except that straight after breakfast the older two kids do their maths and english. The afternoons will be whatever subject or project we happen to be on at the time. We also do an hour or so of Islamic studies each day, whether it be a large project or just something as simple as discussing a hadith.

      Fridays I dedicate entirely to Islamic studies (although the older two kids complete 20 minutes of maths and 20 minutes of english studies after breakfast) because that fits in best with our Friday routine.

      The only website I know off hand for organising and lessons plans is Muslim Homeschool.net http://www.muslimhomeschool.net/lesson.html

      I will certainly ask around other home-schoolers to try and find out more for you insha’Allah.

      Barak’Allahu feeki

  11. MashAllah! May God reward your for your effort and devotion. You are doing what I’m dreaming about. Hopefully one day I will be able to homeschool my children, inshAllah!

  12. Dear sister

    I was wondering if there was a particular curriculum or books that you follow for Islamic studies. Is there an order to what you do or you pick out random topices to study?

    Neelofer

    • Asalamu alaykum,

      I don’t follow a particular curriculum for Islamic studies. I start with Tawheed, Pillars of Islam, Pillars of Eman, Focus on the Prophets, Focus on the Sahaba and continue from there. I use a large number of resources and lesson plans from Talibiddeen Jr :http://talibiddeenjr.blogspot.com/ A website that I would be completely lost without! Masha’Allah!

  13. Allahubarik feki sis Jazak Allahu khair for sharing your resources.

  14. Assalaam ALaykum ukhtee could you please let me know the font u have used for the ramadan lapbook. Also, i do not see a link for downloading the arabic number for the months and that template,

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Umm Abdarrahman,

      If you visit the Ramadhan Lapbook Page, you will find a link to Umm Abdul Basir’s blog mentioned at the beginning of the blog post. There you will find the link for the months. I actually added the Arabic numbers on myself, they were not part of the template, sorry. You will also find the link to the website where you will find the font free to download. It is called Chery Liney. Insha’Allah this helps. If not, please let me know and I’ll find out all the links and post them here insha’Allah, just a little short of time at the moment :)

  15. As salam alikum,

    I am a revert to Islam of 14years and I have 6 children, ages are between 13 down to one year old. My children have been an Islamic schools since the begining, Alhumdulia. However I feel they are still missing a lot in the Islamic schools. I guess you could say I am a part time home schooler on the summer break. I am very new to this Idea and began to investigate on how to teach my children. I came across your blog and others and was very overwhelmed by all the Ideas and projects you have done with you children. Do you have any tips that could help me balance my housework, and teach my 6 children. My husband is also not a fan of home schooling I have tried to convince him to take the kids out of school so I could home school them full time, but he believes they need to be taught by a professional teacher. I feel that if I could prove that I able capable to do this he might reconsider. If there is any adivce you could give me on how to get started, what I need, and what is affordable ( working with a small budget)
    jzk for you tips.

  16. salaam aleikoem wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Djazakallahu khair for sharing this. You have no idea how much your ideas helped me. I want to homeschool my son but i had no idea where to start or how, now i’ve seen your blog i know where i can at least start with. may Allah bless you and give you the best in life and the Hereafter, Amien.

    wa aleikoem salaam

    Oem Ibrahim

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Oem Ibrahim,

      Jazaki’Allahu khayran for your very kind comments and ameen to your du’as. May Allah make this an easy and enjoyable journey for you and your son and may it be of great benefit to both of you, ameen.

  17. salams love all your work mashaAllah,,, its all sooo creative and intrestimg… would really like to use some in my madrasah… would it be possible to do so?

  18. Love your site sister x

  19. I love this website it gave me ideas for my kids and my class and even for myself. I hope Allah swt bless u and continue giving u this knowledge

  20. AA Sister. I live in USA and my children attend a well-reputed muslim school here. I am always looking for extra activities to fill their time and energy. I am a professional mom chosing to stay at home with my kids until they are old enough to be a little independent. MashAllah you seem to be an amazing mom and educator!! I LOVE your blog and wanted to thank you for sharing GREAT ideas. I have just finished printing your Hajj Lapbook templates (my first with my 2 lovely boys). This would be awonderful activity for them this week and the next until the Hajj day. Once again JazakAllah Khair for all your efforts and sharing. May Allah SWT keep you and your family in his protection and blessings, Ameen.
    Amina

  21. Assalamualaikum
    Jazhakhallahkhair sister for sharing your wonderful resources, may Allah (swt) reward you and give you and your family success in this life and the hereafter. Your blog is amazing and I’m at present doing the addition lapbook with my DD.

