Tuesday, November 22, 2016

0 Arabic Alphabet Craft (2)

Oh, didn’t get to post quite for long a time. Routines and styles of homeschoolers vary depending on age and need of our children. Anyway, learning happens at all stages of life in different styles and modes.

Yes, today I’m here with the lovely Arabic alphabet crafts of our cute girl, which she completed months ago and I couldn’t post it, yep.

Alhamdulillah, I’m so glad that Allah تعالى blessed me with the opportunity of teaching his words for all my 4 kids. “DEEP SIGH”. I’m hoping the acceptance and reward from the Almighty and pray that my progeny be among the bearers of the Qur’an and that let our life and death be in accordance to the honorable words of my Beloved Lord.

Indeed, teaching the book of Allah تعالى for children is a priceless investment for parents even after their death. Creating love and passion in the heart of a child for learning is a great tool for success in getting him into it without tantrums.

So, this is what we did for our Little Sister for her to remember each alphabet. Most of the times she wanted them to do by herself, so I couldn’t be perfect and neat on top level ;). We used whatever materials were available at the moment and the focus was making her familiar with the letters.
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Hey, finally we ended the alphabets with the handprint of our cute girl.

May Allah تعالى bless and use these little hands for the service of his Deen!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

0 Silent Fighter (Irfan Hafiz) Book Review

Subhanallah, Indeed, we are really blessed with many blessings which we take it for granted. Being blessed physically is one of the greatest blessing that most of us don’t understand, and we only realize it once any defect occurs. (May Allah grant us all good health!)

It is amazing to see people who inspire the world despite great tests from Allah, which they take is as a blessing. Masha Allah. Only a person of real faith can overcome the tests with a positive mind and inspire the world with the awesome gifts that Allah has provided them.

One of the inspirational human we came across in this regard was brother Irfan Hafiz, a DMD patient, which is one of the rarest disease in the world. Subhanallah, a shining example for each of us. This brother is mentioning each and every step of his life in his book "Silent Thoughts” as a blessing from Allah. Subhanallah!

The stories were really heart melting and moving to tears. Lying in the bed for 16 years unable to move the limbs and creating such a wonderful work is to be highly appreciated. Hope that it is an excellent example for many families. Some of this brother’s golden qualities are worth to be inculcated in our own lives. Being positive and an optimist, not giving up, quest for knowledge, being content and grateful to the blessings of Allah, most of all accepting the decree of Allah whole heatedly and happily etc... WONDERFUL.

What I felt after reading his books was all about the emotional support he gets from his family. I’m a person who strongly believe that emotions play a critical role in one’s life. His mom ‘s story was so wonderful and impressive for me and an excellent model for every mum on how to handle the most unbearable grief and problems in an awesome way, and his father’s stories too were amazing Masha Allah.

Each and every one of the family have taken this sickness as a blessing and not as a curse…. Subhanallah, NOT AN EASY JOB. May Allah accept you all!

The wear out of the book shows how interesting and sounds real that our kids loved reading it again and again.

Silent Fighter's Facebook page Link

Also don't miss to watch his interview in Tamil
Part 1 
Part 2 
Part 3 

Friday, September 9, 2016

2 Blooming Authors

While all the events of day-to-day life pass routinely from sunup to sundown in the houses and apartments across the globe, it’s the people within (the members of the family), who make these rooms a home for all who dwell there.

A family is a holy unit. Children are the main seeds of the unit to sprout and pass on the believes and values of the family. Sadly, today we are in a world that is snatching this valuable gift (children) from their parents at a very tender age. The pleasure of observing the beautiful nature of the children is vanishing from our society. It looks like we’ve sold them to the policy of the industrial world.

Letting the child to run his course is the beauty of creation. Subhanallah! Being a homeschool mum of four really fascinates me to see that each child is unique and how they have their own pace of learning.

Children do well when they feel like they do, and not by force. This is the truth. Learning is something to be done throughout life and never to be stopped at a specific age. It is the LOVE for learning that should be instilled in a child that makes him search for it, Insha Allah.

Today we are here with the books of our two little authors. Here is a page from Little Princess's 

And here is the Big Sister's

Most of the time I tell them stories at dinner. They really enjoy it! This was something they wrote down just as a time pass from all what they hear. Alhamdulillah, finally they transformed it into a book. Hope that it builds up their encouragement and make them move forward further in learning the truth!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

0 Eid Cards 1437 (2016)

Happy Eid Mubarak for everyone in advance! Subhanallah, the days are passing so swiftly and we are almost at the end of this blessed month. We pray that all our deeds may be accepted and our souls be purified!

Making Eid cards have been a part of enjoyment for us since a few years. Sending and receiving greetings creates love between each other and especially the collections of the greetings brings a sort of joy even years letter.

Alhamdulillah, now Big sister is able to design her own and help her siblings as well which is a great relief for me to save my time.

Here come our cards
Oh, finally our Little sister’s pretty little card. This is her first card for her pen pal. What a lovely feeling!
 May these friendships open up the path to help each other for the truth!

Monday, June 27, 2016

3 Ramadan 1437 update...

Happy Ramadan Mubarak for everyone and at the same time sympathy for families affected by the flood and other disasters. May Allah grant them better than what they missed and reunite in Jannah the souls that were lost!

