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‘Letter of the Week’ Preschool Activity Book + Dot-to-dot Worksheets — August 27, 2016

‘Letter of the Week’ Preschool Activity Book + Dot-to-dot Worksheets

About the Pack:

The ‘Letter of the Week’ Activity Book is designed for preschoolers in order to introduce them to the alphabet. This is a very straight forward and fun way of learning the alphabet that helps encourage preschoolers to develop their fine motor skills and creativity. A great resources to use along with other activities inshAllah.

*If you feel that your toddler is not ready for the Activity Book, don’t worry, we haven’t left you out. Please help yourself to the FREE pre-writing ‘Dot-to-dot’ activity Worksheets where they can practice all they like. Allow your child to use colourful marker pens or scissors and for extra fun for your child, put images at the start and end of each line or zig zag e.g start = toothbrush, end = tooth. (Be sure to laminate worksheets for multiple usage).

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How To Use This Book:

  1. Print everything out on white A4 paper (adjust your printer to ‘borderless’ and one sided OR two sided [recommended])
  2. Bind it at your local office supply
  3. Feel free to use our FREE Complete Preschool Curriculum with this Activity Book

*A copy of the alphabet letters are at the back of the book to use to cut and stick onto all the ‘sorting’ pages

What you need:

  • This Book
  • Preschooler and Parent/Guardian
  • Pencil, rubber, pencil colours, scissors, glue
  • Extras: playdough or something similar

Games and ‘Hands On’ Activities to play with your child:

  1. Cut out letters on sand paper and let your child trace them with their finger
  2. Cut and stick letters, numbers and shapes on sand paper or colourful card (twice) to make matching pairs, then let your child try to match them to the correct pair
  3. Get an alphabet flashcards (preferably pairs) and lay them out on the table/floor and let your child match them together. You can demonstrate examples for them such as showing them what is capital A and what is small a
  4. Get some alphabet blocks or use legos and blocks and cut and stick out letters on them allowing them to explore the letters at free play
  5. Play flashcard games e.g place flashcards around them room and let your child run/skip/hop to them when you shout a letter out, also take the opportunity to practice phonic sounds
  6. Get some letter magnets and allow them to ‘free play’ with them with or without you
  7. Make a number, letter and shape wheel each on a piece of card and on a separate piece of paper make your numbers, letters and shapes then stick them to a peg and ask your child to match it to the correct image


  • Always take every opportunity to practice the alphabet even when your busy, make their toys educational i.e letter blocks and magnets
  • Make up an easy to remember rhythm of when pronouncing the letters, e.g “A is for apple ah-ah apple, B is for ball b-b ball.”

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Student Planner — July 6, 2016

Student Planner


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About the Pack:

A FREE Planner made especially for students. Just as our ‘Homeschool Planner’, we have taken a similar approach for the Students and made this planner flexible and personal. We understand the importance of being organised and planning ahead so having a planner/diary for both parents as well as the children available is very useful especially when it’s flexible and can be used anytime of the year and every year. This means no more waiting for new planners to become available last minute. We only hope that Allah brings us ease by this and great benefit.

WHAT’s inside the planner:

  • Contents Page
  • About Me Section (Includes: Personal info, Emergency info, Hobbies/Interest, Goal Planning)
  • Contacts
  • Islamic Calendars
  • Important Islamic Dates/Events
  • Year at a Glance
  • Month at a Glance x12
  • Timetables
  • Schedule/Routine Planning
  • Book Logging
  • Homework Tracking
  • Grades and Tests Logging
  • Diary (Weekly)
  • Notes Pages
  • To Do Lists
  • Beautiful Islamic Reminders throughout
    and much more!

What you need:

  • A4 white paper, printer (At least 100 Sheets)
  • Colour Printer
  • Local Office Supply to Bind the folder (costs up to £5)
  • Pens, Highlighters

How to use this Pack:

  • Download and Print it – Please adjust your printer settings to: A4 and ‘Borderless’, colour, two sides (back to back). For extra sheets, print according to your needs.
  • Bind it at your local office supply shop, this should cost you around £5
  • Index Tabs (Optional) – Print the tabs on card, cut out each tab, sellotape each tab to the correct section (following the content as your guideline) upon its ‘Reminder Page’.

*Please feel free to share or suggest any ideas in the comments below!

Useful websites to help with Planning:


  1. The Homeschool Planner:Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 09.44.50

  2. Index TabsOptional

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Homeschool Planner 300+ Pages — June 6, 2016

Homeschool Planner 300+ Pages

The Homeschool Planner 300+ Pages is here and
it’s time to start planning!

