Monday 15 April 2019

Ramadhaan with Nurture Islaam Learning Zone and Materials

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is that time of the year, where Muslims are preparing for yet another Ramadhaan by the mercy of Allaah.

As Shaykh Uthaimeen Raheemahullaah says it is indeed a "Grand Season" given to us by our Lord Ar Rahmaan the Most Merciful.

Many of you are looking for resources to make the children enjoy this grand season with knowledge and action. 

We have put together below all what we have for you and your families to benefit this Ramadhaan

Online Workshops and Courses

We have some engaging Ramadhaan online workshops and courses at Nurture Islaam Learning Zone. There is a live workshop scheduled for Girls and there a couple of pre-recorded Ramadhaan Courses. You can sign up for these workshops and courses on my website here  And here are more details.

Ramadhaan Heart Softeners  -  2 Day Workshop for Girls Ages 10 - 18

We will explore how to work on Ihsaan and get the maximum out of Ramadhaan. How to be conscious of our deeds, how to perfect them and how we should strive to get closer to Allaah during Ramadhaan especially and otherwise. All of this through the stories from our sahaabah and the next two generations.

This workshop could be taken via pre-recordings as well if you are unable to join in live. You get everything except for your live participation.

Nurture Islaam Series
Online Workshop with Umm Maimoonah

Ramadhaan Heart Softners

Get motivated and inspired!

Interactive and engaging with audiovisual presentation with access to the recording!

2 Day Workshop

Girls Only Ages - 10 - 18

Date: Tuesdays 16th and 23rd April 2019

Time: 4.00 pm to 5.45 pm KSA/Qatar Time

Where: ONLINE (Link to join will be sent)

Cost: US $ 29  (QR 106/GBP 22)
(Inclusive of digital notes and workbook)

Payments to be made online via Payoneer with Debit/Credit Visa/Master Card in USD only

Registration: Email or WhatsApp +974 66132058

Ramadhaan a Grand Season Course  -  Girls Ages 10 - 11

This is not a live course. You can sign up and complete the course at your own pace and timings. You will have access to this course till you complete it. Course materials and instructions will be sent to via email. You can complete the assignments and send us for correction. Here are some of the work done by students who completed this course.


The girls will be learning the fiqh of Ramadhaan via scrapbooking and Quiz Workbook based on the Book "The Sittings During the Blessed Month of Ramadhaan by Shaikh Muhammed Bin Salih Al Uthaimeen raheemahullaah.

5 Classes

Girls Only Ages - 10 - 18

Simplified and summarised with interactive presentations.

Study Methods
Quiz, Scrapbook and more

Cost: USD 51 (QR185/ GBP 37) (Inclusive of digital materials) 

Payment to be made online

Registration: Email or WhatsApp +974 66132058

My Ramadhaan Reminders Course - Children Ages 5 - 9

This is not a live course. You can sign up and complete the course at your own pace and timings. You will have access to this course till you complete it. Course materials and instructions will be sent via email. You can complete the assignments and send us for correction. Here are some of the work of the students who completed this course.

4 Classes
Girls and Boys Ages 5 – 9 with their Mums
Simplified and summarised with interactive presentations and activities

Study Methods
Hands-on Craft Projects, Quiz Time, Worksheets, Journalling and much more.

Cost: USD 51 (QR185/ GBP 37) (Inclusive of digital materials) 

Payment to be made online

Registration: Email or WhatsApp +974 66132058

Nurture Islaam Series Ramadhaan Products and Materials

We have a wide range of Ramadhaan Activity Packs and Materials for both age groups. These are Digital Downloads. When you purchase them you will get the download link to download the PDF documents. You will have to print and use them. 

Ramadhaan Reminders Activity Pack

This is such an awesome activity pack to prepare for Ramadhaa, suitable for ages 5 - 9. If you have already completed journanlling and many other materials then this pack will make a big difference Inshaa Allaah.

