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  1. Overall in brief I wish to ink your published Article pertaining to Education the Road to Home School Success is need of the Hour and especially I found for each Sub-Title end of it we see either a Sahih Hadith or Quran Verse has been displayed to make it more meaningful and fruitful. Lot can be said but I conclude while wishing all the Best to the entire team of Productive Muslim that May Almighty Allah keep all in good health and shower His Countless Blessings to serve the Nation and Umaths of Prophet (Sal:Al) .
    This is Mohamed Ashraff Nazim winding of from Kolonnawa/Sri Lanka m.ashraff@yahoo.com

  2. Assalaamualaikum Grandma Jeddah

    Thank you for your most inspiring article. I myself have been homeschooling my children for more than 15 years, alhamdulilah. My eldest daughter wroted her senior certificate final exams with cambridge last year (as a homeschooler) and achieved 7 A’s of which 5 where A *, Alhamdulilah. One down, 4 to go inshaAllah. May Allah make it easy for all those mums who have taken on this noble task, ameen. Umm Natheerah

    • Wa Alaikum Salam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatu Umm Natheerah,

      Masha’Allah, Mabruk and congratulations!. May Allah bless you to see your reward in this world and the hereafter for all of your time, effort and sacrifices for your family. Homeschooling your children is indeed a noble task. Thank you and Jazakalakhair for your kind words and ameen to your dua.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

  3. Thank you Grandma Jeddah for writing this article I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. This article gives reassurance for other HomeEducators on what we should be focussing and provides how to make HomeEducating productive. May Almight guide you to enlighten us further in future.
    Sajaad
    London

    • Wa Alaikum Salaam Sister Sajaad,

      You are more than welcome . . . it is truly my pleasure to share my experiences and advice with you. May Allah continue to guide us all to what is most pleasing to Him. Ameen to your dua and may Allah bless you and your family with the good of this world and the hereafter and protect you from the hellfire.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

  4. Don’t forget to schedule those off days. When a mum just needs a break! Its ok to have those. We are all human after all. I am home-schooling my kids and we work from Mon to Thurs. Friday is our off day. In that way I also teach my children that as a muslim Fridays are special and important and we concentrate on our ibaadah.

    • Assalamu Alaikum Sister Ayesha,

      Thank you and Jazakalakhair for your splendid advice, Masha’Allah. Indeed, homeschooling can be challenging, and taking a break is important. Taking Friday off is a great way to show our children the importance of that special day.Being able to do things our way is one of the true blessings and benefits of homeschooling. May Allah reward you bountifully for all of your time, effort and sacrifice.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

  5. May Allaah reward your efforts. amin
    Please, do you do trainings for Islamic personnel such as Imams and Muaddhins and workers in the Islamic environment like Qur’an teachers and chaperones? If yes please keep me posted on the courses and where available. I am an Imam in Nigeria, hopeful of setting good standards for our worship and the education of our congregation both young and old.

    • Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatu,

      Thank you and Jazakalakhair for your kind words and dua–Amin. And may Allah bless you, your family, and your community with the same and more.

      I do not presently provide academic educational training for Islamic workers in the community. My specialty is in helping to make Muslim parenting easier. I teach Muslim parents how to make the discipline process easier and explain how they can make obeying simpler for their children. This information can certainly be utilized by Islamic workers who manage children such as yourself and your community.

      You are more than welcome to visit my website and e-bookstore. There you will find loads of information and tips on how to effectively manage children’s behavior without shouting, hitting or losing control. Insha’Allah, you would benefit greatly from our e-book and accompanying e-workbook titled “Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child and Keep Your Peace of Mind While at It.” For more information please visit our website at http://www.grandmajeddah.com.

      Alternatively, if you are interested in courses, seminars and coaching sessions on Muslim parenting, you can find a great resource at http://www.effectiveislamicparenting.

      May Allah reward and bless you and your community for all of your time, effort, and sacrifice in trying to establish Allah’s way.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

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  6. Ma sha’ Allah, a very practical article, jazakillahu khaira

    As a teacher, i would like to add a few points:

    – be enthusiastic about teaching your child. Often students react to the lesson in the same manner that the teacher does. Be enthusiastic about teaching the subject, and love teaching your child about it.