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So you’ve heard it all before, successful homeschooling starts with being organised and planning ahead and if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.

This Homeschool Planner has all you need and more. With 300+ pages plus 20 front covers to choose from, this planner may be the LAST you’ll ever need inshaAllah and here are the reasons why:

1. It’s FREE – If you’re like me then you’ve probably browsed high and low trying to find the most cost effective Homeschool Planner out there, only to find that they are too high in price or just don’t suit your homeschooling anyway. With this planner, you no longer need to worry about spending a penny at all. Plus forget about waiting last minute to purchase a new one for the coming year. Who wants to wait last minute to plan ahead. Which brings me to my next point!

2. It’s Flexible – You don’t need to wait for the next years planner to become available weeks or even days before. That’s right! Say goodbye to last minute planning because this planner not only allows you to log in all your homeschool essentials, but it also gives you the option to input the date you choose with the provided spaces inside. All you need is a calendar which you will find inside for the past and future years to come both Gregorian AND Islamic inshaAllah.

3. It’s For You – Because we care so much for our homeschool parents and know the importance of being organised, we especially designed this planner to suit most homeschoolers needs. There’s space to write your thoughts and to do/wish lists just for you and reminders to keep you going! And not everybody has the same taste in colours and style so as a bonus, you will find a selection of ‘Front Covers’ to choose from for your planner to suit your personality. You are not just a homeschooler, you are an amazing parent too and so much more so embrace that.

What’s Inside the Planner:

  • About Me Section: Your personal info, life goals, notepad, routine/schedule sheets
  • Calendar for both Gregorian and Islamic for 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Dates are an estimate and need to be double checked e.g, Eid)
  • Important Dates in the Islamic Calendar
  • Contacts
  • About My Homeschooling
  • About My Students
  • Attendance/Absence Forms
  • Homeschool/General Rules and Discipline Section
  • Curriculum/Resources List
  • Subjects and its Contents of Study: English, Maths and Science years 1-6
  • Lesson Duration Logging
  • Supplies List
  • Year at a Glance
  • Month at a Glance x12 (with inspiring Islamic reminders)
  • Weekly Lesson Timetables x40
  • Field Trip Planning
  • One-to-One Time Forms
  • Homework Tracker
  • Tests Tracker
  • Book Logging
  • Meal-time Planning
  • Check Lists/Log/Track Sheets
  • Notes
  • To Do Lists
  • Beautiful Islamic Reminders Throughout
    and much more!

What you need:

  • A4 white paper, printer (At least 155 Sheets)
  • Colour Printer
  • Local Office Supply (to Bind the folder)
  • Pens, Highlighters

How to Use the Pack:

  1. Print the full Homeschool Planner Adjust your printer settings to: A4 and ‘Borderless’, colour, two sides (back to back). The planner is set for 1 or 2 students (for more than one student, print more sheets on the following; About my students, Attendance Form, Lesson Duration, Test Tracker and Book Log. For extra sheets elsewhere, print according to your needs.
  2. Choose a front cover from the ’20 Front Covers’ making sure you adjust your printing settings on the selected page only (use card or laminate it for best results)
  3. Index tabs (optional), Use the content page at the beginning of your planner for guidance.
    Option 1: Change the content to suit your needs, name the coloured tabs on the content page according to your needs (Make sure you adjust the folder according to your content list too. Bear in mind; Every section begins with a ‘Reminder’ page and ends with a ‘Notes’ page)
    Option 2: Keep the content of the planner and use it as it is.
    Now, Print the tabs on card, cut out each tab, sellotape each tab to the correct section (according to your chosen content) upon its ‘Reminder Page’.
  4. Bind it at your local office supply shop, this should cost you around £5.
  5. Extras: Reminder Cards. These are mini size poster cards with all the reminders included in the planner. Simply print these on card and use as reminders for yourself or others.

Below are a few examples of How to use the Timetables (click the image to enlarge):

Single Students (Horizontal/Vertical):



Multiple Students (Horizontal/Vertical):



Useful websites to help with Planning:


  1. The Homeschool Planner:Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 20.46.49
  2. Index Tabs – Optional
  3. 20 Front Covers
  4. Reminder Cards – Optional


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Ramadan Rewards, Activities and Preparation — June 2, 2016

Ramadan Rewards, Activities and Preparation

With Ramadhan around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning out how you will be spending your days in acts of worship as well as planning homeschool activities for the children inshaAllah. So with the help and inspiration of other homeschooling mothers themselves, we have gathered the following beneficial links. We hope you find them useful inshAllah:

Reward Charts for Fasting, Praying, Giving Charity +more:

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Download Now!