It is full of rich information from the books of the scholars, simplified to the level of the child and presented as small short reminders with plenty of activities to do. Alhamdulillaah many families have and are benefitting using these packs over and over again as they have so much to do. Read more about this pack here

Pack includes -  Digital Downloads - PDF Documents

1. Fasting in the Month of Ramadhaan - Booklet - A4 Size 13 Pages
2. Ramadhaan Activity Pack - Part 1  - A4 Size 95 Pages
3. Ramadhaan Activity Pack - Part - 2 - A4 Size 82 Pages

How to order?
Email with the following information

Subject Heading: Ramadhaan Reminders Activity Pack
Mother's name:
Child/Children's Names:
Current City:
Email Address:

Or Whatsapp - +974 66132058

Ramadhaan a Grand Season Pack

This pack i suitable for ages 10 - 18. The Pack includes a scrapbook and 4 journals and 2 packs of Quiz Cards. The full pack costs $50, but you may purchase individual items separately. Details are here. The Full Pack review can be read here



Ramadhaan a Grand Season Scrapbook   A4 Size - 161 Pages  
Cost -  US $15

Ramadhaan a Grand Season Quiz Book and Quiz Cards Pack  
A4 Size - 50 Pages  
Cost -  US $9 

A Precious Blessing — Health Journal and Quiz Cards Pack  
A4 Size - 44 Pages  
Cost -  US $10

My Character Building Journal  
A4 Size - 37 Pages  
Cost -  US $7

Heart Softeners  
A4 Size - 40Pages  
Cost -   US $9

Ramadhaan Reminders Videos

These video clips contain small reminders in Arabic and English. They do not contacin music or picture making. All reminders are taken from authentic sources. You can watch 29 Ramadhaan Reminders and benefit with your own family here

Free Downloads

Ramadhaan Activity Pack

If you have not used our popular Free Ramadhaan Activity Packs with over 50,000 downloads then you can try it here. It is such a great pack to use it over and over again, Alhamdulillah. Download from here


 Getting Ready for Taraaweeh Booklet

This is a cute book to make with the children and get them excited with knowledge as to how to behave in the Masjid as well as to teach them the etiquettes. Download this from here


 You can also have a look here for all Ramadhaan related activities we have done over the years.

May Allaah help us reach this Ramadhaan and may He give us the strength to complete it in His obedience and accept our deeds, Aameen.

Thursday 4 April 2019

Review - Online Science Video Courses

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

If you read my post on our Road Map to IGCSE, then I promised to share some of the resources we are using. 

Just managed to get some time to do a brief review of one of the resources we are using for science.

Read till the end to get your special discount on this program Inshaa Allaah. 

I used to really enjoy teaching science for the preschool and kindergarten age, but as Maimoonah was growing the most challenging subjects for me as a homeschooler were Mathematics and Science especially the KS3 level and now IGCSE. Therefore I was looking for some alternatives and we settled with using Science Video Courses created by Graham Bray. 

Sister Umm Khadeejah at A Muslim Homeschool was the first to share with me this awesome science resource a few years ago, however, it was during our relocation and we were not settled, hence we did not go forward with it. 

Since we started our road map to IGCSE, we have chosen to use this online course for KS3. We have decided that Maimoonah will not be doing any of the science subjects for IGCSE Examinations as her interest is not sciences. But she wants to learn and study science for learning purposes.

 We have been using many textbooks and I realized that we are not reaching our goals completing those textbooks either because there is too much information or very less information. We have always done science with a lot of projects and using encyclopedias from pre-kinder level and of course using some attractive little workbooks. KS3 seems very different and I found myself halting with overwhelmed information to cover and not knowing exactly how to get about it.

Alhamdulillah Science Video Courses solved our problem. The courses are designed and delivered by Graham Bray a retired teacher with over 30 years of experience. You can read more about him here

This website contains three different courses.

1. KS2  - Key Stage 2 - Ages 7 to 11 years (Year 3, 4, 5, 6)
2. KS3 - Kay Stage 3 - Ages 11 - 14 years  (Year 7, 8, 9 )
3. IGCSE  - International General Certificate of Secondary Education  - Ages 14 - 16 (Year 10, 11)

We are currently using the KS3 Course. These are the printouts from the first few units.