  22. As salaam alaikum we rahmatullahi we barakatuh ukhti Iman,

    May Allah bless you for this truly beneficial blog Allahumma baarik.

    I have had a brief look and it looks really useful maa shaa Allaah.

    I loved your Algeria lap book, inspired me so much as I’m from algeria but my husband is a revert, and it made me realize the importance of our children learning about where they are from.

    I am about to embark upon the homeschooling journey with my kids, I have 4 boys alhamdulillah, my oldest being 5 years old and my youngest 12 days old today maa shaa Allaah.

    I have a few questions and things I’d like to speak to you about personally so is there anyway I could get your email add so I can contact you that way bi ithnillaah?

    Once again jazakAllaahu khair,

    Soulef Umm Jamel.

  23. ASA sister,
    I’m not a homeschooler mom but I’ve always been a fan. Currently, I reside in Qatar and my four children attend full-time school. I’ve been teaching Islamic classes in my home for children for the past three years. I’ve collected worksheets and other material and I was looking for a dedicated homeschool mother to share my work with. Pls email me if you’re interested.

    • Salamo alaykum sister. I am from Qatar too. I am homeschooling my son, Islamic studies. My email address is haneera@gmail.com. I would really like to learn from you.
      JazakAllah khayr
      Umm Aamir

  24. Asalamalaikum wa rahmatillahi wa barakatuhu
    Jazakhillahkhairan for your lovely website and sharing your resources.
    I love how creative they are and this is something I struggle with when homeschooling
    my children. Some excellent ideas. May Allah reward for helping other families on their
    homeschool journeys. So glad I found this site!!

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Umm Sumayyah

      Jazaki’Allahu khayran for you lovely comments and feedback. I’m glad I’ve been able to help in some way. Creativity is different with every child, even amongst my children, they all have their differences. It’s lovely to watch them grow as individuals masha’Allah.

  25. Assalam o Alikum wrwb sister,
    jzkallah u khairan for sharing your resources its so creative and excellent ideas ,i m working on weekened islamic institutes for kids and i always take some ideas from ur websites its so helpful .u r in my prayers .may allah reward u here and hereafter ameen..

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      Jazaki’Allahu khayran for your lovely comments. I’m glad you find my blog helpful, please feel free to take and share as you wish insha’Allah, and may Allah reward you. Ameen to your duas.

  26. Asalaam o alikum warahmatullahi wabarakatau, jazak Allah Khairun kaseerah. You are doing an excellent job.. May Allah swt give u best reward for this. Do u know any website for free online kids isalmic books and storybooks for download ?? I am thinking if my 9 yr old can rad islamic books for his school reading assignment rather than fiction books from library.
    jzk

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Ukhti, unfortunately I don’t know of any children’s ones but I will ask around and get back to you insha’Allah … it’s something I’d be interested to find out about too. Jazaki’Allahu khayran for your kind comments.

  27. Salaam$ my son is in grade 4 there’s too much homework and its hard to cope so please make dua we manage I like u to email all the messages what u think can help me jazakallh

  28. Assalamalekum! Absolutely love your blog!H ow do you actually start it, it seems like a tough task? I am just wondering what dhe initial steps would be, I would at least try to ho a summer program with my kids and see how it would go but have no idea how to start! Some tips would be appreciated?

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullah, how do I start the blog, or how do I start the homeschooling? I started the blog after inspiration from all the other homeschool blogs out there. I make many of my own resources and I’ve realised how invaluable it is, finding free materials on the internet, it saves me so much time, Alhamdulillah! So I decided I’d start a blog and share my ideas and resources to help make things a little easier for others insha’Allah. I have more time for blogging now that my youngest has just turned a year old but still not a massive amount of time since I teach and work with the kids at least 6 days a week. Mostly I blog last thing at night just before I sleep and Fridays are our “easy” day so I tend to blog on Friday afternoons, posting details and projects from the previous week.

