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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mommy Needs to Learn Too

InshaALLAH I am making an effort to keep up with my Islamic learning. This is quite a feat while homeschooling, studying Arabic, housework (cough, cough) and other demands like exercise. Yes, exercise too, lol. I sometimes wonder how it can all be done. Not everything gets done, but AlhamduLILLAH, some things do.

I am keeping several notebooks at the moment. I don't like binders for myself, but I love using composition notebooks and I have a few spiral-bound notebooks on hand as well. 

Right now, I'm slowly working my way through Bulugh Al-Maram and when I find the time,(SubhanALLAH, there is time but I have to stop finding distractions), Al Arabia Bain Yadaik - Arabic Between Your Hands, level 1. I try to get my husband to participate because my reading aloud is painfully slow, but I think it's probably hard for him to help (because my reading aloud is painfully slow, lol).

I would also like to tackle the Qur'an commentary whilst reading the entire Qur'an over the course of the next year because honestly, this isn't something that I've done before. I've started this only because my daughter is learning Qur'an and it motivates me to learn more as well. Do you have a schedule for the Qur'an reading, and how much do you read each day? Do you read in Arabic/English/other only or with a commentary? Are you memorizing as you go along?


Talibiddeen Jr. said...

As salaamu alaykum,

Ma sha Allah. Good for you. My Mommy Islamic Learning comes primarily from what I learn or review when preparing materials for the kids. That's one of the things I love about homeschooling is no matter whether it is secular or Islamic, I learn a lot or review a lot as well.

It's been a while since I have studied anything outside of that except read an article or treatise on the side.

We've kind of slacked off a bit but our goal is to read two pages a day of Quraan. We try to read the Arabic text and the English translation, the younger kids right now read the English.

When I was at the height of my memorization, back in the semi early days, I would learn all the vocabulary of the surah I was working on (memorizing), read the tafsir and the English translation. That was much easier to do when we had the actual physical copies of the tafsir.

In sha Allah, we'll pick up the pace some, my goal right now is to get the middle kids fluent at reading the Quraan, so we do repeated reading on an ayaah at a time until they can read it fluently and then add on.

May Allah increase us in beneficial knowledge and aid us in applying that knowledge. ameen.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam,

Since taking the course with Al Maghrib recently, I've sort of opened my eyes to the big picture and it's given me resolve in the direction that I'd like to take with their learning.

We are way at the beginning with our Arabic learning and just now getting to reading the Qur'an. At first, I thought that it would be overwhelming but kids are more adaptable than we sometimes think.

I also wanted to get away from the computer and not waste time, (hard to do), so I found something to occupy myself.

May you have success in your endeavors (AMEEN).

take care,
wa salaam,