21 RAMADHAN Activities for children:

(Islamic background need to be double checked)

  1. Preschool Ramdhan Activity Book
  2. 49 Ways to get Children Involved in Ramadhan
  3. 30 Days of Good Deeds for a Ramadhan Jar
  4. Ramadhan Colouring Page
  5. 30 Day Ramadhan Activity. An Activity a Day. A Word from the Qur’an
  6. 30 Days of Kindness Free Printable
  7. Daily Salaah Chart
  8. Masjid Collages
  9. Ramadhan Calendar Ideas
  10. Mosque Silhouettes (Cutting and Sticking Activity)
  11. How to make Date Pops (Healthy Treat for the Kids)
  12. Dubai Cards – Printable
  13. Printable Ramadhan Board Game
  14. Juzz ‘Amma Workbook (Printable)
  15. Du’aa Posters
  16. Ramadhaan Sight Word Work (There are many others on the site)
  17. Ramadhan Games
  18. 5 Pillars of Islam Workbook (Preschool)
  19. Ramadhan Matching Bunting, Cards and Cake Toppers
  20. Ramadhan Good Deed Tree
  21. Ramadhan Date Gift Idea

Compiled by RaisingRayyaan


Preparation for Ramadhan:

  1. Quran Planner
  2. Books:
    a) Sittings In The Month Of Ramadan by Shaikh Salih Al-Fawzan
    b) Sittings During The Blessed Month Of Ramadan by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Uthaymeen
    c) Ramadan Has Arrived by Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Abbad
  3. The Condition of the Salaf in Ramadhaan by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
  4. The Fiqh of Ramadhaan – Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam
  5. Concerning Fasting – Advice for Ramadhaan 
  6. Does it Break the Fast (Image) and Important Q&As about Fasting (Image), The Rulings of Ramadhan Q&A (Article)
  7. Rewards for Dhikr CHART
  8. The Virtue and Excellence of The Last Ten Nights of Ramadhaan by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabee’ al-Madkhalee
  9. Concluding Ramadan and Regulations of ‘Eid by Abu Khadeejah
  10. Remaining Focused After Ramadan by Abdulilah Lahmami
  11. Ramadan Lessons Moosa Richardson
  12. Sahih Muslim: Explanation of the Book of Fasting – Ramadan Seminar – Abul-Abbaas Moosaa Richardson
    Abu Suhailah Umar Quinn &
    Abu Muhammad al-Maghribi
  13. Prepare Yourself for the Month of Mercy and Forgiveness: Ramadān – Khutbah by Abu Khadeejah
  14. Welcome Ramadān – Khutbah by Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
  15. Utilise Ramadān To Rectify Yourselves by Abu Idrees
  16. Ramadan Is A Remedy For Diseases Of Heart – Khutbah By Hasan Somali
  17. Ramadan A Month Of Repentance! by Hasan Somali
  18. Ramadān Is A Period Of Happiness For The Believer – Khutbah by Abu Khadeejah
  19. Fasting in Ramadān According to the Sunnah – Lessons by Abu Khadeejah
  20. The Book of Fasting in Ramadān – from the explanation of Zād Al-Mustaqni’ – Series by Abu Khadeejah 2017
  21. Benefit From Ramadān Before it’s Over By Abu Hakeem
  22. Remaining Focused After Ramadān – Lecture by Abdulilah Lahmami
  23. How Muslims Should Celebrate Eid Day – Short lesson by Abu Khadeejah

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Advise to Fathers on Raising Children — May 13, 2016

Advise to Fathers on Raising Children

Shaykh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baaz

I have noticed, O eminent Shaykh, that there are many of the fathers who have been negligent in raising their children leaving them to engage in things which are of the highest level of detriment to them. Due to this, I seek from your eminence that you favor us by directing the fathers to give much importance to their children; especially in this time, may Allaah reward you with good.

In the name of Allaah the Most Merciful the Bestower of mercy; may prayers and peace from Allaah be upon Allaah’s Messenger, his family, his companions, and those who are guided with his guidance. As to what follows:
This which the questioner mentioned deserves attention, because watching over the children, males and female, and giving them attention and their Islamic cultivation is an affair which is from the most important matters.