      As for starting homeschooling, before you begin you need to consider your reasons for doing so, you expectations, your commitments, your goals and then plan from there. Look at the way your children learn and adjust your curriculum and teaching methods to suit them, after all it’s all about the children :) Perhaps draw up a daily time table or a weekly time table, deciding what subjects you want to cover in what time period. Have a look at my tips under the education tips and lesson plans categories for more ideas insha’Allah.

  29. MashaAllah, wonderful blog, really helpful, JazakaAllah for sharing extraordinary ideas… I’m a mother of two daughters (4.9yrs and 5 mth old),We r Pakistani n currently residing in S.Korea… Just wanna discuss an issue which always disturb me… Am I doing it right way, I mean what a 5yr kid should know? How could I come to know that I am delivering quality education and that I am not missing necessary things? Looking forward for ur kind reply.

    • Asalamu alaykum Sanna,

      With home-schooling you are the one who sets the curriculum unless the country you home-school in has its own set curriculum that you are obliged to follow. If there is no set curriculum then it is up to you to decide what your children learn, but its also good to encourage them in their own interests. If you are unsure of what your children should be learning or whether your children are learning enough try looking up the curriculum for where you live to ensure you children are following along the same levels as other children their age insha’Allah. If you are not obliged to follow the curriculum then you can focus on subjects you deem more important.

  30. Assalam u alaikum sister
    Mashallah v beautiful effort no doubt u r doing excellent work may Allah help u in this work and make ur Children pious . aameen
    Sister can u give me the favour ?do u have prophet Adam’s story poster ? May Allah reward u

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Umm Sarah,

      Jazaki’Allahu khayran for you compliments and ameen to your duas. I’m sorry I don’t have a prophet Adam story poster. I only have one for Prophet Nuh.

  31. Assalam u alaikum
    I opened this blog first time V beautiful work mashallah may allah reward u abundantly ameen

  32. Kinda cool …May Allah swt make it easy for you Amen

  33. assalam u alaikum
    i am mother of 4. their age is girl 8,boy4, boy2, andgirl 9 months old . i want to do homeschooling with my kids . but i dont know ,from where should i start ?which syllabus is good for their eng, maths and science please give me advice . one more thing my english is not good thats why i am confused can i do homeschooling with my kids or not .sister i like ur days, date ,weather cards which you made for ur little girls .can i use these for my boy who is 4 years old.i really like ur hijaab book . Inshallah i will make with my daughter .
    jazakallah u khairan

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullah Umm Sarah,

      I don’t follow a particular syllabus. I buy the Galore Park text books for Maths, English Science and History but I pool many resources from online to reinforce what is in the books as well as what is not in the books. We have a huge collection of fact books for all kinds of subjects which we work from too and I often supplement this with field trips, videos and interactive toys and games etc.

      http://www.galorepark.com/textbooks.html

      I don’t think it matters that your English is not so good. You shouldn’t let that stop you from Homeschooling. As you teach your children using various forms of media you will find (as was the case with my husband) that your English improves dramatically.

      And yes of course you can use any of the resources I post. I share them so that people can use them so please take whatever you need.

      May Allah make your homeschooling journey a blessing, ameen.

      • assalam u alaikum
        sister
        jazakallah u khairan for your feedback . may allah reward u abundantly. i more think sister how can i use ur cards(weather,day,fruit,veg,etc )please guide me
        again jazakallah u akhairan

      • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

        I have not made these files available yet. I will try to make them available by the coming weekend insha’Allah. Please forgive my delay, we have my inlaws visiting so I am not online as often for the next few weeks. BarakAllahu feeki

  34. As salamu alaikum wa rahmatuallahi wa barakatahu Sister Iman,

    MashaAllah, your blog has been such a blessing to us. I am also a revert (12 years now alhamdulillah!) and homeschool my two daughters, 5 and 7. We have completed your A to Z of Akhlaaq lapbook and it was such a fun unit for all of us. We’re looking forward to some focused study during Ramadan inshaAllah, with your resources at the heart of our lessons. I have been a subscriber to your blog for quite some time and I always love seeing what you’ll produce next. MashaAllah!

    I have some questions for you regarding homeschooling and life in general in the UK. I am a dual citizen in the US and UK, and my husband has just surprised me with the idea of moving to Britain. I would love to chat with you, and would be so appreciative of any direction you could provide for us. For instance, the areas with the most robust Muslim communities, etc. I have followed the link you provided to Home Education UK and am encouraged by the possibility of living and homeschooling in the UK. I have a Gravatar, or I would love to hear from you directly at aaliazaman (at) gmail (dot) com.

