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!

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