The noble Prophet ﷺ said:
كلكم راعٍ وكلكم مسؤول عن رعيته، فالرجل راع في أهل بيته ومسؤول عن رعيته، والأمير الذي ولي على الناس راعٍ ومسؤول عن رعيته، والمرأة راعية في بيت زوجها ومسؤولة عن رعيتها، والخادم راعٍ في مال سيده ومسؤول عن رعيته ثم قال: ألا وكلكم راع وكلكم مسؤول عن رعيته
fishingwithdadEach of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock. The man is a shepherd over his family and he is responsible for his flock. The Ameer who has been placed in charge of the people is a Shepherd, and he is responsible for his flock. The woman is a shepherd within the house of her husband and she is responsible for her flock. The servant is a shepherd over his master’s wealth and is responsible for his flock. Then he said: Indeed each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock. (Imaam Al-Bukhaaree reported it in his Saheeh as well as others.)
So this great Hadeeth indicates the obligation of giving importance to one’s flock. The greatest of responsibility in that is that of the Imaam who is over the people; and he is the Ameer of the Muslims and their Sultaan. It is obligatory upon him to watch over them regarding all that which contains their rectification and the safeguarding of their religion and giving attention to that which will benefit them in the Dunyaa as well as the hereafter in accordance to his ability and as much as he can. The greatest of that is to give attention to the religion so that they are upright upon it and that they cling to it; and that is by way of performing the obligatory duties and leaving the prohibited, as is obligatory upon everyone who is in charge of the affairs of the people to rules between them with the Sharee’ah of Allaah and to make them hold fast to the legislation of Allaah. And he is not to rule between them with other than the legislation of Allaah.

He is responsible for that as He, the Majestic and High, has stated:
فَوَرَبِّكَ لَنَسْأَلَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِيْنَ ٩٢ عَمَّا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ ٩٣

“So, by your Lord (O Muhammad ﷺ), We shall certainly call all of them to account, For all that they used to do.” (Al-Hijr 15:92-93)
Likewise, as in this authentic Hadeeth:
كلكم راعٍ وكلكم مسؤول عن رعيته

“Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock.”

So he who is placed in charge over the people is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. We ask Allaah to give the leaders of the Muslims Tawfeeq in all that which contains their rectification and the rectification of the all Muslims.
Likewise, every person is responsible for his household. So the father is responsible for his children and the mother is responsible for her children from the perspective of cultivating them Islamically and commanding them with the good and forbidding them from evil and making them cling to the truth and abandon that which opposes the legislation of Allaah. From that is the affair of the prayer; for it is the supporting pillar of Al-Islaam. So it obligatory upon the father to give attention to his children, and likewise the mother, so that they are upright upon the prayer and so that they safeguard it in the houses of Allaah along with the Muslims.

Allaah the Mighty and Majestic says:
حَافِظُواْ عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ والصَّلاَةِ الْوُسْطَى

“Guard strictly (five obligatory) As-Salawaat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the best prayer ‘Asr).” (Al-Baqarah 2:238)

And He, Glorified be He, said:

وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتُواْ الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُواْ مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ

“And perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, and Irka’ (i.e. bow down or submit yourselves with obedience to Allaah) along with Ar-Raki’ûn.” (Al-Baqarah 2:43)
He, the Majestic and High, said:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواقُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ
“O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones.” (At-Tahrim 66:6)
The parents are included in this.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواقُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ
“O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones.” (At-Tahrim 66:6)
Paying attention to the affair of the prayer is from the reasons for protection from the Fire, for both the parent and the child. Allaah said, addressing his Prophet ﷺ

وَأْمُرْ أَهْلَكَ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَاصْطَبِرْ عَلَيْهَا
“And enjoin As-Salât (the prayer) on your family, and be patient in offering them.” (Ta-Ha 20:132)
The Prophet ﷺ said:

مروا أبناءكم بالصلاة لسبع واضربوهم عليها لعشر وفرقوا بينهم في المضاجع
Command your children to pray at seven and beat them concerning it at ten; and separate them in the bed.

So the child, whether male or female, is to be commanded to pray when he reaches seven and beaten concerning it when he reaches ten. This is because at this point he has reached and drawn near to maturity. Then when he attains puberty is becomes individually obligatory and binding upon him; and he deserves, if he abandons it, to be commanded to repent; so if he repents then this is good otherwise he is killed by the leader of the Muslims. So the affair (of the prayer) is major. Hence, it is obligatory upon the fathers and the mothers, the elder brothers of the children, and their uncles to cooperate in this matter and strive hard in rectifying the children and cultivating them Islamically; and fro that is making them hold fast to the prayer and commanding them with it when they reach seven and beating them concerning it when they reach ten and fall short in that. Likewise, they are to be commanded with that which Allaah commands them with from righteousness toward their parents and safeguarding the tongue from abuse, cursing, and lying, and other than that from sins, from that which Allaah the Mighty and Majestic has prohibited. Likewise, that they are prohibited from consuming intoxicants and smoking so that they will not grow up upon this falsehood.