    I know how busy you are, sister, and I greatly appreciate any help you could provide.

    May Allah SWT bless you for your amazing work, and for providing a much-needed service to our community.

  35. MashAllah Iman your blog is a wonderful contribution for a Muslim community. Iman I am an islamic teacher and creating a workbook for my students your blog helped me a lot and I got fantastic ideas from your beautiful work-sheets. I want your permission that can I share your ideas with my students?

  36. This is my first time here and ma shaa Allah, lovely blog!

  37. MashAllah

  38. Salam alikom sister, my friend Amelie sent me your link as she knows that am considering to homeschooling my child, and to be honest this is the best gift that a friend could give.
    I really like your blog , its like Jihad to dedicate your life for your children may Allah help you.
    My issue with my son’s school made me and my child very miserable . He’s year 2 , I want to home school him but I dont know how to start. if I should stop sending him to school and who shall I contact for homeschooling. Am lost.

    The other and big issue is how to get the materials to tutor my child?
    What to do? Any suggestion!
    Please let me know

  39. I just came across your blog and find it very interesting. MashaAllah, what a lovely blog…

    Umm Rahmah

  40. Assalaam u alaykum Umm Yusef :-) … Mashallah. You have such beautiful and lovely ideas. My kids attend school, however, I am apprehensive about their knowledge about Islam and how much they receive at school. Your blog is a God send. May Allah reward you for your all efforts and give you lots of ajjar for all your hard work :-) … Jazakillahu khairun katheeran for all your posts, and the pictures of how the activities were carried out. It is so simple to follow. And I greatly admire that you mention where you received the information from :-) … so wonderful!!!

    We are looking forward to making the lap-book about Hajj …

    With many prayers and warmest regards, Zainab :-)

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister Zainab,

      What a wonderful, warm-hearted comment, may Allah bless you and your loved ones, ameen. May He help us to raise our children upon obedience to Him and His Messenger, sallAllahu alayhi wasalam and make us amongst those whom He is pleased with, ameen

  41. As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ,

    Al hamdulillah! Iman i made the prophet Muhammad lapbook (maccan period), its was very very wonderful….Jazak Allahu Khairan.
    your work is superb! May Allah grant u jannatul firdous, aameen!

    I am eagerly waiting for prophet Muhammad lapbook for madina period.
    pls let me know when u r going to make…

    Jazak Allahu Khairan!

  42. assalam u alaikum
    you make a superb plan poster mashallah barakallah feeki
    this is a humble request that i want to make the plan poster so from where i can get poster’s templates? may allah reward you for all of your effort
    please sister let me know
    jazakallah u khairan

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      I will upload them this week inshaa’Allah. If you want them urgently, send me your email address and I’ll email them to you directly insha’Allah.

      Barak’Allahu feeki

  43. assalam u alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatu sister
    jazakallah u khairan kakheeran
    i have no words for saying shukrun to you but my heart always pray for you and your kids.
    please send the templates in my email address.my email address is sanakhurshid86@gmail.com
    sister another thing can you please send me the templates of solar system tot book and the solar system giant book because the link doesnot open from me
    jazakallah u khairan

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister, it’s no problem at all. All by Allah’s will. I have emailed you the three files you requested this afternoon. Jazaki’Allahu khayran for your continued support and duas, may Allah bless you and your family, ameen

  44. assalamou alaykom,
    I’m a french muslim homeschooler mum, I congratulate you for the quality of your work!! jazaki allahou khayran for your sharing. I’d like to make lapbooks like yours and I’d like to ask you about preparing them, how? where to pick your images? soft you use?

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahu wa barakatu Sister,

      I prepare them using Microsoft Word. I use ‘Shape’ and ‘WordArt’ to create the templates, and for the images I simple Google clipart and illustrations, or I scan them from books.

  45. AssalaamAlaykum Ukhtee. I would like to know where I can get material like the card sheets , folders etc for the lapbooks . Jazaakillahu khayrun

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullah,

      Most of my cardstock I buy from Amazon. Just type in ‘A3 coloured card’ and you’ll find a huge selection to choose from. It’s much cheaper buying on Amazon than it is buying in shops.