    – be a role model. Since the child will spend majority of the time with you, you are the main role model to the child. He/she will look up to you in many areas of not just academics but in life- from the way you talk, to walk, to how you react and behave with those around you, all the way up to your relationship with Allah. BE what you want your child to be like.

    -be prepared for emergencies. Life happens, and we are grateful for an afterlife that does not have any hardships, in sha’ Allah. Be prepared for emergencies and last minute plan changes. Have a folder with work and activities for the child to complete with minimal help from you (as you might be busy). If your routine is a little off, try to maintain a consistent routine for your child. Be positive and take the changes as way to teach your child new life lessons. For ex, if your tire gets flat, teach your child how to change the wheel safely. Everything is a teaching opportunity. Remember that in everything, there is a plan of Allah, and He is the best of planners!

    wAllahu ‘alam

    May Allah grant us the tawfeeq to raise the children of the ummah with a sound understanding of deen and dunya that will be beneficial in both worlds, ameen.

    • Assalamu Alaikum Sister Amina,

      Masha’Allah, such beautiful and much needed reminders! Each point you mentioned is so important. Thank you so much and Jazakalakhair for taking your time to share your thoughts and useful suggestions. May Allah bless you and your family with the good of this world and the hereafter and protect you from the hellfire.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

  7. Wonderful ideas and creativity but we are yet to be blessed with children and we believe that Inshallahu He will grant our request. amin. We implore you to join us in prayer on this issue. Jazakum

    • Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatu Sister Afusat,

      Thank you and Jazakalakhair for your kind words. May Allah bless you with a pious child who will grow up to be a good Muslim and will be full of blessings for you and your family in this world and the hereafter.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

  8. What an excellent article! I homeschooled my son from grades 6-12 and he was accepted at a top university in USA. Then I became a certificated teacher and have been teaching at an independent study charter school for 8 years. Your advice and suggestions are right on target.

    • Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatu,

      Masha’Allah, thank you and Jazakalakhair for your kind words. Mabruk and Barakalafik on having your son accepted at a top university in the USA. This is such great encouragement for other parents who are already homeschooling or contemplating it. May Allah bless your son and your family with the good of this world and the hereafter and protect you from the hellfire.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

    • Assalamu Alaikum Sister Fatima,

      Wa Jazak and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I’m pleased to know you found the article helpful. May Allah bless it to indeed be helpful for many other mothers.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

  9. Jazakhallah for an excellent article which came at just the right time! Am feeling slightly overwhelmed with homeschooling at the moment. Would appreciate a few more articles on how to be Productive Homeschoolers and how we can balance teaching our little ones with learning ourselves.

    • Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatu SIster,

      Wa Jazak, it is truly my pleasure. I’m happy to know the article was helpful for you. Things can indeed feel overwhelming at times. But try not to give up. You are embarking on an enormously important endeavor–raising your children up to be well educated and good Muslims, insha’Allah. Raising our children up properly is a huge responsibility that includes many sacrifices. May Allah bless all parents who sacrifice their time, energy, and effort for this cause to have the right intentions and to see Allah’s reward in this world and the hereafter.

      Your Sister in Islam,
      Grandma Jeddah

  10. As salaamu alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakatuhu sister

    Jazaakillaahu khairan for all the advice. May Allaah SWT Reward you. Aameen.

    I currently live in East London and plan to home educate my children Inshaa Allaah. Hence, I wanted to know if you could direct me towards and homeschooling networks in my location?

    Baarakillaahu feeki!

    Abu Saraah

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  12. Assalamu alaykum! thank u so much for hard work in teaching parents how to homeschool their children, found this very inspiring may Allah reward u wt gud in this life n d hereafter

  13. Assalamu’alaikum Grandma Jeddah,

    In syaa Allah I will start homeschooling my 3 yo son and I find your tips helpful. I’m still gathering resources and finding the most workable schedule and curriculum for my son and since this Is my first time organizing a homeschool for my child, please pray that Allah will make it easy for us.

    I’m still finding my way through this Site but if you have recommendation on homeschooling schedule and curriculum for 3 yo, I would gladly appreaciate it.

    Jazakillah khairan katsiiran