So it is obligatory upon the fathers and mothers to give attention to the children regarding that which benefits them in the Dunyaa and the hereafter, and it is upon them to prohibit them from that which Allaah the Mighty and Majestic has prohibited them from, so that they grow up with a righteous upbringing and so that they will be upright upon the religion of Allaah. So when they reach puberty they will know that which is obligatory upon them and what they are prohibited from and they cultivated upon doing god and upon leaving off evil; then their father, their brother, their mother, and whoever played a role in this good will have the likes of their reward, as the noble Prophet ﷺ said:
من دل على خير فله مثل أجر فاعله

He who directs to good will have the likes of the reward of the one who does it.
This is from the bounty of Allaah the glorified and High. We ask Allaah, on behalf of all, for Tawfeeq and guidance.

Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts


Useful Links:

Top Arabic Resources — March 7, 2016

Top Arabic Resources

“Learn Arabic, Speak Arabic!”

Whether you are new to the Arabic language or speaking already, these following resources are definitely a must have for education, revision and teaching.

Also check: ‘My First Arabic Curriculum‘ by UmmAssadHomeschool.


Click a Book to download:

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Examples of the Salaf:

One of the reported instructions ‘Umar wrote to Abû Mûsâ Al-Ash’arî and those under his governance during the former’s Caliphate was,

“Seek knowledge and understanding of (fiqh) the Sunnah and seek knowledge and understanding of Arabic.”

Ibn Abî Shaybah, Al-Musannaf Vol.6 p126.

It is reported that he said,

“Learn Arabic, for it strengthens the intelligence and increases one’s noble conduct (al-murû`ah).”

Al-Bayhaqî, Shu’ab Al-Îmân Vol.4 p187.

It is also reported that he said,

“Do not learn the language of the non-Arabs, and do not enter upon them in their churches on their festivals, for indeed wrath descends upon them.”

‘Abd Al-Razzâq Al-San’ânî, Al-Musannaf Vol.1 p411.

It is also reported that he was once circumambulating the Ka’bah when he heard two men speaking in a language other than Arabic behind him. He turned to them and said,

“Find some way to learn Arabic.”

‘Abd Al-Razzâq Al-San’ânî, Al-Musannaf Vol.5 p496.

It is reported that Ubay b. Ka’b – Allâh be pleased with him – said, “Learn Arabic just as you learn to memorize the Qurân.”

Ibn Abî Shaybah, Al-Musannaf Vol.7 p150.

It is reported that Ibn ‘Umar – Allâh be pleased with them – used to hit his children for making language errors.

Tahdhîb Al-Tahdhîb Vol.9 p292.

It is reported that Shu’bah – Allâh have mercy on him – said,

“Learn Arabic, for it increases the intelligence.”

Tahdhîb Al-Tahdhîb Vol.4 p303.

It is reported that ‘Attâ b. Abî Rabâh – Allâh have mercy on him – said, when he was ninety years old.

“I wish I were fluent in Arabic,”

Al-Dhahabî, Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ`, in his biography of ‘Attâ b. Abî Rabâh.

It is reported that Ibn Shubrumah – Allâh have mercy on him – said,

“Men have never worn a garment more beautiful than Arabic.”

Al-Bayhaqî, Shu’ab Al-Îmân Vol.4 p197.



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Homeschool Timetables Samples — March 3, 2016

Homeschool Timetables Samples

With all the talk about routines and schedules, it seems that there are more tasks to complete throughout our day than we have time for.

Understand the difference between ‘Routines’ and ‘Schedules’
Routines are more about our etiquettes and lifestyle throughout our days and week, a certain action that we implement on a regular basis regardless of its time; whereas Schedules are more of a structured plan that is set at a specific time. An example of a routine is ‘I read at least once a day’, and an example of a schedule is ‘I read everyday at 8am’.

I personally believe that everyone can benefit from a regular routine that they can use as a guideline (morning, afternoon and evening) but not everyone can work well with a schedule. I also believe in not being afraid to break routines to fit in higher priorities once in a while, yet the earlier we have a routine the better we can adjust.

