Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Independent Work!

Since we started learning Seerah, Maimoonah is really in love with our Messenger of Allaah sallaahu alaihi wasallam. She just loves to learn about him, read about him and I keep reminding her the best way to love him is to obey him and follow him Insha Allaah!

So with this she started something on her own. Abi gave her some papers that he does not need. This whole project has no interference from me at all and solely done by her from A- Z. And I am really proud of her masha Allaah on this initiation.

She took the papers, folded them used the stapler and made a kind of a book. Then she wrote "The Story of Muhammad (sallaahu alaihiwasallam)". Then every day she spent time either copy-writing certain sentences from the books that we use to study seerah, or adding her own sentences. She used stencils, gel pens, colour pencils, crayons, glue, finger paints, felt pens and did all what she wanted to do. And she will spend a long time masha Allaah and every day she would go through this book, show us, read to us, and enjoys showing us what she has done. While writing when she remembers the letter sounds from Jolly phonics and some grammar rules she would talk about it and talk about the events from the life of the Prophet. Here are some pics.




I could gauge a lot of things from this Project! I noticed that she has understood how to form a sentence. That it starts with a Capital letter and ends with a full stop. She has understood how to present something. She has learnt how to make words using letter sounds. How to decorate a page. How to make it attractive. And I also got a chance to correct her on something very important, Alhamdulillaah she expressed her love for the Messenger of Allaah saying "O! Muhammad (sallaahu alaihiwasallaam) I love you" (she has written this and pasted on her book). Then she showed it to her Abi and we explained to her that we do not say like this as he is not alive and since he is dead , dead people cannot hear. And we only say that We love our messenger. Then she explained to me that she saw in the book something similar. Then I explained to her that usually it will be written with inverted commas since its a story and this is how it is narrated and in real life we do not say like this. Then she said "Ok, I will meet him in Jannah and hug him and say "I love you", Insha Allaah" .

Also I knew where she would need help so that she can improve her language such as leaving space, formation of certain letters and so on.

So Masha Allaah this is indeed a blessing from Allaah and giving children to do things independently is indeed a great learning experience for them as well as for us. It need not be anything formal, as children are indeed quick learners and this is a real nihmah of home schooling!


Umm Suhailah said...


As Salaamu Alaiki

Awwwwwwwwwwwww Mashaa'Allaah! Good job Maimoonah :). You need to make my girls a book so they can read it :)

You must be very proud Umm Maimoonah to see your hard work in action :) which is an awesome feeling to experience.

Especially in the area of seerah :)

Really happy for you guys and I'm enjoying watching her progress

Oh yeah my computer cut me off yesterday- it kept freezing sorry about that

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam Umm Suhailah!

Jazzakillaah Khayr! No problems. I went to sleep too! Will catch you online soon Insha Allaah!

umm khadeeja said...

Asalaamu alaikum,

MashAllah a very nice project! Well cone Maimoonah.....Khadeeja saw me looking and came over to ask "who did that".

May this be the first of many more books to come authored by little Maimonnah mashAllah!


Anonymous said...

Assalaamualaikum dear ukhti :)

Masha Allah what truly remarkable work well done Maimoonah!

And well done to Ummi!!:) May Allah grant you success in dunya and aakhira. :)

Fee Amaanillah
Umm Imaan

UmmSara said...

MashaAllah, lovely work! After talking with Maimoonah
I can imagine her working independently on her project and showing it to you guys. She is such a nice girl full of energy : )

Homeschool Diary said...

Amazing mashAshallh. The thought of a little one doing a project all on her own initiative and of all the topics she chose...well this is trully a blessing. May Allah keep Maimoonah loving our Prophet (s) and may Allah also fulfill her wish of meeting his (s) in Jannah. I also wish for you to make a dua for me, for Allah to guide me to teach U and A Islam in the best way.

Umm Khidr said...

Maashaa Allah tabarak Allah! This is such a blessing from Allah Azza wa Jal to see her loving the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu alayhi wa salaam. May Allah Azza wa Jal continue to increase her and keep her amongst those who follow the sunnah, Aameen.

This is a sign that you are doing a good job as well my dear sister, maashaa Allah. May Allah reward you greatly, and continue to allow you to put the love for the correct Islamic belief in your daughter heart, Aameen.

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam warahmathullaahi wa barakaathuhu Ya Akhawaat,

Jazzakumullaah Khaur for all your lovely comments.

Umm Khadeeja, Aameen to your dua. I think Maimoonah would love to have Khadeejah's company Insha Allaah!

Umm Sarah, she just loved the story session, I think more than the stories she enjoyed seeing you and talking and typing with you lol! She just loves you! Jazzakillaah Khayr for taking your time and making her happy!!! : )

Umm Imaan, Aameen for your dua and barakallaah feekum for your kind words.

Amatullaah, Aameen for your dua and kind words. Yes sis you will be in my duas Insha Allaah! You are doing a wonderful job too, and I pray Allaah gives you success, Aameen!

Umm Khidr, so wonderful to hear from you after a long break. Your stopping by is greatly appreciated as you were missed! Aameen to your dua and barakallaah feekum for all your kind words!

Finally, Anonymous, whoever you are you cannot for sure be Umm Suhailah everyone knows you are fake and an enemy of Allaah for propagating falsehood and slandering a noble brother and sister. Umm Suhailah is very much dearer to us for she is loved by all for the sake of Allaah and so is our brother Dawud Adib may Allaah preserve them. So however much you try to tarnish them you will not succeed by the Power of Allaah as He is Al Azeez and Al Hakeem. May Allaah guide you!

Umm Raiyaan said...

Assalamu alaikum Sis,

Awww this is so sweet mashaAllah. Reminds me of my daughter when she was that age. x

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam sis Umm Raiyaan,

Jazzakillaah Khayr for taking the time to say these kind words. Much appreciate this as it is indeed a pleasure to have you comment!

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