  46. I would also like to know how you sort out the lapbooks and how do you store them. I too am in UK if i could contact you via phone would be really nice. Do let me know will message you InshaaAllaah

    • I’m not sure what you mean by sort the lapbooks. Basically I print all the elements and cut them out in advance and store them in a zip folder until we are ready to use them. We complete the elements over a period of a week (sometimes longer, sometimes less depending on the size of the lapbook) and I assemble it once we have completed all the elements. We store our lapbooks in large plastic storage containers which you can pick up in most home stores.

      • do you sort them and put them according to topics or subjects. i noticed you put them into plastic file folder.

      • We put our notebooking pages in plastic folders. The lapbooks are sorted into boxes by subject and date (when we made them). Our notebooks are put into plastic display folders by subject.

      • Jazaakillaahu khayrun for the prompt replies. MaashaAllaah. just as a suggestion would be very helpful if you could create a section with pics for organization and how u keep the lapbooks/notebooking pages. Sorry for any inconvenience caused,

  47. assalaamalaykum

    I hope all is well. Where can i find the subration and addition guide sheet. http://imanshomeschool.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/subtraction-with-borrowing-guide-sheet-2/
    Jazaakillahu Khayrun

  48. assalamu alaykom,
    can I translate some of your lapbooks to french?

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      Yes please do inshaa’Allah. Could you please link back to my blog if possible as I plan to prepare all my files in various languages in the future inshaa’Allah. I have already begun translating a number of lapbooks and notebooks to Arabic but it’s a slow process while I’m schooling my children full-time, but inshaa’Allah, by the middle of next year I hope to have a large selection of Arabic files and it would be great to add other translations too. Jazaki’Allahu khayran.

  49. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah sister,

    MashaAllah I am so impressed with your own made resources especially the math review they have been invaluable for me at the moment to use with my children Alhamdulillah, are you planning on creating anymore?

    Keep up the good work and may Allah bless your home educating and make it of benefit always Ameen.

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      Jazaki’Allahu khayran for your kind comments. Yes, I’m actually in the middle of creating more maths pages to complete the Fraction, Decimals and Percentages notebook, then I will work on preparing some Arithmetic ones followed by pages on data handling, averages, probability and graphs inshaa’Allah. If you subscribe to my blog you’ll never miss an update inshaa’Allah. You can also like the ‘Iman’s Homeschool’ Facebook page for daily updates and free downloads.

  50. As Salaam wa Alaikum sis, I wanted to know how does one get access to your worksheets, I have 5 children who maa shaa Allah we have and will continue to homeschool. Have 2 that are teenagers and 3 that are aged 7,2 and newborn maa shaa Allah so we will be homeschooling for a minute LOL! But I came up with the idea that we should create a felt board for my 2 year old, he is very hands on, and Ithought what would be better than stories of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon HIm)!!! I remember the felt boards when I was in the brick and mortar school and thought this is a lost art form and the best part is that it is really easy to do the shapes of the people and animals with no faces!!! Insha Allah we can work together, apart from the years of homeschooling my own children, I have worked in the public school sector for 13 years and like using their ideas and implement them with Qu’raan and Sunnah!! Insha Allah.

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      You can download my worksheets and lapbooks from the individual articles. Click on the category or article of interest and within the article you will find a link that is highlighted and underlined. It will usually say ‘HERE’. If you click on the link that says ‘HERE’ you will be taken directly to the file which you can view before downloading.

  51. Assalamu aleikum dear sister, we just found your blog and are fascinated by the material you have created. If you are interested, we could translate some of it for our german kids and offer it on http://www.grünebanane.de.
    Would love to hear from you. Just send me a mail and we could talk about it.
    wasalam
    T. Amina E.
    Redaktion grünebanane.de

  52. I follow your blogs and find your page to be pretty inspirational so I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You will need to follow a few steps but can check out my acceptance here http://strivingforpurity.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/the-versatile-blogger-me/. Keep Up the Great Blogging!

