Alhamdulillaah all the books and resources have arrived for the new school year and Inshaa Allaah we will start our new school year on Sunday.
This is a post to refresh myself and to refresh my intentions of home-schooling Inshaa Allaah.
This is the third year of our formal home-schooling journey Alhamdulillaah and I have personally learnt a whole lot of things that I never knew before by the grace of Allaah. I feel like I am schooling once again but this time with real love for learning in a very very stress free environment. Thinking back no regrets whatsoever Alhamdulillaah we did have a nice time in school, but as far as learning was concerned I would say its nothing comparing to what I am learning now as well as what Maimoonah is learning now. Innalhamdalillaah!
So if Maimoonah was to go to a formal school then this will be the year she should have been enrolled. This year will be a bit different from last two years here at home where she would be exposed to lot of materials and information. And I am glad that she is in a better position to understand the unislamic aspects involved in secular education and the reason why we have to use some of those materials and she has also learnt to hate the kufr and the shirk involved in them while doing what she has to do. This is indeed the fruits of teaching Tawheed at an early age, Alhamdulillaah. May Allaah keep our children upright till the end with this firmness, Aameen.
Home Schooling for us was a decision taken before even she was born, Alhamdulillaah. And the intentions were to give the correct Tasfiyah and the Tarrbiyah upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah according to the understanding of the Salaf. To fulfill this we would be focusing and allocating more time in learning the Usools Inshaa Allaah. There will be no rush but time will be spent on Usooluth Thalaathah until she understands and learns the basics according to her level Inshaa Allaah.
The reason for home schooling was also to explore and learn the various subjects which are known as secular subjects which will benefit a believer to live in this world. And this will be done in line with a standard curriculum but it will not limit us from exploring and learning way beyond the curriculum and will not force us to learn what we really do not want to learn. We would be linking all of this secular subjects back to Our Dheen to understand the truth about what we learn Inshaa Allaah we will keep reminding ourselves that true ilm (knowledge) is What Allaah said and What the Messenger of Allaah said.
We will be using the work box system Inshaa Allaah. I have not got any boxes yet but will use whatever is available and experiment this and see how it goes Inshaa Allaah. Will write about our experience on work boxes next week after we do it for a couple days Inshaa Allaah!
Once again I thank the blogging sisters and non blogging sisters who support, encourage, appreciate and help us throughout. May Allaah reward you all immensely and make your home-schooling journey a successful one. Aameen.