Thank you and jazaakom Allahu khair for your interests and support in UmmAssadHomeschool. Please read the following questions and answers. If you have any other queries, you’re more than welcome to email them to us!
Who is UmmAssad?
UmmAssad comes from the Arabic language meaning ‘Mother of Lions’. Growing up, I’ve always taken a liking to animals and their nature, how Allah Subhaanahu w Taala taught them how to survive and work as a team through their natural instincts. Notice the nature of lions; they possess strength and nobility. Male lions belong to a pride, they protect their territory allowing their young and females to do all they need to in safety, while the Lionesses guard their young and seek out food. UmmAssad is about nurturing and raising a nation of people who will have the confidence and skills, like lions, to ‘guard what Allah has ordered them to guard’, as Allah Subhaanahu w Taala mentions in Surah 4, ayah 34. And Allah Taala Knows better.
What is your real name?
I am known by Umm Assad and Umm Hafs.
Who is UmmAssad Home School for?
UmmAssad Home School is for anyone who is interested; Parents, Teachers, children and students may take more interest in the free resources available. However the resources we share are suitable for anybody as it is knowledge that matters, so whether your homeschooling or not, or Muslim or not, our resources can still benefit you inshaAllah.
Where do you collect your Islamic knowledge from and do you belong to any groups?
We take our Islamic knowledge very seriously and strongly believe in following Islam the way it was revealed; Quran, Authentic Hadith with the methodology of the Salaf and from the teachings of trusted Scholars and their students. Anything wrong you may find are from myself or shaytan, please email us any concerns.
What advise would you give to someone who is new to homeschooling?
Please check the Begin Here page. I have compiled together all the relevant links that I believe can help homeschoolers get started on Homeschooling with the help of trusted homeschoolers, walhamdolillah. Please bare in mind that they are no obligation upon you. I’d also like to remind you that I’m no expert and personally don’t enjoy telling people what to do or how to do it. All I can say is homeschooling, as I understand it, is any part of tarbiyyah (nurturing) done between parent and child. Every family is unique so Allahu Aalem!
How do you Homeschool your children?
This is a complex question and depends on many factors including; the children’s learning style, how many children we intend to teach when and how, and also how old they are etc. If you check out our ‘Day in the Life of‘ page, you can keep up to date with how we spend our average day homeschooling, including the resources and materials we use inshaAllah.
The foundation of our Homeschooling is built on the Correct Islamic Aqeedah, along with good manners and etiquette. For us, it’s all about keeping things authentic and raising our children to want to seek knowledge for themselves from authentic sources and trustworthy people, and this includes sticking to non-fiction books as this will broaden their intelligence and interests inshaAllah.
Arabic is also a must as well as extra curricula such as life skills, cooking, exploring the world hands on. I personally don’t see any problem in following the national curriculum in English, Maths and Science; I collect books such as CGP, Bond books and 100 Lessons Books then convert them myself into something a bit more Islamic friendly. I also really like Usborne Encyclopedias and Oxford Dictionaries. Twinkl website have an abundance of activities that can be used in relation to the topic we are on. I could go on here, but if you’re interested to know more, then please check out our other pages to see what resources we have collected.
Do you own any other online websites?
- Twitter: @ummassadpubs
- Instagram: @ummassad.pubs
- Facebook: @ummassadpubs
- Youtube: @ummassadpublications
Is it allowed to download and print all your resources and use them? What about sharing them?
Absolutely! Please read our ‘Legal Disclaimer‘. I only ask that everybody abides by these conditions. Our materials are FREE to all and copyright protected.
I have resources I’d like to share, would you post it on your website?
Of course! We are currently accepting all resources as long as they are related to this website and can be proven trustworthy inshaAllah.
Do you reply to all emails?
We aim to reply to all emails as soon as we can and as long as they are relevant to our website. Any inappropriate emails will be ignored and blocked. Please contact us on the form below for any further queries.
Thank you and Jazaakom Allahu khair!