What to include in your timetable
Your timetable depends on your priorities and family lifestyles etc. Thus when choosing what to include in your timetable, keep in mind that everyone is different and you’re not obliged to blind follow others; rather appreciate the difference, prioritise your needs and must dos because that’s what matters in the end. Also, try to keep your homeschool timetables separate from your other daily/weekly tasks. Here is a quick list of what to include:

  • Days of the week
  • Subjects
  • Topics
  • Activities
  • Breaks
  • Trips

Check out our Folders that include ‘Timetable Templates’ for both Parents and Child:

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Homeschool Planner

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Student Planner


Below are a few timetable samples that I collected from some lovely homeschooling mothers that were happy to share, May Allah Ta’ala reward them generously for their efforts. Ameen.
(click images to enlarge):

homeschool resources @daarattawheed1 (Reception - Grade Year 4)
Reception – Year 4 (Part 1) by @daarattawheed1
homeschool resources @daarattawheed1 (Grade Years 5 - 7)
Year 5 – Year 7 (Part 2) by @daarattawheed1
rehana homeschool weekly lesson plan
Timetable + Lesson plans by Sister Rehana
Saliha timetable
Weekly Timetable by Sister Saliha
zaynab timetable
Weekly Timetable by Sister Zaynab
Week Timetable by Umm Assad
Toddler Monthly Planner

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Log Book – Assessments and Forms — March 1, 2016

Log Book – Assessments and Forms

About the Pack:

This folder pack is an essential for every homeschooling teacher. A Log book full of assessment forms to log in your children’s progress throughout their education as well as the field trips. It covers all the basic subjects such as:

1. English
2. Maths
3. Science
4. Geography
5. Art
6. Physical Education
7. Islamic Studies
8. Arabic
9. Life Skills
10. Field Trips
Click to download

How to use the Pack:

  • Download and print it
  • Refer to the links at the end of the pack for marking (if needed)

What you need:

  • This Folder
  • Parent/Teacher/Child
  • Printer and A4 Paper
  • Pen/highlighter.


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How the Salaf Raised Their Children — February 25, 2016

How the Salaf Raised Their Children

On the subject of raising children, Ali ibn Abi Taalib (Radhi Allahu ‘anhu) said

“Play with them for the first 7 years (of their life); then teach them for the next 7 years; then advise them for the next 7 years (and after that).”

How the Salaf Raised Their Children
First 7 Years – Play with them
In the first 7 years, your goal is to build a strong connection with your child. This is the foundation, the base from which your relationship with them grows. If this is rock solid, the remaining years will be much easier. If this foundation forms poorly, the next years will be more challenging.
If you have young children, this (first 7 years) is the time to roll up your sleeves and invest, heavily, in yours and their future. In fact, you will be rewarded for all the righteous progeny that survives you, not just children, until the Day of Judgement. Play with your children, teach them Islam, teach them to have the best of manners but make the learning easy and don’t be harsh with them.

7-14 Years – Teach them
Once children reach 7, they are ready to learn. This is the time they are sponges, ready to soak up anything and everything you tell them, teach them, show them, and do in front of them. If you built that solid foundation in ages 0-7, they are now more than willing and happy to learn from you.

This is the time to teach them everything — Aqeedah, halaal and haraam, fiqh, all the things they need to know to survive throughout their life. Qur’an and seerah are also very important; as one prominent tabi’een said, “we learned seerah (frequently and in details) from our parents the way we learned Qur’an.”

Tell your children to study the deen first and then they can do their homework afterwards because the deen is the priority. Read and memorise the deen every day.

We should attach our hearts to the ulama (Scholars) and we should see them and take our children to see them, before they pass away.

Make your children tulaab and take them to the masjid and keep them from bad company. When they go to the masjid, tell them to always take their notepads even if there’s no lesson on, just in case they hear a benefit. You shouldn’t just leave them on the streets or schools, rather you give them Tarbiyyah of the Sunnah and the staying away from Bidah. You shouldn’t always keep them inside the home.

We should tell our children to read biographies of the Salaf and then write about it and ask why they wrote those points especially. The more the children read these books, they will become more encouraged by them and the Salaf will become their role models. Also ask the children the names of the imams of the Salaf.

Teach them sports too, Rasulullah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Teach your children Swimming, Archery and Horseback riding.” They gain many benefits from it, including physical fitness, learning teamwork, and sportsmanship.

  • Abu Bakr Sijistanee compiled his first book at 11 regarding the biography of a great imam and his father was pleased with that.
  • Imam Ahmed would read the musnad of his, which had the collection of 40,000 Ahadith to his children for 12 years.
  • Imam al-Bukhari began compiling his Sahih at the age of 16 and finished at the age of 32.