Alhamdulillah, for granting us this great month once again in our lives whilst So many from our families and friends are not with us today. May Allah forgive them, and grant us and our families the ability to do the best to purify our souls and reap the blessings of this special month!

Islam is a beautiful religion where the person is rewarded as he intends for a good and it is multiplied when the action takes place, as we all know every action is judged by our intention.

The time is passing so swiftly by the will of Allah and we have to be vigilant on how we spend our time. As this month being the month of Quran we planned to spend most of our time in reading, memorizing, and learning the meaning of some chapters of the Quran.

This year I let them write down their own plan to make it more confident for them.
The Ramadan reminder is to save my energy from repeating the same thing ;)

Then comes the Ramadan tracker for Little Soldier and Alhamdulillah he fasted for two days and by the will of Allah he started vomiting accompanied by diarrhea on the third day. So, he couldn’t fast any more as he was feeling very weak.

This chart is to create a competition between the sisters in recitation of the Quran. AA stands for big Sister and Fa is little Princess.

Three rows are to complete the Quran thrice and it has to be ticked after the completion of each Juz. Oh, little Sister ticked a whole row without any of us seeing, maybe to boost her sister’s enthusiasm.
It depends on how each of them do. Completion of Quran more than three times is Voila!

I cannot end up this post of mine without mentioning about a wonderful YouTube channel of Sheikh Fahad Alkandari (Link) which is so fascinating and we enjoy as a family together in every Ramadan which really made me feel ashamed of the link that we have between us and the Quran being born Muslims. Subhanallah! It is all about how the miraculous book of Allah changed the hearts of each one.

It brings goosebumps when listening to the stories of brothers and sisters on how they ponder over each ayah. Also most of the converts start their Dawah once they got to know the reality of faith, and Masha Allah now they are being the cause for so many of others enter into this pure religion of Islam, like Dr, Bilal Philips, Sheikh Nu’man Ali khan, Yusuf Este and many others. 

May Allah keep all of us steadfast in the true faith!

I really regret for not being able to understand the beautiful language of the book of Allah, while the brothers and sisters who convert into Islam are able to understand it.

Indeed, it made me open up my mind in either way to try to learn the language of the Quran to understand and enjoy the recitation rather than merely ending up each chapter. Surely, there is a huge difference between the recitation with understanding to some extent and without.
Alhamdulillah, we were discussing the last chapter of the Quran and Masha Allah it was so interesting to read it and my little boy is so curious in learning.

This was something that he made on Sura Fil , Ikhlas and Falaq.

May Allah accept us and grant us the ability to purify our souls in order to get closer to Him and gain His pleasure in all aspects of our life!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

0 Weekend Activities With Abi

Each day is different from the other. The weather was charm and all were feeling drowsy waking up late. Kids were working with Hubby while I was busy preparing meals.
Oh! Masha Allah, they came up with this beautiful popsicle jewelry chest. Popsicle are fantastic for many activities. They look cute and beautiful.
Abi helped them to assemble the popsicle together using hot glue gun and Big sister did the painting and the decorating part.
Hey, here is a cute cottage for our Little Sister.
Abi didn’t forget to fix a birdhouse for our little girl.
Finally, comes the bridge built for our Little Soldier. Building bridge structures are great for kids to learn physical science like force and motion etc.…
Our first popsicle bridge passed the weight test of 22 kg. Oops! We missed to take a shot.

Update: This Sunday was for Little Princess, Oh! it came out pretty well though it took quite a longtime
They really look pretty and is an interesting activity for kids to spend time quietly. Hoping to make more exciting stuff Insha Allah.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

0 Ummi… “I want to do something...”

Homeschooling is a marvelous journey which creates an understanding on how the children grow and grasp knowledge from the world around them. It is something that cannot be made understand, but something to be felt or understood by one’s own self. It is something that gives the children the freedom and opportunity to explore the world and “let it happen” and not “make it happen.”

What is meant by this is that the child comes up with her own curiosity and ideas and then we guide and open up the ways for them to dive into their interests.

It so happened … my 7-year-old came to me saying that she wants to do something interesting. I said, “you come up with an idea and I’ll help you with it.” Finally, she grabbed a book from the shelf Super Science Models by Janice Vancleave’s. Really a fascinating book and was interested in making a layered book. Eventually we ended up with this beautiful layered book of seasons.

 And the sun runs [on course] toward its stopping point. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing. [36:38]
Then comes my 5-year-old saying that “you spent time coloring and drawing with sister, I also want to do something.” Yes, I warmly welcome his interests too. We worked on this project and finally came up with a layered book of senses.
And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.[23:78]
Have We not made for him two eyes? And a tongue and two lips?[90:8-9]
Until, when they reach it, their hearing and their eyes and their skins will testify against them of what they used to do. And they will say to their skins, "Why have you testified against us?" They will say, "We were made to speak by Allah , who has made everything speak; and He created you the first time, and to Him you are returned. [41:20-21]

Subhanallah! It is so fascinating to discuss the bounties of Allah given to us. They are priceless. Having the organs in order is a great gift from the Mighty and having them function is another incomparable bounty.

Alhamdulillah, may Allah keep us steadfast in this beautiful journey which really builds up closeness with our precious gifts (the children). Also let this journey build up the closeness with our loving creator who guides his slaves, and we pray to him to show us the straight path which will make us and our progeny enter Jannah!