  53. Assalamu Alaikum, such a beautiful proverb! Sharing it on my parenting page http://www.facebook.com/ConsciousParentingApproach In Sha Allah sometime soon. Inviting you and your fans to come check us out for Conscious Parenting tidbits and tips, motivational/inspirational/fun quotes and photos on different aspects of parenting – see you there! :-)

  54. selam :) i am so excited to be a part of the homeschooling community – i have been thinking of homeschooling for a whole year and elhamdulillah finally today we made the decision :) kheir insallah

  55. Assalaamu Alykum,
    How are you sister?
    I was wondering if you’d be interested in GCSE, A-level worksheets, activities, information. Like you have for primary and younger children? If so, I wild be delighted to help you on that as I am approaching degree level now alhamdulillah. I have quote a bit of resources myself.
    Jazakalllahukhyran
    p.s I came up with this idea as I was looking for some fun crafts or academic thing I could do- my siblings are doing the Surah Al-Khaf lap book- but I couldn’t find something that suited my age.
    Wassalaam

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

      Alhamdulillah, I am well, inshaa’Allah you are too. Any resources that you are able to share would be greatly appreciated and gratefully received. Jazaki’Allahu khayran. The only graded Islamic studies I have at present are the Darussalam Islamic Studies textbooks which I then plan to follow up using the Taalib al-Ilm.com study books and classes.

  56. Mashallah,
    May Allah ( swt ) give you the best reward for setting this up and sharing with us all.
    Jzk khir Inshallah sister.

  57. Mashallah sister, thank you for such a great blog. You have surely spent much time putting it all together. I do not know how you did it considering you have 5 kids. May Allah (subhanaa wa atallah) bless you and your family.

  58. assalam u alaikum ukhti
    please can you give me the link of (all about me lapbook ).i wanted to make it with my
    daughter .
    jazakallah u khairan

  59. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatullah sister, i pray you and your family are in the best of health and emaan insha’allah. Just wanted to say a big Jazakillakhairun for all your efforts in setting up this page, alhamdulillah it has been such a help and inspiration for me since i have only recently begun home educating my sons. May Allah swt make your efforts weigh heavily on your scales on day of judgment insha’allah x

  60. Assalaamu alaykum sis, I love your site Allaahumma baarik fik. Just a suggestion if you don’t mind? I Love your note-book pages and would love to see one on the companions?

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister,

      Inshaa’Allah notebooking pages on the companions are in the process of being designed. In the coming weeks I will be sharing pages on the Rightly Guided Caliphs, the Ten Given Glad Tidings of Jannah and the Sahaabah and Sahaabiyaat. I have already uploaded the pages for the Great Women of Islam, have you seen them?

  61. Bismillaah Ir Rahmaan Ir Raheem

    Assalaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

    Sister what books do you use for science for the your children? Also could you recommend any good dictionary for children . jazaakillahu Khayrun for resources

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu …

      Wow! Now that’s a question! We love science in our house and have endless resources, mashaa’Allah. We use the Galore Park science textbooks for formal work and we have a huge personal library of books on many different areas with science. Most of our books are purchased from https://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/ and http://www.theworks.co.uk/
      I often browse Amazon for bargain books too. In all honesty we probably have too many books, but all the same, we love them and my kids read them over and over again.

      As for a dictionary, I don’t really have any recommendations, we tend to use online dictionaries and thesauruses but there are some great ones available at the Book People. I particularly like the Oxford ones. The kids find them easy to use and they have a nice text that is easy on the eye, not like some dictionaries which often looked crammed.

  62. Inna lillah wa Inna ilayhi rajioun. My sister in Islam Sumrina passed away this yesterday after a year and a half long battle with cancer. Her last words were la illa ha ill’Allah. She took shahada of a hospital worker from her bed a few weeks ago and in the last few days she was making lots of dhikr. Who could ask for better last deeds?
    Dear sister Sumrina followed your website alot please remember her in your duas.may Allah grant her jannatul firdous.ameen

    The janaza will be at Abu Bakr Masjid, 330 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1AF after Zuhr today 12.30pm. Subject to body release insha’Allah.

    Please share insha’Allah

    • Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

      My heart grieves at the loss of my sister in Islam who I knew best as a wonderful mother and fellow home-educator. Sumrina was a kind-hearted, much loved sister in our community who always put others needs before her own. I didn’t know her as closely as many other sisters in our community but from the time I spent with her at MSEEN (Muslim South East Educators Network) meetings I saw only her beautiful character and warmness to others and her incredible determination in striving to please her Lord by raising her daughters upon the Haqq.