Age 15 – The Final 7 Years – Advise them
Once your children hit 14, they are probably already mukallaf (full adults Islamically, and accountable for their actions) — this happens at puberty, or at age 15 at the latest.
At this age, you are mostly out of the picture. Children achieve independence; their personalities manifest; they look more to their peers than their parents and families. During these critical years, befriend them, advise them, and do what you can; understand that they are now full adults, and the choices are theirs to make, right or wrong.
If you worked hard during the last two periods of 7 years, you will already be that trusted confidant, that advisor, that go-to person when they need help or advice. Be part of their lives, and advise them as best you can.

A few etiquette notes taken from a lesson by Abu Khadija Abdul Wahid:

  • Teach your child to not speak until he is permitted to speak.
  • Teach your child not be disruptive around you.
  • If parents are telling the child off, teach your child to not look into your eyes, rather look down.
  • A child should sit with his parents like a student sits with a sheikh, i.e. not raising the feet in front of a sheikh.
  • The father needs to teach his children to serve the guests.
  • Teach your child to seek permission to leave the room. Also when you are out, teach your child to let you through the door first.
  • Teach your children to respect your family and friends.
  • Some parents tell their children not to call them mum or dad but by their names, this is not correct.
  • Sometimes children at 8 are screaming and shouting at home, like babies. This is not correct.
  • Make your children close to you, not distant and put a desire of ilm (knowledge) in them.


Below is a bit of extra info by Abu Talha Dawud Burbank: [(rahimuhullah)]

Imam adh-Dhahabee -rahimahullaah- mentioned in ‘Siyar A`laamin-Nubalaa.’ (10/233), in his biography of aboo Mushir `Abdul-A`laa ibn Mushir ad-Dimashqee:

” Ibn Zanjawayh said: I heard Aboo Mushir say:

“Strictness with a child at an early age will bring about increase in his intellect in later life.”

[ adh-Dhahabee said about Aboo Mushir in his biography in ‘al-Kaashif’:
The Imam, Aboo Mushir al-Ghassaanee, the Shaikh of Shaam.(He narrated) from Sa`eed ibn `Abdil-`Azeez, and (Imam) Maalik; and from him (narrated):Ibn Ma`een, Aboo Haatim, and`Abdur-Rahmaan ibn ar-Ruwaas. He was from the finest of the scholars, and from the most eloquent and correct in speech, and one of those who memorized most. He was threatened with the sword to force him to say that the Qur’an was created, but he refused, so he was imprisoned. He died in Rajab, in the year 218 (H).”]

* Ibnul-Jawzee -rahimahullaah- reported in ‘Dhammul-Hawaa’ (p.116) that Ibraaheem ibn Ishaaq al-Harbee (d.285 H) said:

“Keep your children away from evil companions, before it happens that you have immersed them in, and dyed them with affliction”,

and he said:

“The beginning of the corruption of children comes about from one another.”

[Reference: Dr.Sulaymaan ibn Ibraaheem al-`Aayid’s introduction to ‘Ghareebul-Hadeeth’ of Ibraaheem al-Harbee.


Ibn al-Jawzi rahimahullah said:

“The cure for conceit is to know one’s faults… How can a person have self-conceit when knowing that Imam Ahmed knew one million hadith by heart, and Kahmas ibn al-Hasan used to recite the whole Quran three times a day and Salman al-Taymi prayed Fajr with the same wudhu of ‘Ishaa for forty years.”

Book: Disciplining the soul by Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 AH)

May Allah give us the understanding and make it practicable for us all. Ameen



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My First Arabic Curriculum — February 16, 2016

My First Arabic Curriculum

About the Pack:

‘My First Arabic Curriculum’ is a complete Toddler’s Curriculum made by This folder is a copy of the original English ‘My First Curriculum’ (also by and translated into the Classical Arabic language (اللغة العربية الفصحى). It has over 50 fun packed and interactive pages, covering all the basic subjects such as English, Maths, Science and even Geography! Some changes have been made to suit the Arabic language. Enjoy!

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How To Use This Folder:

  • Use directly from your computer device, or,
  • Print everything on A4 white paper, put in a folder, or,
  • Use the whole folder as Flashcards.
  • Follow the instructions per page
  • After child reads the numbers/letters, they only need to focus on the images and pronunciation, not writing
  • Read the Arabic from right to left.

What you need:

  • This Folder
  • Our Free Flashcards: Alphabet; Mini, Picture, Numbers
  • Parent/Guardian, Child
  • Patience, Mercy, Focus and Dua!