The good thing about these courses is that each stage covers everything you need to know, this means you do not have to fetch for other resources and waste your time.

I asked a few questions for Graham and he was more than pleased to answer. I think the below answers shared by Graham answers your questions too. Read on..

1. Do all courses cover the entire curriculum for each respective course?

Yes, the videos are complete courses for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and IGCSE.

2. Will you be adding more videos and content?

The courses are complete, so no more content is required (unless the specifications change), but I am looking to record some videos in a 'Kitchen Sink Science' series, showing parents how they can carry out practical experiments with their children just using materials available in the home.  These videos will be recorded soon.

3. What particular Exam board/boards are the courses based on?

The Key Stage 2 course follows the National Curriculum.  Key Stage 3 also follows the National Curriculum, although AQA has organized the content into ten 'big topics' that I found it easier to work with.  The IGCSE videos were originally intended for the Edexcel International GCSE, but it is also very relevant to the Cambridge IGCSE.

4. Do you get any progress report or monitoring access for the courses?

The KS2 and KS3 courses both have the end of video questions that allow assessment of progress.  The IGCSE courses have examples of exam questions with mark schemes, and also 'Talking papers'.

6. Do these courses include Past papers or question papers? If not will you be including later?

I am updating the KS3 resources, and these will include some past SATs papers (although this age group, like KS2, no longer has any formal exams). IGCSE video courses have past papers and mark schemes.

7. It is a one time fee for each course and accessible for life. And the fee is for one family and NOT per child in the family, is this correct?

The payment is one-off.  No further payments are necessary (but obviously subscriptions to new courses, such as the Kitchen Sink Science, will be extra) and the payment is for a family, so it doesn't matter how many access the videos.  There is no time limit on access.

8. What exactly does a course contain?

Each course contains videos, powerpoints, schemes of work, worksheets (where available), links to other resources.

9. What is the difference between any other online science courses and your courses?

As far as I am aware, nobody else has produced complete video courses for KS2, KS3, and IGCSE.  There are other courses available, particularly at GCSE level, but most of these do not contain videos, and mine are very (very!) reasonably priced compared to others.  I have not produced the videos to generate my own wealth, but to help others - particularly the homeschooled communities.  The courses are not free because I do have to cover costs, and also I have two students in the family who require University fees!

How are we using it?

  • I print all the relevant notes and worksheets for the unit and Maimoonah pastes the pages on her science notebook.
  • She will go through the videos for that unit.
  • Complete the worksheets
  • Do further experiments if there are any

What we like about the KS3 Course so far?

  • The explanations are to the point and not too chatty or fancy. 
  • The fee is so affordable and it is only one time with access to download and save all content. 
  • This includes notes, worksheets, answers for the worksheets, and schemes work.
  • We can schedule as per our homeschool schedules and use it at our own pace. 
  • Graham is so easy to approach and understands the homeschooling community well.

What we do not like about the KS3 Course So far?
  • The music. Only at the beginning of each video, you will hear music for about few seconds and then it fades. You can easily mute the few seconds as there is no voice during the music. 

You may check the courses out by watching the sample videos on the Science Video Courses website and get more information on their Facebook Page. 

And now here is the gift from Science Video Courses exclusively for my blog readers.

If you are purchasing  KS2, KS3 or IGCSE courses (not the separate Biology, Chemistry or Physics courses though), you will get a 40% discount.
 Email me at to get the discount code.

Actual cost is £59.99

With the discount code, the cost would be around £36. Alhamdulillaah it is a big saving and take advantage of this and benefit. Enjoy

Disclaimer: Please note I was not paid by anyone to do this post neither did I receive my subscription free of charge. I received the same discount and I am happy to share with my readers the same. Additionally, when you purchase these courses I DO NOT receive any monetary benefits from the program owners. I have no affiliation with Science Video Courses in any way and I am not in any way responsible for the content. I am just an ordinary user of this program. And as I always stress all unislaamic contents that go against the beliefs and morals of Islaam should be avoided, and disregarded and should not be used.   Baarakallaah Feekum.

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