(20:114) ربِّ زِدْنِي عِلْماً

Friday, August 13, 2010

Riyad-us-Saliheen - Chapter 33, Hadith #269

269. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: A poor woman came to me carrying her two daughters. I gave her three date-fruits. She gave a date to each of them and then she took up one date-fruit and brought that to her mouth to eat, but her daughters asked her that also. She then divided between them the date-fruit that she intended to eat. This (kind) treatment of her impressed me and I mentioned that to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) who said, 'Verily, Allah has assured Jannah for her, because of (this act) of her,'' or said, "He (SWT) has rescued her from Hell-Fire".
[Muslim].




Commentary:  Besides great merit of the upbringing of daughters, this Hadith also tells us that if a wife has secured general permission from her husband about Sadaqah (alms and charity) she can offer Sadaqah, and its reward will be given to both of them. The former will be entitled to it for paying it, while the latter will be eligible to it for giving his consent to it.

Western Sunrise: Story of Islam in Africa, Al-Andalus, and the Americas

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ramadan Kareem and Welcome to the New School Year

Ramadan Kareem and Ramadan Mubarak to everyone! It has been pretty busy around here lately.





For the past month or so, I've been gathering our books and trying to figure out which path to take for our homeschool. I've read countless blogs to get fresh ideas and mapped out my own. The biggest challenge for us is creating a proper history/geography course and a literature curriculum that is not too far advanced but offers a challenge to my oldest.

My son is using Saxon Phonics I and Saxon Math I and he's doing quite well with both. I purchased their kindergarten math last year for him and I think it was mostly a waste of time because the lessons were too easy and stretched over two books so it became tedious. He likes the grade one program and looks forward to the lessons, and the routine helps him sit still, lol.

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For calendar time, I have set up our old calendar and converted it into a hijri calendar by using the downloads from A Muslim Child is Born. MashaALLAH, go and visit that blog if you haven't - there are so many resources, AlhamduLILLAH.








In the mornings, we start off the day with Qur'an, Arabic and Islamic Studies. We slacked off a little on Juz 'Amma so we have to finish it up, InshaALLAH. I purchased some thin silver wire from the dollar store and hung it across the front of the classroom so that we can use it as a sort of word wall.


Word Line

Right now, we're using it for Arabic. Currently, I am using clothes pins to hang our "laundry".

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I think we may also use it for the 99 Names and Attributes of ALLAH as a visual reminder, InshaALLAH.

Well, it's getting late here, InshaALLAH I will explain some more in detail later. Have a safe and beneficial Ramadan, Ameen.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Toronto is Having a Muslim Homeschool Conference

InshaALLAH it will be in five days, check out the link