      May Allah have mercy upon her, by His Grace may He, ta’ala forgive her shortcomings, may her grave be filled with light, may she be given the glad tidings of Jannat al-Firdous, ameen. May her loved ones bear patiently in this time of sadness and may their hearts become steadfast upon obedience to Allah until they are reunited in the highest garden, ameen.

  63. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatuh Allahi Wa Barakatuhu

    What can I say Sister!!
    May Allah subhannahu Wa Ta3allah reward you immensely for this wonderful work and much needed help.
    May Allah make it a sa daqua jarryiya and put ease in all your affairs and make your progeny of the most righteous.)
    Your work : lapbooks etc.. are not only well made good looking but they are full of information and very well documented.
    May Allah give you more knowledge and bless your work and family

    a homeschooling mom from Australia

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister Sakina.
      Ameen to your beautiful du’aas and may Allah bless you for your kind comments and feedback, it really means a lot to know that others enjoy our work and find it helpful.

      Jazakum’Allahu khayran

  64. salamoualikoum , may allah bless you and help you in your wonderful work , can you share your experience please with us so we can do the same , because I think about this but I don’t know how to proceed any advice please ?

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullah,

      I use your online Arabic Keyboard service ( http://www.clavierarabes.com/ ) to design and make all of my worksheets and projects that need Arabic. I like your keyboard because it includes the alif with hamza, alif with maddah and the alif maqsurah which is not always available on other keyboards.

      Jazak’Allah khayr for your hardwork and efforts. I will continue to recommend your keyboard to all those who can benefit inshaa’Allah.

      • thank you for your kind words iman , but that site is not mine ,you can visit my site when you click on my name , I’m happy that you like it , but I think it’s better to purchase a real arabic keyboard because it’s difficult to type and copy paste everything into the editor , it’s time consuming especially if you type long text
        salamoualaykoum

  65. Assalamu alaykum sister, barakAllahu fiki, may Allah bless you, your family and what you’re doing for His sake. I love you for the sake of Allah. I have a blog in Russian for my muslim sisters, would you mind answering a couple questions, kind of like an interview? I’m sure your experience will be of a huge benefit. If you agree, i wait for your reply to the email i’ve provided.

    BarakAllahu fiki! Your Russian sister.

  66. salam alaykoum

    i live in france and i would like my children speak very well english and arabic.
    Are there muslim children for speak with my chidren on skype?

    I ‘ve got a daughter 10 years old
    my son 8

    barakallah oufikoum

  67. Assalam o alaikum !
    This is the first time ever I am following any blog! I have no words to explain how I feel about this blog..MASHAALLAH !!! its amazing and I am impressed with all the efforts and the amount of time you have put in to this blog ! May ALLAH SWT reward you for this work and bless you and your family ! May we all benefit from the information you have provided and may it becomes a Thawab-e-jariya for you.
    JAZAKALLAH KHAIRUN KATHEERUN.
    With love,from your sister in deen.

  68. Assalamualikum
    Iam a student frm india.this is very amazing site. My sir infrmed abt this site..mashallah itz very good job ..may allah reward u all

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

      Jazak’Allahu khayr for your kind comments and positive feedback. May Allah accept this from us and cause us all to benefit, ameen.

  69. Asalam o alaikum
    MashaAllah .There is so much awesome stuff here that i would love to use with my four year old daughter but there is one problem .The stuff does not download on ipod /ipad and i dont own a laptop.the adobe workspace seems to require a laptop.Is there anyway around
    It?I mean can i open the worksheets n stuff on my tablet???I mean i really hate to miss out on it.JazakAllah u khairun .

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

      I’m sorry, all my files are PDF and so will require adobe to open them. Could you download/print in a public library or internet café. If not I could try emailing you files and you could try downloading that way.

      Please let me know which email address I should send to and which files you would like inshaa’Allah.

  70. Its so sweet of you to reply I am so excited.i live in a small town in Pakistan and here we dont have public libraries or net cafes.It would be so nice if u could mail me the phonics worksheets and animals mentioned in the Quran.Subhan Allah I am so far away here in Pakistan n I am benefiting from ur work and work of others like you.subhan Allah.My email adress is drfareeharashid@hotmail.com. May Allah bless you and ur entire family.

  71. W alaikum as salam
    yes i got the mail.i am so happy.may Allah bless all your efforts.
    JazakAllahu kharain

  72. assalamualaikumwarehmatullahewabarakatuhu
    brilliant effort mashaAllah.

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