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‘My First Islamic Activity Pack’ — January 18, 2016

‘My First Islamic Activity Pack’

About the Pack:

‘My First Islamic Activity Pack’ is made by and aims to help young children aged 4-8 years to understand themselves and the world around them from a pure Islamic point of view (only authentic resources from the Quran, Hadith and trusted Scholars have been used).

It introduces the correct Islamic Aqeedah with fun yet challenging activities without losing the message; also nurturing a child’s belief and love for Allah and His Messenger and familiarising them to follow evidences.

All topics included are based on Aqeedah, teaching the most beneficial knowledge (Islam) and asking questions that matter most such as ‘Who is you Lord’ and ‘Who is your Prophet’ and ‘What is your religion’. Explaining in simple terms the different types of creation and its purpose, thus leading into subjects such as Science and Geography.

The activities interact with children at their level whilst involving parent/guardian or teacher; a range of activities have been packed to keep any child productively busy in their ‘spare time’ such as letter, number and colour recognition, guided reading, writing, colouring, eye coordination skills, fine motor skills, quizzes, wordsearch games and much more. A must have for any child beginning to study Islam.

*This ‘Islamic Activity Pack’ is proof-read by Al-Madinah University graduate and student of knowledge Abdul-Hakeem @ibnmitchell. May Allah grant him success, Ameen!

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How to Use This Folder:

  1. Print everything out on white A4 paper, put them into a folder.
  2. Read the instructions to your child on each page.
  3. Download the FREE Flashcards on pages 22, 23, 24 and 56.

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25 Reward Charts + Time-Out Steps — January 14, 2016

25 Reward Charts + Time-Out Steps

About the Pack:

The Reward Chart Pack includes 25 fun and exciting charts along with a very effective and straightforward ‘Time-out Step’ guide. Inside you shall find a range of colourful A4 sized charts suitable for both male and female at all ages under 12 years.

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How To Use This Pack:

  1. Print your chosen chart(s)
  2. Get some short term rewards
  3. Think of behaviours you want to introduce, encourage or change
  4. List and add them to your chosen chart(s)
  5. Display chart where visible
  6. Praise child when they achieve the reward and explain what they did good.
    (For full guidelines, view inside the Pack)


What you need:

  • Chosen Reward Charts (printed on paper, card or photopaper)
  • Reward chart stickers or colourful pencils
  • Short term rewards (optional)
  • Parent and child(ren)
  • Patience, perseverance, mercy and lots of dua!


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‘My First Curriculum’ Pack — January 10, 2016

‘My First Curriculum’ Pack

About the Pack:
‘My First Curriculum’ is a complete Toddler’s Curriculum Pack made by UmmAssadHomeSchool. With over 50 fun packed and interactive pages, this folder is sure to bring you and your children lots of joy and educational benefits throughout; Covering all the basic subjects such as English, Maths, Science and Geography.

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How To Use This Folder:

Choice is yours!

  1. Work directly from your computer or,
  2. Print everything out, put them in folder pockets and then into a ring binder folder.

What you need:

  • This Folder
  • Parent/Guardian
  • Toddler
  • Patience, Mercy, Focus and Dua!


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Reasons For Elective Home Education — October 25, 2015

Reasons For Elective Home Education

Reasons For Elective Home Education

The following bullet points are taken from the .gov website. Please click here for further details.

Parents may choose home education for a variety of reasons. The local education authority’s primary interest lies in the suitability of parents’ education provision and not their reason for doing so. The following reasons for home educating are common, but by no means exhaustive:

  • Distance or access to a local school
  • Religious or Cultural beliefs
  • Philosophical or ideological views
  • Dissatisfaction with the system
  • Bullying
  • As a short term intervention for a particular reason
  • A child’s unwillingness or inability to go to school
  • Special educational needs
  • Parents’ desire for a closer relationship with their children.

The following are several of many Reasons why Parents and Children are GLAD they chose to Homeschool:

  1. Parents and children are not obliged to follow or teach the National Curriculum (including tests)
  2. Parents can provide a more suitable and personalised education for their children
  3. Parents can change what and how they teach at any time if their children are not comfortable
  4. Parents can help prepare their children for higher education
  5. Parents have better control of what their children are learning and are exposed to
  6. Parents learn new things too
  7. Parents and children can enjoy more family time
  8. Parents and children can be more flexible and fun
  9. Parents and children can travel abroad any time of the year
  10. Children can enjoy learning in the real world rather than in a formal setting
  11. Children receive more individual help and one to one time
  12. Children can work at their own pace in their own time
  13. Children have more time to join a variety of ‘suitable’ clubs thus make more ‘suitable’ friends
  14. Children develop better time management skills
  15. Children can pursue their wider goals and interests.



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